Pay Rate Schedule for Amateur Videos


This is a guideline for amateur producers to review and determine what types of niches are available to shoot and what rate can be expected to be paid for a particular type of content. It also offers Homegrown Video a practical negotiation reference point to help determine an offer for the content based on an average that we pay for a particular niche or type of content.

How does it work? There is an average rate the amateur producer should try to attain for their content. There are criteria and standards that will either improve the offer to pay higher than average, or determine a discount based on specific standards not being met. For example, if we are getting rights limited instead of full rights to the video, in which case we would be getting a non-exclusive deal, then we would offer less. However, if the video has a special quality, like it was shot on top of the Empire State Building with a former Playboy Playmate then we will offer higher than the average.

The Homegrown Video Content Manager will review a new submittal, then send an offer of acceptance along with a bid, or send a rejection. Either way, the content manager will make it clear how to achieve better results for future submissions regardless of whether content is accepted or rejected.

Every scene that is accepted will be reviewed and initial offers made according to the rate chart. The Niches we are looking for within any given month is subject to change. If you would like to know what we are currently looking for or if you want to negotiate further after you receive and review our offer, then contact the content manager directly.


Contact us for current rates