Video is huge, if you just watch the stats of YouTube:
In 2011, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views or around 140 views for every person on Earth
More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month
Over 4 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube
And these are only from YouTube there are also other video streaming sites out there, so you can only imagine how big is video.
So, starting a video blog and not just a regular one is a good decision. To start one you need to take care of 3 things:
Recording Your Videos
You need to have a device for video recording either a camera, a webcam or just a mobile phone. Make sure the video and audio quality is good enough, it doesn’t have to be Hollywood quality, but looking at pixelated videos and not being able to understand what you say isn’t good, still shooting low quality videos is better than not shooting videos at all.
Choosing Your Platform
Now, that you have some videos recorded you need to upload them somewhere. Well, you have a lot of choices actually you can just create a channel on YouTube and upload your videos there, you can choose a different video streaming service like Vimeo or Metacafe. You can use a blogging platform like WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, Tumblr etc. and share your videos there or you can use both upload for example to YouTube and then embed the video on a self hosted WordPress site.
Well, lots of directions that you can choose, but the one that I recommend is to just upload to YouTube and focus more on creating videos than the technical stuff and also don’t forget to share your videos on social media sites to attract more attention.
Once you have your videos on the internet you then need to start monetizing your traffic that you get. I recommend to sign up with an affiliate platform that gives you funnels and to capture leads, so you could build your precious asset an email list. You then put a link to your squeeze page in every video’s description.
The technical part is actually really simple, just concentrate on the creation of videos.