“Did you know that 50% of the Internet traffic after 5pm is currently video?”
Krizia de Verdier, Create Profitable Videos Online Training
Me neither. I know that video is important for driving Internet traffic to your blog – that’s why I try to use it here and on my travel blog Get In the Hot Spot. I know that videos and YouTube are a great way to connect with new readers and clients. I know that many people use YouTube to search for information and prefer watching videos to reading text.
But I didn’t know that video usage was that high. I guess that’s why the Internet slows down after 5pm.
It looks as if online videos are replacing TV time and reading which online video is a trend that is growing as more and more people get online and discover how easy and fun it is to get information on video.
So it’s a no brainer that we bloggers should create videos to connect with our target audience and promote our blogs or products.
Even without these statistics we all know in our hearts that we should be creating videos, but we aren’t doing much about it because we’re scared. There are some big fears to overcome but it’s easily done once you set your mind to it.
Video Making Fears
1. You’re not good on camera
Solution: Although many people are confident on camera others aren’t. But you don’t need to feature in your own videos as a talking head. You can learn how to create an effective video by showcasing a slide-show and adding your voice-over.
I’m trying to overcome my fear though and be seen in front of the camera. While I may be the wrong side of 40, have a funny accent and nasal intonation those things don’t need to matter. The most important thing is to be yourself and show your passion for your expertise. I’m not saying that I’ve got there yet myself as I am very conscious of being videoed but I know I can only get over that if I squish through my fear and wade out the other side a little bit better each time.
2. You don’t have the technical know how
Solution: Either you can learn how to create videos using whatever technology (inbuilt computer video or home video) then get the software and learn how to edit them.
Or you can outsource the project, contracting someone who can do it fast and effectively to save you time.
I prefer to take the time to learn how to do something myself. That way if I want to outsource it in the future I know what the value is for me, how much time it will save and how much return I can hope to see.
3. Expense and Time
Solution: The software I use for my video editing is free (Microsoft Live Video Maker) and of course the more videos I make the faster I get at creating and publishing them.
Yes, the 30 second video entry that made me a finalist in the Samsung Global Bloggers Contest took four hours to make from woah to go and I had some help from my 13 year old son – thank you darling Luke for filming me and helping with editing and sound effects!
But writing a blog post takes between two and eight hours too. Although video can have a much higher impact than text or static images alone.
Samsung are smart because they want to find bloggers who can create videos and make a powerful connection with that growing audience through video. Of course Samsung are smart, they’re a global technology and communications company but with blogging so are you and there’s no reason your videos can’t compete with them or with their global bloggers.
Learning anything takes time but you can learn how to make effective videos if you make time for it and with the right training it won’t take as long as you thing.
Could Create Profitable Videos Online Training Help You?
Krizia is a video marketing and YouTube marketing professional who has been successfully using video to grow her business since 2008.
She created and sold two online magazines with her videos and YouTube channels a major selling point.
Now Krizia has developed a training course called Create Profitable Videos Online Training to teach entrepreneurs how to leverage the power of video in their business which she describes as “watch and learn”.
She will teach you how to outsource most of your video work, where to find qualified professionals and what you can expect from them.
With Krizia’s knowledge and experience the guesswork and experimentation is taken out of the equation every step giving you a clear plan how to create videos which help you achieve your blogging and business goals.
The course is delivered on video so it’s like talking to a friend. Of course Krizia looks good on camera, but she more importantly she knows her stuff.
I’ve watched many of Krizia’s videos over the years and that’s what made a connection between us. Since then we have had several Skype calls which have turned me into one of Krizia’s many fans. Like me, Krizia is passionate about helping other female entrepreneurs understand and leverage online marketing so that’s why I want to support her and have become an affiliate for Create Profitable Videos Online Training.
If video marketing has piqued your interest but you’re not sure if it’s right for you check out 3 Ways You Can Use Video to Attract MORE Clients and Profits which has more information. The course has a full 90 day money back guarantee.
If Create Profitable Videos Online Training sounds like the answer to your video and online marketing prayers click here to check it out now. Either way I’ll be back soon with more blogging tips to keep you informed and motivated to get the results you want from blogging.
What’s holding you back from using more videos on your blog?