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3 Tips on Making Promotional Videos

Promotional videos can be one of the most effective ways that you can market your business. You can publish these videos on a variety of websites – YouTube being the most popular – and you can link to your website and drive traffic there which could convert into sales for you. The whole purpose of a promotional video is to generate interest in your business but there are some rules that you need to follow if you want your promotional video to work.

Here are three tips on making promotional videos that are effective and drive traffic.

1. First, make sure that you’re not creating the same old boring content that other websites and bloggers are making. Come up with something unique and original – and most of all entertaining – so that people who watch the video actually enjoy it. Your message will be much more effective if you have created a video that they enjoyed watching. Your message can be humorous, touching or even dramatic, as long as it’s entertaining. If you aren’t sure if it is entertaining enough, allow someone to watch it in the real world and look at their reaction. If they are engaged throughout the whole video it is good enough to post.

2. Keep your video short. If you create long videos that have too many details, too much information and take more time to watch than most people want to spend you’re going to bomb at promoting your business through video. A good rule of thumb for video links is to keep it under 3 minutes. You don’t want to make it any longer than three minutes because it will have a huge file size and may not load to your website or Facebook. Look at successful YouTube bloggers and follow their example.

3. Finally, keep the production value as high as possible. Don’t use your WebCam and film yourself sitting at home in front of the computer talking about your product. Instead use a good camera, create an actual set and research and lighting techniques so that you’re able to create a promotional video that looks as if it was produced by a film company. The higher quality that you make your video – and don’t forget HD whenever possible – the more professional that people are going to regard your company. Your script, camera, lighting and background are all vital details in creating a solid and effective promotional video.

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