Saturday, January 19, 2008

Videoblogging, Get Started Today

By Heather Turnbow

Videoblogging is the next generation to post ideas and products all over the internet. Everybody seems to know about textblogging. Now they can use videos as a better way of expressing themselves. This form of communication may entail resources, but for a far greater reward. If a picture says a thousand words, then videoblogging blows that expression away.

A videoblog requires larger disk spaces on websites, a faster server, and a whole new set of programs to support it. Videoblogs can be fed through RSS. This is the technology of syndicating your website to other RSS aggregators. This helps produce the content at alarmingly fast rates.

Videoblogging works with people on the internet to express themselves. Think of it as a powerful tool to show your prospective customer your line of products and / or services. It's just like showing a commercial - with no cost. And if you videoblog through RSS, then most likely you will reach your target market.

It is proven that people like to see what they are going to purchase. They want to be sure that they are getting their money's worth. All of us know the influence of a thirty second commercial. The effect of videoblogging is similar to that. You show your product, people watch it. If they like it, they buy it. If you present it good enough, they'll buy the product even if they don't need it.

You can create a videoblog right at your own home. All you need is your web camera, a microphone, some video software for editing, and lights. As long as you know how to use your camera, then you can create a videoblog.

I recommend investing in a good web camera. The higher its resolution, the better the output. And because you want to present your goods in the most optimum way, get the best one possible. Make a short story, or just capture your goods in one go. Make sure you are getting the best profile for each product / idea. Get those creative juices flowing.

Lights are very important in a production. Make sure you illuminate the entire area you are going to use to create your videoblog. The brighter the area, the crispier the images will be. You can also use lighting effects for added appeal to the presentation.

You many need a microphone, if you require sounds for your videoblog. Record your voice as a voice-over for promoting the product and its benefit to consumers. Sounds are as important as videos on a videoblog. It is advisable to make your sound effects as enticing as the video.

Your video editing software can be any program. You need this to finalize your work. You can add sounds, delete some bad angles, or insert some still pictures. Some programs are user-friendly and can be used with zero knowledge on video editing. Simple video editing programs should do the trick. Select your background carefully. The light effects the presentation, so make sure the background and the light complement each other.

Videoblogging is a great tool, however it also has its downside. It may slow down the computer, so others may steer clear of it. Download time may also be time-consuming, especially if the customer is still on a dial-up connection.

But don't let those stop you. Let videoblogging be an alternative for you. It is best to continue to keep the text and pictures present in your presentation, as this will accommodate all possible viewers on your website.

The more creative you are in presenting your product to the market, they more you are likely to succeed. Videoblogging offers an interactive way of selling. You involve the customers. You instill in them the advantage of your goods. And at times, those are enough to make a sale.

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Heather Turnbow is a full-time mother of three. She specializes in network marketing from home. To view more on her marketing strategies, visit: and her radio program: