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Watch Me Dance & Learn How To Make $50

Check out my fly dance moves in the video below. You just got served? Not quite. Anyway, the video is fun, and more importantly, the message is funner. Shawn and Missy own a site called WeViews.tv where they review products on video.

I did a few video reviews for them and they’re looking for more. Even better, they’re paying $50 for a review. That is one awesome deal. So look around your house for stuff you have and get reviewing for some cold hard cash! By the way, hats off to Slim-Sam Harrelson for the rap.

Three Questions For Shoemoney

These making money online guys are everywhere. I’ve already done a video about Zac Johnson. Now, today, I’ve got an interview with Jeremy Shoemaker, aka, Shoemoney. Shoemoney is known as one of the biggest “making money online” guys, primarily I believe, because of his success with ringtones.

Why interview Jeremy? Well, as you’ll see, I didn’t ask him the same questions he gets from everyone. Ok, one of them is, but the other two are not asking him about how he got rich. The questions are…

1. How did you get the nickname Shoemoney?
2. What’s your #1 success tip for making money online?
3. Are you evil?

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Zac Johnson Is One Bad Making Money Mofo

A lot of “make money online” guys talk a good game, but I know for a fact that a guy by the name of Zac Johnson actually lives it. I’ve known Zac for years now, and we hang out together at most Affiliate Summit events twice a year. He’s a great guy, and an even better money maker online.

The great news for all of you peeps who want to learn how to get rich online is that Zac now has a blog where he gives away, yes, he gives away his mad skillz for free. My advice is to add his blog to your feed reader and check it daily.

YouTube link: ZacJohnson.com – Making Money Online.

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Announcement: Making The Leap To Video Blogs Only In 2008 – No More Text

I’ve been blogging on this domain since 2001. I’ve written thousands and thousands of blog posts in text form, and while I enjoyed doing it all those years, it’s, well, boring now. This will be the last text blog entry I will post here at JimKukral.com in 2008. Instead, I’m committing to only creating video or audio content. and I’m not looking back. Who will join me?

There are several reasons why I’m doing this…

Reason #1: Stop Being Lazy
Steve Rubel’s post about “the lazysphere” really hit home with me, then kicked me in the arse and left a mark. He’s right. I’ve become too lazy in my blogging efforts as of late (well, for years actually), and moving to video will force me to break that mold.

I’m taking your challenge Steve. By committing to video and audio posts ONLY, there’s no possible way for me to be lazy. It’s just too darn hard to create high-quality video content, so I either will be forced to make good content, or I won’t have content all.

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Reason #2: Video Rules For Marketing
Hey, I’m an online marketer. It’s only natural for me to use a marketing method such as online video to improve my game for myself and my clients. If you’ve been following my blog at all for the past year or more, you’ll know that I’m neck-deep into the world of online video, especially for marketing purposes.

From producing, to directing, to acting, etc… I’m doing it all. Why? Because video is VERY effective from a marketing standpoint. I’ve used videos to close 80% of my consulting gigs in the last year, and at the moment, 90% of all my income comes directly from work in online video.

Reason #3: Online Video Is About To Rock The World
According to Pew online video traffic doubled in 2007 (more at Techmeme). Let’s face it, the eyeballs are starting to move to the web, and writer’s strike or not, it’s going to continue.

On top of that, when Google finally releases universal search, the flood gates are going to open and everyone and their mother will be scrambling to produce videos. Internet video marketing through the search engines is going to rock the seo world soon enough. My plan is to be right there, in the forefront, with as many videos as possible to take advantage of it.

Reason #4: I’m Bored With Text
I’ve been blogging on this domain since 2001. I’ve written thousands and thousands of blog posts in text form, and while I enjoyed doing it all those years, it’s, well, boring now. Producing online videos is hard darn work, yet, for me I’m finding that the work is very, very satisfying and entertaining, and fun.

Reason #5: Video Is A Challenge
There is no challenge left for me in writing text blogs anymore. Been there, done that for years. I could either keep doing it forever, or, challenge myself to take it to the next level, which is video/audio. Look, everyone should challenge themselves from time-to-time. That’s what I’m going to do.

Reason #6: I Like To Entertain
One of the things I’ve learned about myself over the past year of playing around in video is that I like entertaining. I like being in front of the camera. I like producing “live” content. It’s a lot of fun for me. I do not get the same satisfaction from writing text, not even close.

I’ve found that once I got over the “I look silly on camera” or “My voice sounds weird” fears, I began to have a lot of fun. And frankly, if it ain’t fun, why do it?

Reason #7: Nobody Else Is Doing It
Ok, some are leading the way, but if you look at the grand scheme of things, nobody, and I mean nobody, is out there producing videos like I want to make. Sure, there are millions of kids falling of their skateboards and YouTube stuff like that, but if you look around, video content, good video content in the form of professional “shows”, is hard to find.

Summary
This is it. Finito! This is the last few paragraphs of text you’ll read in blog form on this blog in 2008. Thank you for the years of readership, and hopefully I can count on your future viewer ship. :)

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Lights, camera… Action!

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You Need 500,000 Viewers A Month To Quit Your Job & Be An Online Video Star!

That what an executive from Blip.tv said in an article at TVweek.com.

“There is a very good chance that people creating shows that reach 500,000 viewers a month or more will be able to go full-time,” Ms. Kaplan said. “I don’t know if you should quit your job, but if you reach 500,000 people a month or more, you will have opportunities to monetize it.”

Furthermore…

If a show has an audience of only 20,000 people per month, the creator should spend his or her time building an audience rather than finding a sponsor, she advised.

I find this type of analysis fascinating because this is what I do for a living. I help online businesses monetize.

So I tend to agree with the numbers talked about above. It is VERY difficult right now to monetize online video, but… it’s early in the game. VERY early. Give it a year or so and we’ll see many more “regular” people break out into the scene and start to earn from their video shows.

More great tidbits from the article…

On iJustine

Her video blog, TastyBlog Snack.com, averages between 30,000 and 100,000 viewers per video. Ms. Ezarik publishes two to three segments per week, generating less than $1,000 a month. She also works as a freelance graphic artist and a consultant on viral marketing.

On Gary V

Gary Vaynerchuk, host of WineLibrary.tv, draws 40,000 viewers each day to his unscripted, off-the-cuff show about wine. His online identity, as America’s un-snooty wine guy, has caught on by making knowledge about wine accessible to average Joes and Janes.

Finally, some great advice on how to make it as a video blogger.

How to Make It as a Video Blogger
A successful video blog needs to have three things.

First: The first is a topic that is sustainable, said Michael Hayes, senior VP of interactive at Initiative North America. “You can write on cats, but kitty cats aren’t too sustainable. But politics, at least this year, is sustainable, or entertainment news.”

Second: A video blog needs a revenue model—advertising, in most cases.

Third: But to attract ads, a blogger must have the third element—an audience. “You need to have enough traffic to generate eyeballs and interest,” he said. Mr. Hayes advises prospective bloggers to link up with a network of blogs, like the Huffington Post, or to start developing a reputation as a blogger by posting entries to sites such as About.com, which pay for expert commentary on various topics.

Here’s a link to the author of this excellent article.

Online Video Ads Mean Big Bucks For You

As Beet.tv is reporting, YouTube overlay ads are beginning to appear all over the place. Want to see it in action? Try this video from Tim Carter. You’ll notice the little yellow bar in the player… that shows where the ad is going to play (if there is one, you may have to refresh as the ads don’t load every time).

Here’s a screen grab of an ad on that video.


Relevant ad for some kind of DIY network.

So why is this important to you?

If you’re not making videos yet, you should be. This is just another reason for you to get started. High-quality videos uploaded to a YouTube channel you create are going to be chosen by advertisers.

Video is wide-open. It’s like Google 5-years ago. Don’t believe me? Go to YouTube and search for any phrase, and do the same search in Google. I’ll do it for you.

I just searched for “debt”. That’s a HUGELY competitive term, right?

On YouTube, there are 5800 results for videos marked with “debt” in tags, titles and description. In Google, there are 185 MILLION results.

Which one do you think is going to be easier to climb to the top of?

A high-quality, well tagged video can get onto the first page, and sometimes the top listing on YouTube in 24-hours or less. I do it every week, for highly competitive search terms. Nobody else is doing it yet… nobody.

I’m telling you now… you’re either going to do it today, or wait until everyone else does it first, than play catch up… again. Get your video camera today and start making videos.

Want To Make Money Online As A Publisher? This Is How You Do It.

Quite possibly one of the smartest publisher strategy plays I’ve seen to date. It has all the great components with a few MAJOR things you must do to be successful…

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1. It’s not spammy and provides high quality content.

2. It has awesome problem solving video content. Entertaining too.

3. It is built in a blog platform so it’s SEO friendly and linkable. Rss/tags too.

4. It has great Adsense placements.

Even the videos, using monetization at Revver, have well designed watermarks at the top/bottom to drive traffic from embeds in other sites. This site is/will be a money-making machine across the board. Google will love it. YouTube will love it. Readers will love it.

Overall, A+ here. This is what you should be doing if you want to make money as a publisher in this business. I repeat, again…

Build high-quality content that solves problems and/or entertains. If you can do both in the same project, double win.

John Chow ain’t gonna tell you that, because it’s hard work. You may not even want to hear that, because it’s hard work.

Doesn’t matter, I’m still gonna tell you that this is how you do it. You can listen to me or not.

Now I wish I could draw.

Online Success Comes To Those That Take It, Not Wait For It

Normally you won’t hear me talking much about “guru” type programs. Why? Because I think that a lot of them are suspect. However, I do know that there are high-quality gurus and the like out there that actually do deliver on what they promise.

Let’s throw that aside for a second and instead talk about why these gurus succeed. You know why?

Because they’re creative, and they move fast… and most importantly, they take chances.

Joel Comm has busted his butt to get where he is today. The guy has money now, he could retire. He’s already had success with websites, books, etc… But he doesn’t stop creating and taking chances and pushing… which is why he is successful.

Look at his latest marketing campaign called the Next Internet Millionaire.com.

You know why Joel Comm is successful online? Because he takes opportunity. He doesn’t wait for it to come to him.

Do you take chances? Do you take opportunity?

There are no mistakes now, everyone is experimenting. Just do something today. There is no failure at the moment.

Online Videos Increase Traffic & Bring Eyeballs To Your Online Business

asktheblogger_youtube.jpgI knew my constant harping on online video would start to pay off :). BlogBusinessWire.com ran a piece today called 10 Ways To Increase Blog Traffic With YouTube Videos, and they included one of my AsktheBlogger.com (please subscribe to my channel on YouTube) videos in example #4. I’m flattered, thanks guys!

Read the entire post for the full analysis. Here are the top bullets.

1. Embed a YouTube video in a blog post.
2. Share a YouTube video link in an email.
3. Create your own video and share it at YouTube.
4. Use your YouTube account to showcase your blog.
5. Use your blog to showcase your YouTube account.
6. Become an active YouTube user.
7. Tag your YouTube videos carefully.
8. Post YouTube video links to your Twitter account.
9. Sponsor a YouTube video or user.
10. Broadcast yourself.

Another VERY interesting piece in the article talks about the success of using online video in a marketing experiment.

Marketing Experiments Journal recently conducted an experiment to test the theory that viral video clips can drive targeted traffic to your website:

“We created a total of 28 videos ranging in length from 15 seconds to 8 minutes. Each video had a 3-5 second promotion at the end of it, specifying a URL which indicated that there was a website that may be interesting or relevant to the viewer. Videos were placed on YouTube and Google Video, and where possible, a link was provided on the same page as the video, which drove traffic back to the main website. All of the video clips we shot were deliberately “amateurish” in their approach and production.”

They conclude:

“Although the video clips had no promotional message or content, 1.49% of viewers went on to become newsletter subscribers. In Just 60 Days, our videos were viewed over 324,000 times at no cost to us. KEY POINT: With no additional work or money spent, we are projected to generate 382,444 views for October, which is more than we generated in the previous 2 months combined.”

You’re still not ready to start doing videos yet eh? I will win you over eventually.