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Revver

Online Video Sharing Network


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Published 02/09/2009 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Revver is a video site; however unlike many of the others it’s possible to make money from your videos rather than just gaining yourself a reputation. You can make your films, upload them to the site and then you can get paid for them. When you upload a video to the site the software automatically analyses it and attaches a relevant advert to it. The site calls this Revverizing the video. The adverts are attached to the video and are not separate, this means that wherever your video is displayed, even if it’s embedded on a blog or website you will still be able to get paid. The more people that see your video, the more that see the advert and so the more money that you can earn. It’s easy to look at the success of your videos by looking at your account page, this shows you how many times people have watched the video, and whether you’re earning any money from it. You can also earn money from sharing other people’s videos.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Revver was founded in 2004 by Ian Clarke, Oliver Luckett and Steven Starr, the company is based in Los Angeles. Although the company was founded in 2004 the website did not launch until late 2005. The company attracted a lot of investors including Comcast Interactive Capital, Turner Broadcasting, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. One of the founders, Oliver Luckett left the company in 2006. The latest version of the site is known as Revver 1.0, this was created in 2006 which had a unique design. Since the redesign and re-launch the site has become popular, there are thousands of videos on the site. One user that is famous for mixing mints with coke made $30,000 from the site.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are loads of different video sharing websites on the internet, the most famous being YouTube. However Revver is different, revver allows users to make money from their videos by adding adverts to them. Unlike other video sharing websites the adverts are attached to the video itself and money is shared 50/50 between the site and the creator of the video. Anyone sharing the videos will receive 20% of the funds.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Using Revver is really easy, this site is very similar to many of the other video sharing websites and finding videos is particularly easy. If you want to publish videos then you will first need to create an account. You can use the account dashboard to learn about your current earnings. Once you earn more than $20 you will get paid. The cutoff for payments is the last day of every month. All payments are made through PayPal, so you will need to add your PayPal information at some time.

How does the registration process work?

Registering for an account at Revver is required if you want to post videos or comment on other peoples. Signing up for an account is very easy; it’s just a matter of filling out a simple registration form.

What does it cost to use the application?

Using Revver is completely free, in actual fact you may be able to earn an income from the website. By creating videos they are automatically linked with relevant adverts. The income is shared 50/50 between the creator of the video, and the site itself. Everyone is encouraged to post their videos and so the site is completely free to use. The site makes money from the advertising revenue that is shared with you.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Revver is ideal for anyone that wants to create videos and actually get paid for doing it. The way that revver works is revolutionary by embedding advertisements into the videos they can then be used to generate an income. Although this site is not as popular or as well known as YouTube or many other video sharing websites, it does have a following.

  • Upload videos for free
  • Embed adverts into your videos to make money
  • Earn commission when sharing other peoples videos
  • Earn 50% of the advertising revenue on your own videos


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