You don’t have the budget for a studio set up like Amy Porterfield or Marie Forleo, but that’s definitely the direction you want to head in. That’s awesome and I fully support you. But first you have to get started! Here are some solutions for recording your videos that you can pretty much do right now and get your content out into the world.
If you aren't a videographer (either by profession or by hobby), chances are you've avoiding making any videos to share on social media beyond a few Facebook Lives or streaming your desktop as you do a tutorial. But what about those fun or informative videos that have a bunch of clips edited together? You know: the Now This and BuzzFeed style videos that seem to be all over your social media feeds. Below I've linked to some websites where you can get great video clips for free.
This post will be continuously updated as new sites are brought to my attention. New additions are bolded.
As vertical video becomes more popular, there is an increasing demand to be able to embed those videos on webpages. Previously, people would have to upload their video to YouTube and use the embed code, leaving giant black bars on either side of the video. Did you know that IGTV videos have their own embed code? Here is how to add those videos to your Squarespace website in all their vertical glory!
Everyone is going crazy for video right now. But don’t forget this one simple fact: Facebook videos autoplay with the sound turned off. This means that someone has to tap the video to hear the sound. So what if they’re browsing on the bus, or while watching TV, or at the library, or while they’re not supposed to be on Facebook? Chances are slim to none they’re going to turn the sound on. What if they are hard of hearing? You’ve now lost all of these viewers because there isn’t anything engaging about a silent talking head.
If you are doing Facebook Live to market and advertise your business, you might be looking for ways to brand your videos or give them a more professional feel. That’s where the Live Creative Kit comes in! You can add a watermark to your videos, a custom intro and outro, and even make stickers unique to your broadcasts. Inside I’ll show you step-by-step how to set it up!
Video can be a great way to engage and catch people's’ attention. You don’t need a film degree and expensive editing software to get started - the internet is full of online tools and apps that make videos a snap! Here I’ve listed some of my favourites that are available on desktop and/or mobile device. If you are looking for additional resources I’ve got listings for free stock photos or clips to add to your videos.