Vimeo, the popular video sharing site for independent content creators, has introduced a means for producers to make money by having viewers contribute voluntarily via the "Tip Jar," the company announced today.   The company is also rolling out a pay-per-view scenario on a limited basis.

Unlike YouTube and Blip, Vimeo does not carry in-stream advertising which is typically the way that content creators make money.

For an overview on the new revenue scenarios, we spoke with Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor.  More on Trainor and the growth of Vimeo, a unit of IAC,  in this story by Om Malik up on GigaOM

Andy Plesser