As part of your ongoing business marketing it would be silly not to include the use of video. As the second largest search engine happens to be a video hosting and sharing site, if you are ever wondering why create a YouTube Channel? Then your answer would be to ensure you are in with a chance of grabbing some of that YouTube search traffic.
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But I’m Camera Shy and can’t make a Video
You must have seen the Vloggers all over the Internet and their rise to Internet, YouTube ‘Fame’ – I think Vloggers are great, highly entertaining, really talented and very confident individuals – I couldn’t do it! Without putting myself down, I’m not photogenic, so I’m not that great to look at and my video would end up with a lot of hums and pauses. I think to be a successful Vlogger takes a certain type of person and sadly that’s not me.
There is hope though, so don’t despair. For anyone who is camera shy there are other options. You can make Slideshow Videos using images and text slides with accompanying Creative Commons music. These types of video can also incorporate screenshot images of your website.
You can make ‘How to’ videos; recordings of yourself working on a website related problem and showing the viewer how you solve it. Software such as Screenflow allows you to record your screen while you are working on your computer. You can record your own voice as a voice-over or use text to explain what you are doing.
There are video-making software programs you can create an account with and make high quality videos using ready-made templates and designs. Some are free but include a small logo from the software company. You can upgrade though and have your own branding instead if this is what you’d prefer.
Here are some of the video making programs I like:
TechSmith own a collection of great video editing tools. Snagit – Screen Capture & So Much More. Camtasia Studio – Screen Recording & Video Editing. Screencast.com – Video & Content Hosting.
Animaker is a cloud based video making app, which helps to create animated explainer videos, video Infographics and animated presentations like never before. There is a free version which is great.
Need Some YouTube Training?
This is a link to a one hour replay of a video webinar over at Wealthy Affiliate that covers:
Why Making Videos Should be Your Next Move
The Basics of Adding YouTube Videos
Pro Video Description Tips
Looking at YouTube Analytics
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