23 April 2011

Uploading Your Videos to YouTube


Are you interested in uploading any videos that you may have made to the YouTube website?  YouTube is a website that is often referred to as a video sharing website.  It allows internet users, like you, to upload and share any videos that they have made.  With a large number of members and site visitors, having your video or videos displayed on YouTube is likely to get your videos thousands of views!

If this is your first time uploading a video to the YouTube website, you may be wondering exactly how you can go about doing so.  The good news is that uploading videos to YouTube is a relatively easy process.  YouTube not only gives you step-by-step instructions on how to upload your videos, but they also provide you with video uploading tips; tips that will not only make it possible for your videos to be uploaded, but tips that will also help to improve their quality.

If you have used YouTube before, even just to watch videos, you likely already know that you need to have a YouTube account before you can start uploading and sharing your videos.  Registering for you a YouTube account is not only free, but it is also easy.  You only need to answer a few personal questions.  For instance, you are asked your name, your zip code, the country you live in, your email address, your birth date, and your gender.  Once you submit the registration form, you will be sent a verification email. Once you have followed the instructions in that email, you should be able to start uploading videos to YouTube right away.

Before uploading your video to the YouTube website, you will need to get it on your computer.  Once you have done so, you will want to review it. This can be done with a movie editing software program.  Should you wish to edit your video before submitting it to YouTube, now is the time to do so.  When editing your YouTube video or saving it, YouTube encourages to you save it as a .Divx or .Xvid file.  They also suggest making sure that your audio is in the .mp3 format.  Once you have officially saved your video on your computer, you can begin to upload it to the YouTube website.

The first step is to make sure that you are signed into your YouTube account.  Once you are, you will need to click on the “Upload Videos,” link, which can be found at the top of the YouTube website.  You will then be brought to a page where you will be asked to describe your video. YouTube requests that you are descriptive as possible.  Once you have entered in as much information about your video as you can, you will then need to click on the “Go Upload a File,” link.  This will allow you to select a file from your computer; the file that contains your recently saved video.  Once you have selected the right video, your video will automatically start uploading, after have confirmed your actions.

Speaking of the uploading process, you will find that the amount of time it takes for your video to upload to the YouTube website will vary.  The larger your video file size is, the longer it will take for your video to upload to the YouTube website. In all honesty, YouTube states that it could only take a few minutes, but that it could also take as long as an hour.  In addition to the size of your video file, the type of internet connection you have will also have an impact on your upload times. For instance, if you have a dialup internet connection, it will take longer for your videos to upload than it would if you had DSL or cable internet.

YouTube states that within twenty-four hours of your video being uploaded, your video should appear listed under the correct category, as well as appear in YouTube video searches.  This is when your videos will start seeing the most views, as many internet users search for videos that meet their interests.

22 April 2011

Making Money with Articles: Becoming an Affiliate


If you can either write articles or have the promotion and marketing knowledge to publicize articles that others write, becoming an affiliate for several companies may be a great way for you to generate a good income right from your own home. You can do this by receiving part of the revenue off of sales that the company gets from people who “click through” from your website via the company’s links that are placed on your pages.

Since you will be promoting a product or service, you will need a killer sales pitch and website content to get your readers interested in the product, convince them that they cannot live without the product, and to keep them coming back to your website time and time again for more recommendations and your useful content, which will get them clicking on your links once again. Although many affiliate companies only give you money off of the first sale you make from each customer, you have the option of promoting a good range of companies so that you can still make a profit off of your returning customers.

If you cannot write this kind of content of your own, there are many ways to pick up free or paid content to place on your affiliate website. There are many reasons why paying for such articles would be to your advantage. First, you will be able to tell the writer exactly what you want, what product you are trying to sell, and what direction they can go in to keep your readers interested and informed. On the other hand, when you search for free content, you are limited to what is already out there. Secondly, you will own the copyright to this content. That means that no one else can reuse it without your consent. If you opt for free content, you will be sharing that content with an unknown amount of other affiliate websites, plus the original author will be able to place their byline at the bottom of the article which could result in them stealing your traffic.

There are many products that have nice affiliate commission rates for those who know how to pre-sale their product and deliver click through customers who are ready to buy. As long as you choose to promote a product or service that can be very useful to a wide variety of people, then pre-selling your chosen company may not be that hard at all. The key in this situation may likely be getting those customers to your website so that they have a chance to see your recommendations and click on your affiliate links.

Choosing The Right Free Blogging Tools

There are many free blogging tools on the market, but loading up your blog with all of the free accessories that you can find isn't necessarily a good idea. While it may be tempting to add a visitor counter, a flashy background, an exciting new font, and a cluster of quirky animated gifs to your blog, this kind of plan can easily backfire. The key to getting the most from free blog tools is being selective.

It is a great idea to learn about all of the kinds of free blogging tools that are available so that you can make an informed decision about what to add to your blog, but try to remember that just because you can have something doesn't mean that you need it. Practice restraint and only choose the options that you think will really be useful. If you can find out how many visitors are reading your blog by checking your traffic statistics, a visitor counter is likely to add unnecessary clutter to your page. If your blog is text-based, a flashy background can be more of a distraction than an benefit. Be realistic about assessing what kinds of blog accessories will help you realize your vision and improve your site. Remember that even a blog tool that doesn't cost you any cash may not be an asset in the long run.

Five Qualities For Affiliate Marketing

More and more people these days are turning to one of the most popular businesses around - the business
of affiliate marketing. In this business, there are no bosses, deadlines to meet, or piles of work that
have to be finished by the end of the day.  In order to succeed, you only need the necessary tools.
                There are basically five things you can't do without if you want to make it in the business of affiliate marketing.  Below, you'll find each quality you'll need.

1.  Desire to learn :
            The first quality you must possess is the desire to learn, coupled with the willingness to be trained.  Treading through unfamiliar territory is tough indeed, especially if your lacking the right knowledge. This is a combination of the right frame of mind, coupled with a strong work ethic.
           When starting out, you'll need to be willing to keep your eyes and ears open, using the experience of others to learn more as you go.

2.  Invest time and effort :
             The second quality you must have is the willingness to invest time and effort in helping your business grow, even if you don't see immediate results.  Even though weeks may pass without hearing good news, it's very important for anyone who wants to get their foot in the business world.

3.  Determination :
              The third quality you'll need is determination.  If you want to make it in the world of affiliate
marketing, you must possess to push yourself  forward.  The ability to push yourself to greater heights will determine what type of future you have.

4.  Discipline :
             The fourth quality is self discipline.If you teach yourself to work everyday with all of your heart and soul, you'll be that much closer to reaching your goals and making your dreams come true.

5.  Optimism :
             The last quality you must have is optimism.  Bad attitudes should never discourage an affiliate marketer from pursuing their dreams in order to make life better for themselves or anyone around them.
             The attitude you have towards the business should always be good, because you'll have to realize that you're the captain of your ship and your the one steering it towards destiny.
             If you put the above tips to good use, you'll go farther than you ever thought possible in the world of affiliate marketing.  You'll need these qualities to succeed, as affiliate marketing can be a cutting edge career.  With the above qualities, you'll do just fine in the industry.