How to Sell a Video to the Press
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN SELL YOUR VIDEOS TO THE PRESS TODAY
How to sell a video to the press today. If you’ve taken a video or photo that you think is newsworthy, call or email Talk to the Press right now.
Doing so could very well be the first step to getting them featured in a major international publication. It could even get you paid!
If you follow these step-by-step instructions, we’ll show you how to sell your videos or photos to the media.
HOW TO SELL YOUR VIDEO TO THE PRESS: GET PAID FOR YOUR VIDEO CONTENT
Have you recently taken a video or picture featuring a celebrity or public figure? Does your video or photo show something different or newsworthy? Should your content be on in tomorrow’s paper?
First, you’ll need to fill out the story valuation form on this page. Describing your video or photo in as much detail as possible. The form can be found on this page. Alternatively, you also have the option to send your content directly to our news team here.
If we like what you have, a member of our team will contact you and set up an interview.
A RECENT VIDEO THAT MADE THE NEWS
We supply thousands of videos and images to the global media every day. Here’s an example of how to sell a video to the press:
A Los Angeles, Dodgers fan was hanging around by the dugout when he saw longtime manager Tommy Lasorda tell a Korean man to “go back [to his country].”
Little did Lasorda know, the fan videotaped the entire incident on his phone. The tipster later said that he contacted the Dodgers’ home office, but they weren’t much help.
SELLING VIDEOS TO INTERNATIONAL PRESS OUTLETS
After holding to the video for about a year, the tipster realized that it might be of interest to the press. Subsequently, he sent it in and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of money he made.
Following an interview with one of our reporters, he sent us the video and we contacted the Dodgers organization and Major League Baseball for comment.
HOW MUCH CAN YOU MAKE
The piece was published online and the video was viewed thousands of times. We then paid the Dodgers fan for his contribution.
After The Daily Mail was done with its 24-hour exclusivity period, the tipster was paid 50% of the total money generated from the story. He was also paid 50% from all of the other press outlets we sold the story to.
Talk to the Press lists all major international media companies, as well as most U.S. based outlets among its clients. Our goal at Talk to the Press is to help tipsters make money. Whatever we make, our contributors earn the exactly same. Therefore, with every story, we are incentivised to make as much money as possible for all parties involved.
Not only do we guarantee to earn you the highest fees for your content; we also act as a barrier between you and the publisher. Therefore we are able to keep you anonymous.
HOW TO SELL YOUR VIDEO NOW!
This is the fastest and easiest way to sell video or photo assets to the media. Contact Talk to the Press today and sell your story!
At the foot of the page, there’s a transfer tool that will allow you to send your videos and photos. From here, you can send any worthwhile photos and videos straight to our reporters!
If you’re worried about copyright, don’t be. Even after signing with us, you’ll retain the copyright to your videos or photos. Additionally, we would never publish or sell any of your content without you giving us the go-ahead first.