I've been asked many times over the past year or two how to get started making YouTube videos. What type of equipment do I use, etc. What I'm going to cover in this article is what you can use to get started producing professional looking videos on a relatively small budget. I have a full list of equipment inside, so let's get started...
Back again with another experiment. This time using reddit to drive traffic to a fairly new site that me and a couple of friends started up. As you know (or will soon find out), without some serious help from external sources, be it popular blogs, mentions or social sites that somehow find you, it can be very difficult to drive any amount of traffic (qualified) to your websites. With that in mind, one of my partners is a little more into the social media world than I am and he has been opening my eyes to new sources of traffic, including reddit. Follow the link to read and see some of the awesome results from just a few small posts on reddit.
You've looked all over the place and tried to figure out how you can build your own Amazon Affiliate links without having to use their tools...why? Because using their tools is a bit of a hassle. You just want a quick way to be able to do this yourself but you don't trust all the blogs on the internet because you want to be SURE that you're getting your affiliate earnings. I've got some good news for you - come on in and see how to create your links and how to verify they'll work.
One thing you'll quickly realize when staring to do anything online is that you become buried in dozens of passwords. The biggest problem, other than having to keep up with all these passwords, is that we have a tendency to become lazy in making good ones. Often times people will re-use passwords (worst thing you can do), or they'll start coming up with patterns for remembering passwords on various sites. There are a number of bad habits that form with passwords, and there are a couple of good solutions out there to help alleviate the problem. Read the article to find out how you can improve your security online while making password management secure and more convenient.
Too often, I find myself sitting down to accomplish something only to get sidetracked by something that I feel needs some attention. A perfect example is a site that I've accomplished very little on because every time I go there to do something, I find something that needs to be tweaked on the site rather than creating the content that is so vital to the site's existence. Other times I sit down to write some content, and for some reason I just find myself staring at the screen rather than doing anything useful at all. If you've had this happen, trust me, you're not alone. Come on in to find out some things to help you stay focused and finish your tasks.
In a previous post, I mention a feature in Facebook where you can promote your own posts by paying to have them boosted. It was time to put that feature to the test. To find out about my latest experiment where I took a post and created a paid campaign on Facebook, click in to read all about the pre-campaign results, the process of creating the campaign, and the outcome.
You've spent hours putting together you latest blog post or shooting and editing your newest video, and you JUST KNOW that EVERYONE is going to love it, I mean...why wouldn't they?! If you spend any amount of time online, you'll quickly find out that regardless of how good your content is, or how well you think your latest release to the world will be received, be prepared for negativity.
When you're producing content and that content uses audio to relay your message, the quality of your audio is very likely just as important as the content itself. You're probably saying to yourself, "No way, my content is way more valuable!". Well, that might be true, but if your audio suffers from poor quality, people may not be able to get past that even if you have the best content available. I, myself am typically pretty forgiving of flaws in production quality (for free materials), but I've even found that I've dropped certain podcasts or skipped to another YouTube video simply because I got tired of TRYING to hear the message. Audio quality is absolutely critical when producing content for your consumers, and inside this article I describe and illustrate in a video the differences in the various types of microphones available and when best to use each type.
Getting visitors to your page is arguably the most important and also most difficult thing to do. It typically requires time, resources or both in order to climb into a position where people start pouring into your page. Facebook just introduced a feature that allows you to promote your posts for a fee and I want to explore what this means and if you should do it. Click the read more to see my thoughts on the subject.
I received a question from someone who landed on my site recently about how to make money from their YouTube videos. I briefly answered his question as best I could in a reply but I thought that might be a topic that warranted a nice article to detail the process. If you're interested in making YouTube videos and profiting from them or if you've already put some videos up on YouTube and you'd like to start turning your existing work into profit, I will answer those in this article.