If you never made an online video before, you might be intimidated about the process. Thankfully, it tends to be easier than you might think! You don’t even need a high degree of technical skill. The tools that are out there these days are designed to be very user-friendly, so it’s just a matter of finding the ones that will work best for you.
First of all, every affiliate marketer needs to have screen capture software. It is perfect for demonstrating how to do things on the web (helpful if you are creating tutorials, etc.), recording PowerPoint presentations, and so on.
Camtasia Studio is the most popular screen capture option for PC users because it is so powerful. If you’re a PC user on a budget, you might want to check out CamStudio instead. Mac users have the option of using something inexpensive like iShowU, or using the top-of-the-line ScreenFlow software. Camtasia Studio is now also available for the Macintosh!
In addition to using screen capture software, you may want to get a WebCam as well. This is perfect for recording talking head videos where you speak directly to your audience. Many laptops come with a web cam built right in, making this an easy option. Even if your computer does not already have one installed, you can purchase these cameras very inexpensively.
Yet another tool you might consider is a video camera. These are great for recording product reviews and talking head videos. Flip Video and other pocket-sized camcorders are perfect for this purpose since you can easily carry them around — they are also relatively inexpensive!
It can be intimidating to try and put the videos together even after you’ve recorded them. Thankfully, certain products include ways to edit the video right within them, such as ScreenFlow and Camtasia. Videos taken with Flip video also have some minor editing capabilities, which will be fine for many purposes.
You will find that you don’t need to do something fancy all the time in order to create videos to promote products or establish yourself as an expert. Many of the best programs automatically encode for you in the proper format. This can be a great timesaver when you need to create many videos in a short timeframe.
The most important thing is that you do not get off scared off of creating video. It no longer takes an entire film crew to put out a video! All you need is your computer and a small amount of equipment and you should be ready to go.
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These kinds of videos captivate the audience and keep them watching and proven to convert up to 200% more than normal videos and thats why these companies can charge hundreds, thousands, and even tens of thousands for these videos !
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Do you consider yourself to be controversial? You might not at this point, but you may want to consider voicing your opinions and taking some controversial positions in order to increase your affiliate sales online! That’s because controversy truly does sell.
If you’re confused about why you would do this, think about the content that gets the most comments and traffic on the web. It is usually items that are very interesting and are slightly controversial. These types of topics tend to bring out all kinds of opinions and get people emotional and actively fired up.
If you are able to post this kind of “link bait” content on your blog or website, you will most likely find that your traffic starts to skyrocket! People may publish what you’ve said on niche forums, on their own blogs, and on social networking sites. They post links to your content because they are very interested in it. Perhaps they completely disagree with you, or perhaps they think you are making good points. No matter what, this controversial content will definitely get you some attention — and possibly many more sales!
Think about the standard content you might post to your website. You may get some comments here and there, but the controversial topics get the most comments of all. Now, you will need to have pretty thick skin because along with controversy often comes anger and disagreement. People may think that you’re completely nuts and will have no issues telling you that!
At the same time, these people will be interested in the other things you have to say and recommend. The chances are good that if you have a good link bait piece that you will gain several new followers. They will be interested in what you have to say in the future and will come back time and time again. As your traffic increases, you will probably make more affiliate sales as well!
You will probably find that people start to link to you all around the web. The chances are good that your rankings in the search engine will rise as well. This creates a cycle of even more traffic to your blog, which can help you build your list to make more affiliate sales.
How controversial you should be depends on your personality and the niche you are in. Examine the niche blogs written by others and see what has gotten the most comments on their blog. This can give you some good ideas so you can take advantage of this method on your own.
There’s definitely something to be said for being controversial — especially on the web where news travels fast!
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