VideoJug is designed to help users get good at something through user submitted videos. The videos are essentially how to guides that assists users in honing their skills or expanding their personal capabilities. Almost anything can be learned on VideoJug, from public speaking to Henna painting. The video format allows users to post an in depth how to that comes with visual aids as they show the viewer how to perform an activity. Articles are also included to supplement the videos. Users can also connect with others who can help answer their questions as they grow their skills using VideoJug. The site includes a diverse collection of channel options, ranging from beauty, culture, education and lifestyle to food, health, technology, cars, sports and money.
VideoJug was founded on August 13th, 2006. VideoJug was created to give users an extensive resource for how to videos. Based out of London, the VideoJug team includes founder David Tabizel, Chairman Dan Thompson, CTO Hans Stocker, CFO Rupert Ashe, COO Tom Laidlaw, Head of Marketing Charlie Peachy and Non-Executive Director Charles Stonehill.
For years people have been turning to the internet to get answers and learn how to do things. VideoJug is another resource option that might appeal to some users. The video media option makes it much easier to explain something because the contributor can actually record themselves or others doing the activity. This gives the viewer a better perspective on how to complete something correctly and what they might be doing wrong or right in the process of improving their skills.
VideoJug welcomes users with a color changing log that fades from blue to red to purple and back again. The homepage includes color banners that give users a glimpse of the site’s featured videos. The user can scroll down the page and find a list of available channels (which are essentially the site’s category listings). Each is highlighted by a block of vibrant color to make it stand out. There is quite a lot on the homepage, including advertisements; however it is over all relatively easy to navigate.
Visitors are given two options to become VideoJug members. The first is to click the blue “Sign in via Facebook” link at the top, right hand corner of the homepage. Those who do not wish to use their Facebook profile can click the blue “Sign Up” link found in the same area. The right hand box includes the registration form. The form requires a username, password, email address and gender. A check box at the bottom, left hand corner is automatically checked to sign the user up to receive VideoJug updates. This must be unchecked to opt out. The user is also advised that by submitting their information they are agreeing to the VideoJug terms and conditions.
Anyone can create a VideoJug account. There are no subscription fees or other charges for doing so. The site does not cost anything to use. Contributors are given the opportunity to earn some revenue from their contributions. Users who become contributors build a page and earn a share of revenue based on how many impressions the page gets. Each page has 200 shares, 100 go to the page creator and 100 to VideoJug. To put it simply, users get half of the revenue generated by their pages while VideoJug gets the other half.
VideoJug is a helpful tool for anyone who wants to learn how to do something. The site is also ideal for those who have a skill and want to share it with others. Contributors can earn a little revenue from their contributions so everyone wins.