Have you heard of using video marketing to help grow your business? There are many things you can do, and there are many things you need to know and not leave out as well. Don’t think you know enough, as part of learning is to continue learning and growing with the current trends.
If you offer services to your customers, the best way to give them an idea of what you do is to create a video that documents the different steps you take to perform this service. You should have a friend follow you with a camera the next time you perform this service for a customer.
Of all web searches, directions on how you do something rank highest. Videos which are educational will be found by people who want to learn that thing, and if it’s tied to what you sell, you’re golden. Once they realize that you’re actually an expert on the topic, you’ll be looked to for more information.
If you are not really an expert on a topic, do not try to pretend. The best way to get around that is by interviewing people on video that are experts in your niche. A trade show or seminar is a great place to meet people that won’t mind doing a video.
To help garner even more views embed your video in your website. Most people when they think of video marketing think only of posting a video on YouTube. Instead, post it on your website and include a link on your Facebook wall and Tweet about your new video on Twitter.
While a single video can do a great job, a series of videos keeps viewers coming back for more. Have each new video pick up from where the last left off and you’ll find people return to your site just to see what’s coming next, and they might even buy while they wait.
Videos need to be personal to catch the viewer’s attention. Be fun, friendly, calm and confident and your watchers won’t change the channel, so to speak. The more open and honest you are, the better received you will be. Stick to topics you’re truly passionate about as that will come out in your demeanor.
When you create a video, ask the viewers to take an action. “Call to action” is what this is usually called. Ask viewers to click a link in order to sign up! You just need to ensure that viewers can do this easily.
Great audio and video equipment makes for a great video. If you use old crappy equipment, you’ll get an effect you might not expect. That doesn’t mean that effect isn’t what you want, so play with the equipment you use until you get the video which matches the tone you wish it to have.
Don’t put off video marketing just because you don’t have the perfect equipment. Investing in high quality cameras, microphones, and editing software is a huge commitment, and one that you might not be ready to make. Instead, focus on the quality of your video’s content, designing it to draw viewers. After you have started a video campaign and seen that it is drawing customers, then you can choose whether or not to invest in expensive equipment.
Don’t ignore captions and subtitles in your videos. Text is as important in a video as the actual moving pictures as it can anchor what’s being said in the minds of the viewers. Highlight key words and phrases which make an impact and underline the message the video is trying to get across.
Your videos should contain an incentive to buy your products or to contact you for your services. Get your viewers interested by mentioning a discount or sharing a coupon code toward the end of your video. You could also use your video marketing campaign to advertise a contest or a giveaway.
Use your other marketing campaign to draw attention to your videos. You could for instance embed your videos on your site or blog, share some links in your newsletter and post your videos on social networks. Add a link to your YouTube channel in the signature of your emails and list it as a way of contacting you.
When posting a video on your website, surround it with descriptive text so Google knows what the video is about. You don’t have to provide a transcript, although that can be helpful as well, but you should give at least a short blurb about what the video discusses without giving away the juicy bits.
Now that you know a little more about affiliate marketing, you should have a better idea as to what to do. Use the strategies and things you’ve learned here in order to create an effective campaign. Track your results, and make sure you’re continuing to learn more as you go along.