If people are willing to give you money for something you’re doing anyway, you’d be crazy not to take it, right? Many of you produce brilliant, original content that people really love—love enough to pay a fee to access it. Comments and shares are great when you’re creating video content to support your business, but when video content is your business, what you need is a paywall.
Which is why vzaar has partnered with MPP Global Solutions. vzaar is a video hosting service, not a payment processor, so when vzaar clients began asking more frequently for guidance on setting up paywalls, we sought out the people who do that best. MPP processes payments for some of the biggest media sites out there and is a perfect fit for vzaar clients. We recommend any vzaar member looking to secure videos behind a paywall to pair MPP’s services with vzaar.
In order to gate your content, simply upload your videos to vzaar as you normally do. Make sure your videos are set to private(they are by default, but you may have edited your security settings), and we recommend using our domain control feature to restrict plays to your own domain as an additional security measure. Once you’ve embedded the video on your site, you can add a paywall by setting up an “ePayment page” with MPP. When your customers hit this page, they’ll be required to enter their payment details in before they can continue on to watch your videos. While this page will be hosted by MPP, it’s fully customizable and it will appear like an extension of your own site. They use session specific keys to ensure that your video page remains inaccessible until payment is provided. Whether you’d like to setup a subscription model or charge for individual plays, MPP has options for you. The result is completely secure video content that makes you money.