Creating, editing, and publishing your video is only the first part of video production. You cannot expect your video to do well without marketing it. You don’t want all your hard work go to waste and not share your art or message. After you publish your video, it’s time to get to work on your marketing plan.
1. Share Across Your Social Platforms
Use any social media platform you can and share your videos to it. Don’t be worried about oversharing as there are going to be different audiences on each platform. Each platform has its own algorithm as well that can reach more people and diverse audiences.
Find other people or businesses that have a similar audience to yours and collaborate with them. When you work with others, you all share your audience and resources, which is a win-win for not just you but also for your audience, as you introduce them to other people who can help them solve problems.
3. Ask Your Audience
You know your audience is watching it for a reason and finds it valuable. If it is worthwhile to them, they will want to share it with their friends, families, and colleagues too. You will be amazed at how much people want to help you back because you helped them. If you are new, you could ask your friends or family to share as well.
4. Interact with and Engage Your Audience
Answer their questions or just talk to your audience. Don’t act like there isn’t anyone else on the side of the camera just because you can’t see them. People like to know that where they are getting their content from is reliable and honest. The best way to prove this to people is by talking with them just like an average person would do.
5. Know and Understand Your Audience
The main reason videos fail is due to marketing to the wrong audience. If you cater to those who cook and then create a video about drawing, you are likely to get way less traction. Stay in your lane.
6. Remember the SEO, Titles, and Descriptions
Craft a title that will make people want to click it. Typically, this means that the title will be SEO friendly, and your audience knows exactly what they will get out of it when clicking.
Search engine optimization is how search engines help their audience find the information they’re seeking.
When people search terms in Google and YouTube, it matches these terms with all the content available to them and tries to give their audience the most accurate search results possible. Therefore, when you develop a title, make sure it has the proper keywords that your ideal audience is searching for.
For example, if someone wants to figure out how to make a chocolate cake, they will probably search “how to make a chocolate cake,” and your title could reflect this by simply saying “How to make a chocolate cake.” You can punch it up a bit, but it needs that basic information in it for SEO purposes.
7. Understand and Use the Correct Tags
Just like your title needs to have proper SEO or keywords, so does the video itself. Make sure you fill in the “tags” portion and fill in any keywords that would work to help your audience find your content. Tags are the data your viewers don’t see but are what search engines use to find your content.
Think about your audience again and what they are trying to find. If your video is about training dogs, make sure there are relevant tags or keywords about dogs and dog training. Examples could be “dog training,” “puppy training,” “how to teach your dog,” or whatever fits.
8. Fill Out All the Information Available to You
Don’t skip out on the description fields or any information available for you to fill out. This allows search engines to get an even better idea about what your content is about, so your content shows when people search. A video must have text information with it for the search engine to find it; therefore, make sure you utilize proper titles and tags.
9. Solve a Problem
The best way to market a video is to make sure you are solving someone’s problem. When people search for something it’s usually about fixing a problem. If you know what problem you are solving, market and advertise that portion, and then show them how you can help.
10. Create and Build an Email List
Always invite viewers and your audience to join your email list. Email lists are a potent tool for marketing. They are your direct link to your audience. If your video platform or website goes down, you won’t have to necessarily worry about starting over because you have your audience’s contact list.
A great way to build an email list is to offer your viewers a free product. Develop a how-to guide or send free merch or give a discount in exchange for their email address and other information. This way, anytime you create a new video, you also have another way to share it with them.
Having a proper marketing plan is what ensures the success of your videos. You don’t want to spend hours planning, filming, and editing a video to have no one watch. If you put proper marketing and planning techniques in place, you can be sure to prevent this.
Video production is a rewarding path. Video production and marketing takes time, dedication, and proper knowledge to be successful. Just follow the guidelines in this report and get started. You can do it!