Vimeo On Demand is designed primarily to help creators sell films and episodic series. If you make those, Vimeo On Demand may be for you. Learn more about Vimeo On Demand.
Vimeo On Demand is exclusively for Vimeo PRO members. Learn more about Vimeo PRO.
Hook up your existing account or get a new one so you can get paid in the shade.
Not just any old video is right for Vimeo On Demand. It should be special!
Make it pretty — it’ll show up in the Vimeo On Demand directory.
This is the best way to show people what your work is about. Learn how to make a great trailer.
You’ve got to want it! Are you ready to put your work out into the world and do what it takes to get people to watch it?
We encourage you to keep your pricing as affordable as possible. If you’re selling your work through other services, sell it for the same price or less. You might also consider a special price exclusive to Vimeo On Demand.
For viewing options, you decide what viewing period makes sense for your work. However, we strongly suggest making your work available worldwide, so you’ll have the largest potential audience.
That’s up to you. When someone buys your work, they can watch it whenever they want, either as a DRM-free download that plays on any device, or on Vimeo. When they rent your work, they have a limited time in which to view it. Because viewers have different preferences, we suggest giving them as many purchasing options as possible.
After your On Demand page has been created, it’s time to put on your self-promotional shoes. Let people know through all your favorite social networks, and send out an email blast to your mailing list, or at least to your family and friends.
Including your work on Vimeo is a great way to make your work discoverable to an audience of passionate viewers. However, if you don’t want your work on Vimeo, go to the Advanced tab and click the checkbox for “I want to sell my work only on my own domain.”
As with all videos on Vimeo, make sure you have the rights to the music in your work. Also, since you’re selling your work, you need to get personnel releases signed for anyone who appears in your work.
Along with your poster and trailer, your thumbnail is an important representation of your work. You can pick any frame from your work, or upload a custom thumbnail. Learn more about thumbnails.
Use simple colors and images that represent your work and draw the eye. Please note that the aspect ratio should be 27 x 40 px (width by height) and the largest size we use on Vimeo On Demand is 275 x 407 px.
Bonus features give people more incentive to buy your work, and make perfect promotional materials.
It’s super important to give your work a price that you are willing to pay. The lower your price, the more people will be willing to buy it.
Create your Vimeo On Demand page well before any release dates. Don’t create the page the same day of a release so you have time to tweak the appearance and settings to your liking.
We give you all the tools to help you personalize your page: You can change the theme, colors, and add modules to create the best experience for viewers.
Your trailer can be a full scene from your work, or a montage you edit together. Pro tip: Trailers should never be longer than two minutes, so keep it snappy! Get trailer tips.
To ensure that your work appears in our search results, tag it! For example, if your work is “The Undead Upset the Daytona 500,” you’ll probably want tags such as “zombies,” “racecars,” “Florida,” etc.
Before you upload your work, make sure you’ve got the video file ready.
Learn how in our Compression Guidelines for standard and 360 video.