I was interviewed recently by Grant Crowell for ReelSEO on “Online Video in Affiliate Marketing – The Vast, Untapped Domain?”.
In the interview, we discussed opportunities for affiliate marketers in video, how video is being used by affiliates, as well as mistakes, challenges, and legal issues with video.
We also talked about how I got into video myself. It’s been three years since I shot and edited my first video and put it up on YouTube.
Back in late 2006, I decided I wanted to learn how to edit video, so I forced myself. (You can watch it below.) When I wrote the copy for my business Christmas cards, I included a note for people to go to a link to see a special video message. That gave me about a week to figure out video and get a video posted to put on that page. I ended up purchasing Sony Vegas video editing software for the PC and having a completed video inside of a couple hours – just from looking at a couple tutorials. Also, whenever I’ve gotten stuck, I’ve found that there are tons of videos on YouTube on how to do things with video editing software.
You can see my hundreds of videos related to affiliate marketing at youtube.com/affiliatetip.