If auto blogging software actually talked, and you could force it to tell you the truth, you probably would not want to allow it to post on your blog…
Autobloggers fill your blog with content on a regular basis. You simply set them up with a few key words and let them search the web for stories and articles (or even videos and graphics) for your blog. They are usually very easy to set up. But they can also make your blog look like crap or worse, get you deindexed.
Autobloggers do not filter out the garbage that gets sucked into their searches. Because of this, a lot of ambiguous content gets posted on your site – some of it is even harmful to your blog. I once had an autoblogger pulling in videos from YouTube for the keyword Teddy Bear and ended up finding a ton of gay videos (who happen to call large hairy gay men bears) on my site designed for children. I had to turn off the autoblogger and it took me a month to find and delete all gay bear references from the blog.
Automation is not as good as hands on. Sometimes automation will pull in such utter garbage that the search engines will throw up red flags and deindex you. While I like the idea of having content automatically posted on my blog, I don’t like the uncertainty of what will actually be posted. That is why I was excited when Ross Goldberg released his latest software tool, Epic Content Machine . This program will make it easy to write blog posts in less than 15 minutes. In fact, you can look at this video and see Ross do a post in under 10 minutes.
This morning on The Blogging With Micheal Show, I talked about
how you can make videos without having to get too complicated.
One way that I discovered as I was teaching about some of the
other ways was that you can actually save your PowerPoints as
Well, as it turned out, a couple of products are available for a
very reasonable price that will help you create some pretty
slick looking animated videos from PowerPoint. You do need
PowerPoint 2010 or later (or possibly Open Office Presenter)
to use these templates.
That is the question, isn’t it? It really depends on your needs as
a video producer. If you only expect to create a few videos a year,
either of them will satisfy that need – and I would tell you that
you can get started for less with the Instant Video Templates.
But if you are going to produce videos monthly or more, then
I would grab as many of these video templates as you can get
your hands on. The more variety, the better your videos will
be received by clients.
So click one or both of the links above and score yourself some
nice professional templates that you can start using right away
and I will add you to our secret Facebook Video Producers group
so that you can share your videos with the group.
PS – Need a good video player for your clients? You need to check
out this great new video marketing platform you can use to host
and play videos (with lots of amazing marketing tools like social
sharing, in-video opt in form, in-video buy buttons and many
A lot of people bought Video Maker FX and now they need
to know what to do next…
This information that I just received from my fellow Floridian,
Vince, will help with that.
I just took a quick tour of a new video marketing platform
that took the last year to develop. As you are aware, I have
been involved with many successful projects and this one
really surprised me. Actually “shocked me” is more accurate.
It is truly unique and actually solves a major problem with
marketing with video online. That is not hype. This is the real
deal and even large companies are looking to integrate it.
Honestly, I’ve never seen anything like this being offered and
it’s not just doing the same thing differently. It is truly a
Imagine uploading your video or adding your YouTube video link
to this video marketing system. Then, adding calls to action
directly to your video to increase conversions. You can: collect
email addresses, schedule consultations and webinars, make phone
calls sell both affiliate products and even your own products
using PayPal, Stripe and JVZoo! And your buyers never leave the
video or get lost in a broken sales funnel! Everything happens
right in the video while viewers are engaged. The calls to action
work where ever you post your video so you are not limited to
Watch the video on this page and see what I mean (click the buy
This video marketing system is just being introduced and I
was selected to help them roll it out. I thought it was worth
sharing with you as the price is a joke for the unique power
that it offers. Obviously when the major companies integrate it,
the price will increase dramatically.
You can use this for both online and offline marketing and even
sell it to your local clients.
VideoMakerFX is going to close it’s doors to new customers
on Tuesday at 03:00 EST, but it will reopen after a few weeks
for A SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER PRICE.
This is so they can focus on their huge new community and
provide much needed improvements to the software. As with
any new software, the users have asked for new features and
bug fixes that they development team is even now working
on to delight the current owners of the software!
Selling affiliate products are a great way to make money online. I have done this on a regular basis since 2006. As the marketing methods evolved with Social Media moving the medium from email to “in your face” social media marketing, video became one of the most profitable methods for moving products.
Webinars are actually a little more profitable if you get the pitch just right and get a lot of people on the webinar, but video marketing is so much more versatile than a webinar. The thing with video is that it can be used for driving traffic, whereas a webinar requires traffic to be useful.
So let’s create a video for an affiliate product. I will show you what to do, and you can follow along at home.
First, choose the product. I have chosen a big ticket product, Easy Video Suite as my product to promote. I will be using another video tool, Video Maker FX to actually create the video I will be using to presell EVS.
When doing promos, you need to have a link that you can use for the product that will be easily typed in if someone is only listening to you. Sure, you will be putting your link on the page where the video is hosted, but you need to plan for people only hearing your URL, because you can also submit your videos as podcasts to iTunes and other podcast directories. That is part of the strategy that I learned from using Traffic Geyser and Main Street Marketing Machines way back in 2011. I use Link Dynamite as the domain for my affiliate links. The reason I want to redirect my links with my own service is also because I like to track my links. With Link Dynamite, I am getting stats on how many clicks I am getting with that URL. That way, when I have this video out there, the stats will tell me how my video is doing.
So the second step in the process is creating your link redirect. After adding my link to Link Dynamite, this is the resulting link: http://linkdynamite.com/myevs
Third step – research the product by looking at the sales page and find the problems that the product solves. You want to build a nice big juicy list of problems. The more problems and the bigger and badder they are, the better your video will do at convincing your prospects that they need to buy whatever you are offering them to get rid of the problem.
Some sales pages have only benefits listed. On those, you have to get creative and figure out the problems based on the solutions posed by the benefits. Sometimes you may have to survey your audience and see what problems they face with a particular task (the task that the product does – in this case, making videos and putting them on the Internet to make money and build lists from them). I recorded a short video to show the process.
Here is what we came up with:
Really good videos require multiple programs to create, render, convert and upload to video hosting sites.
Making money from videos requires expensive programming to be able to sell products.
-Buy buttons and calls to action
-Opt In Forms
List building with videos requires multiple scripts and programs to make video squeeze pages.
-Video Players were complicated
-Opt in forms were difficult to add
-Video page didn’t allow opt in form
-Split Testing required expensive or complicated software
Hard to track how many people watch your videos.
Getting traffic to videos requires extra SEO products.
Recording screen capture videos requires special software.
Hard to create marketing videos on the road (away from the computer).
Next, we create slides from those bullet points. We should also grab some images from the product page using image grabber software. I use the Windows Snipping Tool for my screen capture images. (Just use the start button and type Snipping Tool in the search box).