Video Monetization

The promo code limits apply to uses, not users. In other words, a promo code set to a limit of one can only be used once.

This rule applies even if the same user attempts to apply a promo code a second time.

Types of Monetization Available with Dacast

Dacast - Video Monetization and Paywall

Promo codes can be applied to any monetization methods that use the Dacast paywall. There are three methods of monetization offered by Dacast: SVOD, TVOD, and AVOD.

SVOD is a subscription-based method that allows viewers to have unlimited access to a video library for as long as their subscription lasts. Subscriptions are typically weekly, monthly, or quarterly.

TVOD is most commonly known as pay-per-view. As the name suggests, viewers pay for what they want to watch.

AVOD refers to ad-based monetization. You have the option to serve ads on your content. Ads are funded by your advertisers, so rather than paying out of pocket, your viewers pay for the content with a minute or so of their time.

Both SVOD and TVOD use the Dacast paywall, so you can set promo codes for any content that is monetized with either of these methods.

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If you are pricing in multiple currencies, you must individually define the price in each currency.

EXAMPLE: If you want to set a price in EUR and USD, you will have to individually define each price. This website can guide you through the conversions.

Dacast does not provide customer support for the viewers, but only to its customers.

If you are interested in live customer support for your viewers, this may be possible at an extra cost via our professional services

Any questions or need help/access to this feature? Please contact us from within your Dacast account directly if you are interested

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It is super easy! As long as you already have your ad network, and are on a paid account with Dacast, it is as easy as 1-2-3.

Simply enable the pay-per-view advertising feature on the engagement page of your VOD section, then once you have done so, just click on the “New Ad” button and it will help you generate a URL.

You just need to copy and paste the URL of your ad in your Dacast account and that’s it.

This paywall section of your Dacast account gives you access to the main tools you need to monetize video content.

Some of the paywall functions include:

  • Access to your saved pay-per-view/subscriptions/promo codes presets (section “Presets” of your Paywall
  • Creation of price groups and promo codes (section “Groups” of your Paywall)
  • Access to your Pay Per Views and Subscriptions balance lines (section “Transactions” of your Paywall)
  • Access to your balance (section “Withdrawals” of your Paywall)
  • Customization of your paywall using paywall themes (section “Theming” of your Paywall)
  • Payment requests and managing your payment settings (sections “Settings” of your Paywall)

Types of Monetization Available with Dacast

There are three methods of monetization offered by Dacast: SVOD, TVOD, and AVOD.

SVOD is a subscription-based method that allows viewers to have unlimited access to a video library for as long as their subscription lasts. Subscriptions are typically weekly, monthly, or quarterly.

TVOD is most commonly known as pay-per-view. As the name suggests, viewers pay for what they want to watch.

AVOD refers to ad-based monetization. You have the option to serve ads on your content. Ads are funded by your advertisers, so rather than paying out of pocket, your viewers pay for the content with a minute or so of their time.

Check out this tutorial for more info.

If you have more questions relating to video monetization tools and the Dacast paywall, please check out our FAQs dedicated to Dacast’s paywall

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You do not need to worry about that. Our new secure paywall prevent multiple logins at the same time. This means that several viewers cannot share the same login following a single purchase and watch the content simultaneously. If you still have questions about it, please feel free to reach out to us 24/7.

You can create an infinite number of prices per content.

For all your video monetization efforts, Dacast will give you back your video paywall revenue in USD, EUR, or GBP, based on your initial setup in the paywall.

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Your viewers will be refunded in the currency of their initial purchase.

It is not possible to watch simultaneously a video content with the same login. So even if a viewer shares his login, no one will be able to access the video content at the same time.

 

The Dacast paywall manages different currencies to enhance the inclusivity of the platform. 

Here is how Dacast’s monetization tools manage different currencies:

STEP 1: Your viewers pay the pay-per-view or subscription price for your video content in whatever currency pricing you set up in your Dacast account. All the transactions are available under Paywall > Transactions.

Dacast Paywall Currencies - Transactions

STEP 2: Dacast collects the money and converts automatically and directly the transaction amount from the selected currency into the paywall balance currency chosen for the broadcast.

STEP 3: Dacast takes its commission fee (9.9%, plus $0.40 on each viewer purchase.)

STEP 4: Dacast pays you back the net revenue in USD, EUR, or GBP (based on your initial paywall set up) when you request your payment.

To show you how this works in action, we’re going to give you a little walkthrough of transactions in the Dacast dashboard. 

Once you’re in the Dacast dashboard, please go to the “Paywall” section. Click on it and choose “Transactions.” Here you will see all transactions on your account.

Dacast Paywall Currencies - Paywall dashboard

You will see: 

  • Currency 
  • Price (the amount the viewer paid)
  • Credit (this part is converted to USD if the viewer purchased in different currency)
  • Debit (the debited amount or the commission Dacast collects from the purchase)

If you want to request a withdrawal of your earnings, simply click on “Withdrawals”:

Dacast Paywall Currencies - Withdrawals

Here you will see where you can add your preferred withdrawal method if it’s your first time doing so. At this point, you can also make a new withdrawal request.
Dacast Paywall Currencies - Withdrawal Methods

For withdrawal methods, you can use the following:

  • Bank Account (US & International)
  • Check
  • PayPal

There is some information that you should gather once you decide which withdrawal method you are going to use.

For bank accounts, please gather:

  • Account number
  • Routing number
  • Account holder’s full name and address
  • Bank name and address

For check details, please gather:

  • Payee’s name and address

For PayPal details, please gather:

  • The email address associated with your PayPal account

Once you have filled in all of the information, simply click “Withdrawal Request.”

Please note, for first-time payment request withdrawals, the first payment request will take a minimum of 30-35 days to process. Subsequent withdrawal requests will take less time.

The processing delay, minimum withdrawal request, and fee for each withdrawal method are as follows: 

  • PayPal funds transfer
    • Delay: 10 business days minimum (after the first payment has been made)
    • Minimum: 1000 USD
    • Fee: 
      • US: Free
      • International: 5 USD
  • Check
    • Delay: 10 business days minimum (after the first payment has been made)
    • Minimum: 100 USD
    • Fee: $10 
  • Money transfer to a US bank account
    • Delay: 10 business days minimum (after the first payment has been made)
    • Minimum: 100 USD
    • Fee: Free
  • Money transfer to an international bank account
    • Delay: 10-15 business days minimum (after the first payment has been made)
    • Minimum: 250 USD
    • Fee: 10 USD

The reason for the 5-day minimum delay is because it is dependent on our assessment of refund and dispute risk from viewers who purchased the content. 

If there is any refund and dispute activity, there may be a longer delay. So, therefore, as a word of advice, we always recommend that broadcasters leave at least 10-20% of the balance to minimize any payment delay.

Types of Monetization Available with Dacast

As a reminder, there are three methods of monetization offered by Dacast: Subscription, Pay-per-view, and Ad-based monetization.

  • Subscription-based: allows viewers to have unlimited access to a video library for as long as their subscription lasts. Subscriptions are typically weekly, monthly, or quarterly.
  • Pay-per-view: as the name suggests, viewers pay for what they want to watch.
  • Ad-based monetization: serve ads on your content. Ads are funded by your advertisers, so rather than paying out of pocket, your viewers pay for the content with a minute or so of their time.

If you have any questions about video monetization or need help with this Dacast feature, feel free to contact us directly.

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Pay-Per-View vs. Subscription

Pay-per-view and subscription are two monetization models available with the Dacast paywall.

When it comes to video monetization, a subscription requires a viewer to pay for unlimited access to your content over a fixed amount of time.

Pay-per-view, on the other hand, requires viewers to pay for access to individual pieces of content. 

Video Monetization

To put these two video monetization methods into perspective, someone can set up an annual subscription where viewers can watch uploaded content as much as they like over that year. Someone else can set up a pay-per-view for a two-hour program, where the viewer gets to watch only that program and nothing more. 

Please note that a subscription enables you to automatically bill on a recurring subscription cycle, while pay-per-view is a single payment billing model.  

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Credit card and Paypal can be used when purchasing a PPV or a subscription. Please note that with Paypal, your viewers will have access to less currency options compared to credit card.

However, if you need a specific currency that you do not see in your paywall, please contact us. 

Dacast - Video Monetization and Paywall

Yes! The Dacast Online Video Platform supports video monetization for both live and on demand content. What is video monetization?

Simply put – video monetization is getting paid for the videos you publish online. Not so much for the creation, but rather when audiences view or download your content. The more people that watch the greater your earnings.

But how does it all work?

Broadcasters can generate revenue from their videos in a number of different ways. The most common include inserting ads, incorporating sponsors, offering subscriptions, or creating product or service reviews.

Types of Monetization Available with Dacast

Dacast supports the following monetization methods: Subscriptions, Pay-Per-View, and Ads-Insertion. 

SVOD is a subscription-based method that allows viewers to have unlimited access to a video library for as long as their subscription lasts. Subscriptions are typically weekly, monthly, or quarterly.

TVOD is most commonly known as pay-per-view. As the name suggests, viewers pay for what they want to watch.

AVOD refers to ad-based monetization. You have the option to serve ads on your content. Ads are funded by your advertisers, so rather than paying out of pocket, your viewers pay for the content with a minute or so of their time.

How Do You Monetize Videos?

One of the easiest ways to get started with video monetization is by inserting ads or using “suggested” content links in your published media. Anyone who has ever watched a YouTube video will recognize this concept. As viewers engage with these sponsored links you earn income for each click or a percentage of completed affiliate sales.

Broadcasters can also look for sponsors and include targeted product placement throughout their content. With sponsors, you need to have a decent following to charge premium rates. However, if you cater to a specific audience or niche, brands will still pay good money for advertising (even with a smaller following).  The key is ensuring any sponsors align with your site values and audience interest.

What is a Paywall?

A video paywall in your Dacast account gives you access to the main tools you need to monetize video content.

Some of the paywall functions include:

  • Access to your saved pay-per-view/subscriptions/promo codes presets (section “Presets” of your Paywall
  • Creation of price groups and promo codes (section “Groups” of your Paywall)
  • Access to your Pay Per Views and Subscriptions balance lines (section “Transactions” of your Paywall)
  • Access to your balance (section “Withdrawals” of your Paywall)
  • Customization of your paywall using paywall themes (section “Theming” of your Paywall)
  • Payment requests and managing your payment settings (sections “Settings” of your Paywall)

What are the Biggest Advantages of Dacast’s paywall?

There are several advantages of using a secure paywall like the one offered with Dacast.

Some of the biggest Dacast paywall advantages include:

  • Group pricing: Sell one ticket and give access to multiple content options (VODs, Live Streams, Playlists).
  • Powerful subscription system: Offer your customers a recurring pricing option with several frequencies available.
  • Multiple currencies: More than 135 currencies available. If you do not see your currency on the list, please contact us.
  • Multi-language interfaces: Choose among 10 different languages when using the paywall.
  • Video Preview: Promote an event by showing a video teaser on the paywall before your viewers purchase the content.
  • Live event support for your viewers: One of our professional services (contact us if you are interested).

Dacast’s paywall is secure, fully white-label, and offers unlimited prices and promo codes for all your video content.

Who Can Access Dacast’s Paywall?

Dacast’s paywall is available to users with the following plans:

  • Free trials
  • Scale plans and above
  • Starter plans with the Paywall option ($75 per month/year)
  • Event plans superior and equal to $750

Any questions or need help with the video monetization and paywall features? Please contact us.

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How to Get a Refund For a Paywall Issue?

Your viewers will need to contact helpdesk@inplayer.com.

How to Resolve Paywall Issues

Your viewers can also contact this same email address if they are facing an issue such as:

  • resolving username and password problems
  • payment processing assistance and problem resolution
  • assistance with navigating around application menus
  • account and subscription management
  • voucher code usage assistance

When you enable your paywall for the first time, you will be able to configure it in USD, EUR, or GBP.
We will pay you in the currency you selected (USD, EUR, or GBP) with no additional fees charged. 

However, if you request a payout in a different currency, your bank or PayPal might charge you an exchange rate (conversion) fee.

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