Video has become an essential tool in the internet marketing world. At one point all we had on a website were the dry sales letter or pages upon pages of rambling text. That has all changed with the explosion of video sites.
When looking for video we all tend to gravitate to one site in particular – YouTube. This has become the world’s most popular video site and thousands of new videos are uploaded each day. You really can learn so many different things from YouTube and in some ways it has replaced the television. There seems to be more interesting content to watch on YouTube than on the standard channels of national television.
Why YouTube is good for your business
Studies have shown people tend to prefer to watch video than read a long page of text. This is especially true when it comes to learning. If your business is promoting a particular product then you could showcase this by making a video. You would explain in detail every little feature of the product and because it is visual it engages people more.
Imagine how your audience are going to feel when they can see what you have to offer. You are not simply telling them, but are giving them a visual experience. This can only be good for your business and sales.
The days of salesmen knocking on doors trying to sell products could be coming to an end. All you would need to do is create a video explaining your product and then upload it to YouTube. Another great feature of video hosting sites is that they allow you to add a description of your video along with a link back to your website. Think of all the traffic you will be getting as a result of this. It can only be a win, win situation for your business.
As you may already know, a web business needs traffic because without it there really is not a business. Video marketing can help to drive that traffic to your website 24 hours a day. Remember sites like YouTube are universal which means when you are sleeping someone in a different part of the world could be watching your video. Imagine waking up to sale upon sale as a result of your video marketing.
You do not have to load just one video to a video site. Why not send many? The more ways you have of promoting yourself the better. You may have more than one product or service you need to promote and this platform provides you with an ideal opportunity to do so.
Video really does take your marketing forward and is without doubt the future. Experiment with this new way of marketing and see how your business changes. The great thing is that it is a low cost way of marketing. You could even do it for free in many cases. Ensure that your video is of a good standard and the audio is clear. Give the viewer a great experience and you will both benefit