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Video Monetization: How to create a price and a promo code (Legacy App)

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Harmonie is a Senior digital marketer with over 6 years in the Tech Industry. She has a strong marketing and sales background and loves to work in multilingual environments.

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      This guide explains how to create a price and a promo code with Dacast’s new paywall.

      1. First, you may want to read the Dacast complete monetization walkthrough.

      2. You can also access the paywall FAQ.

      3. How to set a price for my video content?

      • Make sure the paywall is enabled.
      • In your content, go to the monetization tab and turn ON the toggle-switch labeled “Enable paywall”:

      video monetization

      If the toggle-switch is turned OFF, no paywall will display. Otherwise, the paywall is enabled per default.

      1. Create a Pay Per view or Subscription Price / Option 1 – Per content
      • Step 1: Select the video content for which you want to add a price.
      • Step 2: Go to the monetization tab and click on ADD A NEW PRICE. The following popup window will appear: video monetization
          • Step 3: Fill in the information in the pop up window:
            Type: Select Pay per view/Subscription
            Price: Create a price. To create several prices, click on “add more price options,” and then define the currency for each price. Note: you must individually define the price for each currency. This website can guide you through the conversions.
            [If Pay Per View] Duration: Set up the access duration of your content (hours/days/weeks/months).
            [If Pay Per View] Start method: Decide to schedule or not your Pay Per View.
            [If Subscription] Recurrence: Set up the recurrence of the subscription weekly/monthly/quarterly/biannually.

        NOTE ON THE PRESET: A preset allows you to re-use a Pay Per View/ Subscription already created in the past. If you decide to SAVE AS A PRESET, you will be able to re-use that setting in the future. Simply select it from the drop-down menu that appears in the first field (“Preset”) when creating a new price.video monetization

        When you select a preset via the drop-down menu, it automatically fills each field of the pop-up window.

        Find your saved presets in the new MONETIZATION section > DASHBOARD > PRESETS tab.

      1.  Create a Pay Per view or Subscription Price / Option 2 – Using the batch drop-down menu 
      • Step 1: Select the content you want to monetize.
      • Step 2: Click on batch configuration and select “Add a Price.”
      • Step 3: Create a price or reuse a preset.
      • Step 4: Save your settings.

      4. How to apply a promo code to my price?

      • Step 1: Click on the video content for which you want to add a price.
      • Step 2: Go to the monetization tab and click on ADD PROMO CODE. The following popup window will appear: video monetizationStep 3: Fill in the information in the pop up window:
        Alpha numeric code: Set up the name of a discount promo code (min 5 characters). You cannot reuse the same Alpha-numeric code once created unless you delete it.
        Percentage discount: Set up any percentage discount (100% for a free pass).
        Rate type: Set your Promo code as either a Pay Per View or a Subscription, according to the price type created.
        Limit: Set a maximum access number. For unlimited access, simply leave the box blank.
        Date start/end date: Schedule your promo code. Select when your promo code takes effect, and when it expires. If you want a promo code to remain available indefinitely, do not fill in the end date. A start date is required.

      [If Subscription promo code] Discount applies: Make the discount valid once, or with each subscription renewal. NOTE ON THE PRESET:  Just as with the preset option for a new price, a preset allows you to re-use an existing promo code created in the past. If you decide to SAVE your promo code AS A PRESET, you will be able to re-use it in the future. Simply select it from the drop-down menu that appears in the first field “Preset” when creating a new price. When you select a preset in the drop-down menu, it automatically fills each fields of the pop up window.Find your saved presets in the new MONETIZATION section > DASHBOARD > PRESETS tab.

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      Harmonie Duhamel

      Harmonie is a Senior digital marketer with over 6 years in the Tech Industry. She has a strong marketing and sales background and loves to work in multilingual environments.

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