Using Video marketing to promote affiliate products can be profitable for sure. It has taken the online marketing world literally by storm! There is no denying it at all! The popularity of video is only going to increase as time goes on. YouTube has more searches and users than Twitter or Facebook. In fact, YouTube is second biggest search engine after Google. One day it will probably be the #1 search engine!
As an affiliate marketer, you absolutely cannot afford to neglect video as a method to drive targeted traffic. Many beginner marketers are reluctant to dip their feet into video marketing because they are worried that they cant master the learning curve or are reluctant to be on camera.
These fears are unfounded. Video marketing is pretty straightforward and much less complicated than other marketing methods once you know the how to do it the right way. As for getting in front of the camera, it’s really no big deal… but if it makes you’re a little timid, there are many alternatives where you will not need to be in front of a camera.
Why Use Videos To Market Your Affiliate Products
Videos will allow you to tap into a huge source of traffic that you may not otherwise expose your site to if you were just submitting articles or joining forums. The world we live in is fast paced and people have very short attention spans. Generally, many people prefer watching a video than spending time reading an article.
Don’t Want To Put Your Face out There?
If you’re too intimidated to create a video, you can always use screen capture software such as Camtasia and just speak in the background. Nobody will ever see your face. Another option may be to use a PowerPoint presentation as a video.
Video Making Software
VViral is a new video creation app created by Mark Bishop & Venkata Ramana. It is a cloud-based viral video creation app that lets you create mass traffic viral videos emulating the same videos currently getting Millions of views. I bought it, use it, and recommend it. V-Viral makes awesome Affiliate Marketing videos.
Camtasia is slightly expensive software. If your budget is tight, you may look for a free version known as CamStudio. However, many people have reported that the free version of CamStudio has been hacked and contains many viruses and malware. So, it’s best to be cautious.
There are several other much more affordable video making software such as VideoMakerFX and EasySketchPro. Look through them and decide what is best for you.
Another option is Jing. You can create videos with it and use Windows Movie Maker to edit the videos as you see fit. But really, when just starting out, just use your iPhone. It has great video and you can upload from your device right to YouTube. Use IMovie to edit.
You will need to know some basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) optimization for videos. Ideally, you should get a guide on video marketing to help you get the most out of your projects. The basics are, using your keyword as your video file name, using your keyword in the video title and description, choosing the right tags, etc.
Next, you’ll need to upload your video to popular video sharing sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, etc. The more places you get your video into, the more people you will reach.
Outsource Video Production and Save Time
Sometimes, you may be a super busy affiliate marketer with no time to create videos or your forte may not be video production. At times like these, you can always go to freelancer sites such as Fiverr, or the Warrior Forum- Warriors for Hire section to look for people who will make videos for you.
By outsourcing your videos , you will free up time for yourself to daily focus on other important parts of your business. If you have a limited budget, then you’ll need to make the videos yourself.
Even if you make one video a day, over time, these will accumulate and you will see an increase in traffic to your site. So, be patient and it’ll all come together.
Whatever the case may be, definitely consider using video marketing to promote your affiliate products.. It is one of the most cost effective methods of traffic generation and the traffic it sends is often highly targeted. It doesn’t get any better than that. Use it.