PTM 021 – Making Extra Money with Online Video Contests

Listen to PT's interview with Matthew. Matthew has used Tongal to make extra money and pay off his student loan debts. If videography is something you enjoy and are good at, listen to find out how to enter your work in contests to win some cash.

In this podcast I had the pleasure of talking with Matthew Fletcher, who uses Tongal to compete in online video contests.

“Tongal offers creative people the unique opportunity to work with brands and companies that need new and original video content, which means you can get paid to do what you love.”

Part Time Money PodcastSo far, Matt has paid off 1/3 of his debt, just from contest winnings on Tongal. He has also used these contests to build up his portfolio, which has helped him stand out in a competitive job market. Being able to show the Barbie commercial he made as well as including these big brand names in his portfolio, he has actually landed and booked jobs.

Matthew also runs Contests for a Year: a year long experiment where he shares his commitment to entering a contest everyday for a year. So far he’s earned more than $12,000 which has helped him pay down even more debt.

Listen to the Podcast


Here’s what Matthew and I cover:

Matt Fletcher - Online Video Contests

Matthew Fletcher of Contests for a Year – photo by Mark Menke

  • About Tongal
  • Who Should Use Tongal
  • About His Project: Contests for a Year
  • How He Manages His Full Time Job and Contest Work
  • Websites to Use to Find Contests
  • What Makes a Contest Worth His Time
  • The $5,000 “Pay Yourself First” Video Contest that I Won

Full transcript coming soon.

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