Video is the Most Powerful Form of Free Marketing

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Video is the best tool for marketing your business.

With more than 300 videos over the last few years, I know something about this.

Even if you just want to promote a listing you have, or a facet of your business.

You don’t have to have a great video set up. Most smart phones have great video. The iPhone has additional lenses you can add, like the Olloclip for wide angle. You can download intros and footage free at places like XStockVideo.com. Here are19 Websites To Download Free Stock Video  Intros & Footage.

Most smart phones have great video capabilities

Even if you don’t get many views, it lends credibility to your expertise and business.

Plus, if you are having trouble getting your product on page 1 of Google, this often works and even beats out the long-term competition. No wonder Google paid $1.65 billion for YouTube.

YouTube is the most powerful form of free advertising

For instance, I wanted to have a presence on page 1 for selling copiers in Spokane, so I made a slick but simple video. It was on page 1 the next day!

Here it is!

You don’t even have to use all moving shots. You can use still pictures.

Video makes you and your company look its best

Music can be downloaded at many, many sites, all Royalty free. Two of my favorites are DanoMusic and AudioNautix.

You don’t even have to pay for an editing program. There are several that are free, and if you are familiar with Word, you can use Microsoft Movie Maker. It’s totally free.

Here are some other advantages of posting Videos on YouTube:

1. It’s Free

2. Content is Powerful

3. Potentially Viral

4. Global and Local Audience

5. Demonstrate Your Expertise

6. Selling for You 24/7

7. Give Them a Face 

8. Video is SEO Friendly 

The social media websites give more weight to video (especially YouTube) than any other media, including clever comments, music, and pictures.

When you post your videos, use tags to link back to the websites you want to promote. This is powerful SEO.

 

Want to do something that helps move your business along? Try video.


I made this video Friday, and it is already on page 1 of Google searches.

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Rainmaker
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
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Gary,

Thanks for this great post.

Video is something I must do soon.

Jun 01, 2014 08:32 AM #1
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Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

I have played wit Microsoft Movie Maker but I need to spend more time on it. Thanks for the sites for free music.

Jun 01, 2014 08:38 AM #2
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Kaye Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA - Roseville, CA
Your Roseville Real Estate Agent

Thank you so much for the list of resources to help with videos. I've started making them and am having fun "getting my feet wet." I use Flipagram and other apps to make videos out of photos like you suggested. I use Jewelbeat for music but would like some classical so I'll definitely check out your links. Again, thanks so much for the help and have a great week! 

Jun 01, 2014 11:38 AM #3
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Thank you for the sites to assist with video.  I use Movie Maker and very easy.  From the quality of your video it is obvious you have been to the rodeo more than once.

Jun 02, 2014 01:47 PM #4
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Thank you!  I have always needed to do more videos and you've provided some great resources.  

Jun 17, 2014 08:02 AM #5
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Jack Tenold
Jack Tenold LLC - Spokane, WA
Specializing in Reverse Mortgages

Gary, Thank you for your post and your encouragement that video marketing is both relatively simple AND effective.  I guess it is never too late to get started. 

Jun 24, 2014 07:31 AM #6
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Thank you for sharing all this free advice. I am not utilizing video as much as I should be, but am trying to use it more and more. You have now just made that easier for me.

Sep 04, 2014 10:24 AM #7
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Video, the most misunderstood, neglect child in the real estate marketing family.  Use real video, don't waste the audio with just music filler or dead air. And turn the blinking red light on the local area events, the property listings. Go easy on the me me me selfies that busy buyers flit from and don't get information in the connection, transfer.

Sep 16, 2014 09:22 PM #8
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Chris Webb
Nova Home Loans - Tucson, AZ
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Great tips and thanks for the website. I have come across some pretty alarming statistics with respect to video marketing and agents who do not use them may need to brush off the resume over the next few years. 

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