While Amazon Prime in the US and UK pay royalties about like Youtube (which is minimal), for some reason in Australia they pay $.25 per hour of streaming. That means one viewing of my film pays almost the same a someone renting it for $1.
But I live in the US, so how can I get people to watch Down Under? There is a thriving homeschool community in Australia. So, I gave advertising a shot.
I reset my geo location for Facebook ads to Australia. I targeted people who like homeschooling and speech. And I floated a $5 experimental brand awareness ad.
In 2 days I saw 2,279 impressions with a reach of 1,616. FB says 80 people had ad recall lift. 5 clicks.
Of course, this isn’t a true funnel, and it just the tip of any excursion into that market. I’ve asked Filmhub if I can get a direct link tot he film on Amazon, so I can use it in future ads.
And, since Filmhub reports monthly, I have to wait to see if any of those clicks actually watched the movie. But, if they did it could be an interesting venue.