- Comedian Wes Borg Uses Spymac.com to Earn Money From his Videos and
Starts Monthly Short Film Contest
NEW YORK and LETHBRIDGE, AB, March 8 /CNW/ - Spymac today announced it
has paid out nearly a quarter of a million dollars to uploaders who
contributed original pictures, videos and music to their new international Web
2.0 media portal located at www.spymac.com. Canadian Comedian Wes Borg is one
of many celebrities who have announced their support of the innovative new
With a 20-year live performance career, Wes loves doing live shows but,
like other comedians, needs additional channels to reach a broader audience in
order to make a living. After first recording and publishing his shows online
at deadtroll.com, he soon realized that the web generally works completely
opposite of the real world in terms of earning money for popular content.
Although his videos became popular and were viewed by many users, the online
portal owners were the only ones making a profit.
"I won't put my stuff on sites that don't share the money they make of my
content", Wes said. "It's not fair to make millions off other people's
creativity without sharing. So I started looking for a site on which you can
earn money if you have quality content. Most portals are full of content
people copy from somewhere else, and amateur videos like granny falling off a
chair at a party, which is fine. But comedy is my art form and being a
professional I work hard at it. So it was wonderful to find Spymac - they
truly reward creative original content."
With Spymac's revenue-sharing model, the most active, creative and
popular content providers earn the largest amounts of money. The dividend
payout-system is based on an exponential curve similar to lottery
payout-systems: the daily and monthly winners receive the lion's share, the
next best content providers earn a sizable amount of money, and the rest earn
smaller payouts. In the first month, Spymac's most popular uploaders received
approximately US$5,000. The payouts continue to grow along with user numbers
and the related advertising income. In its first two months of launching its
new site, Spymac has paid out almost a quarter-of-a-million dollars.
After uploading his content to Spymac.com, Wes started earning money
based on the unique revenue-sharing model, and was also booked to perform on
events in the United States, Canada and even Europe. He recently launched a
short film contest called "Metro TV" that's a cross between a film festival
and a raucous "idol-Style" talent show. The best short films are shown on the
big screen at Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta and of course worldwide on
"Spymac feels like a community of cool people", said Wes. "It's the
interaction of people with similar mindsets, tastes and interests that result
in a very exiting creative exchange which is why Social Networking communities
are so popular today."
"We've designed Spymac to be completely impulse-driven", explained Kevin
April, Co-founder of Spymac. "Our members spend hours browsing the site
because once they find something they're interested in, they're presented with
links to videos, music and other members that we know they'll like. It's like
channel-surfing, only better."
With offices in the USA, Canada and Germany, Spymac has over 1 million
users who video-chat, share pictures, audio and video content. www.Spymac.com
is available in 18 languages, including English, French, Spanish, Germany,
Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian.
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For further information: contact details and photo material please visit
www.spymac.com/contact or call Mrs Cornelia Blum, +49-89-360363-40, or (403)
317-7795 for press inquiries