BIG news from Facebook this week — the company is starting to roll out VIDEO MONETIZATION! That means YOU can make money from video ads placed in your own videos (uploaded videos + Live broadcasts). It’s a limited roll out for now, but will become more widespread fairly quickly. Facebook just announced this:
- All eligible publishers can now make money from in-stream video ads on their own websites and apps through Audience Network.
- Plus, Pages or profiles in the U.S. can qualify to test ad breaks if they have 2,000 or more followers and have reached 300 or more concurrent viewers in a recent live video.
- You can take your first ad break after having been live for at least 4 minutes. You can take additional ad breaks after a minimum of 5 minutes between each break.
- Each ad break lasts up to 20 seconds.
Facebook is also testing the ability to go back and retroactively insert ad breaks into existing videos in your Facebook library.
This is potentially HUGE, folks! All the more reason to keep going with your VIDEO creation and LIVE broadcasts. 🙂