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About Vanilla Audio

Buy it Now - How it Works

In addition to paying performers for the audios we license and publish on, we also have a unique feature that lets each creator offer premium content to their fans for an additional price. It's called Buy It Now, and here's how it works.

1. Create a typical post (audio, photo or video, or all three) on your Vanilla Audio profile page as you normally would. Before posting, click the lock in the bottom right hand corner of the image.






















A white screen will appear with a lock in the middle, showing only a hint of the content beneath, and pricing options will appear below for you to choose from.

2. Select the price you want to charge (up to $500), add your description, and post it. And that's it! Your fans will be able to click to purchase, and will be taken to our payment processor for payment, and then returned to your post to unlock your content.

If you'd like to add some incentive for your Buy it Now premium content, you can create a 'cover' for it by making the first image that appears in the post be an open, free image that encourages them to scroll through to the locked content. Just upload your cover image first, then add your premium content last. The sample images below are for premium audios, but you can add anything you like, including photo sets, single photos, or videos.

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#1 - upload first

#2 - your premium content

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3. Getting Paid

For most Vanillagers, your customers' payments will be processed through our main account and paid out to you at the beginning of each month. We will deduct the 15% our processors take off the top, and 5% for our administrative costs, and pay you the remaining 80%. If you sell a lot of Buy it Now premium offerings, we will arrange with our payment processor to create a stand-alone account for you, with stats available for you to monitor. The payout terms and conditions will be the same.

  • Any performer with a profile on can use this feature.

  • You do not need a membership area, nor do your fans need to sign up for a subscription.

  • You can charge anything you like, from $3 to $500.

  • You can offer any kind of media (it must abide by the general rules our payment processor requires)

  • You will be paid out monthly, minus 20% processing fee.

  • There is no limit to how many Buy It Now posts you create, but best practices recommend making sure you have lots of free posts on your profile page, and not let your page appear as nothing but locked screens. A good rule of thumb is three free posts to one Buy it Now.

  • Any questions - get in touch.

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