Video marketing can be a great way to introduce your business to the online world. Learning to make the most of this creative marketing tool takes a little practice and research; begin with the following article. It is loaded with helpful tips and tricks to get you started in video marketing.
Ask your customers to create their own videos. You could for instance organize a contest and ask customers to film themselves while they use your products. Reward the best videos with an interesting prize and use the submitted videos as promotional material for your social media marketing campaign and for your website.
Use events such as expos and trade shows to interview experts. You can then post the interviews on your site as a resource for your viewers. Ask the types of questions that your audience would ask and try to keep the interview as interesting as you can to hold your viewer’s attention.
Why not take a video while at a trade show? Many experts visit trade shows and would love to expand their own customer base, and getting their name on your website is a great way to do that. Make sure to write down their information so you can spell their name right and link back to their site when you post the video – they’ll appreciate that.
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.
If you are posting videos on a regular schedule, you have to stick to it. Over time, people will begin to anticipate videos from you and your company. The same way people follow television programs, they expect your videos to be released at a specific time and on a specific day. Let them know if there will not be an update or new video coming.
You should be honest in your videos. Your audience will identify with you and trust you if they feel like you are being yourself. You should, however, avoid swearing or saying anything too personal in your videos and edit anything you feel does not have its place in your video.
Never, never, never try to sell your viewers something in your video. Instead, offer your visitors something worthwhile such as a demonstration of how to do something or how to use a product. By offering relevant information, your visitors are more apt to visit your website, which could in turn result in a sale.
Visit trade shows and interview experts in your niche. People like to hear from experts. It helps build trust in the niche and products. Trade shows give you a great chance to meet others, get great video content and create relationships that result in link backs from the expert’s site to yours.
When you post your video on YouTube, don’t forget to use annotations. These allow you to point to other similar videos you have or to ask people to subscribe to your video. You can even use this with a “Pop-Up Video” effect to keep viewers engaged and entertained as they watch.
Be sure that you use attractive people in your video marketing campaign. While it seems wrong on some level, it is a fact that people respond better to very attractive people. If you do not have attractive people that you know that will help you out you should look into hiring actors.
Video marketing can seem like a difficult nut to crack. It is much easier to do if you inject some humor into your videos. This will always entertain your viewers and keep them coming back for more. Be careful with this strategy and show your videos to others before publishing. You could end up not being funny and making your business look bad.
Marketing can be challenging, especially for a smaller business with limited capital. Learn the ropes and get used to seeing yourself on the small screen; you could become the spokesperson for a very successful company! Keep these tips in mind, get creative in your approach and have fun with it!