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$12,560 USD

Ended 150 days ago

6-Year-Old Stock Footage Site Making Stable $250/mo on 67,000 Pageviews Monthly

Top Ranked Stock Footage Site Monetized via Advertising & Affiliate Income with 67,000 Pageviews Monthly

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Site Age
6 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
Unique Visits

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
Net Profit
AdSense Revenue

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
Feb 17 15,602 70,899
Jan 17 14,269 66,496
Dec 16 14,497 64,017
Nov 16 13,803 68,597
Oct 16 12,985 68,014
Sep 16 11,521 59,749
Aug 16 11,400 57,216
Jul 16 12,858 59,714
Jun 16 14,041 64,180
May 16 12,543 64,491
Apr 16 10,758 59,129
Mar 16 10,732 61,730

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
Avg. Session Duration
Bounce Rate

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Referral 32,211 45%
Direct 21,156 30%
Organic Search 14,736 21%
Social 2,710 3.8%
(Other) 86 0.12%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United States 16,762
Japan 4,653
Spain 4,226
France 3,676
United Kingdom 3,537

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Google AdSense
  • This website also earns revenue with Advertising Sales. It is recommended to request a video walk through from the seller to verify all revenue claims.

Last 12 Months Claimed Revenue and Profit

Revenue Costs Profit
Mar 16 $253 $0 $253
Apr 16 $351 $0 $351
May 16 $331 $0 $331
Jun 16 $344 $0 $344
Jul 16 $287 $0 $287
Aug 16 $270 $0 $270
Sep 16 $244 $0 $244
Oct 16 $340 $0 $340
Nov 16 $369 $0 $369
Dec 16 $232 $17 $215
Jan 17 $218 $0 $218
Feb 17 $306 $0 $306

Seller's Notes

99.9% original video footage since its start back in 2010.

It has grown organically by word of mouth. Haven't paid for advertising of any kind.

Organic back-links. Never paid for links of any kind. is ranked in the "Top 10 Best" sites for free stock footage by various websites and blogs worldwide.  

Approached by Shutterstock to become an affiliate partner a few years ago.  

The footage has been used in documentaries (example: The Storms That Stole Christmas) by channel 4 in the UK.  

Vidsplay was hand-built on HTML and HTML5 / CSS. There is no CMS. Half of it is mobile friendly.

The main two sources of revenue come from Adsense and Shutterstock's affliate program.

Revenue in 2016 Shutterstock affiliate - 2016: $1,311.00

Google Adsense revenue 2016: $2,147.10

Ranked Top 10 Free Stock Footage Website by:


How is your business monetized?

  • Advertising
  • Affiliate

Please describe your business model in 1 to 5 sentences records and provides free stock footage that can be used for personal as well as business projects. It makes money from Shutterstock Affiliate links as well as Adsense. 

Are you the original owner of the business?


Which platform does the website use?


Where is the site hosted and will this need to change after purchase?

Hosted with Dreamhost. Will transfer to buyer's hosting company.

Why are you selling the business?

My time lately has been limited due to an undertaking with a vintage Airstream. Would also use the capital to finish my restoration project.

Can the website’s revenue be accurately tracked back to the website?

Yes, revenue can be accurately tracked back to the business.

Is the website’s revenue kept separate from other business and personal accounts?

No, the revenue is not kept separate.

If necessary, do you have tax returns available to support your revenue claims?

Yes, this proof can be provided to serious buyers and/or Flippa Marketplace Integrity.

Are you willing to provide live revenue verification?

Yes, upon request from serious buyers and/or Flippa marketplace integrity.

What are the main expenses of the business?

  • Domain name: yearly $13.95.
  • Yearly hosting is minimal ($3.33 year) since I host multiple domains (36) under my Dreamhost plan.

Please list all domain names you are including in the sale


Are you including any social media accounts in the sale?


Are there any email lists included in the sale?


Is there any intellectual property included in the sale (patents, trademarks, etc.)?

Yes. Sale includes website, logo and stock footage (files)

What are the primary traffic sources of the site? (Choose the top 2)

  • Organic - The website is written in plain HTML/HTML5 with no database, therefore load time is faster getting better SEO/indexing results.
  • Referral - Overtime bloggers have shared with their users and referral has grown substantially. Referrals are a big part of traffic for vidsplay.

Do you use, or have you experimented with, social media marketing?

Yes, I currently use social media marketing.

Have you done any Search Engine Optimization?

Yes, I have done substantial SEO, most notably, keyword linking.

Has the site ever received any search engine penalties (manual or algorithmic)?

No, to my knowledge my site has never received any search engine penalties.

Do you use, or have you experimented with direct / display advertising?

No, I have not. 

Have you experimented with any other sales / marketing initiatives?

Less than 2 months with Amazon's affiliate program. But no real results, yet.

Do you have employees or contracts with freelancers?


How is the content of your website produced? Provide a step-by-step breakdown

The content of vidsplay is created by shooting HD video while traveling / vacation to various places as well as in home-studio shooting. I use a Sony NEX-5R camera to shoot my videos. Videos are then edited using Sony Vegas Pro and then uploaded to Each webpage is hand coded for specific keyword related to the video file. Title, description and keywords.

Task 1 - Managing Website
Description - editing, shooting video, uploading files, user inquiries
Hours Per Week - 4
Who - Owner

Does the owner need specific skillsets in order to successfully operate the site?

Yes, HTML/CSS knowledge is required. Minimal video editing skills.

Do you and/or any employees or freelancers provide customer support?


Please identify and briefly describe your main competitors (1-3 is fine)

Free stock footage websites like:,, &

What makes your website better than its competition?

No sign-up required. Videos can be used for personal and commercial use.

Which ad networks does the website utilize?

  • AdSense
  • Shutterstock Affiliate

Are all ad networks transferable to the new owner?

Both my Adsense and Shutterstock accounts are used for other business/websites not directly competing with, so new owner will need to use their own accounts. 

Are you willing to sign a 3-year non-compete contract in the industry that the website operates in?

No, I am not. Though having little interest in starting a similar website, I cannot be subject to limitations for other video related ventures in the future.

Will you provide 1-3 months of post-sale support & training?


What are the primary growth opportunities for the business going forward?

Internet video trends continues to grow and is expected to increase substantially in the coming years. Opportunity is wide-open for both affiliate and video related products.

Are there any geographical limitations to the potential buyer of the business?

No, there are no geographic limitations.

Site Info

Site Established ? December 2010
Built With ?
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 14 December 2010
Registrar ? DREAMHOST
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

Content Unique ? Yes
Design Unique ? No
More info: Plagspotter and Copyscape

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 241
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?
SEOmoz mozRank ?
Alexa Rank ? 190,151
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush


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strukt ( | $1.18K )
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:14:44 AEDT

Have you shot these videos yourself?

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mediadvine ( | $12.6K )
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:38:00 AEDT

@strukt Yes, I did. There's only one on page 4 of a food market in India which I paid for and have copyrights. The digital video graphics/animations, I also made using after effects. Thanks for asking.

Jonvpwns ( | $1.5K )
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:56:14 AEDT

Does this business come with the google adsense and gmail that was used to generate the revenue?

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mediadvine ( | $12.6K )
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 01:04:43 AEDT

@Jonvpwns No, the new owner will need to have their own Adsense account as well as Shutterstock affiliate, other affiliate links, etc. Thanks.

itsd ( new )
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:06:30 AEDT

Hi Sammy,

Is the adsense income from vidsplay only or shared with other sites like which also uses your adsense ID?


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mediadvine ( | $12.6K )
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:48:22 AEDT

@itsd The Adsense income shown here is ONLY for what makes by itself. None of the income from my other sites were included. Thanks for your question.

artflair ( new )
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:36:32 AEDT

Will I have to keep on adding photos or what you have is enough to sustain the income per month?

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mediadvine ( | $12.6K )
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:07:54 AEDT

@artflair I've gone weeks without adding any Video-Footage and still generated income. Do I recommended it? No, not really. Just like any website, relevant and valuable content keeps users coming back. Thanks for your question.

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tradingfactory ( | $58.2K )
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:33:41 AEDT

What's the relationship with ?

franmag ( new )
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:42:25 AEDT

I understand it's important to keep on adding videos. But do you think most of your audicence consists of recurrent users that want to see new videos posted? Or is this mostly used as a "library" of stock footage? Do you most ancient videos also get downloads or only the newer ones?

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mediadvine ( | $12.6K )
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:42:10 AEDT

@franmag Hi, good question...

I just added a screenshot of StatCounter since many of the pages don't have Google-Analytics.

The screenshot shows page views, unique visits and return visits.

I'd say it's more of a stock-footage library. Yes, there are returning users...but most users are first time visitors. Some older videos get downloaded as much new additions. Thanks for asking.

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mediadvine ( | $12.6K )
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:51:29 AEDT

@tradingfactory is/was a side-project website featuring sound-effects. Didn't have much time to develop it as much as I wanted to. It isn't included in the sale of VidsPlay. Thanks for asking.

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Web.Styles ( | $719 )
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:56:10 AEDT

What sort of equipment and skills will the new owner require in order to be able to add further quality video content?

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mediadvine ( | $12.6K )
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:21:51 AEDT


Hi there,

I'd say the most important thing is to find out what users want. I get a good idea by visiting sites like Shutterstock and looking at the "popular" footage downloads in each category.

Most budget cameras sold today shoot video in high-definition, even the compact cameras. I've even recorded time-lapse footage with my smartphone. Here's an example:

Thanks for your question.

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DistincT ( new )
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:56:04 AEDT

How many total videos are on the website? Perhaps this was stated and I missed it

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ItsaBear ( new )
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:41:06 AEDT

Are the video exclusive to the website? I know they are all made by you, but are they on any other stock video websites? If not, will they stay exclusive to the site and agree to not use them on any future stock footage sites?

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mediadvine ( | $12.6K )
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:47:28 AEDT

@ItsaBear Hi..Yes, the stock footage is Exclusive to VidsPlay. The rights will stay with the site/new owner and will not be used on any other stock-footage website. Thanks for your question.

franmag ( new )
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:29:36 AEDT

Hi. What do you think about future monetization perspectives? While the site has many views, the income is not outstanding. Do you think there is potential there?

nickmoszynski ( new )
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:43:36 AEDT

How come once you leave the front page the website changes templates to an old, static page???

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mediadvine ( | $12.6K )
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:01:45 AEDT

@franmag Due to time restrictions, I haven't explored any new monetization. Any new potential really depends on new development. Thanks

ravikumar0987 ( | $2.75K )
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:08:18 AEDT

@tradingfactory can u connect with me on skype
my skype id is - anandsrivastava1988

BuyItNow! ( new )
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:02:19 AEDT

How much of the income is attributed to Adsense, and how much is attributed to Affiliate.

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mediadvine ( | $12.6K )
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:09:22 AEDT


Revenue in 2016 Shutterstock affiliate - 2016: $1,311.00
Google Adsense revenue 2016: $2,147.10

The Seller
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