Here are the recap notes from our last meeting on February 4th. Thank you Lauren for taking the notes for us!
We spoke a little about screencasting and using Youtube tutorial videos to make income
Screencast = Recording your computer screen. This is a great way to make tutorial videos.
Here are 2 tools that you can use:
- Jing – This tool is free and will do a great 5 minute recording for you. You can get it here: http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
- Camtasia – This is what the pros use. It’s really powerful and a little costly. I use it for more than screen recording as it is an easy to use movie editor as well and is great for youtube videos and more. Made by the same creators of Jing. You can get a free trial for 30-days then it costs $299. The free trial is a full version trial so if you want to make a screen recording, do the trial only when you are ready to record something so you can really know if you want it. Here is where you can get the program: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html
One of our long time members, Michael LaRue – Zejoop Founder (www.zejoop.com), spoke about his product launch and asked for testers to give him some feedback. You can see his product here at www.zejoop.com
Michael developed a smartphone app called Zejoop. A social app that allows people to see the status of the event without an administrator in real time status update.
Invitation to participate in Zejoop beta test. Michael would appreciate any feedback you have. Sign up for user voice and give feedback.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 661-513-4316
Steven Watanabe – Built a keyword research tool that will show you what people are searching for on Amazon.
YouTube Affiliate Marketing
This is something you can go home and do on you own with a google account (gmail account). By activating Google Ads on your videos, you can make money. Users should be able to employ AdWords once their first video is up. You can then use SEO to drive people to your video.
Ads can be turned off, controlled by user.
For more info go to TipsbyChris.com
One YouTube video might not make much, but making more videos may lead you to a video that will be a “home run” It’s about finding the system that works and duplicating it.
Example: How to send a file by email video is one of Chris’s videos that is making money on YouTube off of Google Adwords
Four Internet Marketing components that can help you move faster than the rest:
Product or information
Marketing (e.g. videos)
Keyword Research on Google Adwords
Adwords is one of the top ways to drive traffic.
To do keyword research:
Go to: http://Adwords.google.com then go to the tools and analysis tab then select keyword planner and type in phrase (e.g. how to make a…) keyword share
After you do your keyword research you can make a video out of it. One thousand or more searches is a good indicator that it’s popular.
Be sure to make your video title what people are searching for. Also reuse the keywords and related keyterms in your description.
Ask for comments and for likes, this will help boost your rankings in YouTube and get you more views
Make the top of your website the title and the video embedded, you will get more ranking this way.
Here are some resources on what we spoke about:
Great Youtube Marketing Blog Post: http://blog.kissmetrics.com/2013-youtube-marketing-guide/
Productivity Tips – Better understand how to be productive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHfjvYzr-3g
Amazon and Youtube do not allow/like affiliate links coming from the description area below Youtube videos. You could lose both your Youtube account and your amazon affiliate account. Is this worth the risk? This guy has affiliate links all over the place and I am sure he is making money from them. The risk is there, whether it is worth it or not is up to you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKhF9Sb4BiQ
My Dropbox referral link = http://www.scvinternetmarketers.com/dropbox
How to get your dropbox referral link: https://www.dropbox.com/help/54/en