Can YouTube Boost Your Affiliate Sales?
By AWeber Team December 11, 2008
The other day I saw an interesting YouTube video, created by AWeber affiliate John Chow. It was a quick demonstration of our recent Twitter integration. The 2 minute video explained what our Twitter integration does, plus it gave simple instructions on how to use it. At the end, John included his affiliate link (and yes, I did click on it. With the growing popularity of online video, I think screencasting should be in the arsenal of all serious affiliate marketers. Let’s take a look at how posting videos on YouTube can drive traffic to your affiliate website, and boost your sales.
The 2 minute video explained what our Twitter integration does, plus it gave simple instructions on how to use it. At the end, John included his affiliate link (and yes, I did click on it 🙂 ).
With the growing popularity of online video, I think screencasting should be in the arsenal of all serious affiliate marketers.
Let’s take a look at how posting videos on YouTube can drive traffic to your affiliate website, and boost your sales.
What Do I Need To Get Started?
Getting a video up and running on YouTube can be done quickly and easily.
All you will need is screencasting software, your imagination, and you will be ready to become the next George Lucas.
Some screencasting programs I recommend are:
- Camtasia – Created by TechSmith. Costs around $70 to $146
- Imovie – Normally bundled with all new Macs and can be used right away.
- The Jing Project – The Jing Project is free, and is also created by TechSmith.
After finding a screencasting program that works for you, you’ll then be ready to work on the content of your video.
What Should My Video Be About?
Remember, the aim of your video should be to show how AWeber can potentially increase someone’s business productivity.
Make sure your content is brief, easy to understand and gives the viewer a good reason to visit Aweber via your affiliate link.
If you are an AWeber customer, a great idea could be a video about a feature that has really helped your business grow in the past.
Some other useful subjects for your videos could be:
- AWeber’s RSS to email feature, and how it can convert blog subscribers to newsletter subscribers.
- One of our new analytics features and how it can add value to an email campaign.
- Adding web form features such as a light box, a subscriber count chicklet, or sending downloads.
With the many features of AWeber, you should have no problem finding one suitable to publish as your next screencast.
How Do I Publish My Video On YouTube?
Founded in February 2005, YouTube is now the most popular video sharing site on the internet. Anyone can sign up for a free account and get started right away.
Once signed up for an account, you can very easily upload your file using ( YES! ) a video tutorial on how to load videos into YouTube.
After your video is loaded, it can then be easily seen alongside the over 150,000 daily uploaded videos.
This is a great way to give your affiliate campaign more exposure and increase your affiliate click-throughs dramatically.
Good luck and happy screencasting!
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