15 Jun Get on TV!
I saw a show recently where the guest was being interviewed and he brought all his kids, who wanted to be on TV. In fact, it seems like everyone wants to be on TV. And now anyone can be, simply by starting your own web TV show. This is exciting and easy to do.
Guess what the number two search engine on the Internet is after Google? It’s not Bing or Yahoo, its YouTube. People go to YouTube to find video results based upon information they are looking for. If you aren’t there, you are missing a major opportunity. YouTube attracts more than 2 billion visitors per day who spend an average of 20 minutes per visit! That’s nearly double the prime-time audience of all three major US television networks combined.
Start Your Own YouTube Video Channel
A YouTube channel lets you post all of your videos in one location. A person can visit your channel and see every video that you want on your channel. If he likes what he sees, he can subscribe. Every time you post a new video, he is notified. You can divide your channel into playlists. A playlist is a single topic. Someone interested in just one topic on your channel can find it rapidly. This increases its value to him.
At the end of each video, promote your Web site. You should put the URL in the lower left-hand side of the screen. This can be done with any video editing software. Put your webpage in the description of the video as well. Google owns YouTube. It places YouTube videos high on its page searches. This gives you another opportunity for people to find you and your site.
You can link the videos on your channel. A person sees one. He can see the others merely by clicking, one by one. This is great for instructional videos. Videos allow people to tune in to your unique personality more completely than by words alone. There is perceived credibility in a message that is delivered face-to-face rather than via an anonymous web page.
Creating your channel.
Just go to YouTube and you will be offered a menu selection that is simple to follow. You can choose your channel name and address which is usually just the YouTube address followed by a / and your channel name. I recommend you take some time to fill in your profile details including interests and if relevant, your web site details.
To assist your research I would suggest finding a YouTube video that you like and clicking on the link that represents the channel name. This will take you to that person’s channel, where you can see how they have structured their material. You really will be surprised at how simple it all is. There is no reason why you shouldn’t have your own. If you really want to get started, I will be holding an all day workshop in Denver on June 21 where you will actually build your own channel and upload your first episode. Call toll free 877-924-1414 to register.