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Topic: Best place and way to post "How To" video instructions??
Message: Posted by: FrankBenning (Dec 13, 2018 05:30PM)
Not sure where to post this...hope this is the right place??

I have a few effects I've invented and would like to market but not sure the best way to do it so that I can have "how to videos".

These would have several very detailed (video) instructions and I'm thinking a site like "Vimeo" would work where the people that buy the effect could be sent a password (along with the gimmicks) so they could just click on the videos of how everything is done, it'd be like a DVD with a menu but a lot cheaper and still be very easy for everybody to navigate. Not sure if YouTube has a "password only" section or maybe someone knows of any other sites that have this "password" video feature.

Any help here would be very appreciated!!
Message: Posted by: A Magic Cafe User (Mar 6, 2019 04:02PM)
YouTube doesn't have a 'password section' to my knowledge but you could also send your clients the link of an unlisted YouTube video. The video would not show up in the YouTube search bar. Only viewers with the links could access this video. The only problem I could see is that your clients could share the video links with people who have not paid for the effect...

-A Magic Café User
Message: Posted by: FrankFindley (Nov 17, 2019 08:19AM)
A lot of lecturers use vimeo in exactly the manner you described. For example, recently I received several of John Carey's items that way. It works great.

Others just provide a temporary download link to a virtual drive, e.g. google drive, drop box, amazon drive. This works but you must prepare buyer that they are responsible to download before it expires.
Message: Posted by: ezystreamlive (Jan 16, 2021 09:52PM)
You may wish to look into vimeo

One of their pro accounts allows you to set

view this video only on XYZ website,

then using wordpress websites you can password protect the page (which is not a great solution because anyone with half a brain would share the password when sharing the link)

however wordpress do have membership plugins- where you join (pay for membership) and then get access to the content- plenty of free and paid for plugins

I use: a combination of wordpress, woocommerce (for payments) and https://woocommerce.com/products/sensei/

now when I bought sensai- I paid money for it- now it appears free but I suspect you have to pay money to get a extension to sell access to the videos. and looking over the woo site https://woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-paid-courses/ which is what I paid for sensai many years ago.

but that's how I run my magic lessons website on autopilot - set the videos via vimeo to only play on my site, hide them behind a membership wall. hook woocommerce up to paypal or stripe for lower transaction fees and set and forget- just remember to update when an update comes out (use a staging site for safe updates)