Promoting your Youtube videos on thatMLMbeat just got super easy. Some of our members don’t have a MLM blog setup or simply prefer to build there Youtube channels.
If that is you, or if you simply enjoy sharing valuable content such as motivation, [tag-tec MLM training]MLM training[/tag-tec], prosperity, blog tips, SEO strategies or just plain humor, then you will absolutely love this!
On your profile, there is a new link that says ‘links’:
Once you’ve clicked on ‘links’, head over to the far right and click on ‘create a links’..
That will take you to a page where you can add Youtube videos or any other video from a video hosting site, photo’s, blog posts, resources, entertainment…. you name it!
I got playing with this a little earlier today and have quite a few items on my link wall…
Once they are up, members can give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down… sweet.
What should you do next?
1. Watch the video above for further instructions if needed
Whether you are a dedicated video blogger that tends to avoid the written word as far as humanly possible, or you just like to spice things up with the odd spontaneous screen capture video recording, then these 5 video blog tools will claim the trick.
Free Video Screen Recording Software
Video screen recording, like the movie above, is the easiest way to record video in my opinion. It’s also a great way to reproduce the exact content that you have written on your blog to help syndicate your content.
An easy example would be to take a blog post, position 4 – 5 sentences of your post per page into something like Powerpoint, then simply read the your blog post while doing a video screen recording.
This is a great way to maximize the output of your content as now you can share your video on Youtube, Facebook and other social networking video sites.
That’s one way, let’s not forget about doing great how to tutorials, team training, how to’s and product reviews.
Video Blog Tools to use:
Screentoaster is the ultimate free video screen recording software. All you need to do is register for a free account and you are ready to record your desktop. Unlike like other video screen recording applications, Screentoaster does not require any downloads, you log in and you are ready to record.
You can upload your video straight to Screentoaster, post it directly to Youtube or share your video screen recording directly on Youtube, Facebook and a bunch of other social networks.
Jing, the more popular one out of the two, makes screencasting super easy. Jing is an application developed by Techsmith who are in fact the creators of the video recording software authority Camtasia.The Jing Project helps you capture screenshots or to record a video of your desktop which can be uploaded directly to screencast.com. Once on screencast.com, you can share the direct link with your friends, colleagues or team members. Jing is also free with an upgrade available for extra benefits.
Which is better: Jing or Screentoaster? One over the other will be a personal preference, so you be the judge!
Online Video Interview
Online video interviews is something that I’m really passionate about getting into motion and I have the perfect applications to compliment this. Video interviews provide excellent value to your blog readers and are easy to reproduce into podcasts. Even better, why not squeeze your top interviews into a small membership site, also referred to as a micro-continuity membership?
Here are the perfect software applications for the job:
We all know Skype as the VOIP chat service, but did you know that you can record video interviews with Skype? Skype has dozens of addons and extra’s with answering services and voice recordings. The only video recorder that I’ve found is called Pamela. Personally I’ve only tried the free demo and the voice recorder is great. They have a 30 day trial so put Pamela to the test.
Ok, this software application absolutely rocks! ooVoo is a desktop application which stretches from free 2-way video calling all the way up to 6-way video calls with one of their paid plans. Imagine doing face to face, well, face to screen meetings with your team scattered right across the world? You can record your videos and even host a chat service on your blog. The possibilities with this are simply endless!
Video Streaming Service
Finally, we need a place to host our new, hot videos. The first place that normally jumps to mind is Youtube. Problem with Youtube is quality can be poor and the display of advertising. The last thing you want to do is loose your hard earned traffic with the direct links to other videos which are displayed at the end of your movie.
Many internet and network marketing professionals have suffered a great loss from their accounts been banned in the past and all their months, even years of content went literally down the tube, no pun intended.
This was a major wake up call for hundreds of marketers including me, realizing that free video hosting services like Youtube have no mercy when they change their policies.
Also, if you plan to host a membership site and need to protect your content, a free hosting video service won’t work.
This is where paid video hosting services give you the upper hand.
Most people use Amazon S3 which is extremely cheap with storage and power being the major benefits. Unfortunately, it is not easy to make players though.
Video Hosting Solution
That is where EZS3 comes into play. With EZS3, you load your videos with the interface directly to your Amazon S3 account.
This service is $20 a month and you pay Amazon S3 for the use of the server bandwidth. (pennies)
It works with FLV, MPEG4, MOV, SWF, JPG, GIF, Camtasia Codec, WMV, AVI and MP3.
Other features include autoplay, center, left or right alignment, watermarks and graphs which are great to determine which of your videos are the most popular.
In Summary, If you don’t want to be at the mercy of social video sites and you want secure, fast, affordable and high quality streaming videos, then EZS3 is the way to go.
Are MLM Women better than MLM Men? While browsing through various Internet and Network Marketing videos on Youtube, I found this movie and thought it could turn into a fun little debate.
That was before I read how personally so many MLM men took this video in the comments section! Nevertheless, it was enough to change the title of this post which started out as “MLM Women Who Rock On Youtube” to this.
So before continuing with the latter and just to confirm, I still bat for the same team! 🙂 What are your thoughts on this? Do MLM Women have a distinct advantage over MLM Men? Or is fair game for all?
Here is the video that caused the controversy:
Tania Mesar – MLM Woman Why Women do Better than Men in MLM
And now, controversy aside, here are 6 MLM Women that Rock on Youtube:
Dani Johnson – Dani Johnson on The Current Global Economic Financial Crisis – How Did We Get Here?
Diane Hochman – Diane Hochman Mopped Floors To Succeed in MLM
Jackie Ulmer – Build Your MLM Business Online – Jackie Ulmer shares her success story
Kristen Darkenwald –You Are in the Business of YOU!
Ellie Drake – My Life’s Purpose
Raven K Starre – MLMRealityShow.com-002-Raven Starre left MonaVie for Agel, WHY? Watch Tom Chenault’s Radio Show!
Awesome inspiration with great content!
Back to MLM Women vs MLM Men… Have a strong opinion about this? Why not leave a comment, Or even better, a video comment below.
Being the ‘Cool Kid’ at the Social Media party is all about ‘being in position’. Unfortunately most MLM and internet marketers in general haven’t grasped this concept as yet.
While some inspiring network marketers are attracting as much as a 100 leads in a single day by providing true value, others are ruining the credibility of the industry (a.k.a. the party poopers) by practicing their one line closes to pitch their MLM business opportunity on Facebook and Twitter relentlessly.
This makes the industry look cheap and distributors desperate. Or as Randy Gage likes to call them, MLM Morons.
So how did social media turn into a MLM pitch festival?
Well, plenty of answers to that question raging from pure ignorance, bad marketing habits and honestly not knowing, but here is my guess:
Not enough clarity and guidance between the difference of social media and direct response marketing.
Back in the day, most marketers started out here:
Direct Response Marketing
Direct response marketing is a fairly simple concept: You have a problem, here is the solution. You want it, here it is. You provide a solution to a problem and if I need it, I’ll buy it or join your business in our case as network marketers.
Pay per click (like Google Adwords) is the perfect example of this.
Now let’s look at the opposite scenario…
Social Media Marketing
With social media marketing, people simply want to socialize and ‘hang out’. Or, as Perry Belcher likes to call it, the party!
No one’s looking for solutions to any problems or looking to join any network marketing business. That’s what Google is for. People want to socialize and build relationships.
Perry’s training takes this to a new level and is a lot more in depth than this, but here is the basic concept:
Social Networking is the party to chitchat and get to know people, your blog is the barbecue at your house that furthers the conversation and develops the relationship.
From there, if the relationship is sound and the need exists, you might invite them to your office (sales letter or network marketing opportunity website) to discuss business.
When looking at Perry’s approach, it’s easy to see why so many network marketers become the party poopers!
Then again, Social Media is a new playing field and a huge temptation for any network marketer who is new to the online world to try and implement offline marketing strategies online, similar to direct response marketing.
So how do you make social media work for your MLM business?
It’s all about positioning.
Positioning and providing value through content that has an impact on peoples lives in some shape or form. To provide valuable content, you need a place which you can call home.
Not your page on Facebook or any other social site, but your own personal MLM Blog.
Your blog should become your central hub of communication, a place where people can find out more about you and what your values are. If you don’t have a blog yet, this video will show you how to get a free blog in 5 minutes flat!
Next step is to change your website links from your social networks. Instead of all the links on your social profile pointing to your replicated company website, have it point to your MLM blog.
Even better, to your about page or a page with a video welcoming them from that particular network.
What a great way to continue the conversation and build real relationships.
Build your central hub and be generous when sharing information about yourself. After all, your blog replaces your voice to build relationships for you when you are not present.