Get 100% Revenue Share Posting on Flixya

So, you want to have your own presence on the web and you want to make some money in the process. At the same time, you don’t want to put forth any of your own money, you don’t want to deal with registering a domain, and you don’t want to manage any installations. Where do you turn?

One of the more interesting propositions to come across my desk is something called Flixya, a site that promises to share everything. How exactly does it work and how do you stand to profit from it? Over the course of this review, we’ll take a look at what Flixya does and why you might want a piece of the action.

A Social Network with Money for You

Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr are great, but they don’t come with a built-in system for you to make money. That’s why Flixya is different. It gives you a “website” to share what you want and you earn some cash along the way too.

What you see above is my profile page on Flixya. Through this (free) network, you can share videos that you’ve posted around the net (like on Vimeo and YouTube), as well as write blog posts and publish photos, complete with tags and descriptions.

And you make money, because every page associated with your content will display your Google AdSense ad code. We’ve seen these kinds of “co-blogging” type sites before, but the key difference is that you get 100% of the ad sharing on your pages on Flixya. Other similar sites typically used a 50/50 revenue share model.

Crawl Before You Can Walk

Both John and I have said time and time again that if you’re serious about making some real money on the Internet, you need to have your own hosting and you need to have your own domain. If you want to tap into an existing network and just dabble in what is possible, though, Flixya might give you a good starting point.

One caveat is that you cannot connect your AdSense account to your Flixya profile until you have posted at least 10 pieces of content. As mentioned, Flixya currently supports videos (hosted elsewhere), photos (that you upload to their servers), and blog posts complete with formatting and images.

Considering that the only barrier to entry is having an initial content count of at least ten items, Flixya makes it really easy for you to get started. The registration form is similarly short and straightforward: provide a username (which becomes a part of your profile URL), e-mail address, and password. After verifying your e-mail, you’re up and running. When the ten items are posted, you can link your AdSense account.

Posting New Content to Flixya

The user interface is reasonably easy to understand, even for people who aren’t too familiar with web publishing.

Here is the form that you’d fill out if you wanted to publish a video. Remember that, like Twitter and Facebook, you can “share” content that isn’t necessarily your own. Just pull the YouTube URL and you can share it, so long as it’s family-friendly. After that, you can provide this publishing platform with a title, description, and tags. Simple.

Making Money with Flixya

And what does it look like when the content has been posted? You get a site that looks not unlike a very simple WordPress theme.

Here is a video post that I did with a Street Fighter II medley at the Video Games Live concert earlier this year. One thing that bugs me is that the videos are automatically set on autoplay. That’s part of the problem with using a publishing platform that you don’t control; you can’t control or alter it.

They did do a decent job with ad integration though, as you can see the ad block in the top part of the sidebar, as well as an ad spot between the video and its description. The post page allows for “likes” from the community, as well as direct links for liking on Facebook, tweeting on Twitter, and sharing on other networks. To post a comment, the visitor has to be a member of Flixya too.

Can Using Flixya Be Profitable?

That’s debatable. On the one hand, you can tap into a built-in network and have all the hard work (with coding, ad integration, etc.) done for you. This might help you get more views than if you had your own separate site. On the other hand, you have a much lower level of control compared to owning and running your own site.

Check out the AdSense case study for a look from Google’s perspective, but I think Flixya has done a good job at leveraging user-generated content for its own profitability. Pages not directly related to a specific user show Flixya’s ad code and that’s how they make their money.


48 thoughts on “Get 100% Revenue Share Posting on Flixya”

  1. Jacob says:

    Theoretically, this is just a bonafide content farm. People can post garbage content (I couldn’t find mention of editors) or even duplicate content. Then, Google comes along, sees that and they hit them with bad content slams and all of that. It’s an interesting idea, but just look at other sites that “give you your own space.” Squidoo got hit. HubPages got hit. How is this going to be any different?

    1. Joe says:

      “Theoretically” , any user generated site could be considered a content farm. It’s easy to criticize the content, the point of this article is outlining the platform itself. You can lead a cow to water, but you can’t make it drink.. That’s not to say some won’t make the most of it . 100% revenue share, a free platform for publishing content, and streamlined AdSense sign-up is more than most “content farms” (cough cough hubpages) can vouch for. I can’t imagine Google hitting them too hard after using them as a case study either ..

    2. I’m sure they won’t let you just post garbage.

    3. Squidoo and Hubpages both recovered and took the required step …

      I noticed that hubpages are still ranking quite well ….

    4. I’m sure that you can’t just post any random things on there.

  2. Hotdogman says:

    Another backlink building site! YAY!

    1. YOu do have to do your part and offer some good content though to get your links.

    2. Mathew Day says:

      That thought had crossed my mind. 😀

  3. PsychicJim says:

    Learning heaps John from visiting your informative blog. Please keep the great articles coming.

  4. Abhik says:

    Another awesome review by Michael. 🙂

    1. Abhik … What is so awesome on this review ?

  5. It’s interesting to say the least. But do we really need another tool or gadget to add to the arsenal of things we already have? Not sure it will be worth the effort.

    1. Mathew Day says:

      For those who already have their own hosting, just might not be worth it.

    2. yes through this kind of websites we are only polluting the internet.

  6. PPC Ian says:

    Always looking for new ways to make money online. Had not heard of Flixya and will definitely check this out. Thanks John!

    1. Do not think that this kind of earning will be for you Ian but however you can check and can share your experience and view with us.

  7. Michael,
    Flixya sounds like it could provide another revenue stream especially for new bloggers trying to earn cash any way that they can. I will check the link that you provided. Thanks.

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Like so many of these other networks, it’ll really depend on how well they’re able to attract “quality” publishers with quality original content. As a platform, it’s not bad.

  8. fazal mayar says:

    good stuff…. i like fixya. How about fiverr? i think making money is easy on that

  9. Kevin Kimes says:

    This sounds similar to having a YouTube partnership, but “everyone” is a partner. I suspect, just like YouTube partnerships, only a few will be significantly profitable. Most YouTube partners don’t make much money, but a small handful of them do make quite a lot of money.

    It might even steal away a few YouTube partners if they can make more money with the 100% sharing model.

    1. Kevin Kimes says:

      However, Fixya appears to have a limited scope, focused on solving problems rather than “anything goes”.

      1. Ya I agree with that one

    2. internetsalsa says:

      You can earn in two ways with youtube.
      1) Youtube selects certain videos based on their requirements and will ask you if you want to participate in revenue sharing

      2)Youtube partnership…Its lil different. You gotta meet their requirements. Better check them out at http://www.youtube.com/t/partnerships_benefits rather than me explaining.

      to come to the point…flixya won’t take away youtube partners. As a matter of fact the same partner can also use flixya and other sites. Don’t just limit to one site.

      I m just speaking from my experience.

      1. @internetsalsa … Two thumbs up to you …

  10. internetsalsa says:

    Flixya has been there for a while. I think they started in 2006. I have used flixya in the past but have moved on. I produce lots of videos and have used lots sites and even have my own video site.

    First you need to know how much money is good for you. If you are thinking of making lots of money with sites such as Flixya, then you need to work a lot. Main thing is to come up with original content.

    Remember revver.com? The site has gone down now (I mean in revenue sharing). I have used them in the past and made 1000’s then went way down.

    I also use youtube and its not that bad.

    Now I am using blip.tv which isn’t bad either.

    There are users who make 6 figures using sites such as youtube, blip.tv and others. You gotta be a partner at youtube to make lots of money. Its not easy to get accepted in that program unless you meet some of their requirement.
    Bottomline is to come up with some original content, and luck also plays a role.
    Do not just use only one site. Be on the lookout….

    1. Yeah do not keep your all eggs in one basket.

  11. Kent says:

    I always learn something new when I come to your website. I wanted to comment on your “ClickBank” blog, but the comments were disabled. Now that was amazing, and your basically put a stamp of approval on what im planning to do.

    If you can give me some tips on PPC PPV that would be great! If not im going going to perform a search on Google and do some research. Id rather not re-invent the wheel though, if you know what I mean. Thanks a lot. You are definitely the man.

  12. 100% sharing revenue is a great deal.

    1. internetsalsa says:

      only if you make money 🙂

    2. And more important whether they able to get success.

  13. Arun says:

    These sort of Revenue sharing sites are going to go down. Sites which personally screen the content like ezine articles will stay. Anyways a good share mate.

    1. internetsalsa says:

      Not all will go down.
      Youtube is still alive. They also share revenue and their partnership program is pretty impressive when you get accepted.
      Flixya has been around for a while as well.

      But some popular sites such as revver has gone down the drain in terms of providing revenue which they started with.

      1. People go to facebook or twitter not because of earning but they like to spend their time …. Posting on wall, pulling legs of friend and various other social reasons.

        So providing money and getting attention is tough here …

  14. Shubham says:

    Flixya is not alone. There are many other sites which give 100% adsense revenue share! Some of them are bukiska, thatsprettydumb.com, .thatsprettydumb.com etc.
    But Flixya seems good too! Nice share Michael (:

  15. Free ipad 2 says:

    I am not sure if its worth the effort of writing new context and submitting to another sites and besides i don’t know what can be the earning potential through Flixya

    I am sceptical to be honest

  16. Mathew Day says:

    First time seeing a review about Flixya, so appreciate it. I’ll have to do some experimenting with them and see if I can make some extra money, and maybe even a few backlinks. 😉

  17. John what do you think such kind of promotion and money involvment can beat facebook and twitter … I have doubt on it.

  18. I think this is better than Youtube and Facebook. I think this is a better way to earn money. 🙂

  19. fas says:

    I like how people try to woo in social network…

  20. internetsalsa says:

    Brooklyn,
    Do not underestimate the power of Youtube and Facebook. I use both to attract visitors. I do not use them aggressively but I m happy with what I am doing.
    You do not have to give up on any other avail oportunities to use one service or the other.
    You can still use Facebook and Youtube while using Flixya. As a matter of fact all go hand in hand if you know what you are doing. Use them all…
    Good Luck!!!

  21. Seems like an interesting site, I wonder how it will go long term with the payments and such

  22. Sadia Komal says:

    I used but some days ago i found maximum time his server were down

  23. Interesting site will check it out

  24. Lakhyajyoti says:

    I have been using Flixya for last few months.But I am not earning much with Flixya.

    1. Any specific figures?

  25. exsuit says:

    What do you think flixya ‘s revenue model is? Build up a large user base and sell the company? If they are giving away 100%, I can only see the value being their user base.

  26. Roger Lee says:

    I guess with all things its possible to make money just depends on how much effort is put in. Did a quick search on Youtube and notice this user was making some money on Flixya – posted 2006? Looks like they have been around for quite sometime with a working business model.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORAhBOKxv1s

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