This is the second cash method in my series of fast cash methods. I hope you had some fun with the first fast cash method. It should make you a few hundred in the first month with minimum work.
It is a simple method for you to use videos out on affiliate sales without a website. Video marketing is so much more effective than creating your own website and generating traffic to the website. There are fewer steps and more opportunities for you to get the affiliate sale.
More importantly, if you are using YouTube, you will get a chance to score a good search engine ranking for a niche keyword. YouTube is owned by Google. In order to improve their search quality, they incorporated the video search inside. Hence, when you search for a keyword, top ranking videos will appear on first page (above all the other results).
I scored a few hundred dollars a month with super niche keywords (with less than 10,000 hits) using this method and my video is ranked in the top 10 consistently simply because it has so little competition.
Okay, let’s get down to the steps of this fast cash method. You start of with deciding which niche you are going into and the product you want to sell. On top of the usual criteria of click-bank gravity score and search engine results, add one more to your list, video viewership. You want to make sure there is not much competition in YouTube for your type of video. I always do a search for my keyword and look at the first 20 results on YouTube. If all the videos have a low viewership of less than 1,000, I am pretty confident that I can get into the top 10 rankings for my niche. If there is too much competition (meaning there are videos with 100,000 views or more, see if you can apply the first fast cash method instead).
Watch the top 5 videos to get a sense of whether people are doing the same thing as you are and how well they are doing. Look out for how professional the video is and see if there are any good points you can follow.
Once you nailed down on a niche and the keywords, it is time to make your video. I use Camtasia (and so do thousands of top internet marketers) because it is easy to use and it comes with its own editing studio. You can use it to upload to YouTube directly once you are done, saving you time. However, if you are just starting out and not willing to spend a large amount of money, a free open-source program called Camstudio is available online.
There are three ways to do your video presentation.
If you are shy and prefer that people do not see your face, use a power-point or Google Docs Presentation (which is again free). Power-points gives you more fancy animations and design options but Google Docs Presentation is catching up. Plus, one of the perks of using Google Docs is that you do not need to be afraid of version or font problems that lead to a terrible mess in your presentation. I once had to redo my full video series presentation because of font problems.
The second way is for people who can’t speak good English or have problems with diction. This is not a big problem because you can always get a friend or pay someone to do it for you. One website I recommend you can go to hire someone to do it for you is Fiverr. What you can do is to get the video done and send the person you hire a script. As the video run, ask the person to read it. Once this is done, you can add the audio recording to the video using video editing software. If you are not using Camtasia, try Windows Live Movie Maker (it is free and amazing).
The third way is for people who have good diction and are not shy in front of the camera. Use a web cam to record your face as you are talking. I highly recommend this method because it is much more personal and you can always add in the bits where you demonstrate the affiliate product you are selling through video editing software. If you are selling an offline affiliate product, it is always great to show them how it is used.
When I started out, I like to use a simple script as a reference and plan out my video presentation screen by screen. It is much more systematic. For the content, here’s a rough guideline on what you can do:
* Sound and look excited about the product (it is easy if you pick something you know a lot about or like)
* Introduce the product and its benefits (share about three strong points)
* Share about your own personal stories and experiences with the product (people love stories and stories are so much more persuasive)
* Ask them to click on the link about 3 – 5 times throughout the video but make it subtle or it just gets irritating
* Talk about a small problem with the product to sound more objective
* Have a strong call to action in the end e.g. you can ask them to click on the link once they finish watching
Here are some things not to do:
* Do not sound negative or sarcastic
* Do not lie about the product or service
* Do not tell them that it is an affiliate link (it has been shown that if you have seemingly less to gain from recommending a product or service, you come across as more credible)
Once you are done editing, upload your video on youtube and put your affiliate link in the descriptor box. I like to add annotations and comments inside the video to remind people to click on the link. If I got a bit of time, a nice opening and closing music will make the video a lot more professional.