March 29, 2006 4:17 PM Subscribe
Revver It’s an elegant and wonderful idea: create a site to post videos, like YouTube and Google Video, but return advertising revenue to the artist. Revver.com places a still frame ad after every posted video, and takes the unheard of step of splitting click-thru ad revenue 50/50 with the artist. Yes, HALF goes to the artist – better than any Hollywood distributor would think of offering. Now, this guy can post his failed attempt at a back flip, get 500,000 views, AND make over three thousand bucks in ad revenue. He surely could have gotten that traffic over at IFILM, except no three grand from them. The Revver system encourages decentralization, since videos are encoded and views tracked, no matter where the file sits on the net. Revver even gives a kick back to affiliate distributors, so this guy can aggregate other people’s videos and make money without even turning on a camera. Bandwidth intensive sites like this one plugged Revver servers into their main page, thus wiping out bandwidth fees and creating a new revenue stream. So, if you have independent video, you might as well post it somewhere cool enough to give you a slice of the pie. Revver is the only one. Everybody else will just take your cash.
This post was deleted for the following reason: I think there is something wrong with this.
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