What is GoAnimate? A Site That Lets You Make Your Own Videos

What is GoAnimate?

A Site That Lets You Make Your Own Videos
A Site That Lets You Make Your Own Videos | Source

What is GoAnimate? In a nutshell GoAnimate is a site that makes it easy for anyone to create animated videos that can be shared and posted anywhere on the Internet, including on YouTube and Facebook. GoAnimate is site that lets you make your own videos. It bills itself as “the world's #1 “do-it-yourself” animated video site.”

With YouTube and other video sharing sites growing in popularity, many Internet users are wondering how they can create their own videos. While there a number of sites that allow people to create their own videos, there a handful that stand out above the rest. A site called GoAnimate is one of the best and easiest to use sites for making your own videos. Learn how easily you can make your own videos using GoAnimate and how you can monetize your online videos to make money from them.

What is GoAnimate? | A Platform For Making Online Videos

GoAnimate provides users a platform for creating videos that can be easily posted on YouTube and other video sharing sites. The site provides a number of different video templates (GoAnimate calls them Video Makers) that users can use to add dialogue to, in order to create engaging videos without any hassles. GoAnimate takes care of creating the animation. The creator just provides the dialogue, and they fill in the animation details.

The following is a rundown of the four service levels provided by GoAnimate:

  • Basic (Free) - The free level of service has limited features and access to a limited number of Video Makers and video making features. It also limits the video length and sharing options, and only allows sound file uploads.
  • GoPlus (Small Monthly Fee) - The GoPlus level of service provides access to additional Video Makers and video making features. It allows video length to be unlimited and provides additional options for making more sophisticated videos. It also provides access to several social networking features that assist in sharing videos on sites such as YouTube.
  • GoAnimate For Business (Modest Monthly Fee) - The GoAnimate For Business level of service provides access to all Video Makers and all video making features included in GoPlus. It provides unlimited downloads, sharing , and publishing features. It also provides ways to monetize videos and allows them to be used for business purposes. GoAnimate For Business is a good option for business entities looking to create training or instructional videos.
  • GoAnimate For Schools (Fee Based On Number of Teachers and Students) - GoAnimate For Schools is specifically designed for use by teachers and students in a school environment. It allows for creation of a wide variety of videos, such as: teaching lessons, artistic creations, presentations, tutorials, training, amongst others. It provides teachers a great deal of flexibility and control, such as allowing them to divide students into working groups, allowing teachers to moderate video content before it is published, and limiting access to published videos to keep them off the Internet and social networking sites.

To get started with making your own online videos, the level of service provided by GoAnimate for free should be sufficient. The free service allows a user to get acclimated with making online videos, so they can decide whether they want to use GoAnimate or try another service. The subscription versions of GoAnimate may be worthwhile to users that decide they want to make online videos on a regular basis and want to have additional access to Video Makers and video making features. One benefit of the subscription versions of GoAnimate is that it provides users the flexibility to create and share videos of any length, which can be quite useful if one is trying to make money on YouTube and other video sharing sites.

Monetizing Videos | Turning GoAnimate Videos Into Cash

People have many reasons for making GoAnimate videos, from just trying to be creative to producing training videos to making money online. For those who would like to turn GoAnimate videos into cash, the process is quite easy.

First off, you will need a Google AdSense account to generate advertising commissions from advertisements shown before or during your videos on YouTube and other video sharing sites that are Google AdSense enabled. If you do not have a Google AdSense account, set one up and then make sure your YouTube and other video sharing site accounts are linked to your Google AdSense account.

With a Google AdSense account in place, create a video using GoAnimate. The very last step in the video creation process is a procedure for posting a new GoAnimate video on YouTube. Follow the steps provided by GoAnimate to post your new video on YouTube, then go to YouTube and make sure you have selected “Monetize” to allow advertisements to be shown with the video. If the video becomes popular, you will likely see cash accumulate in your Google AdSense account over time, as YouTube users click the advertisement included with your videos. If you are creative, perhaps you can even create and post a viral video that receives a tremendous amount of views and advertising revenue.

Online Video Production Sites That Are Alternatives To GoAnimate

GoAnimate is just one of many online video creation sites. It is a good site to become familiar with how to make online videos and how to monetize them on YouTube; however, as one’s experience with online video creation grows, they may want to explore other online video creation sites. If you are looking for alternatives to GoAnimate for online video creation and production, try out one of these sites:

  • xtranormal.com
  • animasher.com
  • blabberize.com
  • memoov.com
  • toondoo.com
  • fuzzwich.com

Examples of GoAnimate Videos

The two videos below are examples of animation videos created using GoAnimate that have been posted on YouTube. To try out GoAnimate, go toGoAnimate.com.

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Gina145 3 years ago from South Africa

Thanks for this information. I'll have a look at the free version and see if I can do something with it before deciding whether it's worth paying to monetize videos.

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Rock_nj 3 years ago from New Jersey Author

Thanks for all the positive Feedback regarding this GoAnimate Hub. This is why I write at HubPages. The knowledge doesn't do anyone (except me) any good sitting in my head, and I really appreciate the fact that people find it useful. Writing a Hub also allows me to learn more about something that interests me.

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Relationshipc 3 years ago from Alberta, Canada

I like this animation maker; however, once you stop paying the monthly fee you can no longer monetize your videos. It took me forever to take down all the videos that I had monetized, and I don't really like that rule. It's like they got you by the balls for life at a certain point.

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TheListLady 3 years ago from New York City

Wow! This is just what I need and am looking for. I cannot thanks you enough! I must follow you so I can keep up with you and these informative hubs. Thanks a million$$$!

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agvulpes 3 years ago from Australia

Looks like a very cool api thanks for the heads-up:)

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Ninasvoice 3 years ago from England

Awesome hub! voted up, interesting, useful and awesome. I've been looking for a site like this, then stumbled upon your hubpages by accident. So glad I did!! :-) Thanks for sharing.

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Rusticliving 3 years ago from California

What a very cool concept. Can't wait to check out the site. Thank you for such valuable information! Voted up+ and sharing.--Lisa♥

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HappyMikeWritter 3 years ago

What an amazing article with such a great idea I never heard of. Is so inspiring to learn from people like you. Thank you for sharing this amazing site. Voted up

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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Just what I'm looking for! How did you know? :) Good information and thanks for the link. Checked it out and will do a test run tomorrow.

Thanks for sharing this and I will too. Voted up, useful awesome and interesting.

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teaches12345 3 years ago

Thanks for the information. I am going to look into this site.

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justateacher 3 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

I need to check this out...sounds cool!

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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

This is the first I'm hearing of GoAnimate. Very interesting! Worth checking out. might be able to put some animated bible story together for the children Sunday school lessons.

Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful.

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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

hello this is so interesting.. I know Mike cloud Explorer would love this hub. and others.. I will share. on Facebook.. I sent you a friend request on Facebook.

nice to meet you



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