Readers have often asked me what software I use to make my videos.
I used to try anything and everything, but the result was pitiful in terms of conversion and number of views.
My heart would sink with every new failure – and I won’t deny believing that creating good videos was a skill I’d never get to grips with.
I’d see other videos that were literally crushing it in terms of sales and wonder where the makers got their technical know-how from…..or the funding to make them.
So I’d try again….and usually I’d try again after that.
I was told some tricks to use but they were downright unethical (eventually YouTube caught these guys out and closed their accounts!)
Did I feel uncomfortable, envious of others, or like I’d hit a brick wall? I will admit to feeling like a complete failure but I wasn’t going to give up. If other people could do it, then so could I, however long it took.
Of course I had to put up with the derisory remarks some friends were making. I ignored them and just focussed on gaining the skills I needed for this.
With hindsight I think it was these derisory remarks that created the challenge for me to keep going. To prove the critics wrong.
It wasn’t until a few months later that a FaceBook ad caught my eye for some software that appeared to automate everything I’d been struggling with.
It included getting attractive and royalty free images (whew!) – breaking down the text into manageable chunks – placing text in different areas of the images – adding royalty free music tracks (another whew!)….to mention a few.
Fast forward 4+ years and the software has been upgraded to incorporate so many new useful features and functions. What I was happy with way back in the early days is a mere shadow of what’s on offer now – brand new (free) Viral Video templates for example. These’ll save me a lot of effort.
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Last year during a clean up of my YouTube account I deleted the very first video I made using Content Samurai. Looking back it was amateur and dealt with a subject few people want to know about (parasites), yet it was viewed 91,473 times.
You can do this too!