If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth ten thousand words. Writing an ebook is good, but turning your knowledge into videos is better. People prefer video tutorials to ebooks because of their perceive value and ease of use. Let’s say you want to learn a program like Adobe Dreamweaver, will you like reading an ebook on Dreamweaver or watching a video that shows you exactly what to do? Using video in your learning is easier and it saves you a lot of time and stress.
Video tutorials are in demand and they cost more than ebooks. Turning your knowledge into videos can make you a lot of money in two ways:
- You can sale your video products or
- You can use videos to send traffic to your website
You can market your video products online through EBay, ClickBank, Amazon, or through your own website. You can also burn them into CDs and ship them on demand through SwiftCD. You can use videos as traffic source by submitting short videos (1-2 minutes) to video directories like YouTube and Google Videos.
How to Create Video Tutorials
To create video tutorials effectively, you have to write a script just like film producers. This will not be a difficult task since you are dealing with what you already know. After creating your script, the next step is the recording.
If you are creating a computer-based tutorial like learning Photoshop, how to use a keyword research tool or how to attract website traffic, you can use a screen capture software to record your videos. Using this software is convenient because it helps people to see exactly what is happening on the screen. On the other hand, you can use a cam recorder if your tutorial requires physical demonstration. This applies to tutorials like cooking, self-defense, football tactics and so on.
[A screen capture software is a tool for converting screen activity into videos. It records everything that happen on your computer screen. If you move the cursor, open a new window, type some text, or select some menus, the software will convert everything to video which you can playback later.]
Examples of free screen capture software are CamStudio and Screen Flow. Screen Flow works on Macs. You can also use Windows Movie Maker and Microsoft Power Point to create your videos.
In case you don’t have the time or expertise to create your own videos, you can outsource it to an expert at any freelancing site. There are many freelancing sites that can help you do this, few examples are Freelancer, Rentacoder, Guru and Elance.
Creating video products is just one among the numerous ways of making money online, all that it requires is your time or money. If you can find the time to turn your knowledge into videos, you can reap a fortune.