04 Jun 10 4:22 pm
I use youtube videos all the time.
One way that a lot of people don't thing about is using your articles. you can do all this for free.
i use CamStudio screen capture program. its free, and does good quality., a lot cheaper than Camtasia if you are on a budget.
take an article, and use subheadings or bullet points about your topic to create a powerpoint slide show.
scroll through the slide show, and read your article, bringing up each bullet point as you get to it.
you can put together a video like this within a few minutes, use it to drive some traffic to your site, embed it in a blogger blog, hubpages, with a link back to your site, and get more traffic.
Depending on your niche, you can also use screen capture for showing how to do simple tasks, or show a product.
I have a few videos that i have done for my product review pages, where i went through the members area just to show people that I really did have access to the product that i was reviewing. I was able to point out the benefits from inside the members area, and it drove a lot of interest in the market.
If you are going to use YouTube, i recommend setting up as separate account for each niche, using your pen names. this way your videos to different markets aren't bumping in to one another.
none of my videos on youtube have real high traffic, but I also syndicate those videos on other video sites, and around social sites getting more views than what is shown from just youtube themselves.
I just recently started bookmarking my videos, and building some links to them, and I am noticing my views going up. still testing, and so far my videos arent that great, yet I still get some good responses.