How do I set up to have people pay for content on screencast?

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I have a paid screencast.com account.  How do I make money with my fabulous content?  Does one sell a password?  I've seen the embedded link talk but I don't understand how that works and how I can get paid for use.
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Kay Nicholson Greenhaw

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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi Kay,

I'm not sure how you can do this with Screencast.com but I think others have done so using different privacy levels.

I imagine you would need to set your videos to have the highest level of privacy which is Authenticated. In order to view Authenticated content, the recipient receives an email containing a link to the content (you send out this email with the link). So, after they pay, you might send the link.

To view the content, the recipient must have a Screencast.com account (which they can create for free). The email address used to create the SC.com account must match the email address on the invitation. In this way, the link cannot easily be shared with others.

Additionally, an invitation can be revoked at any time rendering the link in that email invalid. So, perhaps  after 5 days, 10 days, or whatever time span goes by, you can turn off the access to a video by email address.

You can read more about privacy in the Screencast.com Help Center.

Others on this forum who do video marketing might have some other ideas.

But, always keep in mind, it is pretty impossible to completely safeguard your videos. Someone can  always record them or even download them if they use enough ingenuity.

Kelly
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Mr. Tom

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Kelly said: "But, always keep in mind, it is pretty impossible to completely safeguard your videos. Someone can  always record them or even download them if they use enough ingenuity."

Liker if they use Camtasia Studio!

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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Exactly. Or any other screen recording software.

Kelly
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Mr. Tom

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True. But Camtasia is the best for uh, borrowing content.
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Kay,

Vimeo offers multiple ways to monetize your videos. Screencast.com is a great host, particularly for Camtasia content, but isn't set up for monetization.

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