Wednesday, October 28, 2015

How To Make Money With Video Tutorials And Freelancing Skills

#1: Turning Your Knowledge Into Video Tutorials

 This method, just like the e-class and teleseminar methods, allows you to create yet another high-ticket product of your very own. 

Video tutorials are in high demand for all sorts of niches:

• Fitness and Exercise

• Computer learning

• Internet marketing

• Art and Music

• Sports, Hobbies, Recreation







Think about the types of things that people want to learn how to do like:

• Learning to build websites

• Learning how to use Photoshop

• Learning to play guitar

• Learning Karate or card tricks or new yoga poses

Any of these skills could be taught through a regular book or ebook; but, the material really comes through when it is taught through video. Live, in-motion demonstrations of what step to take, where to put your hands, what to click on...it’s the next best thing to taking an in-person class.

Let's say you wanted to learn how to master a program like Photoshop. Photoshop goes very deep in terms of features and tools.

Would you rather learn by looking back and forth between a book and your computer screen? Or would you rather watch as someone else moves their mouse through the program, showing you exactly what to do?

A lot of people prefer the latter. It’s much easier to follow along on your computer, as things unfold. Not only that, but many people are visual and/or kinesthetic oriented in their learning. That means they need to see and touch (or do) things in order to absorb new information efficiently.

Same thing with learning Karate. It’s one thing to read about a 'roundhouse' kick, and quite another to see a roundhouse kick performed by a black belt as you follow along at home. Ok, so now you know why these products are truly in demand. You also need to know that

video tutorials can earn you a lot more money than e-books in many cases. Again, it all comes down to perceived value.

There is a higher perceived value for video products based not just on the benefits we outline earlier, but also on prevailing market conditions.

You see, people are used to paying higher prices offline for videos. This is especially true of special interest titles, and titles which come as multi-DVD sets.

Whereas a new copy of “Shrek” on DVD might cost $20, the price for a “6 DVD set of tutorials on Yoga” can for anywhere between $60 to over $100. This is to your advantage.

Creating Your Tutorials:

The 'hardest' part of the product creation process here comes down to “performing and recording”. You've got to come up with a “script”, so to speak. Then, you must record the actual material in action.

You can accomplish this one of two ways, depending on the type of content:

1. Create your tutorials using 'screen capture software' like CamStudio

2. Create your tutorials by video taping yourself or an assistant.

How do you know which method to use? It’s fairly simple.

If you are creating a tutorial for computer-based activities like learning Photoshop or mastering Google Adwords, you'll use Camtasia to record all of the activities taking place right on your computer screen.

Alternatively, if you are creating a tutorial based on some physical action in need of demonstration, e.g. how to play a lick on guitar or how to do a gymnastic somersault, then you'll need to videotape that type of action using a camcorder. Easier said than done? 

It all depends on your technical skills, but this need not stand in your way. There are a couple different ways of getting the job done without you ever having to touch a camcorder or even your computer.

First, you can hire out the creation of your CamStudio-based tutorials.

There are freelance experts to be found at places like: Elance ( http://www.elance.com )

Rent A Coder ( http://www.rentacoder.com ) 

Guru ( http://www.guru.com ) or Even Fiverr.com

You can go to any of these sites and post a “request for bids” for your project. Qualified freelancers will bid on your project, and you'll be able to hire one of them to create the tutorials for you to your specifications.

Second, you can hire a professional videographer for your tutorials. A videographer can record you (or an assistant) performing the tutorial material.

The nice thing about hiring a pro for this is that your videos will be higher quality in terms of lighting, background and sound quality.

You can even have the final product professional edited, and jazzed up with music, splash screens, credits and the like.

Packaging Your Video Tutorials: 

The best practice in packaging is to break your tutorials up into several videos. This is both for
your benefit and your customer's benefit.

Smaller (in terms of bandwidth and disk space) videos will be easier to deliver to the customer.

Likewise, you'll be able to charge a higher price when you can package the deal as, say, “A Complete Learning System Presented In Twelve, Step-by-Step Video Tutorials”

Also, keep in mind that you don't have to deliver this content as a digital download. You could just as easily package your tutorials onto a DVD.

You don't even have to hassle with burning and shipping the product, either. Companies such as SwiftCD ( http://www.swiftcd.com ) are available to burn and ship copies of your DVDs one at time, on demand.

Selling Your Video Tutorials:

Where can you sell your video tutorials? Anywhere! Once you've got the finished product in hand, you can market it through a variety of channels:

• Set up your own direct sales site

• Set up a 'membership' site (this way you can add tutorials over time)

• Ebay.com

• Offline classifieds

• Package them with other products, or private label them

The membership site approach is great if you want to build long-term, recurring income.

You could, in fact, roll out not just your own tutorials, but also hire on video contributors to add content to your membership site or Page on Facebook.


 #2: Make Money With Freelancing Skills

Here's a very powerful idea: What if You are the product? 

Again, we're working on the premise that you have some specialized knowledge or skill you can monetize. If you are proficient at any of the following: 

• Graphic design

• Website design

• Copy writing

• General or business writing

• Computer programming

• Research

• Editing

• Typing/Transcription  ...then you should consider going into business for yourself as a freelancer.

Outsourcing your own skills means that you can set the price on your time. Maybe your regular job is paying you $15/hr when you know you deserve and can pull down closer to $25-$30 per hour? If so, it’s definitely time to consider outsourcing your skills.

Why the market is hot, and you are in demand..

If you've read through your fair share of Internet marketing books, you've likely seen myself and other marketers recommend outsourcing to you as a way of getting your products created, and generally speeding up your business development time line.

There are hundreds of thousands of businesses looking to outsource the jobs they can't or don't want to do.

There are marketers just like you and I who look for others to take care of things like graphics, or web scripts or handling customer support.

So, imagine turning the tables, and becoming that go to guy who provides these services?

You remember the most popular outsourcing sites I always recommend?

Elance ( http://www.elance.com )

Rent A Coder ( http:www.rentacoder.com )

Fiverr ( http://www.Fiverr.com )

Guru ( http://www.guru.com )

Well, just as you can go to these sites to hire someone, you can also go to these sites to get hired for the types of projects you want to do. You basically have your pick of bid proposals.

Of course, you won't win every bid, but you'll win enough of them to make good money.

Plus, you'll eventually find a client whose a good long term match for you.

 This means you'll be able to get lots of work from them in future, and even bypass the structured bid process,as you'll be working directly with them by then.

Have a Good Day.

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