Hi, everyone and welcome to my blog. Today, I am going to discuss how you can legally upload and monetize videos on YouTube that are created by others. Yes, you can make money online with other YouTube user’s videos, there is a way to do it.
You must be wondering now how can we steal other people’s videos, isn’t it illegal? Yes, you can not download everyone’s video and use them on your own channel. It is illegal, and YouTube can terminate your account if you do it repeatedly.
But there are certain videos that you can download from YouTube, edit as per your wish and then repost into your account.
Let me make it very clear, you can edit and re-upload only those videos that comes under Creative Commons license. There is no copyright issue with such videos.
How to find Creative Commons license videos on YouTube
Open youtube.com and search videos on any topic. For example, I am now searching for cat videos, and the videos featuring cats will show in the results.
Now click on the FILTER button (situated in upper right side of the page, see the screenshot below).
Now, in the FEATURES section, click on the Creative Commons option.
Cats videos that appears after clicking there are the videos that you can use as it is or edit to look more beautiful.
Open any one video and check whether it falls under the Creative Commons license category or not.
Here are the few other sites where you can get Creative Commons videos.
YouTube is not the only place to find videos with Creative Commons license. There are plenty of other sources where you can get such videos and use them for your profit.
But, don’t forget to read the terms and conditions of every website before using their videos. With some sites, it is mandatory to give credit (in the description) to the original creator.
- https://videos.pexels.com – Completely free stock videos
Search other video sharing platforms as well; you must be able to find Creative Commons videos there.
Thing to remember when using Creative Commons Licensed Videos
- When you upload a Creative Commons licensed videos, you must keep it under Creative Commons category even you have made a lot of changes to the video. You still don’t hold any copyright on the video.
- Read every website’s TOC carefully to know what you can and what you can’t with their videos. It is very important, a little effort in the beginning can save you from a lot of future troubles.