Update: In July of 2015, we retired Tip Jar so we could focus on helping creators earn money from their videos with Vimeo On Demand.
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 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.
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.