Back in 2004, we were just a bunch of video creators looking for a good online home for our creations. So we made Vimeo, and it turned into a lot more than just a place to post videos. A whole community formed to make it what it is: the best place to upload, share and watch some of the highest quality videos in the world. Creators are the blood coursing through Vimeo’s veins. Serving you is, was, and always will be, our highest priority.

Today, we’re taking one of the most important steps in our evolution as a service, a company, and a community. We're proud to introduce Vimeo Creator Services, our new suite of simple, powerful tools to help creators make more money for doing what they do best: entertaining us, engaging us, baffling and outright dazzling us with amazing work.

Tip Jar
Tip Jar allows your fans to show their appreciation for your videos with small cash payments to you. When Vimeo Plus or Vimeo PRO members activate Tip Jar on a video, viewers will see a “Tip this video” button below the player on a video page. They enter their tip amount and credit card information, and you get paid. Simple! Learn more about Tip Jar in our FAQ.

And if you're looking for a few great videos to tip, why not check out some of the 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards winners: Symmetry by Everynone, Umbra by Malcolm Sutherland, Often Awesome The Series by All Aces Media, Amar by Pilgrim Films, A History of the Title Sequence by Jurjen Versteeg, Prie Dieu by Cokau, and Blinky™ by Ruairi Robinson.

Pay-To-View Service
In the coming months, we will introduce our first pay-to-view service, giving video creators of all types flexible tools to charge for access to your videos, with no coding required. We can't say too much at the moment, but we can promise you’re going to like it. Look out for some cool demos of the service as we get it ready for launch to the whole community. Get psyched.

More Coming Soon
We love you guys, and supporting your creativity is our mission. Stay tuned to the Vimeo blog and our Creator Services page to stay on top of our latest tools and updates.

LOVE,

Vimeo

+ More from the Staff Blog Archive

160 Comments

Ian MacKenzie

Ian MacKenzie PRO

nice job y'all. this is a big step forward to creating a way for creatives and fans to fund themselves outside the existing market system.

Ben Holbrook

Ben Holbrook Plus

Very cool, guys! Makes me proud to work on the same block!

Frankly Films

Frankly Films Plus

This is great! I love to see how Vimeo takes Pro to a whole new level.

All Aces Media

All Aces Media PRO

You guys are always looking out for the creative community. Great idea and glad to see more options coming in the future. Media creators are looking for a way to monazite their work and have very limited resources for that. Lead the way Vimeo.

APEIRON FILMS

APEIRON FILMS

Interesting. We hope you remember us Europeans and other nationalities. Please include all currencies and other payment options as well, because very few own credit cards in Europe, where you have a massive and active fanbase. Gosh. Vimeo gives us so much.

Try including flattr.com/ for the micro-payments.

Neil Ferree

Neil Ferree

What's the latest on Vimeo "pay to view" platform? I've been preparing a wide range of Video SEO that will aid an SMB with DIY Social SEO techniques. This bit.ly/SocialMediaAutomationSet includes tip tier socials apps tools and content curation engines that most any SMB can master.

ken keller

ken keller

I'm looking for a way to sell a PDF/ebook linking to videos. I hope this upcoming service can do this. If not, can you suggest an alternative?

valdi99

valdi99

I just wonder how many of you are willing to tip & how many are getting something into your Tip Jars? Pitty that it doesn't allow to tip from outside Vimeo community, which is limited to several thousand people per group, at the best...

Steve Savage

Steve Savage Plus

My videos here will always be free. Even if I ever go Plus, I wouldn't activate Tip Jar. I do it for the love of doing it and nothing more. The comments and "likes" I get are payment enough for me.

Jeff Schneider

Jeff Schneider PRO

Any update on when Pay-to-view will be released? We have several video projects upcoming and looking for platform to release them on. Would love to do it on Vimeo.

Melvina Roselyn

Melvina Roselyn

This is interesting. I can't believe I am just reading this now.

Ranny de Vries

Ranny de Vries

Dear Vimeo PPL, how's it going? I'm wondering if that pay-to-view option ever went life?
I'd like to explore it possibilities.
Please let me know here, or via ranny@devcomp.com
Thanks!

Ranny de Vries

Ranny de Vries

Just so you know, we have a lot of content that is nowhere to be found online, because we are waiting for an option to monetize it...

This conversation is missing your voice. Please join Vimeo or log in.