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SPI 095 : The DOs and DON’Ts of Online Video with Caleb Wojcik

Adding videos to your arsenal of content is a great idea, but creating GREAT online videos (that convert!) is much more than just whipping out a camera and hitting the record button. That's why Caleb Wojcik joins us on the show today. He's my own hired videographer, and he gives us several tips and tricks to help us create more, better web videos, faster. A must listen for anyone even remotely thinking about shooting videos for their online business or blog.

Why I’ll Be Using LeadPlayer to Play ALL of My Videos

Today, I'm going to introduce you to a new Wordpress plugin that I've been testing here on the blog for the past month called LeadPlayer. It's one of the most creative and best plugins I've had the pleasure of installing on SPI. But before I get to the plugin and exactly what it does, there's [...]

DIY Videoscribing and Other Awesome Techniques to Enhance Your Videos

I recently published a new video that includes some experimental video techniques that I've never used before. After a post with that video embedded in it went live, within 24 hours I received over 100 emails from people asking how they could recreate the same effects. Apparently, the effects made my videos look a lot more [...]

How to Make an Electronic White Board for Your Videos

A lot of people have been asking me for a more detailed explanation about how I create my electronic white board videos, so I decided to create a video that explains it better than any blog post or podcast episode could do. If you're not sure what an electronic white board video is, it's a [...]

Reader Challenge Roundup: Creating a YouTube Video and the Next Challenge

"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." -Joshua J. Marine Every few months, I offer a new challenge to my readers. In November of 2010, I asked you to write a Pillar Article, which resulted in 51 posts, over 200 hours of writing, tens of thousands of additional visitors [...]

SPI 019 : Everything You Need to Know About YouTube for Blogging and Online Business

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I explore the world of video and start from scratch with YouTube to show you exactly how I make sure I give myself the best chance to get the most views and have the most impact for my business and blog. As I mentioned in a [...]

My Home Office Green Screen Setup and First Video

My green screen equipment had been collecting dust in a box for two months, but this past weekend I was finally able to setup everything and record my first chroma-key video! Green screens are primarily used in the movie industry and by meteorologists (weather people) to put a subject in front of a background that [...]

How to Find Your Google Keyword SERPs Ranking

As many of you know, I've been doing my best to keep you up to date on the latest going-ons with my niche site challenge with Tyrone Shum. To make things easier for you, I recently created a niche site duel hub that will list all of the posts surrounding this challenge, from all of [...]

Are YouTube Videos and Podcasting Worth the Effort?

Last year, I made a conscious decision to turn my growing Smart Passive Income blog into the Smart Passive Income brand. I knew nothing about "branding" at the time, except that I knew that successful brands utilized all different mediums to reach their audience. Stick to one medium, and you'll limit your reach to only [...]

7 Ways to Be Everywhere – Building a Brand Online

Last week, an SPI reader asked me the following question: "Pat. You seem to be EVERYWHERE online. Everywhere I go, people are talking about you and your name always comes up. How do you do it?" To be honest, I never believed I would become this successful online, especially with SPI - a blog in [...]