Google Unveils Fundo for Monetizing Video Events

Google introduced a video occasion service known as Fundo. Fundo helps video creators and small companies monetize occasions. Creators can create occasions, set the occasion date and promote tickets.

What is Fundo?

Fundo is a web based service that permits video creators to promote tickets to non-public occasions.

The service is frictionless as a result of there aren’t any apps or software program to obtain. Everything occurs on the Fundo website.

Google’s announcement promoted three sorts of occasions that creators could make on Fundo:

  1. 1:1 Chat + Photos
  2. Meet and Greets
  3. Workshops

Audiences can browse or search for occasions on Fundo or an occasion could be created and a hyperlink to the occasion web page can be utilized to publicize the occasion.

Who Can Monetize Events with Fundo?

Fundo is a method for companies and video creators to monetize their actions.

Fundo’s announcement recommends it to those demographics:

“In addition to YouTube creators and their followers, we’re seeing authors, health instructors, enterprise and way of life consultants and others use Fundo to seek out new methods to attach.”

There doesn’t look like a method for music creators to create an occasion for massive live performance occasions. As famous above, there are solely three sorts of occasions that may be created.

According to a Fundo FAQ:

“…please notice every occasion has a restricted variety of tickets…”

1:1 Chat + Photos

The one-on-one occasion is a method for creators to host an occasion with a single particular person. It’s introduced as a method for creators to fulfill followers.

The +Photos a part of the 1:1 Chat is for contributors to create digital picture sales space photos of one another.

Screenshot of Fundo Virtual Photo Booth Photos

fundo photo booth screenshot

Fundo Virtual Photo Booth: Trivial Feature or Fun Worth Paying For?

The picture sales space factor looks as if a enjoyable factor for followers and their idols.

I’m an angler and I’m a fan of a number of YouTube fishing channels. Speaking as a grown man, an grownup, a photograph sales space pic of myself with some fisherman man is a wildly inappropriate and irrelevant characteristic for an individual like myself.

Google’s announcement makes Fundo look like an answer to trivial first-world issues between Z-List YouTube celebrities and their followers.

But it’s really a lot extra.

Fundo just isn’t as trivial because the announcement makes it out to be.

Fundo Meet and Greets

Meet and Greets is much like the 1:1 kind of occasions, solely it’s between a YouTube creator and a number of followers.  The method they describe it appears to restrict this sort of occasion to YouTube creators, which appears oddly limiting.

As Google describes it:

“As a fan, you’ll have quite a lot of experiences to select from. Join the Q&A with… channel members in a bunch Meet & Greet…”


This just isn’t trivial. This is a vital characteristic that can influence precise companies in a constructive method.

Restaurants which might be hurting for enterprise can arrange a day by day cooking class as a aspect enterprise.

Once the lessons change into widespread they will cross-promote native farms and markets for substances in addition to use the occasions to encourage folks to patronize the restaurant.

It could be a win-win to receives a commission for selling the enterprise.

Consultants can provide workshops on how one can do issues, like property planning, investing, actual property shopping for, purchasing for mortgages and so forth.

An actual property enterprise can maintain a paid workshop that solutions frequent questions that first time consumers ask.

The alternatives for not solely cash from a Fundo Workshop in addition to selling the enterprise as a trusted model are there.


According to Fundo, there isn’t a method for uninvited visitors to crash a Fundo occasion. The occasions are ticketed in order that just one individual per ticket can be a part of.

This is what Fundo says:

“Safety is a high precedence. Because Fundo is checking everybody’s ticket, there’s no danger of uninvited visitors. We even have reporting and flagging options to curtail abuse.”

Google Fundo for Monetizing Events

Some of the options promoted by Google appear to be centered on the “enjoyable” facet of nearly  assembly a digital movie star.  But it looks as if a trivial characteristic to have a digital picture of oneself with a digital movie star. It’s not corresponding to paying to have a photograph taken with a tv present character actor at ComicCon.

Fundo’s emphasis on workshops is a particularly promising characteristic for small companies. It’s a surprise why that half wasn’t promoted extra of their announcement.

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Official Announcement

Fundo FAQ Cited Above

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