Guest Post by Jendi of http://simplevloggingtips.com and http://jendisjournal.com.
You can can connect with Jendi on Twitter (@JendisJournal)
These days there are so many easy, affordable options for video. You don’t have to be a techy, nerd, or geek. Yes, you can get fancy, but you don’t have to. You probably already have the equipment you need to start vlogging. So, it’s a bit of a no brainer. Video is low cost, it improves your SEO, it establishes your expertise, it can be spread everywhere online, and it builds connection faster than any other online medium.
Following are five tips for things that will quickly improve your video. They cost you nothing and require no learning – only remembering.
1. Set the camera down. No one wants a headache after watching your video. There are cheap tripods if you want to go that route. There are lots of things you can set a camera on. At least prop your arm/hand against something steady.2. Know what point you want to make. People are busy. There is a lot to see and read online. Don’t just ramble! You want them to remember your point and come back for more.3. Look into the lens. You don’t want someone talking down to you in real life so don’t talk down to people in videos. This happens most often with webcams – look into the camera! Having the camera slightly above you will make your nose – even your whole body – look smaller; and we all want to look smaller, right?4. Think about you who are talking to. Don’t just talk to the camera. Picture in your mind – or actually use a real picture – of who you want to talk to. This will help you be more comfortable and put your message at the right skill level.5. Send it out before you change your mind. There are people that make videos and leave them sit in their computer. One of my favorite parts of video is the feedback and connection that comes after it’s online. That’s what keeps me making more. You won’t get that if you don’t upload it. There also seems to be a huge obstacle to originally start, but once they start many bloggers are hooked.
In 2007 Jendi started her daily life blog with WordPress. In 2008 she started making videos for online. There were many sites with complicated information, but none with simple tips for new vloggers. She launched Simple Vlogging Tips.com to educate and encourage other moms. She has spoken in webinars as well as live. She works as a social media director, video marketer, and freelance writer. She lives in PA with her husband, stays busy homeschooling her 3 children, and tries to make sure the dog, cat, and rabbit stay fed. You can follow her on twitter @jendisjournal and chat with her live every Friday at 2pm EST through MomTV.com.