28 May 2010 ~ 12 Comments

Traffic and List Building – Video Marketing

This is the last traffic strategy of this series of posts. After identifying which are the most popular traffic strategies, it’s time so start using them, measure the results and put my effort on those that drives more traffic to my blog.

Video Marketing

Video Marketing is by far one of the most “interesting” strategies for driving traffic. Interesting because I can have a lot of fun doing your videos, because it’s a great way to communicate your message on a rich media and because, if well done, you can create videos that become viral.

Here is my first experience:

This is a “raw” video done only with Power Point, a piece of video I already had and mixing everything with Windows Movie Maker.

There are better tools, some free, some paid, that you can use to produce high quality and professional video. I’ve seen videos from my fellow students on Alex Jeffreys Coaching Program that are just wonderful.

One piece of advice: be calm, because it takes sometime to create a video. Even this small example, done with amateur tools, did take me like 3 hours to do.

Although you can spend your time creating videos, be aware that you must not simply spend ALL your time to do videos, unless you decide to become an expert. In that case, I suggest you invest a little time and money in nice tools and follow people like Maria Andros, the Video Marketing Queen, who will teach you all you need to know.

Also there are tools that allows your videos to become more interactive, namely that allows to insert “clickable” links in the videos and also opt-in forms.

After these 8 days I spent learning and searching for benefits or different traffic strategies, it’s time to move on and drive some traffic.

I’ll post the results I’ll get from the different techniques, so stay tuned and learn what worked for me.

Cheers

Jorge

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12 Responses to “Traffic and List Building – Video Marketing”

  1. Mirko Gosch 28 May 2010 at 10:48 pm Permalink

    Hey Jorge,

    Thanks for sharing this good post about video marketing.

    Amazing what can be done with just the free tools around.

    I think your video is really good and you inspire me to do something similar like your music powered slide-show video.

    Good stuff, keep on rocking

    Mirko

    P.S. The link to my free keyword research pdf-report finally works. I´d be delighted if you give me your feedback on it. I´ll be away for the weekend but will check my emails on sunday. Have a great weekend, Mirko
    .-= Mirko Gosch´s last blog ..The Golden Foundation Of Keyword Research =-.

    • Jorge 28 May 2010 at 10:58 pm Permalink

      Hi Mirko

      Thanks a lot for the comment.

      Yes, I’ll check your PDF, it will be my weekend reading 🙂

      Have a nice weekend.

      Cheers

      Jorge

  2. Sally Neill 28 May 2010 at 11:18 pm Permalink

    Hey Jorge, cool video, I love the music, and a call to action, kinda like a teaser video making you want more, well done, Sally 🙂
    .-= Sally Neill´s last blog ..In It To Win It Blog Traffic Update =-.

  3. Simon Croft 28 May 2010 at 11:47 pm Permalink

    Hey Jorge,

    Cool video, especially for a first attempt. Really like the idea and the placement for it is perfect for your opt-in form.

    All these video’s that people are doing really make me feel that I need to do something and fast.

    Well done, keep it up.

    Regards

    Simon

  4. Jorge 29 May 2010 at 6:15 pm Permalink

    Hi Sally, Simon

    It’s funny seeing the video you created in the internet :p

    I keep watching several times, eheh…

    Is not as bad as I feared, but there is a long way to go yet.

    Cheers

    Jorge

  5. Darren L Carter 30 May 2010 at 6:12 am Permalink

    Hey Jorge,

    Cool video. You really did that using Powerpoint? Wow. That’s pretty impressive. Really well done, professional looking video!

    Peace,
    Darren L Carter
    .-= Darren L Carter´s last blog ..Exploding Cars and Traffic Jams (Blog Traffic) =-.

  6. Estanislao 30 May 2010 at 3:47 pm Permalink

    Wow Jorge,

    Great work! You’re going fast dude. Keep going strong, I’ll come with a video this week.

    All the best
    Estani
    .-= Estanislao´s last blog ..Keeping Myself Accountable … =-.

    • Jorge 30 May 2010 at 8:54 pm Permalink

      Hi Estanislao

      Thanks for your comment. I’ll be waiting for news regarding your video.

      Cheers

      Jorge

  7. MicK Fallon 30 May 2010 at 7:16 pm Permalink

    Hi Jorge,
    great little video,and some sound advice,making
    videos is a learning curve,but the satisfaction is immense
    you need to stick at it, the more you do the easier it becomes.
    cheers Mick

    • Jorge 30 May 2010 at 8:57 pm Permalink

      Hi Mick

      Thanks for your kind words. Yes, as soon as you make the first you start to have a lot of ideas for new videos.

      That’s something I wanna trying in a near future. For now, I must try and drive some traffic to my blog, and for the next days I’ll keep with the other strategies that are more familiar to me.

      But I’ll invest some time in video soon.

      Cheers

      Jorge

  8. Dmitri Artemov 2 June 2010 at 10:39 am Permalink

    Hi, Jorge! Thanks for sharing your post and video.
    Incredible how you can actually start getting results from readily available tools. That IS resourcefulness and it is nice to see in our fellow students! Nice to know you!
    Thanks again,
    Dmitri
    http://www.dmitri-artemov.com
    .-= Dmitri Artemov´s last blog ..Is there a replacement for TrafficGeyser? =-.

    • Jorge 2 June 2010 at 10:59 am Permalink

      Hi Dimitri

      Yes, with a little imagination and patience it’s possible to do nice videos without fancy or expensive tools. Of course using right tools will help you to create better videos, but we can create nice videos almost for nothing.

      Cheers

      Jorge


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