You may have heard of YouTube and how it can help you in your business endeavors.
This article discusses YouTube and how it can help you market your business through the internet.

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How To Harness YouTube As A Marketing Channel

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By David Bain Copyright 2007

You may have heard of YouTube and how it can help you in your business endeavors. This article discusses YouTube and how it can help you market your business through the internet.

The recent purchase of YouTube by Google was big news. Yet, people seem not to be surprised by Google's move. After all, YouTube is a very promising video blogging site that is inviting more and more viewers by the minute. In the following years, YouTube definitely promises to attract more and more people and thereby become even more attractive to internet marketers and online businessmen.

You may know by now that YouTube is not only for personal, casual and out-of-this-world videos anymore. The business industry has found a new business partner in the internet and specifically in online video blogging. Do you want to get the word out about your business online? Here's how you can do it through YouTube and other video blogging sites like it.

Here's a 4-step plan to make the most out of YouTube as a marketing channel

1. Prepare your business plan and identify your target market.

In your business plan, you must set out your objectives or what you wish to accomplish through YouTube.

You may set a particular number of people becoming your subscribers in a day as your internet marketing objective. It can also be the number of people following the link to your home page and becoming your customers. It can also take the form of the number of people who reposts your video in their own blogs.

It is important to set out a plan (objectives and the way to achieve them) so you will always be clear on what constitutes internet marketing success and how you can attain this success.

It is also important to identify your target market before launching an internet marketing campaign so you can be sure that YouTube is the site for you.

YouTube has been mostly for teenagers and the younger set, but this is rapidly changing and young professionals and middle-age people have now found their way to YouTube. If your products or services have a wide market base, then you can definitely use YouTube.

2. Accustom yourself with video making.

It is important that you know the technology behind video blogging so you can make videos that will stand out among the millions of videos in YouTube's repository.

3. Make your video.

  • Keep it short and do not forget to indicate that it is a short video on your business product once you upload it.
  • Remember to specifically indicate your product's value to your target market.
  • Have a catchy slogan at the end of your video, if possible.
  • Don't forget to aid your audio narration with a few subtitles to make your business goals clear and understandable to anyone who watches your video.
  • Make it more interesting with a soundtrack that is relevant to your marketing message and that has universal appeal.

4. Upload it on YouTube and wait for results.

As much as possible make the online audience aware of your video. Send notifications through e-mails, newsletters, online blogs, groups, social networks and more.

Remember that it is still up to you yourself to make your video's presence known on the internet. What YouTube has to offer is the possibility and opportunity for others to view your video and become aware of your business. So stop stalling and start video blogging at YouTube!

About the Author:

David Bain is an online videos marketing specialist. Visit http://freeiq.com/keywordresearch for a free demonstration of how to conduct your own keyword marketing research.


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