Video Monetization: How to Use the Dacast Paywall

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This paywall section of your Dacast account gives you access to the main tools you need to monetize video content.

Some of the paywall functions include:

  • Access to your saved pay-per-view/subscriptions/promo codes presets (section “Presets” of your Paywall
  • Creation of price groups and promo codes (section “Groups” of your Paywall)
  • Access to your Pay Per Views and Subscriptions balance lines (section “Transactions” of your Paywall)
  • Access to your balance (section “Withdrawals” of your Paywall)
  • Customization of your paywall using paywall themes (section “Theming” of your Paywall)
  • Payment requests and managing your payment settings (sections “Settings” of your Paywall)

Types of Monetization Available with Dacast

There are three methods of monetization offered by Dacast: SVOD, TVOD, and AVOD.

SVOD is a subscription-based method that allows viewers to have unlimited access to a video library for as long as their subscription lasts. Subscriptions are typically weekly, monthly, or quarterly.

TVOD is most commonly known as pay-per-view. As the name suggests, viewers pay for what they want to watch.

AVOD refers to ad-based monetization. You have the option to serve ads on your content. Ads are funded by your advertisers, so rather than paying out of pocket, your viewers pay for the content with a minute or so of their time.

What are the Biggest Advantages of Dacast’s paywall?

There are several advantages of using a secure paywall like the one offered with Dacast.

Some of the biggest Dacast paywall advantages include:

  • Group pricing: Sell one ticket and give access to multiple content options (VODs, Live Streams, Playlists).
  • Powerful subscription system: Offer your customers a recurring pricing option with several frequencies available.
  • Multiple currencies: More than 135 currencies available. If you do not see your currency on the list, please contact us.
  • Multi-language interfaces: Choose among 10 different languages when using the paywall.
  • Video Preview: Promote an event by showing a video teaser on the paywall before your viewers purchase the content.
  • Live event support for your viewers: One of our professional services (contact us if you are interested).

Dacast’s paywall is secure, fully white-label, and offers unlimited prices and promo codes for all your video content.

Who Can Access Dacast’s Paywall?

Dacast’s paywall is available to users with the following plans:

  • Free trials
  • Scale plans and above
  • Developer plans with the Paywall option ($75 per month/year)
  • Event plans superior and equal to $750

How to Use Dacast’s Paywall

You can set up your secure paywall in the “Paywall” tab of your chosen video content on the left side menu, as shown below:

Video Monetization - Dacast Paywall setup

When you click the “Paywall” tab, you’ll see something like this:

Video Monetization - Dacast Paywall setup -General Presets

How to Select the Payment Method

To select a payment method for your viewers, go to the “Paywall” section, under “Settings”:

Video Monetization - Dacast Paywall setup - Paywall Settings

Select the available payment method(s). You can give your viewers the option to pay via credit card, PayPal, or both. 

Please note that PayPal has limited currency options. For more information on using PayPal, please contact us.

How to Customize my Paywall

Under the “Paywall” section, select the “Theming” tab. Once you’re there, you will find a list of all your paywall themes. You can create a new theme or edit an existing one.

To create a new theme, click on “New Paywall Theme” in the top right corner.

Within the Splash Screen tab, you can change the button color and the button text color:

Video Monetization - Dacast Paywall setup - Customize Paywall

Within the Login Screen tab, you can edit the following elements:

  • the button color
  • the primary color
  • the header color

You can also decide whether or not to display your logo on top of the form with the “Company logo” toggle. See below:

Video Monetization - Dacast Paywall setup - Paywall Theming - Login

Rename your theme. Once you have made your selection, click on “Save”.  

If you have more questions relating to the Dacast paywall, please check out our FAQs dedicated to Dacast’s paywall

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11 thoughts on “Video Monetization: How to Use the Dacast Paywall

  1. Zack says:

    That’s a terrific option! I’m wondering if as a content creator I would need to set up a business first in order to receive the revenue from the videos monetized this way. Also, any additional information on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!

    • Harmonie Duhamel says:

      Hi Josiah, you should see a preview button in the lower part when you are in your channel description. Let me know if you need further information or feel free to contact your account manager Kevin Garside at kevin.garside@dacast.com. Have a great day!

  2. Ted Futrelle says:

    I am interested in live streaming a pay per view concert in Sept. Looking for a top option for a company to handle the total process of Live Event Streaming from our upload. Please contact me so I can understand the process and associated costs. I thank you. Ted Futrelle

    • Harmonie Duhamel says:

      Hi Ted, I hope you are great. Your account manager Mike Cloward (mike@dacast.com) contacted you directly. If you need further additional information, feel free to contact us anytime. Have a great day!

    • Harmonie Duhamel says:

      Hi Susan, I hope you are great. I could not find any account linked to the “freebrd” email you left us. Could you please reach us via our chat online with further information, so one of my colleagues can help you better with this customization. Thank you! Have a great day

  3. Julius says:

    Hello, is it possible to use a different paywall/payment gateway? We would like to offer other payment options than just credit card and Paypal, specific to our local region (eWallets, cash deposits at convenience stores, e-banking, etc) that unfortunately your paywall doesn’t support.

    • Harmonie Duhamel says:

      Hi Julius, I hope you are well. You can use any 3rd party paywall you like. If you haven’t created your free trial account yet, you can sign up today for a 30-day entirely free trial at http://www.dacast.com, and your account manager will contact you quickly to help you set up your account. Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions. Best regards

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