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How To Get Your Business Started On YouTube

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    How to Get Your Business Started on YouTube | PCWorld Business Center (click for full article)

    "Making videos, much like Facebooking, blogging, and tweeting, is not an end but a means. It is a means of communicating with customers and marketing your wares. And it is increasingly a means of promoting yourself more visibly via search engines. On many a Web search, Google will place videos at the top of the results. This is common for many terms, and some have suggested that Web pages that contain embedded videos place higher in Google's search results.


    What Kind of Video to Shoot


    Once you've decided to get your small business into video, what kind of videos should you make? Consumers are interested in the inner workings of corporate America, as TV shows like How It's Made, Undercover Boss, and Dirty Jobs prove. You may think your business is boring, and it very well may be. But there's literally nothing that can't be peeled back, expounded upon, or satirized for entertainment gold. (Consider a long-running sitcom like The Office if you don't believe me.)


    If you're still having trouble thinking of something, remember that your video doesn't have to be a true story. For some inspiration, check out Orabrush, which makes tongue cleaners and which has used YouTube to grow into a $10 million business.


    The Key: Be Funny


    If there's a single takeaway from most companies' success with online video, it's that humor works: Funny videos are the biggest overnight YouTube hits. Consider your own video-viewing and -sharing habits; would you rather share a recorded PowerPoint presentation, or the commercial below, for California taxidermist Chuck Testa? "
     
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