Vlogging – The New Face Of The Blog?

If you’ve been listening in on the blogosphere over the past few months, you may have picked up on a newish term for blog enthusiasts – vlogging. Put simply, vlogging is video blogging, using media to capture your messages and impart them across to your followers. While the concept is not new, the name certainly is, and it’s important to stay abreast of this kind of term, as the coining of a term for a social media phenomenon usually indicates that the technique will be around for a while!

OK, so now we know what vlogging is, what are the benefits?

Vlogging is great for a number of reasons. The first is that it helps people who really want to run a blog, but hate writing. By plonking down in front of a video camera and capturing your words in this format, you save a wealth of time in terms of avoiding proofreading, and articulating your message quickly and easily.
Another benefit of vlogging is that it opens up your message for a wider range of platforms than words will alone. Videos can be captured for YouTube, and are included in search engine returns for sites such as Google, getting you in front of an increased number of people, and attracting more traffic back to your site.

Another advantage is that vlogging suits people who do not necessarily want to sit down and read an article, preferring to capture their information on the fly and get to key points quickly. We all have different learning styles, and the vlog enables our visual audience to respond to messages, as well as people who like to read their news online.

Another key advantage of vlogging is it allows your followers to meet you, as close to in person as possible. It’s amazing how much we can pick up from someone’s facial expressions, body language and image which can never come across through your writing. Your vlog will operate as a virtual shop front for you, your products and services, letting your readers put a face to your name and forge a stronger bond with you than simple text ever could.

All great so far – but there are some disadvantages to video blogs which you may also want to consider. The main one is probably the fact that when we speak, many of us have regional dialects or strong accents which may not translate well to an international audience. With words, people have the option to translate your message online, and you will write without any trace of regional dialect. However, some people may struggle to understand someone with a strong accent from a different country – or even, in some cases, from the same country as themselves!

Another issue is that in order to vlog, you do need to be confident and personable, in a way which word blogging will never require. You have to vacuum your office, put some nice plants in the frame, and brush your hair. You also have to have an element of technical ability in order to get your message across well, and understand the basics of public speaking.

Now you’ve weighed up the pros and cons, why not give video a go? Your audience are probably expecting it, and it’s a fun, innovative and engaging way of giving your message out without having to sit down and write lengthy copy.

How To Make Money Video Blogging

You may have seen a lot of people promoting Gideon Shalwick’s new free report called Rapid Video Blogging. It’s a brilliant 92 page report full of useful info that will help you move into the new era of video blogging. Nearly 11,000 people have downloaded it already!

Click Here To Download Your Free Copy Of Rapid Video Blogging

I’ve known Gideon for just about two years now, he actually introduced himself to me online and we formed a friendship. I still do work for him today (though had no hand in this product at all just to be clear!). He’s a master at YouTube and creating compelling, high quality videos and all his products so far have been top quality.

Because you’re smart you will have guessed, or heard, that the free report is a lead in to the launch of his Rapid Video Blogging course. As part of the launch he has some great content, such as the free report of course, and also you’ll get access to some free videos:

Behind-the-scenes: This is a behind-the-scenes look at super fast video creation. It’s 30 minutes long, so not a quickly thrown together video with no content! It takes you behind his home studio setup, showing you everything from lighting to editing to ‘getting comfortable’ tips.

Case Study: This is a real life case study of someone making a full time income from YouTube and her blog – 4,000 to 6,000 bucks per month and again is full of content at over 35 minutes long.

If you haven’t already downloaded the report you can do from the video pages too.

Now I really believe in Gideon’s teaching and his method and have personally seen a small part of what he plans to provide for the course. He has put together a very comprehensive video course that shows you, exactly step-by-step what you need to do to help you successfully implement your very own Rapid Video Blogging system.

My bonus to you

It could be called a bribe, but as it’s extremely complementary, they’re almost two parts of the same whole.

My Income Blogging Guide course that I run with Andrew from We Build Your Blog teaches you step-by-step how to create an income from your blog, monetizing it, and creating your own products for sale. It covers building the blog that Gideon uses as one of his three foundations for your “Video Domination Hub”, and also one of the other three parts (see his report for what that is!).

You see, we contacted Gideon and he said that he doesn’t go into the detail our course does for blog building. “Your course would be an excellent companion as a bonus for people.”

Check out what our course offers by going here: http://blogtechguy.com/go/ibg, plus it includes a free premium WordPress theme and the best support in the business.

But don’t buy our course… get it for free by grabbing Gideon’s course.

How to claim your bonus

1) Join Rapid Video Blogging using this link only http://blogtechguy.com/go/rapidcourse
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2) After buying Gideon’s course just send us your ClickBank receipt and we’ll get you hooked up to our course immediately. Email us at support@incomebloggingguide.com with a copy of your receipt and we will set you up with access within two days.

Please note: If you cancel your Rapid Video Blogging membership, it will also cancel your Income Blogging Guide membership.

That’s it. Buy one course get another free but only if you buy via this link http://blogtechguy.com/go/rapidcourse.

If you have any questions at all please contact me and I’ll do my best to help.