Publish Your Video Content with Amazon Video Direct

Learn how to easily monetize your own video content by uploading to Amazon Video Direct, Amazon's new video platform!
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2016 English

Course Description


Imagine turning your existing YouTube videos, your short tutorials, your online courses, documentaries, indie films, short video clips, music videos (and any other type of video you create) into an ongoing, passive income, and doing it quickly and easily?

Imagine getting paid by Amazon to upload videos?

How is this possible?

Simple, through an exciting and NEW platform called Amazon Video Direct, you can now publish your videos on Amazon, one of the largest and most trusted websites in the world.

Thanks to Amazon Video Direct, you can now turn your existing or new videos into an ongoing, passive income stream AND drive traffic to your website in the process.

In this new course, we’re going to show you how to upload your videos ONCE to Amazon and then enjoy an ongoing, residual income from that point on!


Not only could you reach up to 56 million Amazon Prime users on their TV screens, but your reach could even extend to up to 250 million Amazon users, right on the Amazon website itself!

That’s right, your videos can be listed, right alongside all kinds of other product listings, right on Amazon!


In this course, you’ll discover the 4 ways that Amazon pays you for publishing your videos AND, you’ll also learn about the million dollar bonus that Amazon is offering you, just for creating videos!

In this million dollar bonus program, Amazon is offering 1 million dollars PER MONTH which will be split among the top 100 video producers!

You can rest assured that, if Amazon is putting up 1 million dollars, they want this program to succeed and now you can be part of that success!


Here’s what you’re going to discover inside this detailed, step-by-step course…

  • The benefits of uploading your videos to Amazon Video Direct
  • How to upload your videos, in easy, step-by-step tutorials
  • How to easily create thumbnail graphics for your Amazon videos
  • How to easily create closed caption files for your Amazon videos
  • The correct formats for your videos
  • How to easily convert existing videos into the correct formats
  • How to make money by using a variety of marketing strategies


You should be very excited that you landed on this page, because you’re at the right place at the right time.

You are one of the very first people to even hear about this amazing Amazon program!

If you witnessed how many people made (and are continuing to make) big incomes with the Kindle eBook phenomenon, then you just might have a hint at what can happen here – and Amazon is putting up a million dollars to ensure this is more successful than Kindle.


So, don’t let this exciting new business pass you by - this new Amazon Video Direct program will create lots of success stories and we are very excited to bring you the very first (and authoritative) course about Amazon Video Direct, right here!

You’re welcome to preview some of the lectures for free, below and then you’ll be able to enroll with confidence!

Remember, your enrollment is backed by Udemy’s 30-day, 100% money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose!

Enroll today!

What are the requirements?

  • You don't need any prior experience with Amazon Video Direct, we will walk you through all of the steps from getting your video content prepared to publishing.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to upload videos ONCE to Amazon Video Direct, and make recurring passive income from your videos.
  • Learn how to upload your videos, in easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorials.
  • Learn how to easily create your thumbnail graphics for your Amazon videos.
  • Learn how to easily create closed caption files for your Amazon videos.
  • Learn about the right formats for uploading.
  • Learn how to convert existing videos to the right format for uploading.
  • Learn how to monetize your videos EVEN MORE by using a variety of approved marketing strategies.

Who is the target audience?

  • If you have video content on YouTube, Udemy, or any other platform, you should enroll now and learn how to monetize it with Amazon Video Direct.
  • Video Creators, YouTubers, Online Course Creators, Entrepreneurs, Businesses

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction To Monetize Your Videos With Amazon Video Direct

Discover the exciting world of Amazon Video Direct! 

In this lesson, you'll learn what Amazon Video Direct is, how it works and why it is an exciting development for video content creators.


This lecture will help guide you to the correct lectures.


This lessons covers the many powerful benefits of publishing your video content on Amazon Video Direct with one of the biggest benefits being that massive reach that your videos will now have by being published on the Amazon website.


In this lesson, you will discover the various video upload options that are available to you and how you can use these to your benefit.

Section 2: Prepare Your Files to Upload to Amazon Video Direct

In this lesson, you'll learn what video formats are accepted by Amazon Video Direct. You'll also learn how to convert videos into the right format using a free conversion tool called MPEG Streamclip.


In this lesson of the Amazon Video Direct course, you'll learn how to create closed captions for your videos. We should you a step-by-step process that will save you time and money.


In this lesson, you'll learn how to convert your .SRT files to .SCC files.


Here are some resources for hiring someone to create your closed captions for you.


In this lesson, you'll learn how to create artwork for your Amazon Video Direct uploads including for Standalone and Episodic videos.


In this lesson, you'll learn how to use Canva to create thumbnails and all of the required artwork for Amazon Video Direct.

Section 3: Upload Your Videos to Amazon Video Direct

In this lesson of the Amazon Video Direct course, you'll learn how to upload your own videos to Amazon Video Direct. We'll show you how to write your titles and synopsis, choose genres and pricing, and upload your art, video file, and closed captions.


In this lesson of the Amazon Video Direct course, you'll learn how to upload your own videos to Amazon Video Direct. We'll show you how to write your titles and synopsis, choose genres and pricing, and upload your art, video file, and closed captions.


In this lesson of the Amazon Video Direct course, you'll learn how to upload your own videos to Amazon Video Direct. We'll show you how to write your titles and synopsis, choose genres and pricing, and upload your art, video file, and closed captions.


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In this lesson of the Amazon Video Direct Course, we'll learn how to upload videos as episodic series. This could be great for uploading your online courses to Amazon.


In this lesson of the Amazon Video Direct course, you'll learn how to speed up your upload process by bulk-uploading your videos to Amazon S3.

Section 4: Optimization, Pricing, and Monetization

If you want your videos to be found on Amazon and Google, then you must properly optimize your videos with the correct keywords and themes. 

This lesson introduces you to the broad concept of video optimization for Amazon search.


In this lesson, I show you how to properly optimize your videos for the Google search engine by using the correct keywords and themes. 


Amazon Video Direct gives you four ways to monetize your video content.

In this lesson, you'll see an overview of these four monetization schemes.  

Pricing And Monetization Options For Amazon Video Direct - Detailed
Section 5: Case Studies: Making Money with Amazon Video Direct

In this lecture, Phil will keep track of his earnings and other stats on Amazon Video Direct. 


Here's a second income report from Phil with his latest Amazon Video Direct income.

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Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 215,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.

Instructor Biography

Dave Espino, Be successful with proven, real-world strategies

If you want to be successful in your own business, then one of the most important decisions you'll make is the proper choice of a seasoned mentor who can guide you to success.

And when it comes to online marketing and selling, I believe you have found the right mentor in me. 

My mission is simple: To make a difference in your life by helping you succeed in your own online business.

In every one of my Udemy courses, you'll see that I am always available and always offer you support through each course. I rejoice in your success and help you through any obstacles!

In the many positive course reviews my courses get, most people like the lively and encouraging teaching style that I convey as well as how I get right to the point and walk you, step-by-step through proven, real-world, proven strategies. 

You'll notice that my courses get many 5-star ratings & reviews and my student satisfaction ratings also reflect this.

Here's a little background on my experiences, so you can get a sense of who will be teaching & mentoring you:

A lifelong entrepreneur, I've been marketing online since 1999, and have owned over 30 websites, marketing across most platforms, including online, offline, TV, podcasts, webinars, webcasts, social media and radio. (You name it, I've done it!)

As a proud member of Udemy's Instructor Council, (with 40 Udemy courses published) I've been teaching business strategies via live seminars / webinars since 2000, and then through video training courses since 2001.

(You'll find my courses below this bio - and all of my courses have at least 10 minutes of free previews available to you, so you can quickly determine the courses that are right for you!)

For 11 years, I hosted my own TV show where I introduced millions across America to the benefits of selling online. My show was seen on CNBC, Fox Business, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Travel Channel and most other major cable networks.

With over $140 million of my video training products sold via TV and Online, I am honored to be your mentor and guide and I'm looking forward to helping YOU reach your goals through the wonderful business of online marketing!

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