How Do I Advertise and Market My Shows With Blip.tv?
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Signing up with blip.tv
When you go to blip.tv you will find that the homepage is very easy to follow. The first step is for you as a television or show producer to create an account. In order to do this you will have to go to the bottom of the page. At the bottom of the page there are four sections: Useful Links, For Producers, Blip on Twitter and Blip on Facebook. Under the For Producers heading you will see that there is a blue button called ‘Join’. Click on that to begin the sign up process. You will then see a form that you will need to fill into create your account.
The first thing you will have to fill in is the username that you would like to use with your account. This is up to you to decide on, but make sure that it is something you like and that it is something that you find easy to remember.
The next thing that you will have to fill in is the name of the show that you produce. As you can see you will have to already be producing a show if you want to use blip.tv effectively. Make sure that the name of your show is something that will appeal to your target audience. Don’t just write anything down. Take the time to think about it if you do not already have a name for your show and make sure that you are completely happy with the name that you end up choosing.
You will then have to enter the URL for your show. You will only be given one chance to change this link, so make sure that the URL make sense, that it is easy to understand at first glance, and that clearly shows what you will land up on if you click on it.
You will then have to fill in the description of your show. Remember that this is what potential viewers will read when deciding whether or not to watch your show so you want to write this very carefully. Think about what you will include in this section and make sure that what you write is compelling and makes people want to watch your show. Keep your target audience in mind at all times, and don’t give away any important details about your show as this may ruin the viewing experience.
According to the blip.tv website your show description should contain the following:
- Show Name
- Core subject matter of your show
- Other phrases and proper nouns you’d want to show up for in Google such as names of talent, locations, etc.
Next you will have to think of a password to use for accessing your blip.tv account. You will have to enter this password twice. For security purposes you should make sure that this password is complex enough that other people will not be able to guess it easily. You should also make sure that you will be able to remember this password as it will be what you will use to access your blip.tv account. Think carefully, therefore, when selecting a password.
Enter your email address. This is very important as this is how blip.tv will contact you and send you information about your show. If you are concerned about privacy, don’t worry. This email address will not be shared with anybody. It will only be used by blip.tv in order to keep you up to date and properly informed about the issues surrounding your show.
In order to get paid you will then have to enter your PayPal email address. If you do not have a PayPal account then now is the time for you to create one. In order to be paid blip.tv will need you PayPal address so that they can enter into the PayPal system to transfer the necessary funds to you.
You may be wondering what exactly you will be paid for. Well, if you tick the ‘Enable advertising on my show’ link you will be able to earn some real money. This is because blip.tv will split the income they receive from advertising on your show 50/50. So this means that you will not only be marketing your show but you will also be earning some money through advertising n the process.
The next step is to either tick or leave blank the “Keep me updated about Blip news and site updates” option. This is entirely up to you. However, you may find it quite useful to stay informed about the various things going on with blip.tv.
You will also have to tick the next box which gives you a list of things that you are not allowed to upload to your blip.tv account. When you tick this you are acknowledging that you understand these facts and that you will not upload anything that you are not permitted to upload.
The things that you may not include in your blip.tv site are:
- copyrighted third-party content
- network marketing and MLM schemes
- video game recordings
- other prohibited content
The last thing that you will have to do in the sign up process is do the Captcha verification test. Basically you will have to type in the words that you see in the box. This is basically a way to make sure that you are human. Sites like blip.tv cannot afford to have automated spamming systems creating accounts with them in order to upload false content. It only takes a few seconds to do this. If you cannot see the words, you are allowed to refresh the Captcha box.
Click on the ‘Create account’ link to finalise your account.