Easy Online Video Creation Options For Your Blog

Easy Online Video Creation Options

Create Your Own Blog Videos With Ease

I am sure you have seen some great videos online and have wondered how you could make something similar or maybe even better. With the easy online video creation options for your blog, I am going to show you, there will be nothing holding you back from making a variety of videos for your website or blog.

Today, I am going to show you a few different types of ways to show off your video prowess. We can start with more of the animated explainer video that is put together piece by piece from templates, then we will go into the more professional looking suite that will give you a different option and finally I will challenge you to create your own video for your blog or website

This post contains several videos as I will show an example of each product below.


Biteable

To find a way to create easy quick explainer videos, look no further than Biteable. Free to sign up and make your own creation. They have a premium payment plan as well but you can do like I did and start Free and still make some great videos.

Here is an example of Biteable in action, this is the screen that lets you input several slides that you can customize to build your presentation. This is one of my Affiliate Marketing videos I made.

Biteable Video Creation

They use templates and preloaded snippets of videos to build a fun and quick explainer video or an inspirational choice. You can go many ways when you get in and start creating.

It is actually a bit addicting once you start. You can select from quite a few audio tracks that can be loaded as the main music selection that plays when a user pushes start.

This is the explainer video for Biteable, you can create an even better one fairly easily and for Free.

Here is one I made with Biteable. More of an inspirational choice

 

Save your work and refer to it again and change them or reuse what you made. Your account comes with storage space for you to load up with the new rage of online video creations that you came up with.


Design Wizard

The latest online location to get you into creating something cool is Design Wizard. Traditionally known as a graphic design website, one of my favorites by the way. Design Wizard just launched a new module within their site that lets you create and download your creations.

The editor is fairly straightforward and clean. The catch is that there is a cost of $4.99 for what you create for an entire presentation. A nice perk is that they constantly send credits your way or discounts that get you using the service quite often. This has quickly become my go-to place for graphic design as well as now, quick promotional videos that can help raise brand awareness and also look professional quality.

This is a nice option since you get all the bells and whistles of a top of the line graphic design tool for web banners or social media posts that you customize, and now you have a video maker as well.

Design Wizard Online Graphics Design Software

The steps are pretty basic and once you understand how it works you will quickly become an internet video master in no time. This is a shot of the main menu, selecting the more sizes icon opens up dozens of more template sizes that can fit your needs.

To create a video just select it from the images in the menu. That will open an entirely new set of templates and preloaded mini videos to use as the base for your presentation. You can also start from a blank canvas as well and upload your own images as a backdrop.

Design Wizard Menu

 

Below is the training video by a design wizard employee explaining how to create your own from scratch

 


ScreenCast O Matic

Now it is your turn to make your own video, with ScreenCast O Matic.

This is a much more affordable option than the big expensive digital studio programs out there. How does Free sound? Yes, they allow you to download the software and create videos for Free, there are a couple of pay plans that are very reasonable starting at $15 a year, that provides much more flexibility and control for you and give you multiple options to save your files to and additional features that really help.

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Create Stunning Website Video’s With ScreenCast O Matic

The software is of good quality and provides you with the ability to record and edit your new works of art. You can add pre-programmed audio files just like with Biteable or you can also import your own audio. The import option works as well for video files, you can upload your own intro for example, and then edit that into your video.

What will you need? a webcam or built-in camera app on your PC or laptop. I recommend a USB plugin webcam that can record in 1080P digital quality or better. The one I use is $34 on Amazon. Not too bad, I am sure you could find a cheaper option if you look for yourself.

Then you need a microphone, most PC or laptops have them built in so you may not need to do anything. I made several videos using the built-in microphone on my laptop. They do tend to pick up background noise fairly easily so be aware of that. I ended up getting a USB clip-on microphone that works well and provides a bit better quality of a recording.

You do not have to buy a microphone nor a camera to make a good video, I am just explaining one option for you and trying to give you an idea of what it takes to make it all work

The Best way to understand the software is first to download it, then login to your free account and watch some tutorials on the ScreenCast O Matic website. You can also just mess around with the software and in a few minutes, you will understand how it all works. The controls are pretty obvious and very intuitive to use.


What To Record For Your Home Made Video

It really is a great way to connect with your audience when you make your own video. Many people are intimidated by the thought of it and that is normal. The thing is, most folks that read your articles will appreciate the personal connection regardless of the quality. You can certainly record several files before settling on the one you like and edit it to cut out big gaps of dead space or a part you feel you didn’t do as well. Just make sure the video flows well and is understandable.

You have an unlimited amount of things you can record to share with your audience. Mainly you will want to be relevant to your niche and the article you are sharing. Unboxing videos are huge on YouTube, show a product you are promoting by recording how you open the box on delivery and how to use your new item, with clear shots of the item in many angles. These work really well.

An explainer video that shows a product or service and how to sign up or use the product. Walk someone through the process of how to do something you know about. For example, I made this video below about keyword research using the Alphabet soup method with the keyword tool I use.

 

You could team up with someone and have a second person help you explain a product or service, maybe an industry expert or a friend who has experience with what you are promoting.

You really can go multiple ways with this, a webinar or podcast could be in your future once you get comfortable with the process and get used to being seen and heard by others.


Conclusion

I hope this post was informative for you and helps you understand some options that are available for you. I was curious about all this as well when I started and have made many videos since then. I am not an expert by any means but I enjoy creating a process walkthrough or explaining about a product.

This gives you the ability to add your own opinion and explain why, which makes you seem more authentic in your presentation.

Whatever choice you make based on the information I have provided you, you won’t be sorry. All three of these are good ways to get started and get familiar with the process. The programs I shared with you today are ones I have personally used, so I am able to share with you information based on hands-on experience.

Are you already making videos? what do you use for yours? Please share your experiences in the comments below. It would be nice to meet you. My readers can learn from you, so feel free to share

Thank you for your time

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12 Comments

  1. Todd, I have always created videos using my iPhone or with Quick time player on my macbook camera then upload it to youtube .

    The quality is not too bad either, however, I am looking improve the overall quality of my videos by giving ScreenCast O Matic a go.

    I would like to know if it will take up significant space on my laptop after I download it?  And based on your experience, does your computer move a bit slower during uploading or creating?

    I notice that with Quick time player on Mac, it makes my computer slow and it also heats up significantly.

    Also, how long would you say it typically takes to upload a 10 minutes video to youtube?  I read your other article about creating a video using Screen O matic, however, I did not see those concerns addressed.

    Looking forward to seeing your reply and thank you SO much for writing this.

    -Jason

    • Jason,

      Good questions. The space it requires is the same as adding any .MP4 files to your system, some are large but honestly I have not seen any decrease in performance for my computer. I use a Laptop and it handles everything just fine, no heating up and no slow downs. I did have an issue with the built in webcam on my laptop, for some reason the software would’t render it properly.  So I fixed that by buying a USB webcam on Amazon that can handle the high quality videos, it didn’t cost me much , I think it was about $25 dollars and I had that problem fixed.

      As far as uploading to Youtube, I have a few in the 8 minute range on there now and it uploaded quite fast, so no worries there. The software uses .mp4 file format 

      Let e know how it goes for you and if you like the software. I am sure it will be a good addition for you

      Thanks For the comment

      Take Care

      Todd

      • Thanks for your reply Todd.

        I think I will give Screen O Matic a try and let you know about my experience after using it.

        I appreciate your advice.

        -Jason

        • Right on glad you want to try ScreenCast O Matic. I am sure you will love it. Easy to use and editing is pretty simple.
          Yes please let me know how it goes.

          Thanks for the comment

          Take Care

          Todd

  2. Impressive app I am intrigued to give it a try since I used to do fitness video is my you tube page and i used sony vegas which kinda of tedious to use, it has a lot of layers and elements that simply can become quite a mess if you’re not familiar with the controls. 

    • Erik,

      ScreenCast O Matic has some layers as well but fairly easy to figure out. I hope you try it and like it, you may see why I do not think you need the fancy expensive options to create good videos. Design Wizard is nice because you can do both graphics design and video creation in the same place.

      Let me know how it works out for you

      Thanks for the comment

      Take Care

      Todd

  3. Great article, since videos are very important when it comes for an online business, which Affiliate Marketing is.

    There are many options, I have to say, now the Screencast O Matic looks like a very good one, how long you have been using it?

    I will try the free version, and maybe upgrade if I like it!

    • Emmanuel, 

      I have been using ScreenCast O Matic since I started this website in Spring 2017. I needed an affordable video creation tool and it really delivers at an affordable price even for the upgrade. Let me know how it works for you and if you like it. I would be curious to see what you think.

      Thanks for the Comment

      Take Care

      Todd

  4. I am glad you mentioned Screencast O Matic, I have used this program and i can speak about it, despite the fact that you have to purchase a premium version to get the full features it is still a great product.It is the perfect product for bloggers. I haven’t used any of the other products before but i will definitely check them out. 

    • Micheal,

      Nice to know that you have use Screencast O Matic, it is what I use today and it works just fine for what I need. No need to pay for an expensive option when you are getting going with your business. The yearly cost of the premium version I have is $15 a year, that is fantastic.

      So this becomes a great tool to use and one many bloggers would depend on and still be able to make high quality videos. The others are great as well but are a bit different, explainer videos are great with Biteable and Design Wizard is good for Promo videos that are easy to put together.

      Thanks for the comment

      Take Care

      Todd

  5. Hi Todd.
    I am still new in affiliate marketing and is learning every day new ideas to build a successful website. Your blog has helped me a lot. You made the whole process of creating a video so easy, even me is going to give it a try. Thank you for a wonderful blog and i am looking forward creating my first video.

    • Peter,

      Nice to know I was able to help you. That’s what I try and accomplish for all my posts. Creating videos can be a bit scary if you are new at it. Congratulations on continuing to move forward and making your own video. Let me know if you need a hand with it

      Thanks for the comment

      Take Care

      Todf

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