August 18, 2008
And today, I’m going to show you a very powerful to do just that, without spending a dime (well, maybe a few dollars).
What am I talking about? YouTube… Now you should know YouTube pretty well. But allow me give you some facts:
Fact #1: YouTube went from ZERO to 4,000,000,000 MONTHLY visitors within 3 months. And it’s still growing by a staggering rate each day.
Fact #2: In 2006, YouTube won Times Magazine’s “Invention of the Year.”
Fact #3: YouTube is in the Top 5 most valuable web properties in the world.
Fact #4: YouTube features videos from hundreds and thousands of members, and has made MANY people famous.
Fact #5: And get this-more than 75,000 new videos are uploaded every, single day (you see that right.)
Fact #6: Last but not least-YouTube serves up to two hundred MILLION clicks daily.
What does that mean to you as a marketer or an Internet entrepreneur?
Well, it only means there’s a HUGE amount of traffic ready to be tapped into if you know how to use YouTube to drive more visitors to your web sites.
We’ll discuss how you can use YouTube to drive massive views on your web sites in a while.
But first, “What makes a good YouTube video?”
If you notice, a lot of the videos on YouTube are made by amateurs.
They’re usually not professionally filmed videos.
But that’s what makes YouTube attractive, isn’t it?
These videos are not really professional, and most of the time “RAW”, but it’s realistic.
Sometimes, they are just THAT much more interesting because they’re not really perfect.
To answer our previous question, I’ll reveal some of my ideas here.
You see, I’m actually in the process of developing some of my videos to be uploaded on YouTube and use them to drive traffic to my web sites (there’s a ‘science’ to it¡K as some of my clients have proven time and again with their YouTube videos).
Here’s what I learned:
YouTube Strategy #1 – Your videos should be short. These shouldn’t be long movies, as people are busy and look for instant gratification most of the times. No more than 3 to 4 minutes.
YouTube Strategy #2 – Then, you’d want your web site URL at the bottom of your videos, so people can see it.
YouTube Strategy #3 – Next, this is IMPORTANT: Think of some ways to make your videos viral. See, people on YouTube are constantly on the mindset of: “If I like a video, I’ll like to pass it to my friends.”
So you want your videos to have some, one or ALL of these characteristics:
- Some of the videos I see pass around are usually FUNNY. Well people love to laugh. They love to make OTHER people laugh. So if your video’s funny, it’s got humor, people are more likely going to pass it on to their friends.
- Something really weird.
- Something really shocking.
- Something really gross.
- Something just, SHOCKING (again). People love to pass those around.
- Something really interesting.
- Curiosity is ALWAYS good.
- A demonstration is great (especially for targeted traffic). Let’s say you have a product, you can show people how it works with your video. Give them a peek at what’s in it for them inside.
- Something sexy (can you miss this?).
- Something personal, it could be your own story.
I mean, there’s so much you can do! There’s an incredibly huge potential with YouTube. I suggest you open your mind and at least look into how you just MAKE SOMETHING (again, doesn’t have to be perfect) to feature on it.
Plus, a lot of these things are COMMON SENSE!
You don’t have to buy any products to learn how to make videos people talk about. You see, what do you think would make a good video YOU would want to pass on to your friends?
Write them down, choose one of them and be your own producer for the first time if you haven’t (trust me, it’s fun too).
If you have, can you figure out how to benefit from some of the strategies mentioned above?
Go on there, make a video for traffic purposes or simply for demonstration.
Of course we’re barely scratching the surface of what you can do with YouTube. If you can get a little creative, there’s a LOT more you can do on this amazing place.
A former college dropout, Dan Lok transformed himself from a grocery bagger in a local supermarket to a multi-millionaire. Dan came to North America with little knowledge of the English language and few contacts. If you’re ready to take your online business to the next level, go to: http://www.websiteconversionexpert.com/more.html