Video Blogging that's Savvy Sexy and Social!

Yes, I used the term "sexy" when talking about blogging, and in this case video blogging!

Blogging and video blogging may not seem sexy, but Amy Schmittauer makes it so!


Amy is my guest on this episode of the Halftime Mike podcast.  She's the founder and personality behind Savvy Sexy Social and leader of Vlog Boss Studios. With over 30k YouTube channel subscribers she's amassed more than 1.2 million video views.  We dive in and get gold from Amy on video blogging that you don't want to miss!

Want to learn how video blogging can help your business and how to do it?  Listen in!

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Video Blogging that's Savvy, Sexy and Social

Some Nuggets of Gold from Amy:

- The most important Video platform:  YouTube for discovery is simply #1.  You want to be connected with the top search engine (Google) in the world!

- Facebook's hot with video and something to pay attention to, but it's DIFFERENT!

- The number one metric to measure with video.... Retention! (How long is someone staying on your video)

- For YouTube, it's the 8 second mark for visitors to decide if they are going to stay

- For Facebook, with the auto-play, it's 3 seconds!

- With Facebook you must capture the user visually since it autoplays silently

- The strategies for Facebook and YouTube are VERY different!

- It's all about BYOD - Bring your own Digital!

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- The amount of video going out from brands on SnapChat is mind blowing!

- Go for BYOD!  Just capture the moments and get it going.

- It's not about green screens and production....It's about being relatable!

- Consistency is critical!  People need to know your going to show up and keep bringing content.

- Structure your content, yet offer the viewer a surprise!

- Develop a "Social Funnel," All your social networks are at the top of the funnel and they are rented space.  You don't own them.  The next section in the funnel is your own space, it's what you own...your website and on your website a email capture for your building your email list.  This is the funnel strategy you need.

Topics covered with Amy in the podcast...

  • What exactly is video blogging
  • Is it just for personalities or can product-based businesses use it?
  • Examples you can share from the product/service world?
  • What video platforms should a business consider?
  • How can businesses overcome the mentality of "We can't do that"?
  • What type of equipment can be used effectively to start out?
  • Publishing schedules and publishing ideas
  • Integrating video blogging into your overall online marketing
  • Tips for getting started and creating a plan
  • Quick editing tools for editing smartphone video

Amy's Resources for you on Vlogging (Video Blogging)

  1. How to Setup a Professional YouTube Channel (Free Video Course)
  2. The Marketing Lifestyle Show Podcast
  3. How to Track Top Referring Social Networks to your Website

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