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If you’ve been working as a freelance marketer, YouTube influencer, or video content creator for any amount of time, you already understand that clients always, always want to find a way to cut their expenses for each and every strategy they envision.
That, of course, refers to your video creation and all the accompanying elements such as editing, music selection, and caption creation. In this day and age, every business owner knows that collaborating with the right people on creating video content means getting more brand exposure, relevance, and revenue down the line.
To achieve that, every business needs to invest in such a video strategy, to begin with, but limited resources often mean that your hands are tied and that you need to be wise with how you allocate the available funds. Even as a musician trying to find your place in the digital realm, you need to be exceptionally smart with how you use your available funds for promotional music videos you create.
Here are a few ideas to help you create videos for marketing purposes that will gain traction but won’t break the bank.
1. Incorporate customer testimonials
Chances are that you already own quite a few compelling videos in your library, but you’ve never found a way to put them to good use. This method of creative recycling, so to speak, can help you make the most of what you already have and then work towards a unique way to promote your business seamlessly through such content.
For example, if you’ve compiled numerous customer, client, or student testimonials over the years, and you have an entire database of influencers who have made their own unique video reviews. You can ask for their permission and then create a video mix containing a few key points that refer to your offers, and how you’ve made your customers and clients happy.
Recycling existing content creatively is a brilliant way for generating video ads, music-enriched video content, and other content varieties that will help you promote your brand.
2. Use only reliable tools
Creating and editing video ads can be time-consuming and exhausting, but only if you don’t know what tools to use in the process.
For the purposes of preserving your budget more easily, you can use a music video maker that includes access to a range of engaging templates to make your content more exciting with the help of visualizers. Plus, you’ll retain the original video quality and you can then download the finished video in a full HD format to publish on various channels.
Whether you’re an influencer yourself in need to publish some memorable music-based videos, or you’re working on a project for a client, relying on tried and tested tools is all part of the trade. In fact, not only does it have a positive impact on your budget, but it also saves you tons of time.
3. Scheduling for audience exposure matters
Sometimes, a good video will pay for itself when you know how to increase its exposure correctly. One particular decision that will affect how effective your entire video strategy will be is setting up a publishing schedule that makes sense for your audience.
Combine a good video, creative visuals, animation, and an appealing script, and you have a winning recipe for the success of your content, but only when you know the right timing for your customers.
That said, more exposure and higher engagement mean that your video can aid your SEO efforts through more than just keywords, but through overall relevance, recognized by more shares, comments, placement, and traffic your site gains from publishing your videos.
In such instances, a good response to your video means higher profits, and the ability to renew your strategy budget quickly and efficiently.
4. Write a powerful script
This is one of those rare, but worthy segments of your video strategy that you can take care of on your own, without reaching out to yet another professional.
In fact, if you’ve had previously created successful video campaigns, you already know that writing a good, compelling script is half the battle for your material to have any marketing value.
Do some research to see what kind of headlines and topics attract your audience the most. Then you can tailor your own video headline to match those preferences and make sure that the script is easy to follow, clear, short, and sweet – much like the video itself.
If you want to market your own services as a creative expert, or you’re crafting a promotional product video for a client of yours, remember that a good script can be done in-house, saving you a solid amount of your resources for other aspects of your strategy.
The popularity of video content will not wane. If anything, it’s quickly becoming the most desirable format online that many brands and individuals need to use if they want their presence to have any real value.
Luckily, with so many cutting-edge, yet affordable digital tools paired with a wide range of trending topics you can use, creating a video marketing strategy can be a much easier endeavor if you keep these tips in mind!
Sophia Smith is a freelance graphic designer by day and a lifestyle blogger by night who loves to cook, drink coffee and create all things beautiful. She loves sharing meaningful content that educates and inspires people. Over the years she wrote pieces for Women Love Tech, Legal Reader, Monterey Premier, Life Goals Mag, Sivana Spirit, Bonvita Style, Carousel and Cause Artist.