Your first ever YouTube video: how to get over the fear

Is the fear of being on screen stopping you from promoting your business using video?

That would be a shame, because not that many small businesses are using video. So you could easily get ahead of your competitors simply by making a product demo video on your mobile phone and uploading it to YouTube today. Also, being able to see you talking is great for building a relationship with your clients, especially if you run a web-based business.

I uploaded my first ever proper vlog (video blog) a couple of weeks ago  – you can see it here : why comparing yourself to other mums in business is such a bad idea.

I had a great response, which has been brilliant for my confidence (thank you!) And it certainly showed me that people pay attention to blog content that’s just a bit different to what they usually expect (well, from me at least 🙂 )

A few people said that they’ve been meaning to get around to creating a video for a while, but they keep making excuses!

So I thought I’d share a four tips that really helped me get over the ‘cringe factor’ of making my first video.

In the video I mention Screencast-O-Matic, which is free, quick and easy software for making screencast-style videos.

I also want to tell you about a blog that has shown me just how do-able video really is: SimpleVloggingTips,com. So a big thank you to Jendi, the owner.

And if you want to make a software demo video, take a look at my tutorial.

So what are you waiting for? Go and make that video!

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