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You know video is the ultimate medium for marketing your business – but it takes time and skills to make a video right? WRONG!

I’m going to show you how to use a free Google tool to source images, edit these into a video, add music, produce your video and upload it to YouTube in 5 minutes or less!

Better yet you don’t need to have a camera, editing software or any video skills.  If you can type your name into a search engine you can use this method.

ALL EXCUSES FOR NOT USING VIDEO MARKETING HAVE JUST BEEN ERASED.

You can simply and quickly create a video for your business like the one Google used for their Superbowl ad and like this one of ours:

The Video Tool I used for this video is “Google Search Stories Video Creator” at: http://www.youtube.com/searchstories

But rather than just sending you to the link, I want to show you HOW to create your Google Search Story video.

I put our video together (above) after watching a tutorial by Video Marketing Wizz (and good friend), Pam Brossman of  “Video Marketing Campus” and www.SocialMediaWoman.com Thanks Pam for letting me share this video:

So watch the videos and then create your very own “Search Story”.  You can have a marketing video “as good as Google’s” minutes from now.

If you are ready to really step up your video marketing, then I highly recommend Pam, and her Husband Steve’s, “Fast Video Results” course – Click here to view more details and subscribe to their website to get notified of their new training videos – they’re all awesome!

Love your comments, feedback, tweets, shares, posts, pings and make sure to leave a link to your ‘Search Story’ video (once you create it) with your comment below.

Video Marketing is the hottest trend in maximising Social Media Marketing right now.

The largest video sharing site, YouTube.com has 13 Billion video views – PER MONTH!

People are watching hundreds of millions of videos a day on YouTube and uploading hundreds of thousands of videos daily. In fact, every minute, 24 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube.

With that level of traffic it’s obvious that you should have a presence on YouTube and other video hosting sites, but….

Have you found yourself paralysed at the thought of actually making a video?

What do you talk about? How do you make the video? How do you upload it to the net? And how will anybody else get to see it?

If video marketing has all seemed ‘too hard’ and/or you have been making excuses as to why ‘you’ can’t possibly create a video – then this training is for you.

I recorded this video marketing training for my SocialMediaShortCut course (the full training is available exclusively through www.SalesPipeLinePros.com ) – but have had several requests for this information, so here ’tis.

To those of you joining me on the Video Marketing 90 Day Challenge, I trust this helps you to power into action!

Any questions contact me here, on our Facebook page http://www.Facebook.com/MarkandZoe , at my Youtube channel http://youtube.com/user/zoedeluca or on twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/zdeluca

And please share away with your friends and social networks.

Have an Awesome Day – Zoe

P.S. This is the first in a series of 3 SocialMediaShortCut trainings.  Make sure to join this site or grab the RSS feed for updates on when the other Social Media Marketing trainings are available.

I conducted a special webinar today on Social Media Marketing.

This was the Introductory call for our SocialMediaShortCut course but in the webinar I also explained how to leverage Social Media Marketing to get maximum results for your business in the minimum amount of time.

Enoy……

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Full details on exclusive training with me to grow your Business with Social Media Marketing at www.SocialMediaShortCut.com

So you’ve heard all the buzz about Social Media Marketing – sites like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook and their potential to grow your business.

But are you completely overwhelmed with the amount of information and training being thrown at you?

In my upcoming SocialMediaShortCut course I’m going to show you exactly what you need to know to get Social Media Marketing working for you and your business without it taking over your life!

Watch the video above where I explain what the SocialMediaShortCut is all about and why I have decided (finally) to launch a group coaching course.

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If you are still deciding if video marketing is right for your business – then you should consider these incredible video viewer numbers from conSure.

YouTube’s been on a high-speed growth upswing. Last month, YouTube became the 4th most visited site on the web after it beat out Microsoft’s Live.com and MSN, with 85.1 million U.S. visitors.

That number may not truly reflect the viewership of the web’s most popular video website, though. According to some astounding numbers from comScore, online video is surging as 8.9 billion videos were viewed by 120.3 million U.S. citizens in July. That’s over 1/3 of the entire U.S. population. Just as astounding is that over 21 billion videos were viewed on the Internet according to the new numbers.

Read the full article from Ben Parr at Mashable.com here: YouTube Now Has Over 120 Million U.S. Viewers

No doubt by now you have heard about “The Best Job in the World” campaign run by Tourism Queensland to promote our beautiful State, and specifically the islands of the Great Barrier Reef.  Over 34,000 entrants competed for what was billed as the World’s Best Job – 6 months living in a luxurious villa on Hamilton Island, promoting the Great Barrier Reef and being paid $150,000.

The winner was announced today and my name wasn’t called but I still have definitely come out a winner – let me explain.  English entrant Ben Southall actually won the  Tourism Queensland’s ‘Best Job in the World’ promotion but I feel so much more fortunate.  You see I already have ‘The Best Job in The World’ and not just for a 6 month contract.

Granted my ‘Best Job in the World’ is not in fact a ‘Job’ in the traditional sense of the word.  I work for myself running our Internet Marketing business.  Like Ben however I get to live in a beautiful part of Queensland and to share this with others through blogging and video marketing.  Unlike Ben, I get to do this when and how I please with the freedom to travel to any other part of the World that I like. I set my own agenda and work timetable and answer only to my Family.

I’m not guaranteed $150,000 pay over the next 6 months, in fact I’m not ‘guaranteed’ any income.  Instead I get to determine my income based on my productivity and effectiveness in internet marketing.  Unlike Ben however, if I do an extraordinary ‘job’ I get paid more – much more.  If Ben does an incredible job he’ll get some publicity (perhaps) and greater exposure for his employer.

It was amazing to me to watch the lengths that some of the contestants/applicants went to in order to secure the “Best Job in The World” – everything from blogging, video marketing, tatoos (fake apparently) to riding the London Tube in full scuba gear. All to live in a beautiful location and be paid to promote their Island home for 6 months.

Daily I offer others the opportunity to design their own life and lifestyle.  The opportunity to potentially make $300,000 per year or substantially more.  The opportunity to live in the most beautiful place on Earth – wherever that may be for them.  The opportunity to be their own boss, decide their own hours and chose what they do each day.  The opportunity to travel to exotic locations or stay at home with their family – or a mix of the two. All while inspiring others to live the life of their dreams and being rewarded for doing so.  Yet I don’t get 34,000 applications a year with people climbing over each other, and going to extraordinary lengths, to be selected to join our team. Why is that?

Simple,  those looking for “The Best Job in The World” are looking for the perceived security of, well, a job.  Somebody else handing out the money, somebody else telling them what to do and somebody else taking the responsibility.  In return they are prepared to live by somebody else’s rules and trade not just time, but their freedom, for dollars.

To the true Entrepreneurs of this World I offer an alternative – Lifestyle, Freedom and Financial Rewards of your own business. There are less Entrepreneurs than job seekers and I will receive far fewer applications than Tourism Queensland did, but the ones that lodge their application with us have the potential to achieve so much more.

While the “Best Job in The World” was a very clever marketing campaign to increase tourism revenue it has reinforced to me how fortunate I am to live the life that I do.  I’ve made some challenging choices in my business life and put in countless hours of effort but, as a result, “The Best Job in The World Winner” is, definitely …… Me!

Have an Awesome Day – I have a beach calling me now ;-)

Zoe

UPDATE:  The Social Media Traffic Blueprint by Maria Andros, that I link to in this post, launches on 8th April 2009 at 1:00pm EST (USA).  If you sign into Maria’s launch page from the link below you will receive access an hour earlier.

If you have arrived at this post after this time then the Twitter video may not be available.  I will update the link when I have the new location but please do let me know if you have any trouble with accessing this great Twitter training.  Ok on with my post …..

Anybody that’s worked with me in driving traffic through Social Networking sites knows that I looooove Twitter.

I may well be addicted to Twitter because it keeps social media super simple and it works.  BUT there is right and a wrong way to use Twitter for Business.  If you want results you need to position yourself correctly and obey the Twitter rules of engagement.

So how do you learn all of this?  Well I learnt the insider secrets of Twitter from a true Social Media Marketing Rockstar – Maria Andros.  Maria is a trusted mentor of mine and is known as the “Video Marketing Queen”.

Here’s a free video that Maria Andros just put online that teaches some of her most valuable techniques for Optimizing Your Twitter Profile to Drive Qualified Leads to Your Website (just opt-in on this page and you’ll be taken DIRECTLY to the video). Maria also has other Free Videos on how to Create Simple Videos that make you money that are packed full of content.
http://budurl.com/SMTB

Maria calls the video:

“How To Create A Twitter Profile That Makes You Money & Drives Qualified Leads To Your Website”

You won’t believe how much you can learn about how to leverage social media in 20 minutes.  I’d estimate that this information is worth thousands of dollars in your business to you – if you use it. This video is full of amazing tips for how to market yourself , how to create a killer BIO that brands you- and MUCH more. All completley free of charge.

This page is for the launch of Maria’s new “Social Media Traffic Blueprint” and the value in the free videos gives you a good idea of the level of training that Maria offers.

Let me know what you think of the videos,

Have an Awesome Day – Zoe

PS.  The latest ‘case studies’ video on on Maria’s site features me!  So opt in to see my beach back yard!

http://budurl.com/SMTB