Video Marketing for Newbies

This week there are 2 "cool" videos instead of long boring articles; I hope you would like them. The videos will teach you some video marketing basics. The first part is mainly for newbies, while the second part may prove useful even for experienced video marketers! :)

Video Marketing for Newbies-Part 1


Video Marketing for Newbies-Part 2


Downloading for offline viewing: I think the best way to do it is by using the Firefox addon Download helper!

If you are unable to use the addon for some reason, you can download the .FLV versions of both videos from here. You will need to have either the free FLV Player or Real Player installed on your PC to watch the Flash videos! Any other player such as VLCMedia or SMPlayer (both free and open source) should also work fine as long as you have the free codecs Real Alternative and Quicktime Alternative installed!

Resources Discussed in the Video:

a) Free Video Distribution Sites:

1. (submission guidelines can be found at:


3. (formerly Grouper)


5. (formerly


7. (formerly

 8. (one of those sites that share their revenues with you)












21. (perhaps not discussed in the Video, as everyone pretty much knows about it)

22. : You can skip this one as any video uploaded at is automatically displayed at Google Video page!





b) Video Distribution Softwares (these are just suggestions and NOT personal recommendations; I don’t use these tools myself):

b) Video Distribution Softwares (these are just suggestions and NOT personal recommendations; I don’t use these tools myself):

c) Video Distribution Service: (offers both a free and paid video distribution service; free is manual and the paid one is automated)

d) Outsourcing Video Distribution to Freelancers:

Or you can also hire my video guy if you wish to (don’t forget to drop my name to him, lol): contact him at stever AT

BTW, he also has a free video membership site:


EXTRA Resources that you may find helpful:

e) Free video tutorial sites:

f) Paid Video tutorial Site:

As always, your comments are very much appreciated. You can either comment on the Youtube links above or here, at my blog! Please reply and let me know what you think. Also feel free to offer any suggestions you may have! :D


  1. KwikStartVideos

    I happen to agree with you that tutorial videos is the best approach.By using step by step procedures which are easy to implement will produce an engaging video series.

  2. Thom Lancaster

    This is one of those age old questions. Do people actually watch videos when they’re embedded in blogs. Personally I very rarely do (this probably means I miss out on information that would otherwise be useful to read). But, my reasoning is simple. Most of the time I can read (and skim read) far faster than I can ever watch a video, plus I can go back over any parts which I’m particularly interested in far easier than in text.

    There’s also the added complication that I generally surf with the sound off, as I’m not normally in an environment where listening to sound would be condusive to work.

    I also wonder if video means that you miss out on international visitors? A lot of people now browse the textual web using automated translation software, and so video just won’t work for them.

    Just throwing up a few comments. Would be interesting to see what other people think.

    1. Arindam

      Hi Tom :)

      As you would soon discover, more than 90% content of my blog is text, so doubt I am missing much. ;) As for whether text is better than video or vice versa, it all depends on your target market and the way you present content! Videos are perhaps best used for demonstration purposes; any other presentation can be done in text and images. Of course that is just my opinion!

      Personally I prefer to download and watch videos offline; so I have given options and tips for that too!

  3. Ismay Ramus

    For me videos have been helpful as a tutorial medium. I learn best by seeing.
    When you are new to internet marketing, seeing the actual steps involved in a project makes the task so much more easier.
    On another note-let me say that the information you provide has been so helpful. I just stopped a paid coaching program where the information could not match what you provide. Keep it coming

  4. Arindam


    That is funny. Paid coaching is supposed to be better ;)

    Anyways, I am glad you find the videos helpful :)

  5. Camella Homes

    Im currently doing video submittion on several video sites like meta cafe , youtube etc tho I notice that I still havent got the ideal page views Im looking for, am I missing something? I’ll defintely appreciate some opinion from you :)

  6. Professor

    Unfortunately for me in this day and age when everyone else seems to love video, I learn best by reading — not by seeing or hearing. In my college days I had no problem cutting classes, as long as I could borrow a friend’s notes.

    Nowadays I still much prefer the written word. In order to learn anything from a video, I have to “take notes” on it. This means that I usually don’t even watch a video unless it is SO IMPORTANT that I can’t avoid it. I really appreciate it when a transcript or a PDF summary is offered along with the video itself.

  7. Salt Lake City Guaranteed Carpet Cleaning

    Great articles on video. I have not played with video much. It frustrates me that it is so hard to put links on videos. I never type a url into my search. If I cannot copy the link I do not go there.