I love finding new ways to make money online from anywhere in the world. I’m currently in Thailand and came across a television commercial on RT for a smartphone app called Ruptly Stringer.
The Ruptly Stringer app allows you to sell video footage to international newsrooms all over the world. For example, say your walking down the street and Donald Trumps chauffeur has just crashed his car you can setup a live stream of the event. You can then sell this ‘amateur footage’ via the application to anyone who might wish to buy it – hopefully CNN. Gone are the days of news agencies having to send their own film crew to the accident to report on the event.
You can set your own price or offer your videos for free to build a reputation on the app. The better your reputation the better chance you have of newsrooms buying your footage.
That’s not all either, the app has a feature where you can film videos at an editor’s request and get paid around 15 – 150 euro per clip provided you meet the brief. For example you might live in a country where a breaking story is coming through – editors can request you head to the scene rather than sending their own teams (which they might not have).
Lastly you can upload footage you’ve already filmed or that you think news agencies might be interested in using. A good example is viral videos that the Daily Mail likes to buy from sites such as ViralHog. Gone are the days of using a traditional media broker to get your videos and content in front of the media.
Payments are made using Paypal and can be setup to be instantly depositied into your account when someone buys your content.
Now everyone can be an eyewitness to a newsworthy event – but your shots could make it onto the world’s major news TV stations and websites.
How To Use Ruptly Stringer
The app developers recommend that you film horizontally and for live streaming you should aim to stream for atleast 10 minutes to get the best possible footage. The downside of course is that you will need to be using good Wi-Fi or mobile data that has enough capability. I know in my home country of New Zealand, live streaming on your mobile data would blow your data cap within a few minutes.
Ruply Stringer is a sure fire way of making money online from anywhere in the world using only your mobile phone and internet connection. In countries where media interests are challenging this could be a very easy way to make money with major news outlets all over the world buying your content.
Be sure to checkout Ruptly Stringer. Available to download on the Play and App Store today.