Sick amounts of success with video method

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Been awhile since I posted here, as i officially quit the day job and started a full-time business! With paperwork, setup, clients, marketing, etc things have been nuts.

But without WF I never would have taken the plunge and had success. So wanted to come back and share a method thats been closing clients like nuts!

Its a simple video method, but it works wonders. Its good to use on prospective clients who you need to impress to close the deal, and also on existing clients to keep them engaged and happy.

Basically I create a video on youtube or dailymotion with a semi-competitive keyword phrase in the clients niche. For example, if you are in Nashville, Tenn it might be "Dentist in Nashville TN."

I optimize the entire video title, description, content, all around this keyword. Theres a little bit of a learning curve of trial and error but eventually I got it down. Then I add a set amount of backlinks to the video, ping it, post it on a few social media sites, and within hours (sometimes longer/shorter) it pops up on page 1 for the semi-competitive long tail keyword!

And boy does this impress people. I had a Dentist on Monday who was "I dunno, I've been promised the world before" and I created the video of his website with a few fancy transitions, got it on page 1, emailed him a link with an email that said: "I am not like my competition, and here is proof that I'm capable of doing what I say I'll do."

Within an hour he had emailed me back asking me to contact him. I didnt reply and within 2 hours he called saying "I want to go ahead and design a new website like you were talking about and advance with the monthly seo package." Bam wam, check in hand!

Another client might be thrilled being on page 1 for a keyword, but still wants more. what do i do? optimize a video on another keyword, get it on page 1, and he's thrilled and refers me to his business buddies.

Plus, there are ways to optimize the videos where sometimes they stay on page 1 for a few days, or sometimes a few months.

There are tons of ways to prospect people....GET TO IT, AND GOOD LUCK!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Forey
    Good to hear, another thing you can do with your youtube videos is add captions and subtitles. Make sure you use (speak) your main keyword thorough out the video. You can have the video transcribed pretty cheap, just Google it. Then add the captions and subtitles. It appears Google / Youtube must check these for keywords.
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      • Profile picture of the author J R Salem
        Originally Posted by RKCastillo View Post

        Are you just doing a power point type of video?

        Or do you add something else to the video?
        I sometimes use powerpoint. But mostly I'll do something like have a screenshot with music that says for example:

        "Looking for a Dentist in the Nashville, TN area? Dr. Blah has been in business for 22 years strong. Call today and feel comfortable taking care of all your Dental needs."

        Then I'll have a transition to the website with music where i just highlight the about us info and stuff like that. Thats mainly what i do to impress the clients im trying to 'woo'

        But for exisiting clients i usually do something more professional with generic pictures and stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincenzo Oliva
    Thanks Jeremy for sharing this very inspirational and informative post.

    Keep up the good work!
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  • Profile picture of the author Cray
    thanks for the share dude...it is really helpful
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian John
    Thanks for the method.Looks great but ..
    Dow did you approached them first time?

    I can't meet US people in person cause i'm from Europe but i would like to try this and target people in Us,Uk,Ca.

    Do you have any suggestion how it can be done successfully?

    Thanks,
    Adrian
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    • Profile picture of the author J R Salem
      Originally Posted by banditu View Post

      Thanks for the method.Looks great but ..
      Dow did you approached them first time?

      I can't meet US people in person cause i'm from Europe but i would like to try this and target people in Us,Uk,Ca.

      Do you have any suggestion how it can be done successfully?

      Thanks,
      Adrian
      I have a few methods on how I approach business owners. One thing is in common though, they are all already paying for some sort of advertising. These are the companies who I want to work with.

      I dont waste my time trying to 'convince' someone to advertise. Not worth it...

      So cold calls, direct mail, and I have a pretty good method I use to get through gatekeepers which I give to my telemarketers.

      Once you have someone interested, and they are on the fence, you slap the video on page 1 and PROVE you know what you're doing for free. They are flabbergasted (sp?) because they expect you to sell them hard with no proof.

      In order to target another country, I dont know because I'm in the USA, but I'd imagine if you emailed businesses and offered a free page 1 video about their business to prove you can improve their bottom line, they might jump at it. Its all numbers. Email 100, hope 2 take you up on the offer. Hope 1 turns into a client.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    RIA = Result in advance. People eat this stuff up. Don't TELL them what you can do... SHOW them. That gets rid of all the skeptics.
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    Originally Posted by Jeremy S View Post

    Been awhile since I posted here, as i officially quit the day job and started a full-time business! With paperwork, setup, clients, marketing, etc things have been nuts.

    But without WF I never would have taken the plunge and had success. So wanted to come back and share a method thats been closing clients like nuts!

    Its a simple video method, but it works wonders. Its good to use on prospective clients who you need to impress to close the deal, and also on existing clients to keep them engaged and happy.

    Basically I create a video on youtube or dailymotion with a semi-competitive keyword phrase in the clients niche. For example, if you are in Nashville, Tenn it might be "Dentist in Nashville TN."

    I optimize the entire video title, description, content, all around this keyword. Theres a little bit of a learning curve of trial and error but eventually I got it down. Then I add a set amount of backlinks to the video, ping it, post it on a few social media sites, and within hours (sometimes longer/shorter) it pops up on page 1 for the semi-competitive long tail keyword!

    And boy does this impress people. I had a Dentist on Monday who was "I dunno, I've been promised the world before" and I created the video of his website with a few fancy transitions, got it on page 1, emailed him a link with an email that said: "I am not like my competition, and here is proof that I'm capable of doing what I say I'll do."

    Within an hour he had emailed me back asking me to contact him. I didnt reply and within 2 hours he called saying "I want to go ahead and design a new website like you were talking about and advance with the monthly seo package." Bam wam, check in hand!

    Another client might be thrilled being on page 1 for a keyword, but still wants more. what do i do? optimize a video on another keyword, get it on page 1, and he's thrilled and refers me to his business buddies.

    Plus, there are ways to optimize the videos where sometimes they stay on page 1 for a few days, or sometimes a few months.

    There are tons of ways to prospect people....GET TO IT, AND GOOD LUCK!
    Yes, very inspiring...

    Do you ever use Animoto or something like it?
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    • Profile picture of the author J R Salem
      Originally Posted by IMguy123 View Post

      Yes, very inspiring...

      Do you ever use Animoto or something like it?
      I use camtasia. Any free program will work. Or you can outsource the video for 5 bucks. Yes, there are some costs because I outsource the backlinks, submission to some directories, etc. But spending 10-15 bucks to potentially land a $400 a month client is well WELL worth my time and money...
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  • Profile picture of the author jteatom
    Great inspirational post. Can you share how you optimize, where do you get and post your backlinks and what social media sites do you post to? Sorry about all the detail questions, but this post really motivated me. Thanks again.
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    • Profile picture of the author J R Salem
      Originally Posted by jteatom View Post

      Great inspirational post. Can you share how you optimize, where do you get and post your backlinks and what social media sites do you post to? Sorry about all the detail questions, but this post really motivated me. Thanks again.
      Hey, its nothing 'secret' or anything but it took me some time to figure out.

      I optimize the title and description similarly around my long-tail keyword, plus I post it in a certain category depending on the business.

      Best place for backlinks is right here in the wf, or somewhere cheap. All you need is maybe 100 and you're gold.

      I submit to places like twitter and use pingler or something like that to expedite the process.

      Basically its a combination of proper prospecting ( i have a pretty unique method with google ads) and proper video optimization.

      what this does is get QUALIFIED prospects that you show RESULTS to. This leads to long-term clients!
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  • Profile picture of the author triste
    Congratulations on your success! Can you share more about how you get backlinks?
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  • Profile picture of the author barache
    That's a great idea! Have you actually tried using a fiverr person, and if so, what was the quality of the video like?
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    • Profile picture of the author J R Salem
      Originally Posted by barache View Post

      That's a great idea! Have you actually tried using a fiverr person, and if so, what was the quality of the video like?
      hey fivver is good for videos if you find the right person. or just do it yourself with a free program.

      i will also use fivver for the backlinks, directory submission, etc.

      This can all be done myself, but its worth 10-15 bucks to get it over with. im confident if you had 6 clients that were 50/50 about working with you, and you spent $90 on a video for each one, 3-4 would probably proceed and write you big monthly checks.

      They might not all do it at once, but you may get one or two off the bat, and the others may come a few weeks later.

      and the ones that dont do it were never good prospects in the first place because you showed them your talents and they still dont 'get it.'
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      • Profile picture of the author ehawkmarketer
        Congrats Jeremy! You are now in the ranks of the elite few who are brave, and making it on your own. I'm glad to hear WF was a part of your success story...

        I've been meaning to go into offline... that's good that you have a presentation. Make sure you have upsells and such as well. If the video does a good job with conversions, maybe you can put the upsells in along with it! Then all you have to do is focus on making the potential client like you and he'll want to be in business with you!

        Yea, you should start scaling up and outsourcing functions soon so you can be less busy and spend more time on WF with your tips . Good luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author marketingrep4u
        Originally Posted by Jeremy S View Post

        hey fivver is good for videos if you find the right person. or just do it yourself with a free program.

        i will also use fivver for the backlinks, directory submission, etc.

        This can all be done myself, but its worth 10-15 bucks to get it over with. im confident if you had 6 clients that were 50/50 about working with you, and you spent $90 on a video for each one, 3-4 would probably proceed and write you big monthly checks.

        They might not all do it at once, but you may get one or two off the bat, and the others may come a few weeks later.

        and the ones that dont do it were never good prospects in the first place because you showed them your talents and they still dont 'get it.'
        Dude. Videos Done For You are the way to go.

        The guys at VideoMarketingVideo.net really understand the necessity of video in your online marketing.

        Anyone doing video as part of their online campaigns should really take a close look at these guys.

        Saves you time, money, and really speeds up the whole video marketing process.

        Rich
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        • Profile picture of the author GerryMedia
          Hi Jeremy,

          That's a brilliant strategy... Show sample results first then get the contract. Make them want more... And make sure we deliver.
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        • Profile picture of the author J R Salem
          Originally Posted by allcash830 View Post

          I've read a couple of your post in the past. As always great info! Thanks for the insight and the no sale sell. Selling without presure and then to prove you know what your doing and can get it on page 1. That is power in marketing!

          Ever think about putting together a WSO for some great offline tips?

          Thanks again,
          JR
          Thanks for the comments. To answer your question,no, I've never considered a wso with offline tips. Figured there were a lot out there already.

          And to be honest, i'm a bit hesitant sometimes to put my exact strategies out in the open because they can be abused if not done right. i dont ever mind sharing what im doing, but how im doing it is another story.

          However, this forum has taught me a lot and i will look into a potential product outlining my client aquisition method from start to finish.

          Originally Posted by marketingrep4u View Post

          Dude. Videos Done For You are the way to go.

          The guys at VideoMarketingVideo.net really understand the necessity of video in your online marketing.

          Anyone doing video as part of their online campaigns should really take a close look at these guys.

          Saves you time, money, and really speeds up the whole video marketing process.

          Rich
          I'm assuming this is your site, or you are affiliated with it. ill check it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author henry24
    This got me motivated to do video marketing now. Good work bro.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr Dan
    Congrats and people don't realize just how powerful using video to get clients is. I do something similar to pick up clients when I need them. Its selling without selling.

    Also Animoto rocks for this method or you can just pay someone on fiverr to make a quick video for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author jteatom
    How exactly do you do a transition to the website? Is it just a snapshot of the website or do you actually link to it, and do your videos show up on page 1 of Google or Youtube? Thanks for the info.
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    • Profile picture of the author J R Salem
      Originally Posted by Dr Dan View Post

      Congrats and people don't realize just how powerful using video to get clients is. I do something similar to pick up clients when I need them. Its selling without selling.

      Also Animoto rocks for this method or you can just pay someone on fiverr to make a quick video for you.
      Dan, some of your posts and guides were inspiration for me getting started and going good. Thanks for the feedback bro.

      Originally Posted by jteatom View Post

      How exactly do you do a transition to the website? Is it just a snapshot of the website or do you actually link to it, and do your videos show up on page 1 of Google or Youtube? Thanks for the info.
      I mean i transition to the website with a transition effect in the video. Like ill actually have their website and ill be talking in the video and ill be clicking on their website in the video, going through their services and stuff.

      The videos show up on page 1 of google!! Thats why its so effective!

      Think about this: I've put a free video about their company on page 1 of google. they havent paid a dime! its poweful stuff.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dr Dan
        Originally Posted by Jeremy S View Post

        Dan, some of your posts and guides were inspiration for me getting started and going good. Thanks for the feedback bro.
        Thats awesome and glad I could help ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author deepali goyal
    Add captions and subtitle to your youtube videos .I do something similar to pick up clients when I need them.
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  • nice read congrats well done seems like it works good for you
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  • Profile picture of the author Seleyna
    very impressive strategy

    thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author allcash830
    I've read a couple of your post in the past. As always great info! Thanks for the insight and the no sale sell. Selling without presure and then to prove you know what your doing and can get it on page 1. That is power in marketing!

    Ever think about putting together a WSO for some great offline tips?

    Thanks again,
    JR
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark_Austin
    Showing what you can do instead of promising what you can do is always going to produce better results. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaybee
    Thanks for the info. What are you charging for your videos after they are on the Google front page?
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    • Profile picture of the author J R Salem
      Originally Posted by kaybee View Post

      Thanks for the info. What are you charging for your videos after they are on the Google front page?
      Well if i do it for an existing client its included in their monthly fee.

      if they are paying me a couple hundred bucks a month, i dont charge to make a video.
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      • Profile picture of the author ronr
        Thanks for your story Jeremy. I'm doing something similar.

        The cool thing about videos is that clients think they are cool and they sure stand out when show up in the serp . :-)

        What are you doing for the recurring monthly charge? Creating a new video a month or something or charging it as a maintenance fee to keep the video high.

        Ron


        Originally Posted by Jeremy S View Post

        Well if i do it for an existing client its included in their monthly fee.

        if they are paying me a couple hundred bucks a month, i dont charge to make a video.
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        • Profile picture of the author J R Salem
          Originally Posted by StevieJK View Post

          Cool idea!

          What do you say in the email when you send the link?

          i.e. do you just send a link directly to the video? or do you send a link to Google results and say something like 'click the top link for proof.....' etc ?
          I always put a link to the google search, or tell them to search themselves.

          The beauty is you can say anything: "Here's a little video I made to show I'm capable of doing what I say I'll do."

          or

          "Figured instead of telling you everything I can do, I'd just show you. Take a look."

          Have fun with it. You're in control at this point..

          Originally Posted by ronr View Post

          Thanks for your story Jeremy. I'm doing something similar.

          The cool thing about videos is that clients think they are cool and they sure stand out when show up in the serp . :-)

          What are you doing for the recurring monthly charge? Creating a new video a month or something or charging it as a maintenance fee to keep the video high.

          Ron
          Ron, I dont charge monthly just for videos. I do comprehensive seo for my clients like articles, press releases, citations, videos, backlinks, etc. So I'll do a video once in awhile just to keep them interested and excited.

          The monthly payment includes all my work, although i split it over a period of months so its more effective and time efficient.
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          • Profile picture of the author StevieJK
            Cool

            Do you also wait until your video is in the top 3-5 of Google results for a search term? or is it enough just to get it onto the first page of Google results anywhere?

            Cheers.
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            • Profile picture of the author J R Salem
              Originally Posted by StevieJK View Post

              Cool

              Do you also wait until your video is in the top 3-5 of Google results for a search term? or is it enough just to get it onto the first page of Google results anywhere?

              Cheers.
              If you are just 'showing off' being on the first page is enough. Most of the time you will be top 3-5 anyway. Especially if you really do your homework and find some good lsi keywords

              For example: instead of "dentist in tampa fl"

              it would be "dental crowns tampa fl"

              After having done exhaustive research on multiple niches to find lsi keywords, i can always find a way to get a video up top and impress the client. More times than not this is actually the best way to generate business. I'll use the dentist as an example again:

              Rather than "dentist in tampa fl" someone might search for "teeth whitening tampa fl" and if your video comes up with a title that says **Special** - $99 Teeth Whitening Tampa FL - Call (555) 555-5555

              Your dentist is gonna get some calls and be happy.

              Now the hard part is finding all those keywords for different niches, but they are there for the taking!
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              • Profile picture of the author StevieJK
                Hi Jeremy,

                Yeah, I see what you mean. As we are just 'showing off' in order to convince potential clients that we can actually deliver what we say we will - then going for more LSI/long tail keywords that are even easier to rank a YouTube vid for is a great idea.

                So as you say, rather than going for 'lawyer houston' (which might have more competition anyway), we might go for something like 'best lawyer in houston' or something like that.....?
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                • Profile picture of the author J R Salem
                  Originally Posted by StevieJK View Post

                  Hi Jeremy,

                  Yeah, I see what you mean. As we are just 'showing off' in order to convince potential clients that we can actually deliver what we say we will - then going for more LSI/long tail keywords that are even easier to rank a YouTube vid for is a great idea.

                  So as you say, rather than going for 'lawyer houston' (which might have more competition anyway), we might go for something like 'best lawyer in houston' or something like that.....?
                  You can do it like that, but think of it like this.

                  If you get charged for a crime because you had a weapon, you may type in "lawyer houston" when looking for help.

                  But what happens if you search "weapons charge attorney houston." Hmmmmmm? Suddenly whoever pops up is gonna get a new client. So not only is it less competition, but more targeted.

                  So yes, "best attorney" or "cheapest dentist" would work but find the niche within the niche..ie. "bathtub plumbing houston."

                  good luck!
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                  • Profile picture of the author StevieJK
                    Originally Posted by Jeremy S View Post

                    You can do it like that, but think of it like this.

                    If you get charged for a crime because you had a weapon, you may type in "lawyer houston" when looking for help.

                    But what happens if you search "weapons charge attorney houston." Hmmmmmm? Suddenly whoever pops up is gonna get a new client. So not only is it less competition, but more targeted.

                    So yes, "best attorney" or "cheapest dentist" would work but find the niche within the niche..ie. "bathtub plumbing houston."

                    good luck!
                    Wow - thanks Jeremy, I see what you are doing there:

                    You are still ending up with a keyword phrase that is more longer-tail and virtually no SEO competition (i.e. easy to get a youtube vid ranked for it in no-time at all), but you are also keeping it super relevent to the niche/business too.

                    Genius! Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Site87
    Great advice on this thread!
    I've had success ranking high using videos created free on animoto. Its a great tool if you just want to create a quick video.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevieJK
    Cool idea!

    What do you say in the email when you send the link?

    i.e. do you just send a link directly to the video? or do you send a link to Google results and say something like 'click the top link for proof.....' etc ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Daddy
    Thanks for the idea. I have been toying with the idea for a while but never had the inclination to try it. Until now!
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  • Profile picture of the author ezybux4u
    Hi Jeremy

    Inspirational and motivating thread this one. Also wanted to comment on your keys to success, they are so true, yet not followed upon very widely as I have seen.

    Thanks also for the tips, as I wanted to start doing offline work in my city, as there is no real competition here, and sites and blogs I have done for other people in my locale is bringing me the occasional client as well, which beats prospecting, when you have word of mouth working in your favour.

    Peace and Prosperity
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