January 7, 2013

How to use Craigslist to get better video production cheaply


Here’s an interview this week with Vyral Client Jon Carbutti:

You’ll learn how he hired a team member to help follow up with his leads for better conversion and how he hired an inexpensive film grad to increase the quality and results of his videos.

A hundred dollars will go a long way on Craigslist for professional video recording (still send the footage to us for editing to lower your cost).

Jon generates several hundred homebuyer inquires on his website every month. To get them to respond, he sends them YouTube videos by text and email featuring the areas buyers are looking in.

He really sells the “area.” This is valuable insight the buyer can’t get anywhere else.

You can also make your 2 monthly educational web videos much higher quality as well.

See for yourself……

It’s quite simple to do this. You just need someone with basic film skills and an expensive video camera.
Go to Craigslist and post an ad under “Jobs” and then “TV / Film / Video”.

Here’s what to say:

“Local business owner seeks video professional to record a few short web videos once a month. One hour of time at most required. No editing needed, just recording – you’ll send the footage to my marketing firm. Must have professional video camera and excellent microphone.  Here’s an example of what I’d like the video quality to look like (Insert YouTube video example here). We’ll set a reoccurring appointment for you to arrive at our office once a month for shooting. I’m happy to pay you a monthly rate to record a few minutes of footage. To apply, please let me know your rate and send me a few example videos of work you’ve done for others. Start ASAP.”

It’s also not a bad idea to post the ad on your local college job board.

But remember – the results of your videos are 95% the quality of your content, the legitimacy of the email addresses you have in your database and your follow-up with the people clicking your links.

Only then do you spend the $$$ to increase your video quality to this level.

I’m off to San Diego tomorrow. If you’re in the area, let’s connect!

Until next week,

Frank Klesitz

P.S. Did you have a chance to sign up for the NEW 7 Day Vyral Marketing Jumpstart Course? If not, you can do so for free right here.