I have known for a long time about the many free advertising sites that are out there like Craigslist and Kijiji. But I never realized how many people actually go one step further with their advertising. I went browsing around on youtube today looking for some information to post on resale rights options. I didn’t find anything of use. What I did find was tons of videos on how to make money online for free.
Since most of these are known to be scams, I don’t know if I would necessarily want my face up on a video promoting crap. I do appreciate the ability to promote so well, and free. Video does say things better than a text ad or even photos within an ad. It makes me wonder where advertising is going to be in another 10 years with all of our modern technology.
My son made me a video for my business a few years ago when I had my Ebook Store. I was impressed with the fact that a 15 year old could do something in an hour that would have taken me a few hours. Kids these days are learning computers right from the age of four. Most of us growing up never knew what a computer was until we were much older. Even if we did get lucky and have a computer, the internet was something that was not as accessible as it is now, if it was around.
You can make videos for youtube using powerpoint, video cameras, and software such as Camtasia. My mother just bought a video phone called “the Flip” it is a little expensive, costing around $180 Canadian after taxes but it was rated as one of the best to use by top internet marketers. You can use it for youtube videos, creating interviews, lessons, and so many other things you may need in your business. Since it is Christmas, I am going to go looking for a store that has this on for a deal. I am sure I can find one. Evn if you like just using programs such as Powerpoint, there is still a lot of features you can use to create a compelling slide show that will entice viewers to come check out your website and products.
Go ahead, play around(do’t be afraid to ask your teenager, they probably will be able to help more than you know)and create as many videos as you can talking about your favorite things, selling your products, or just adding some insight into a topic for personal use and not professional. Creating and posting youtube videos every week, writing articles and submitting to ezines, talking in related forums, participating in Google and Yahoo groups, and utilizing free traffic exchanges(remember you only have to surf a half an hour to an hour a day to get some results)can help your business immensely without costing you a dime.
Who says marketing can’t be fun?!!!!