Rumble- Online Video Platform: Updated YouTube Alternative

Rumble is an alternative online video platform to YouTube. I joined over 2 years ago as an alternative to YouTube. The Rumble video app is fun and easy to use.  Once on it, I liked how easy it was to use and I produced a few videos about alternative social media with the online video network on my Rumble Channel.

I began to make a few cents on the videos there and thought, I need to explore this one more for my fellow bloggers and businesses.

So, this blog post will help you understand what the Rumble video platform is and what it can do for your blog or business today. You may know how important video can be for your blog or business.

In January of 2023, the company revamped the website design of its platform. It looks and feels a little more like YouTube as you will see.

Notice all the new categories like finance and music along with podcasts available. 

rumble new look
Check out their new look today.

Rumble The Online Video Platform Known As “The YouTube Alternative”

People have been upset by the censorship of YouTube and are looking for other places to go for uploading videos and watching videos. Not only that, but the reach of YouTube videos has decreased over the past year with algorithm changes.

Recently the CEO of Rumble was on Fox Business News.  “By the end of Q1 2021, we were at 31.9 million average monthly users,” Pavlovski told FOX Business. “April is looking fairly consistent.”

That is up from Q1 2020 when the platform had an average monthly unique user rate of 1.2 million.
Watch this video from the CEO of Rumble, Chris Pavlovski from April 27, 2022. They had 44.3 new million users in March of 2022 alone!

That’s a huge increase in monthly users on the Rumble video network and it continues to grow in 2023. 

Today he claims:

We are for people with something to say and something to share, who believe in authentic expression, and who want to control the value of their own creations.

We create technologies that are immune to cancel culture.

Because everyone benefits when we have access to more ideas, diverse opinions, and dialogue.

Join us. We are on a mission to protect a free and open internet. – Chris Pavlovski, Founder and CEO of Rumble.

Full Screen Vertical and Dark Mode

Rumble released a new version of their iOS app and make vertical videos full screen along with a dark mode for nighttime viewing of their videos. (April 2022)

With the new vertical format, users can swipe left or right to like or dislike a video. They will be adding more features to Android users and connected TV users are now available with Rumble TV.

Earn With Rumble Referrals

What better time for me to share about the Rumble video app? And now when you refer your friends to Rumble you will receive 5% back for all earnings your friends make. You may notice the pop-up on the mobile device when you explore this video’s alternative social network.

However, be sure to use your referral link from Rumble when you invite others to the network to receive your 5% back for all earnings your friends make. You can find this link in your settings in the upper right-hand corner of Rumble.

referral URL
Use your referral link to invite others to the Rumble network.
Some people are upset by this further censorship by YouTube and are looking for other places to go to post videos. #Rumblevideos Click To Tweet


What Is Rumble – The Online Video Platform

Rumble is an online video platform. The online platform is a social media network like YouTube with Rumbles being voted on and commented on.  Creators can make money from Rumble videos, as Rumble shares up to 60% of its ad revenues with its users.

Rumble video has been around since October 2013. But 2020 is when the network began to expand with all the censorship around the United States election and the pandemic.

Rumble - the online video platform

Updated Terms Of Service For Rumble Video

Fast forward to January 2022, and notice that they updated their terms of service.

They claimed after strong demand from their community for more transparency around policies on what you can and cannot do on Rumble and met this demand by modernizing, changing, and updating their Terms & Conditions.

They added 9 new additional rules you can see there from the previous link in the terms and conditions of their services.

Also note: You also agree that you will not harvest or collect information about users of the Forum or use such information to transmit or facilitate the transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic e-mail or communications.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you further agree that you will not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from a child 18 years old or younger.

How To Use Rumble – The Online Video Platform

Rumble is very easy to use if you have used YouTube in the past. If not, it still is pretty easy. I have made a video as an overview. This video was done on the desktop version.


The mobile version is somewhat different and the ability to make money comes from the mobile app too.

Your Own Channel ID

You can have your own company/blog channel ID. But you first have to have 10 subscribers to do so. It took me a few minutes one day to figure that one out.

So you can learn it quickly here 🙂

Be Sure To Add Descriptions To Your Videos

This is another mistake made that you can easily learn from. You can add links to your blog post and any other places you want people to go to after watching your Rumble video.  The length of videos does not seem to matter on Rumble, it is more about the videos themselves.

I see a lot of funny animal videos that make money and they are not longer than other videos. Some Rumble videos are less than a minute! Maybe that is why YouTube has YouTube shorts now!

Yes, you can see what others make on the channel too.  A little incentive for you to upload videos on Rumble – The Online Video Platform.

You can add links to your blog post and any other places you want people to go to after watching your Rumble video. #rumblevideo Click To Tweet

Rumble YouTube Channel Sync

You may also share your videos on other video platforms if you choose. I did this for the Rumble video but not for my Parler videos.  You have all kinds of licensing options to choose from once you upload your Rumble video including syncing with YouTube.

If you choose to add YouTube be sure to post that video to YouTube first. Then when you upload it to Rumble it will ask for the YouTube video link.

Scheduling is another feature that Rumble offers so you don’t have to post it right NOW. (YouTube also allows you to schedule videos.)licensing options

Your Video License Choices

The Exclusive Video Management license You will receive all Net Earnings, less an Agency Fee equal to 40%, collected about your Content.

Another option, The Video Management license excluding YouTube is the same as the above license but without YouTube. You will receive all Net Earnings, less an Agency Fee equal to 40%, collected in relation to your Content.

Rumble shall not publish your Content to and publication of your Content shall be limited to all media and channels except which is specifically excluded.

Another option is the Rumble Player license. Rumble will publish your Content through the Rumble Player and will act as your agent only in respect of publication via this channel. All other media and channels are specifically excluded from Rumble’s Agency.

You will receive all Net Earnings collected in relation to the publication of your Content on the Rumble Player less an Agency Fee equal to 40%. If you select this option, and notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, you shall be entitled to remove Content from the Player at any time.

The last option is the Not For Sale license. Rumble shall only publish your Content on Rumble’s Video Player or Rumble-owned websites.

Rumble shall not monetize your Content. No Net Earnings will be payable to you and no Agency Fees shall be charged. I

If you select this last option, and notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, you shall be entitled to remove Content from the Rumble Player at any time.

You have all kinds of licensing options to choose from once you upload your Rumble video. #rumblevideo Click To Tweet

Monetized Rumble Videos – How To Make Money With It!

Yes, be patient with this one!  See below for my video examples. It’s been a while days and monetization took several weeks. (They have since been monetized but not all are making money.)

With more people jumping from YouTube to the alternative platform I expect it may take longer. However, I did make more money in the beginning as the competition has become more fierce today.

my rumble videos
My latest videos on the channel are monetized.

Other Ways To Make Money On The Rumble App

Swiping Rumbles

Now with the Rumble video app on mobile, you can make money with the swipe key. Users can make .25 cents per day (5 cents per video) for tagging them with the swipe. (They will be updating their monetization – see more below.)

Referrals to Rumble – The Online Video Platform

When you refer other people to the Rumble app with your referral link you can earn dollars too. Just invite your friends, clients, and family to join the video network. There are so many different videos that there is something for everyone.

My friend Ryan from Blogging from Paradise can also be seen on the platform. Another friend Dana from I Am My Imagination is also on Rumble. They are both bloggers I’ve known for years.

Lottery Winnings  – The Online Video Platform

You can win Battle Tickets through the Rumble video app. I awoke one morning to receive an email that I had won $5.00 via a Battle Ticket. (twice now!)

Another time I won $10.00 from the lottery.  Entries into the lottery are by swiping videos.

How to make money on Rumble The Online Video Platform

On the video app, you must watch a video for at least 9 seconds before swiping. Many of the funny animal videos are less than one minute and some are just under 30 seconds.

how to swipe

Of course, there are also lengthy videos on various topics throughout the network. Whether you use it for business, blogging, or pleasure there really is something for everyone here.

how to like a rumble

What Is The Rumble Camera?

You can now download their camera from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps. This camera app allows you to make money with videos that you film with your phone’s camera.

Other social media platforms don’t pay what you deserve, you lack visibility, and transparency, and there are no useful tools that allow you to control distribution. Their camera app does all this for you. The Rumble video app keeps on getting better and better!

What is the Rumble camera in the Rumble video app?

Livestreaming Available Now With Rumble Video App

I know many fellow bloggers out there who love to use Livestream. Well, they have started to offer live streaming now for paying customers on the network.

Those that have the FREE Rumble App will be able to livestream.

livestreaming on Rumble

What Are Rumble Rants?

Recently it introduced its live tipping feature, Rants, on all live streams.

“Now is the time to change the creator economy by tipping to your favorite creators on Rumble, instead of the competition,” the company said when announcing the feature. “Do it only for 1 reason; creators deserve more. Rumble will take a smaller fee than YouTube.”

New Paid Subscriptions

You may have heard about paid subscriptions now. Creators on Rumble can use an integrated Locals button to set up paying communities.

Locals bill itself as a platform that allows independent creators to control their destiny, grow communities and make money. All this while Rumble currently has 71 million monthly users and 150,000 creators. (per The Motley Fool.)

Combined With Locals To Build Creator Economy

Recently, they announced it purchased Locals. This will combine the forces of the two to help boost and bring more value to the creator economy.

Their mission is to give creators unprecedented autonomy over their work while providing audiences with quality content.

It will be an exciting time for content creators to be able to be on both platforms.

It will be an exciting time for content creators to be on both the Rumble & Locals platforms. Click To Tweet

How Do Locals Work With Rumble – The Online Video Platform?

Once active, a creator will simply need to link their Locals profile to their Rumble video app account.


The New Beta Ad Platform Comes to Rumble The Online Video Platform

Just last week they announced their beta ads. It is open to all verified businesses on the video network. It will allow advertisers to access a portion of the user traffic on its website, create campaigns, view analytics, and much more. It’s like the ability to buy Rumble views. They are starting with display ads but will expand into video ads and native ads.

It will compete with the long-standing Google AdSense and Google Exchange networks.

Rumble Studio for Podcasting

Did you know that you can use Rumble Studio for podcasting? The Rumble Studio pricing starts at $9.00 per month and you can start with a free trial. 

rumble studio pricing
You can participate in podcasts with the studio. (above screenshot via

Most times if you want to listen to/watch these podcasts you will have to support the creator via their Locals account. 

10 Best Rumble Channels

These are some of the best channels according to the SuperSight Channel. 

The channel posts often about the top videos and channels on the alternative video network. You can do it via a subscription starting at 10.00 per month or whatever the creator starts the pricing at. 

Viral Hog
The History Guy
Elise Stefanik
Wild Creatures
How to Survive
Mikhaila Peterson
Dr. Drew
Digital Trends
Lauren Chen

Your Turn On The Video App

Are you ready to join Rumble the Online Video Platform many are using today? Join me with my referral link today!   It is FREE to join and use and you’ll love the alternative video app.

I’d love to know what you think of this online video platform – please drop a comment below so we can discuss ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Growing Stats of Rumble In 2023

Some Charts about Rumble Stats
by u/BlakB0x in RumbleForum

These stats are from their quarterly reports this past week (May 17, 2023).


How many videos can you upload to Rumble per day?

You can upload as many videos as you want per day on their platform.

Can you download Rumble videos?

Not from Rumble. However, you can use a video downloader program like SnapDownLoader to do it.

Is Rumble FREE to join?

Yes, it is free to join this video network.

Can you schedule your videos?

Yes, you may schedule your videos on Rumble.

What are the new emotes?

Emotes are a fun way to customize the live chat for your Rumble channel. You can also designate emotes to be exclusive to your channel’s monthly subscribers.

Are podcasts on Rumble?

Yes, there are many podcasts available on the social network platform. I follow an SEO podcast on their podcast.

  • Bob George says:

    Does Rumble have a “Watch Later” feature like they have on YouTube? Thanks

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Bob, I don’t see that feature on Rumble. Maybe in the future, they will add it. Thanks for your question here about Rumble.

  • Lin says:

    I used to be able to watch a video, hit share, and it would give me the option of where to share it (FB, TWIT, TS etc) I no longer get that option since the update – is there a way to do so?

  • I’ve been a Rumble her food a few months now after struggling to get my videos noticed on YouTube. I am amazed at how easy it is to upload to this site. I liked your way of explaining this site for new users like me. This article gave me a better understanding of how to use this site.

    What does the number of rumbles next to a user icon mean? I would be very interested in reading a follow up article on making money with the swipe and tickets feature.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi J.E. Welcome to Inspire To Thrive. It is easy to upload to Rumble, isn’t it? Thank you, I’m glad it was helpful to you. The number of Rumbles is the number of times people rumbled it on their smart device. They viewed it and rumbled it. I did a video about that and it’s in this post too. And on Rumble of course – Thanks for coming by and I hope the video helps as well. Let me know if you have any other questions I can answer.

  • Shabbir Akbar says:

    Hey Lisa, in the Rumble app whenever I swipe right or left, after the 10 seconds timer, it shows me with the animation that yes I received one ticket, and on the upper right hand corner of the screen, it does show the number of tickets I have received so far, say 10. When I click on the ticket icon, it leads me to my account where it shows my referrals, tickets, and earnings, but the ticket count is always zero and I cant understand why. I have received hundreds of tickets but the ticket counter is static at zero. Can you please help me sort out this issue.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Shabbir, yes, I’ve noticed that as well on the mobile device. Do check it out on your desktop. I see a big difference in the numbers. Thank for pointing that out so when I update the post again I’ll be sure to let everyone know – hopefully they read through comments too 🙂 Thanks for the input and question. I hope it works for you on the desktop as for me.

  • Walter A Erhart says:

    When I watch a video and leave a comment, how do I check or know if anyone commented on my post?

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Walter, Welcome to Inspire To Thrive. You should see them in notifications or in an email. Check your settings on Rumble to see that they are set up for notifications. I hope that helps!

  • Nori says:

    Hi Lisa. Thanks for sharing this info to us. I learned alot. This is my 3rd day in rumble and my videos got monetized the following day after I downloaded them. Super cool ! I’m loving rumble though… I have a question. can a video that was monetized already be copyright strike afterwards?

  • John says:

    Please how do I add tags and what do I write in the tags(optional)

    • Lisa says:

      Hi John, welcome to Inspire To Thrive. Tags are put in where it says tags (optional) when uploading a video into Rumble. I hope that helps! It is right after you choose your thumbnail for the video. 🙂 Have a great day!

  • Hi. I started using Rumble a few weeks ago. It got “monetized” status very quickly, but I still almost do not have views and earnings. Is there any way to promote it? Or any secret how to get profit?

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Regina, welcome to Inspire To Thrive. A few tips: Engage with others on Rumble, follow, like and comment on videos like you would on YouTube. Do more videos and share on other networks and on your blog or website (embed them).
      Be sure the topics of your videos are HOT. Try different lengths of videos too. I hope that helps! and last, don’t give up! Have a great day and good luck!

  • Lisa, I’ve been using Rumble to upload videos for my new blog. I can easily embed them from Rumble and I don’t have to be fearful that YouTube is going to pull them down! Now, I realize I need to start using the mobile app too. Thanks for the tips!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Sherryl, I’m so glad to hear that you are using Rumble and that’s it’s working well for you 🙂 You are most welcome. Thanks for the comment and have a great day!

  • Thank you Lisa for sharing this. I was not aware of this platform, will really use and make myself familiar with this.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Johnson, welcome to Inspire To Thrive. Glad to know it is something you were able to learn about. Sometimes when I do a blog post I think everyone already knows about it but there are so many things changing rapidly today that it is not possible. Thanks for coming by and make it a great day!

  • Hi Lisa,
    As I research Rumble I am happy to let you know that this blog post is on the first page of Google. And it should be! Thank you so much for explaining Rumble to me. It cleared up many questions I have had as I dabble blindly through Rumble.

  • John Andrew says:

    Hi Lisa, great content! We converted a YouTube channel over to Rumble and were lucky to get all of our videos monetized (it did take some time). We used the licensing model excluding YouTube since our videos were still live there. We are getting quite a few ‘Rumbles’ but we aren’t seeing any monetary benefit. Is it because we didn’t do an exclusive license with Rumble? Did we make a mistake somewhere? Could you expand a bit on how someone would convert their content from YouTube in order to successfully monetize at Rumble? Thank you again!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi John, How long has it been since the videos have been on Rumble? Some can take weeks or months before monetization. It depends on the content of the videos as well. I believe this post did explain the different choices you have when selecting the licenses. I’d love to know what your Rumble channel is 🙂

  • Wendy Hemry says:

    Is there a way to get closed captioning on Rumble? I haven’t been able to figure it out if there is.

    • Lisa says:

      Great question Wendy. They do not yet but I just read they will be having that feature soon! So stay tuned as they say. Thanks for coming by and welcome to Inspire To Thrive. I will be updating this post as they update Rumble too 🙂

  • Bill Sharkey says:

    Aloha Lisa: Question. I uploaded five videos to Rumble. They are “Ready to share. Monetization pending.” When I search for each video, none is found. Am I missing a step to get my video’s to show up on Rumble? Mahalo, Bill

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Bill, what is the link to your video? I’ll check for you. You should be able to see it. I have had many like that for a few weeks even and the videos were still viewable. You can go to your account, and then your channel or your videos to see it.

  • Birgit Jones says:

    How on earth do you ‘like’ a video on Rumble? It’s difficult to find users to subscribe to and I don’t have a clue how to like a video when I do like it.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Birgit, welcome to Inspire To Thrive.
      You like a Rumble video by giving it a “Rumble” it is the plus button under the video on your desktop version. On the mobile version, it’s under the video and looks like a hand or glove, you click that to rumble it. If you hit the same icon on the bottom of your app and then swipe on the video – you rumble it and can make money from doing so 🙂 I hope that helps explain it. I believe I covered it in the video too. Make it a great day!

  • Robert Prestwidge says:

    I have tried to figure out how to use Rumble Channels and it is unclear. Does anyone have a video explanation of how and why to use it? Is it an equivalent to playlists? I want to make a channel for each different section of Math that I have produced eg Trigonometry, Solving Equations etc.

  • Filip Van Houte says:

    The whole licensing is very confusing to me. I just choose ‘Rumble Only’ because I still want to upload my video to Youtube and Bitchute (and the future even maybe other hosting platforms).

    Am I making the right choice then?

    Because If you license to Rumble, you can’t upload the same content to non hosting video servers right?

  • Bob Anderson says:

    Hey, Lisa, thanks for the info on Rumble! I stumbled onto Rumble just over a week ago. I’m encouraged by your call to patience regarding monetization and that it can take beyond 21 days. I uploaded my first video just a week ago and I’m still waiting for the Monetization coronation. But your post has set me at ease. For now. :/ How does one subscribe to your posts? Thx!

  • Appu says:

    Honestly I didn’t even knew about Rumble before. I got some info here and seems like a good alternative to youtube as there are already plenty of video platforms out there. Is Rumble available for all countries? If so then it will be a good video platforms.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Appu, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. I’m not sure if available in all countries though I’d imagine it is. They are based out of Canada. I’m enjoying their platform a lot and my videos are getting more videos there quicker than on YouTube. Thanks for coming by and I’d love to know if you join Rumble how you like it! Have a great week.

  • Super breakdown Lisa. Thanks too for the helpful reminder; time to publish another few videos. Guys; with also no promoting, I generated hundreds upon hundreds of views with a small collection of videos. I was scoring 3-5 views per video on YouTube, for the prior goodness knows how many months. Rumble does not suppress stats. YouTube does. Get on Rumble.


    • Lisa says:

      Thank you, Ryan. Yes, that’s an awesome point, Ryan. I’ve noticed I received more views of several of the Rumble videos in less time than over on YouTube. Very interesting. I also get emailed when you post a new one because I subscribed. I will be updating that in the post soon too as I’m learning more every day there. 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!

  • Dana says:

    Thanks for putting this together, Lisa. I still have a lot to learn about the platform, but you’ve helped get me started. I appreciate the mention and I hope you’re having a great day 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Dana, you are most welcome. Yes, it’s a fun platform and more to learn here too I’m sure. I’ll be doing more videos as I go along and discover more things on the Rumble network. I’m glad you joined and hope you will like it. It takes a while to get more views and get your own channel name. Patience is a virtue they say 🙂 Thanks for coming by and have a great rest of the week Dana 🙂

  • Bren Welch says:

    This is awesome, Lisa! I didn’t realize Rumble did so much! After watching your video, I realized how much better Rumble is than YouTube. I’m glad I subscribed back when you told me about it. Having a bit of fun on there. Now I have to look up Ryan and subscribe. 😉

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you Bren. I didn’t either until I started using Rumble. Lots of different stuff on there too and you don’t need long videos to succeed. I think bloggers can be a bigger fish in a smaller pond vs. on YouTube. Thanks for coming by and sharing this Brenda. Have a great day 🙂

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