I now use a paid Vimeo plan as part of my marketing efforts. Here’s why and how I use it.
I received an email from Vimeo telling me about a new feature they have added - Publish to YouTube and Facebook.
This means that we can:
- upload a video to Vimeo.
- Click a button
- Upload directly to FaceBook
- Upload directly to YouTube
Since I was also about to launch a Patreon I wanted the ability to:
- limit video embedding to specific domains i.e. patron.com
I upgraded my free plan to a Plus plan.
The plus plan cost less than £50 for the year. If you search around then you’ll probably find a discount coupon giving you money off.
This gives me access to the two features I wanted:
- domain embedding
- upload to FaceBook and YouTube
To support my Patreon plan I:
- upload videos to Vimeo,
- set them to private link,
- set them to embed only within patreon.com
This means I can upload videos to YouTube which are monetised, and upload the same video to Vimeo for Patreon viewing without ads.
Upload to FaceBook and YouTube from Vimeo
Uploading videos to Vimeo seemed a lot faster than Facebook and YouTube - so that was an unexpected bonus.
Also, sharing from Vimeo to Facebook and YouTube was faster than uploading to either FaceBook or YouTube so that will save time in the future.
Vimeo also lets me queue videos to upload more than one video at a time.
Previously I’ve used bulk uploaders to add multiple videos to YouTube, hopefully this approach of going via Vimeo will reduce a reliance on uploaders.
I think the Vimeo pricing is excellent and now that I’ve started using Vimeo I look forward to seeing what other functionality lies under the surface that I haven’t experimented with yet.