There are multiple ways to make money with tube submits. The basic concept is to submit the sponsor videos to tubes and get traffic/sales using the watermark and using the backlinks (sometimes banners also) placed under the video.
The best part about tube video submitting is that we don’t need any fancy hosting, because the videos will be hosted on the tubes and the traffic you will burn is absolutely minimal!
So as with any promotion the first thing we need to do is to choose the sponsor or sponsors and contact them. We need to contact them because we want to edit their videos and not every sponsor is okay with that.
There are many ways you can edit the videos:
– you can add an additional watermark with a redirection link (e.g. www.domain.com/PAYSITE where if the surfer types in the url he will be redirected – using htaccess or php – to the tour page)
– you can remove the original watermark and add a redirection link like mentioned above (WARNING: ask for permission first!)
– you can remove the original watermark and add a new watermark where the domain will be a copy of the tour page (WARNING: ask for permission first!)
As you can imagine the best option is the 3rd one where the surfers may bookmark your landing page and you won’t loose any sales. Of course not every sponsor is ok with removing their original watermark, but there are many which can use some additional sales 🙂
– Always contact your sponsor: don’t try to watermark their videos without asking! Tube submitting is a long term business, I still receive sales from 2-3 year old submits!
– Don’t overdo the watermarking: put only ‘stylish’ watermarks on your videos, otherwise the tubes may not list you!
– Write meaningful titles and descriptions: as you may already know, search engines love tubes; a little SEO can rank you higher!
What tools do we need?
Here is the short list of tools you will need:
Tube Sites Submitter – our main tool, you can automatically create profiles and you can automatically submit videos to tubes. Some tubes require manual attention (around 5%).
Chameleon Confirmer – this tool will confirm all the mails you will receive after the profile creation. (not necessary, but will save you a lot of time)
Windows Movie Maker, Video Charge, Sony Vegas… – a video editing software of your choice. You can find free and also paid ones on the internet.
Nifty Stats – used for tracking sales statistics: clicks, hits, ratios, no. of sales etc. This tool will save you a lot of time and will give you a nice overview about your overall progress. (free and paid versions available)
As you can see most of the software is free of charge and the amount for the paid one can be covered by only one PPS sale.
First you need to know that I’ve created the videos using the third option, so by removing the original watermark and adding a watermark to my own domain where the copy of the tour page can be found with a little tweak: I’ve removed the WMV trailers from the tour, so only thumbnails and episode text is available for the surfer. This way the ratios are better and you can also save a lot of bandwidth. And finally the join links will lead the surfer to the original join page.
Amount of submitted videos: 20
Average time of one submission:
– manual part: 10 minutes
– auto part: 40-50 minutes (highly depends on the connection speed and video size)
Traffic source: (mostly) type-in traffic and clickable links/banners from tubes
Length of the videos: 3-5 minutes
Size of the videos: 17-40 MB
Stats, stats, stats … and some nice graphs
Let’s see some numbers. I’ve tracked my progress for 31 days (December). The traffic varies, the reason for this is that most of the tubes don’t list the videos right away and some of the tubes won’t list your video on the first page, but you will still receive traffic from these sites if you properly optimize your titles and descriptions (surfers love to use the search function, not like webmasters J ). But as you can see the traffic is rising and the site gets more then 500+ unique daily only from video submits!
Traffic by country:
So we got traffic, but are these surfers coming from? Let’s check it out:
Okay so we got traffic from so called ‘high quality’ countries. But are these people buying anything? Yes they are! Just check out the following screenshot from Nifty Stats.
I’ve tried two different join pages – one with trial and one without trial. After two weeks of testing I’ve switched back to the non-trial & non-recurring join page from the trial join page. It is the most profitable option in the long run (the member area isn’t updated anymore so there is no reason for the surfers to renew).
As you can see I’ve made 3 sales on the fourth day which is an excellent result, not talking about the constant sales after this day (with some exceptions).
Tour page ratios:
Now you might say that these ratios are only join page ratios because the traffic to tour page isn’t tracked by the sponsor only the join hits are. Let’s compare those both. In the following graph the blue bars represent the number of unique visitors to the join page and the red bar represents the amount of unique visitors to the tour page. As you may see most of the surfers do click through to the join page:
From all these statistics we can easily calculate the overall ratio (sales : tour page unique) à 1:445
Submitting to tubes is an effective way to get more traffic and more sales. It’s a vital option for both affiliates and sponsors. As you can see on the screenshots above, I’ve made a pretty nice profit on my initial investment 🙂