My videos are crap!!!

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Hi Guys and Gals need a helping hand here I have now decided to do some utube marketing and finding it easy to get it ranked so i thought so far so good!!

No one watching them how do I get them to rank with keywords such as 'work from home' or similar things people type into utube???

question 2

My videos suck ass I sound as lifeless as a sloath!! I know this takes time to get into the swing of talking to your laptop so I was wondering if there is any neat programs i can use to jazz them up a bit like the nice sales pages i see with a cartoon had writing things " you know what I mean"

Any help will be great help
#crap #utube #videos
  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    While my videos are hardly anything remarkable, they work pretty well for me. I'll share with you a bit of my YouTube traffic strategy:

    1. I identify a profitable market and check to see if people watch a lot of videos relating to it on YouTube. Why? Because "adult" dating is pretty profitable, yet I'm not sure if that's the best thing to market on YouTube. In any case, for the sake of this example let's use dating advice for men as our target market.

    2. I visit popular forums, blogs, and other relevant sites to learn new topics on dating advice for guys. Simply put, I put myself smack in the middle of a bunch of content ideas I can use to make YouTube videos around. Eg. How to tell if she's interested, what women really find attractive in a guy, how to be more charming to women... you get the idea.

    3. I organize what I've learnt on a particular topic into several points, usually 3. I now have enough content to create a 3 minute video.

    4. I create the video by using either a power point presentation or mind mapping software like MindMeister.com, using the 3 points as the "meat" of my video so I create a video that's informative and focused on a particular topic which is relevant to my target audience.

    5. I upload the video to YouTube, but only after putting a fairly searched for term as the video file name (this helps both YouTube and Google to rank your video). I make sure that I tag the video accordingly and also give a strong call to action to a link in the description below (whatever offer you're promoting). Also, use annotations for your call to action.

    That's pretty much it, really. I don't get hung up on trying to rank in Google to be honest, I get a lot of views from YouTube itself due to relevant tagging. I'm not saying not to use SEO, I'm just saying I get a fair amount of views without it anyway. Just remain consistent by putting out content that would draw in your target audience.

    Hope this helps,
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    You need to actually care about your topic and your audience alike.

    Don't just focus on the traffic or the money.

    Instead shift your focus to your audience and to what you can 'give' to them.

    Make videos on topics that you are already skilled in or have a lot of knowledge about.

    Everyone is 'already' an expert in something.

    Even you!

    Let's say you make a video on: 'how do basket weaving', then how in the hell are you going to introduce or link your work from home deal?

    You can put your business link into the despription for starters.

    This will take some learning by trial and error but be creative.

    And most importantly...

    Don't refer to yourself as 'sucking' ass.

    Because if you really feel like you 'suck' ass, how do you think other people will perceive you?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    Originally Posted by Terry Jones UK View Post

    if there is any neat programs i can use to jazz them up a bit like the nice sales pages i see with a cartoon had writing things " you know what I mean"
    Like a hand scribbling on a Whiteboard? there are several of those programs about like Sparkol or Videoscribe.

    Why not write a script for your videos then find a good narrator on Fiverr to read it, unless you really want to show your face!
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Well, you can't expect to rank a very broad and competitive keyword unless it you make your keywords compelling than others.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
    There are lots of people out there with professional video editing equipment that could easily make a cheap video for your content. You could provide the voice over if you want. Then again, you could just as easily hire that done. Video creation is something you might seriously think of outsourcing if you're not getting the results you want now.
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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    Another thing you need to bear in mind is that YouTube takes the video description and captions/transcript into consideraation, so you'll want to make sure they're properly optimized for your keywords.

    If you're a member of the War Room, I recommend you download Abbas Ravji's excellent cheat sheet on this subject: http://www.warriorforum.com/war-room...-download.html

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    • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
      Try looking at it from the potential customer's viewpoint. What kind of title and content would make you watch to the end with rapt attention.How about "Why 95% of home businesses struggle to earn peanuts and the ONE thing you can do that will help you make real income".
      (Too long a title for Youtube so you would need to split it into two videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarahbokbok
    Im also interested in making some high quality videos quickly and without driving myself insane. Does anyone have a good site for production value?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Originally Posted by Terry Jones UK View Post

    Hi Guys and Gals need a helping hand here I have now decided to do some utube marketing and finding it easy to get it ranked so i thought so far so good!!

    No one watching them how do I get them to rank with keywords such as 'work from home' or similar things people type into utube???

    question 2

    My videos suck ass I sound as lifeless as a sloath!! I know this takes time to get into the swing of talking to your laptop so I was wondering if there is any neat programs i can use to jazz them up a bit like the nice sales pages i see with a cartoon had writing things " you know what I mean"

    Any help will be great help
    There's a number of issues here...First is your voice. Are you sure your voice really "sucks ass" or is it more a case of hating your own voice, which is an issue many of us have? What I find helps me a lot is to use Audacity to change the pitch of my voice, which makes it seem like it isn't me. I also do this on YT channels where I don't want people to know it's me.

    Next...If you aren't going to use your own photography or video, you will need access to stock media you can use in your videos. Having a good collection of stock media will help make better videos more quickly. Crap in = crap out.

    Also, search rankings in Google and YT search are great, but they aren't the major sources of traffic on YT. Being listed as a "related" video on the pages of popular videos sends more views and traffic than search does. Research keyword phrases and tags used on the "related" videos and use them in your own.

    Writing good scripts that exploit emotional "trigger" words and imagery is also important. People don't think as much as we think we do. Instead, we "feel". You should write scripts that make people feel different emotions.

    In general, you want people to click to your site. Or, the next best thing is to get them to subscribe. Focus on getting subscribers, not likes or comments. Likes and comments will come naturally if you get subscribers. Getting subscribers is a case of providing interesting videos along with a strong call to action to subscribe. Keep it simple for your viewers and give a call to action to either subscribe or click a link to your site.

    My advice is not to fight to get rankings. Instead, do the basic YT VSEO and move on to the next video. It's often a numbers game with the 80/20 rule. 20% of your videos will get you 80% of the results. And we really don't know which are in the 20% beforehand...Just learn to pump out GOOD videos with quality content. They don't have to be the "best" videos, just good.

    Look for topics where there's a lot of videos getting views...at least 50,000 view plus. Don't reinvent the wheel. YT tells you which videos and topics are getting views. Can you take a 6 minute video and condense all the info into a 2 minute video? You've just done your viewers a good service.

    Then ask yourself if you can make a video on the same topic quickly and easily, and either cheaply or for free?
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    And just make sure that your videos are very informative and not boring.
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    • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      And just make sure that your videos are very informative and not boring.
      Very good advice. Short and to the point.

      If you can tell your viewer something they didn't know before, then you've done your job. And, that might sound like a simplistic answer, but simply coughing up info that's already out there on Youtube is not going to cut it.

      Another thing about video marketing is to be honest. If it's just a sales job, they'll click away really quick. No one wants to see another advertisement. You get enough of that on television.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimothyW
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      And just make sure that your videos are very informative and not boring.
      There's a VERY well known video marketer here on WF who sells his plr videos -- and IMO, his videos are UNUSABLE! Why? Because, even though they are very highly PRODUCED (production values, etc.), none of the videos SAY anything that is useful or informative. So, in the real world, NO ONE will watch them for more than 5 seconds. They are EMPTY and full of EMPTY AIR.

      Lesson: Don't do that.

      -- TW
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  • Profile picture of the author snginc
    Honestly anyone can create videos. Its all about mindset. If you dont have confidence in yourself have someone else make the videos for you. There is a product that came out and the lady doing the video narration has an irish accent. if she can do it so can you! I have a coaching student who is german and creates videos in english...if he can do it so can you!
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  • Profile picture of the author lynnvantage
    making Video's can definitely be hard to get use to! I'll share some tips I use when I make a video or recording even

    1. Write scripts and memorize them.
    2. Practice talking to yourself in the mirror, this causes you to smile which helps you sound better and more animated.
    3. laugh a lot before shooting a video, you can watch funny videos or read jokes.
    4. go running before you shoot a video, this will help you sound better.

    Good luck! be animated! have fun!

    oh and one more thought, don't overthink it! don't worry about what anyone else is going to think because that will cause doubt in your voice
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    • Profile picture of the author busybee
      Thanks spearce000 (Post #9) for your reminder about the great resources found in the "War Room".

      These are great resources.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghoster
    Question 1:

    You are never going to rank for "work from home." Sorry. Go after longtails.

    Question 2:

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  • Profile picture of the author BernardR
    Practice, practice, practice

    I have hundreds of videos on YouTube and to be honest my first ones are a little embarrassing. However by continuing to work and figuring stuff out that works for me I got good at it!

    BERNARD
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  • Profile picture of the author Carter Boatright
    You can also try standing up and holding your mic or with a headset.
    If find involving the body when I speak helps me sound more passionate.
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  • Profile picture of the author stavroscanlon128
    Originally Posted by Terry Jones UK View Post

    Hi Guys and Gals need a helping hand here I have now decided to do some utube marketing and finding it easy to get it ranked so i thought so far so good!!

    No one watching them how do I get them to rank with keywords such as 'work from home' or similar things people type into utube???

    question 2

    My videos suck ass I sound as lifeless as a sloath!! I know this takes time to get into the swing of talking to your laptop so I was wondering if there is any neat programs i can use to jazz them up a bit like the nice sales pages i see with a cartoon had writing things " you know what I mean"

    Any help will be great help
    One technique I've used for decent success in the past was for promoting an online advertising service.

    What I did was create a generic You Tube video targeting various MLM programs and utilized a video editor to re-upload the same video multiple times, changing the program name text for each for each. Camtasia is a solid video editor I recommend for such work You can thank me later!
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