Are you looking for a video-sharing platform to distribute your content? There are hundreds of video-sharing platforms on the web but not all of them are free. Or shall we say, not all of the free video-sharing websites are good enough to give you an engaging audience for your content? I have a list of the best free video-sharing website here for you.
YouTube indeed is the most popular video-sharing platform currently but we hardly know that there are many more such platforms on the internet that can give you a great audience and engagement for your content.
Free Video Sharing Websites
Let’s check out the list, I am not listing them in any particular order though.
YouTube needs no introduction as it is the most popular video sharing platform on the web. It is most popularly used by bloggers for video blogging and sharing content which obviously is a mode of revenue for them. You can share your video content in various categories here unless you are violating their policies. You will find every kind of video on YouTube right from educational videos to hobby videos, reviews to short business promotional videos. YouTube belongs to Google and thus you can use your Google Adsense account also here to make money by uploading valuable content.
With a monthly audience of 12,500,000 visitors, Metacafe indeed is a great website to upload your video content. The best part about this website is that it pays you for the good content. If your video is good and popular, it pays really well. For every video which hits 20,000 views, Metacafe pays $5 per 100 views. Make sure you upload only quality videos here because the website has a very special kind of algorithm that ranks only high-quality videos. Metacafe is mostly popular for short videos, so if you have some great content in your video and it is filmed in good quality, give Metacafe a try.
Vimeo is quite a popular name and actually the fastest growing video sharing platform currently. It is available both as a free as well as the paid version with a few extra features of course. Vimeo gets serious traffic with around 130,000,000 visitors monthly. The free account at Vimeo comes with a few limitations of size and limited options but with the paid account you get the bigger space and advanced features. It mostly has professional videos and is the best platform for people who want to sell their video content.
Break is also a very popular and free website for short funny video clips and funny pictures. Yes, you can also upload the images to this video-sharing platform. This website accepts videos in almost every popular format including MOV, MPG, WMV, and AVI. As it is about the short video clips, Break doesn’t accept a video with a size bigger than 60MB. You can upload the video on Breakthrough your mobile phone, via the site page or you can even email the video to Break. The image album at Break accepts the formats JPG, PNG, and BNG. It gets around 14,000,000 monthly visitors.
Dailymotion is almost as popular as YouTube and it gets around 100,000,000 visitors every month. It is a French website and lets users upload the video in every category with no restrictions at all. It accepts long videos and large files too. You can upload a one-hour video on Dailymotion limited to a size of 2GB. For regular users, the upload quality is restricted to 1280*720p. You can also add the tags, channels, and categories here so as to get more engagement.
This is a UK-based video sharing platform that lets users upload video content on every category, although it majorly has videos on world events, politics, and social issues. Just make sure you are not violating any policy of the website and you are good to go. Informative videos, however, get a good audience here on LiveLeak, such as the videos of breaking some news or sharing some interesting facts.
With an average audience of 100,000,000 monthly visitors, Twitch is mainly popular among gamers. You gave live-stream your gameplay here on Twitch or can talk about your favorite games and more. This is again available as a free, as well as a paid platform wherein the free accounts, see the advertisements, and the paid ones get to enjoy the ad-free videos. The paid account also brings some additional benefits like increased video storage, chat emoticons, etc. Please note that if you have a free account on Twitch you can store your live videos for 14 days only
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