AOL has just created a new service called seed that allows you to distribute content you create throughout their network. Whether you’re a writer, photographer, or a filmmaker there’s a place for your creations.
AOL might not be a Google or Bing, but it’s still a very large network, so this could be a big deal. They own sites such as Moviefone, Spinner.com and many more, so you can bet that your stuff will find an audience and will be seen.
Not only does AOL seed allow you to get your content out in front of an audience they also pay you for your work. Seed will post assignments out to the community with a price that varies based on assignment and if you think you can fulfill that need, they will find a place for it.
They’ll pay you for this, but with one caveat; they wil acquire a license to your work. They will either obtain an “exclusive license” which will pay you the amount originally listed on the assignment or a “limited exclusive license” which will pay you a share of calculated earnings based on the profit it generates.
Either way, it sounds like a lot of fun. I’ve already signed up and I have experience in all three fields. I’m not a professional in any of them, but I can’t wait to start creating some fun new stuff in all of them.