Last week I realized I would miss two great opportunities if I didn't have a book trailer video pronto for What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know! The first was that my publisher, Booklocker.com is now offering to add a book trailer to my book sales pages. The second, was that with the holiday gift idea press release I was going to be doing for What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know! allowed a book trailer video to be included as well.
I decided enough's enough, so one night last week I was wired, I stayed up till 2 AM (I do my best creative work as a night owl), and finally made my first (of several) book trailers and other videos happen. How did I achieve this polished video so quickly and easily?
After, all I had been practially pulling my hair out trying to make a great video that didn't have a huge learning curve, didn't require a lot of technical knowledge or editing software knowledge, and didn't always require me to be on camera. Well, here's how I did it.
I decided on my target market for this particular video (in this one it's people who have been laid off, fear it or know someone who is unemployed and looking for their next career move, although my book also targets entrepreneurs, as well as content creators like authors), made some bullet points about the key items and the Call To Action I wanted to be sure I got in the video.
I looked through my large collection of royalty-free photos acquired over time (and added a couple for $1 each from iStockPhoto). I used Audacity, a free audio editing software program that I use to edit my What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know, The Podcast episodes to triple the length of the original royalty-free audio instrumental I use for my podcast (you could also do a search for royalty-free audio that is a longer length (1-2 minutes).
I typed, dragged and dropped and hit a few buttons.
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--Melanie R. Jordan, The Expert At Making Money From What You Uniquely Know, Author of What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know™ - Achieving The Life You Were Meant To Have By Making Money From What YOU Know! and Host of infopreneur podcast What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know(TM), The Podcast Available 24/7 at: http://www.WhatYouKnowIsWorthMorePodcast.com
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