If you are contemplating on using videos to promote your products and services then you need to know the major reasons of using videos in your promotional efforts. Video marketing is not just another medium of marketing its a powerful way to convey your message to your target audience. There are numerous benefits of using videos in your marketing efforts. Specifically, Videos are cost-effective, anyone with basic computer skills can make one, they go viral.
Creating videos in today’s world is very simple you don’t have to be a Steven Speilberg to create stunning videos. Infomercials that offer more information on your products can be done with simple tools and if you want to spice things up a little you can invest around $50 and make professional videos. Remember your purpose of the video is to inform not entertain. When people want entertainment they go to movies.
If you have basic computer skills you can create videos. Even if you have never taken a single photo with your digital camera you can create a video infomercial. There are screen capture programs available in the market which allows you to capture the activities in your computer screen and turns them in to videos. You can even add narration to your videos using a microphone. One of my friends creates videos using the Windows movie maker software. Most computers that run on Windows have this software in-built. Even if your computer doesn’t have one, you can use a screen capture program like Camtasia or Camstudio to create your videos.
Another major reasons savvy marketers use videos is, the viral effect that can be achieved in a short span of time. They do this by providing a shocking fact or showing a funny event inside their videos. Naturally, the viewers then share these videos with their friends and peers and as the video link gets passed around hundreds of people are getting exposed to the sales message.
If you think video creation is a complex process you will be amazed at some of the videos posted on video sharing sites like YouTube or Metcafe. The other day I saw one video showing the picture of Mark Twain and some audio playing in the background. The funny thing is, it was the same picture throughout the video. You can do a lot better than that and here’s the best part you don’t have to fiddle with screen capture programs. Online services like article video robot allows you to convert text articles in to cool videos. You can either write articles yourself or have someone write it for you. If you are hiring someone to write they may charge anywhere from $5-$10 depending on the quality.