Squarespace Announces Video Hosting and Monetization
Squarespace has announced an expansion to its Membership Monetization Platform that now allows publishers to host and monetize video content. The new features make it easy for publishers to sell access to video content and create a new revenue stream.
Screenshot of the Squarespace Video Hosting admin panel
Squarespace Video Monetization Platform
Squarespace is a website building platform that helps publishers build online stores, an online presence for a local store, or just start a blog.
In response to rapidly changing trends, Squarespace has rolled out a program called Member areas which allowed publishers to make money by selling educational and other types of content online through private members-only sections of their Squarespace website.
The objectives of the Member Areas are:
“Engage your audience with exclusive content.
From virtual classes and workshops to newsletters, podcasts and video series, Members Areas help you build, harness and monetize the power of your online community.
Squarespace today announced that they are now fully video-enabled and publishers can now fully host videos on Squarespace and sell access to them through the platform.
Squarespace manages all of the video hosting and fee collection infrastructure. Publishers can choose to charge a one-time fee or a recurring fee.
According to Squarespace:
“Sell Access to Video Content: With Member Areas, customers can choose to charge a one-time or recurring fee to access their video content.
Host videos directly on Squarespace: Squarespace now supports hosting native videos on our platform, in addition to externally hosted videos on YouTube and Vimeo.
Video Hosting Storage: All customers will be able to upload up to 30 minutes of high resolution video content to their website for free.
Take advantage of our new video player: All videos hosted by Squarespace will play on our new video player with smooth playback, speed controls, resolution controls, and deep integration into the Squarespace platform.
Customize video details: titles, descriptions, URLs, custom thumbnails, metadata, etc. can be fully customized.
Merchandise Video Content: Videos can easily be categorized, organized, and styled to best represent a customer’s brand. »
Squarespace makes it easy to generate revenue
The new video platform allows publishers to sell access to members-only recorded video content. This offers local businesses and entrepreneurs the opportunity to provide services such as online courses to a wider audience, giving businesses and individuals a new way to earn income.
The new video platform is available as part of the Member Spaces add-on service with plans starting at $9/month.