Selling Seminars on DVD

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Has anyone done this? Know a great service that can help with these?

I have the information I want to sell, and think a series of 10 dvds, read by actors is the way to go.

Any recommendations for competitively priced assistance?
#dvd #selling #seminars
  • Profile picture of the author DarioMontesdeOca
    This is a great way to build your buyers list.

    What you can do is offer people the free DVD and what they have to do is pay the shipping. You can build small profits from each "sale" of the DVD when your customers pay for the shipping. What's great about this model is you know that every person that orders a DVD is willing to spend money.

    When their DVD package arrives you can lead them into a profitable and valuable backend to make even more sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    If you are intent on outsourcing to actors I would simply hit the elance, odesk, freelance sites, come up with a clear description of what you want and have them compete for your business. You can get samples and go from there. I've had the odd promotional video developed and some time ago had a live seminar filmed. You should have no trouble finding guys that will read/teach your content, just a matter of checking reputation and samples.

    Then, you will likely want to outsource the fulfillment to someone like disc.com

    Jeff
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    • Profile picture of the author chandan94
      If the scripts of videos is really helpful to the users then you
      can build a good list.

      What is the reason of choosing an actor for reading?
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    • Profile picture of the author billthelord
      Originally Posted by jbsmith View Post

      If you are intent on outsourcing to actors I would simply hit the elance, odesk, freelance sites, come up with a clear description of what you want and have them compete for your business. You can get samples and go from there. I've had the odd promotional video developed and some time ago had a live seminar filmed. You should have no trouble finding guys that will read/teach your content, just a matter of checking reputation and samples.

      Then, you will likely want to outsource the fulfillment to someone like disc.com

      Jeff
      Jeff, you rule. Thx.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Motion
    Certainly reduces refund rates
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    Will people really be prepared for shipping?
    If I see something like FREE DVD and then it says I have to pay a shipping fee I tend to close the page. It's not really free if you have to pay anything.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Jeffels
      Originally Posted by troy23 View Post

      I tend to close the page. It's not really free if you have to pay anything.
      That's the whole point. If someone pays for shipping you're weeding
      out the tire kickers.

      Someone that pays $6.95 for shipping is a better prospect
      than someone that just wanted something for free and
      will probably never get what you're trying to sell.


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      • Profile picture of the author DarioMontesdeOca
        Originally Posted by Bill Jeffels View Post

        That's the whole point. If someone pays for shipping you're weeding
        out the tire kickers.

        Someone that pays $6.95 for shipping is a better prospect
        than someone that just wanted something for free and
        will probably never get what you're trying to sell.


        Bill


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        Exactly on point.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Plank
    My question is, what's the niche and why are you dead set on selling them as DVDs?

    As opposed to a set of online videos that are free for you to ship out, since it is all online?
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    • Profile picture of the author sjaguar13
      Originally Posted by Robert Plank View Post

      My question is, what's the niche and why are you dead set on selling them as DVDs?

      As opposed to a set of online videos that are free for you to ship out, since it is all online?
      The nice thing about physical DVDs is perceived quality. Anyone can make a horrible Camtasia or Powerpoint video recorded with a $0.99 microphone. If someone actually put in the effort to get the DVDs made, it seems like the content was good enough to make doing the extra work worth it. Plus, it's something physical and not just another link in an email from an auto responder.
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    • Profile picture of the author billthelord
      Originally Posted by Robert Plank View Post

      My question is, what's the niche and why are you dead set on selling them as DVDs?

      As opposed to a set of online videos that are free for you to ship out, since it is all online?
      My audience will feel a lot happier getting something physical.
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      • Profile picture of the author Robert Plank
        Originally Posted by billthelord View Post

        My audience will feel a lot happier getting something physical.
        So you're lacking confidence and you think having a physical DVD will make up for a mediocre product?

        Once again, WHY put in all this extra cost, WHY make customers wait for the DVDs to arrive in the mail as opposed to delivering digitally? And what is the niche?
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        • Profile picture of the author billthelord
          Originally Posted by Robert Plank View Post

          So you're lacking confidence and you think having a physical DVD will make up for a mediocre product?

          Once again, WHY put in all this extra cost, WHY make customers wait for the DVDs to arrive in the mail as opposed to delivering digitally? And what is the niche?
          Robert, I see where you are coming from.

          However, it has nothing to do with lacking confidence in quality. It has everything to do that my clients are mostly older, mainly rural and their trust of all things 'internet' is very low.
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          • Profile picture of the author DarioMontesdeOca
            Originally Posted by billthelord View Post

            Robert, I see where you are coming from.

            However, it has nothing to do with lacking confidence in quality. It has everything to do that my clients are mostly older, mainly rural and their trust of all things 'internet' is very low.
            Spot on.

            There's a different market for different people. Strictly "online" marketing isn't the only profitable business venture, some brick and mortar business are doing fantastic without the use of the Internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You should use lightscribe DVD's and use Nero 7 to create your DVD's.
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  • Profile picture of the author billthelord
    Is there any relatively low cost company which produces DVDs?

    Or perhaps audio CDs is the best way to go. I can provide the script. I have a pretty large customer base hungry for information so if the cost is reasonable I can move forward.

    I can write the script.
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  • Profile picture of the author shane_k
    well you can check out one of these sites.

    kunaki.com

    speakerfulfillement.com

    disc.com
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  • Profile picture of the author billthelord
    I want to use the internet to advertise, but produce some goods that my audience wants to touch and feel.

    Are there any good audio CD companies around?
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