A Real Life Case Study Of Someone Who Makes A Full Time Income From YouTube And Her Video Blog

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Killice

Really great Vid , you make your blogs personal !, by letting people feel how you are in real life , Great !

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Pat

Killice – you are correct…. making blogs personal… being yourself… I am learning to let down my guard, just be myself and stay natural.

Gideon – great third video… the case study approach is a great way to teach what is possible. Enjoyed all three of your videos, but this third is the best!

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Financial Planning Demystified

Yet another great video…. All the 3 videos have been truely amazing, and provide fantastic content for free!

Can’t imagine what the course would have on offer! Can wait to see the pricing and other details…

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Financial Planning Demystified

Oops…. Of course, I meant “can’t wait to see the pricing and other details” :-)

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Alejandro - How To Get Views On YouTube

Great video guys, Fran reminds me of my magician friend Ekaterina Dobrokhotova from Canada :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeUqvneZPp8 (close to 150k views btw)

Thank you so much for all the good content you’ve put together Gideon.

And now let’s win that iPad!

Alejandro

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Fran

Gosh Alejandro, she even reminds me of me!!!

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Devesh

WOww… Gideon.

Another awesome video man. You’re really doing awesome work.
Really super fantastic video…!

I really like how everyone promoted your video and squeeze page when you launched the rapidvideoblogging. It just shows the real power of inner circle.

Thanks for the sharing the awesome Video dude.

Have a great day.
~Dev

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Brian

Hi,

Thank you so much for your 3 videos Gideon, and particularly No 3 with Fran. Very informative and inspiring!

I am starting an anti-litter campaign (MakeBritainTidy.com) and your course and your video startegies will be really helpful in gaining publicity and hopefully funding too.

Good luck with your launch,

Kind regards

Brian
UK

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Jesse Friedman

I like Fran’s point that you can easily and quickly post video rather than with an article it can take hours to get it right.

I think it would be great to find a way to combine the power of video blogging with articles that aren’t typically video like top 10 lists.

Maybe we could utilize YouTube Annotations to create links to those items in the lists.

Anyways one more great video to add to the list.

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Jason

Great material! I’m going to buy me a new digital camcorder soon and a mac.

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Ditmar Heim

Hi Fran & Gideon,

This is really a great video story. *****

I think there is a great chance to make a full time income from YouTube and video blog.

Thanks for sharing these awesome informations.

Good luck with your launch

Greetings Ditmar

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bizace

Pay attention, Real gold here.

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Dawn Martinello | The Product Launch VA

I love seeing case studies! It gives one more view on how someone else is getting things done (which means a ton more ideas for us!). I’m really excited to add video to my site because (although not a unique situation I’m sure) people are always telling me that they feel like they already know me via my writing on the blog. Adding the ability to actually see me in video is going to be a home run I’m sure!

Gideon, do you think it’s a good idea to always have options for people when you do videos? IE >> I’m not much of a video or audio person. If a video is available along with a PDF transcription, I’m much more apt to grab the transcription to scan through and read what’s pertinent or interesting to me. Is it worth offering the video, audio AND transcription?

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Online Video Marketing

I’ve been so inspired by your launch that I’ve created this new domain, using the principles that I’ve learnt, and am learning from your free videos and report. I’m so excited about this launch and I hope that I can find a way to afford the price of the course.

Maybe everyone I know can help me out and I’m sure they’ll check out the blog I’m creating and showing how I’m implementing what I’m learning from you :)

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vidiSEO

One of the “nuggets” I took away from this video is that if you are going to use video to sell any affiliate product you’ve got to believe in it. Video is about creating a relationship with your viewers, and if you aren’t genuine it will show.

I for one think this is a great thing.

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Dan

Awesome! Just awesome!

Thanks Fran! Thanks Gideon!

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Blog Angel a.k.a. Joella

A case study is such a great way to help other people figure out how to implement a strategy like this. Fran seems so naturally relaxed in front of the camera. I don’t know if I could stay that relaxed, but with the earning potential, I guess I better start practicing.

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Fran

Yes you can absolutely get there. My first YEAR of video was horrible, in fact my discomfort in front of the camera kind of made me look annoyed. And then I just got used to it. Now stick a video camera in front of me and I love it!

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roopesh

hiii….Gideon…& Fran
great work…..i liked your three videos……
i want to say iam new to making money online…..i have no idea about internet marketing….etc..etc…
i have read Rapid Video Blogging & roadmap report…..its really awesome……you guys have helped a lot……
& how to make blog…step by step video tutorial…in (www.becomeablogger.com)
is really awesome…..i never thought making a blog is that much simple…….great work man…..all the beginners will be really thankful to you for providing such step by step video tutorials…..
now i think i can also make money by making youtube videos & video blog…
thanks a lot…& have a nice day….

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Monique

Hey Gideon & Fran,

I was curious to know if the adsense on your blog generates a significant income? I love the idea to add physical products.

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Monique

AdSense is only a very small part of the picture – I look at AdSense as a nice bonus passive income stream… but not a HUGE one.

Many other ways to monetize…

Gideon

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Andrea J. Stenberg

Hi Gideon,

Thanks for the thoughtful video. I’ve put my video blogging on hold but this video has inspired me. While I was listening I pulled out my video camera and came up with an idea for a topic. As soon as I finish this comment I’m going to get shooting!

Thanks for the information-packed video. And thanks to Fran for sharing her experiences.

Andrea

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Patrick

Gideon,

Your material (both written and video) is excellent. Although I’ve been using many of the same techniques for awhile now, I’ve found some new ideas and approaches with your stuff.

Also, and very importantly, your generous offering of all this information should be especially noted by other folks here. Not only are you creating some very good karma, but you are also establishing yourself as a personable, approachable and friendly expert. Good on you!

Best,
Patrick

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Jane Lee

Hi Fran and Gideon:

This is an awesome video. Here are some of pearls that I learned.
1) Being authentic and be yourself is key when doing videos
2) Directing You Tube fans and watchers back to your blog
3) So simple to do a video with Fran using a flip/tripod
4) Have fun and don’t be so hard on yourself in the beginning

Thank you Gideon and Fran
Regards,
Jane

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Peter Paul

Hi Gideon!
You are awesome man. Another great high quality content.
Case studies are fun, and I like to watch and learn from them. It’s usually very very educational.
Gideon you are a Pro!

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Derek

Hello Gideon -

Fantastic video and Fran was a great and inspirational guest. What strikes me the most is that not only can you see it but she reinforces the fact you should do what you are “passionate” about.

She enjoys what she does and what the heck, why not make money doing it. She gives tremendous value in her videos and her site.

Thanks for the videos and all of the value that you have given to us as well.

Looking forward to learning more and more.

Derek

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selwyn Maunder

Hi Gideon, Thanks for all the great information you provide. For me as a newbie, “How to videos” are the best way of learning. I will be using your video techniques to take my website to the next level. I feel that all the people and businesses who appear on my site will be able to take advantage of the Youtube phenomenon.Thanks again for the inspiration.

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Corinne Edwards

Gideon, you really nailed it here. What a nice gal. I think it is difficult to get people to stay with you over 30 minutes. But she is like listening to an ordinary everyday person instead of a techie.

Makes me feel maybe even I could figure this out.

I keep wondering – what are you going to sell?

You are giving the house away in your promos!

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James

This whole series has been very helpful as well as the report. Thanks

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Juan Monroy

Hi, from as far as Mexico.
Your work and content is Maravilloso…

I have learn a lot from you guys -Gideon and Yaro-, and I want to thank you both, from the bottom of my heart.

In spite of my major in college was cinema production, I didn´t knew anything about the marketing magic of video in you tube.

Thank you and… ” adios y muchas gracias”.

Juan Monroy

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Jane

Hi Gideon. That’s a great, informative video that really helped me to realise why I should be doing video on my blog and my site. It’s powerful stuff and the interview with Fran has inspired me to stop making excuses and get on with it. I think the hardest step for anyone to take is the first one, because many of us lack confidence and doubt ourselves. Many of us are suffering from the paralysis that self-doubt – as well as information overload – brings. But you and Fran have demonstrated that it’s NOT so difficult after all and with a little effort the rewards can be impressive and life-changing. I bought a Rode Podcaster because you recommended it, and I also bought some cheap lighting that you also recommended. They’ve been sitting in my studio doing nothing. But after this I’m going to make my first video tomorrow! That’s exciting. Thanks to you, and to Fran, for virtually kicking my butt.

Gideon – I LOVE your videos but please do something for me. Please count the amount of times you say “Awesome” in them! Perhaps I notice it particularly because I’m from England and we don’t say it very much, but, honestly, you do say it rather a lot!

:-)

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Fran

To be honest Jane, nobody visited my blog for the first 6 months. And this is really common. It was funny actually, I was really nervous putting up my first blog post because I thought it was live on the Internet for everyone to see! But the only people the looked at it where a handful of my friends and family. And I launched myself into it just because I had just met Yaro in person, I’d spent only 2 minutues on his blog and hadn’t learned anything about blogging. I only got wordpress because when I told him I was starting a blog he said “get wordpress” and that was it! That was my training!! So I’m great proof that you can just throw yourself into it without knowing anything, and learn while you’re going through the journey.

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Felat Ozsoy

Awesome video and after all these videos I started to think buying a Mac, because it seems very good..

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Elaine Bakunas - LingerieGod.com

Great way to show the actual reality of using rapid video for whatever reason you choose.
The possibilities truely are endless!

Again, thanks so much for your generousity!

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Linda Secretan

Hey Gideon,

You make a powerful case for video, and I have to admit I can never resist clicking when I receive a video message.

However, I do have the conundrum as Dawn Martinello above:
I get mighty impatient with video — and mostly long for a transcript to scan. Video & Audio sometimes just takes too long!

For example, I like Dr. Ivan Misner’s weekly podcast, though I rarely listen longer than to get a flavor for the topic, preferring to scan the transcript for the content.

And as another, I look forward to your posts, as well. But when I noted the length of the video above, I knew I’d have to grab my knitting before watching the whole thing!!

Many thanks,
Linda

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Fran

Funny thing is Linda, I rarely watch video either – especially not talking heads, gosh they can be boring!!! My love listening to podcasts the most. This way I can multitask. I can listen to them while I’m running or doing stuff around the house. So it seems very odd that I’ve chose to do video myself. But it appears that my audience loves it, and I love creating it so it’s worked out after all!

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Andre

AWESOME VIDEOS!
These Videos Should, Could & WILL Help Anyone who Has a Decent Idea to Blog- to Understand How Not Complex it IS to Help Them Actually Monetize & Make REAL LEGIT Money with Their Ideas & Blogs!
KUDOS To You Both, drabo B-}

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Wally Zambrano

Dear Gideon,
I can’t begin to express my thanks to you for having put together such a complete series of videos and ebook on videoblogging. My video blog is a complete mess and I’ve struggled for the past few months to find someone who could give me some guidance for my video blog. You’ve presented me with so much more than I could have expected for free and I’m truly grateful. The chemistry between you and Fran in the third video was truly inspiring to me and has given me the tools to move forward without having to expect perfection from my videos and like Fran says to have a passion and have fun. Thank you for having opened up your tools of magic to us and i can’t wait to see what your program is all about.

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Sean

Another great video. Thanks for showing the actual site, her YouTube channel and monetization strategies.

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Jamee

Hi Gideon,
I love watching your process. You make it easy for people to learn and implement your ideas and strategies. You are a good teacher and I appreciate the openness with which you reveal your own process, trial and errors etc…thanks for doing the leg work. (o:
One question – when there is just text in your videos, is that done during your video editing timeline or is it a powerpoint slide used with screenflow and inserted with the video? I’m just learning how to navigate screenflow. Thanks again for being so in touch…and I know you are a busy bee….. (o:

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Ken Locarnini

Gideon, I just want to thank you for giving away all this valuable information for FREE! It has always impressed me how much you are Yaro give away without cost from your free ebooks, to your videos and on and on.

Video has been something I’ve wanted to get into, as like you, I just don’t like writing as much as I do playing with multi-media. I am also a music composer so I’d love to integrate music in my productions also. Thanks for the valuable ebook to help demistify the process.

I could see sketching out music by the side of a river on that iPad during my nomadic journeys…;)

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Charles Ormsbee

Fran and video three point out some important points in video marketing and using YouTube as a marketing platform:

1) It is almost imperative to have a face made for TV and a personality to match. Obviously, being very healthy, thin, cute, perky and with a darling accent Fran would be the perfect spokes person for many health related products. I’m sure she will get some offers to promote products – in time. When was the last time you saw an overweight older “anyone” used in an advertisement – except as a before image or why you would not want to be this person. So Fran is the perfect match to what she is trying to do. Now how many Frans are out there? If you are one. Then go do what she is doing. She will be successful.
2) However, if you look like the rest of us then take heart – if you have a face made for radio – then acknowledge that, don’t try to emulate Fran’s methodology but stick with YouTube as radio and just be the voice behind the images. You can still come across in your videos as sincere, caring and develop a real and loyal following. Just don’t promote health products or products that emphasize beauty, youth etc. That is basic marketing 101.
3) YouTube has its limitations. Listen to Fran carefully on the points of getting her customers back to her blog. This is very important as that is where the real marketing happens. Consider using YouTube as a teaser or like radio or TV ads – then bring the users to your site or blog for the full videos. Just watch almost all TV ads – they want you to go somewhere usually a web site to get more info. When was the last time you saw a TV commercial that sent you to YouTube? Think of your blog or web site as your information hub, not YouTube as the center. All that being said – I am learning a lot from these videos and will most likely buy this course. If the report and videos are an indication this course should be valuable.

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Natalie Critchley

Another fun, interesting video. I’m learning some new with each
video. The content has been terrific. Thanks for sharing your
friend Fran. I really enjoyed seeing her Youtube channel.
Great job. Keep it coming!!!

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Joe Webster

Great case study! This just shows that the real key is to “Just Do This Stuff”. I have been “getting ready” to do video for some time, but never actually got started. This case study may be what I need to kick-start me.

Thanks,

Joe Webster

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Becky Kimes

Thanks for the truly authentic presentation. It’s refreshing in the “internet marketing world” to have teachers that are authentic and doing what they love….not just teaching the next best strategy to make a few bucks :-)

What’s most inspiring about this video is Fran sharing her “blogging business” which is a direct representation and result of her passions. She is living her passion, helping people and creating an income flow. Does it get any better than that?

And imagine as more and more people learn the tools and implement the strategies to create heart-centered businesses that they can effortlessly and funfully (not a word but hey…you get the point) market through video blogging.

Big picture: transformation of the world and economy!

Thanks for being a wayshower!

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Shannon Johnson

I’m inspired and brainstorming right now what will be the best topic to blog about.
I’ve been doing podcasts for several years (www.autismpodcast.org) which has its advantages because I can be in my pjs! I guess with a video, I might have to shower first : )

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Fran

Haha, this is funny Shannon, because sometimes I choose to write an article instead of doing a video because I can’t be bothered washing my hair or making an effort. So I know EXACTLY what you mean!

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thirteen

Hey Magical G…

WOW! My mailbox was slammed with all the comments from your VB. Videos 1 and 2.
When we turned off that feature, we thought you’re email messages would continue. Glad we kept monitoring this site for your 3rd video. Hopefully we will win one of the three iPads to help us start organizing our future VB project.

Thanx, thirteen

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Terry

Now let me get this straight. I just take my little flip camera. Start talking about stuff I love. Post it to YouTube and direct them to my blog and I can get 3,000 unique visitors? For those of us prone to over-studying, over-thinking and over-analyzing, that’s like being told you can making a living eating chocolate bars or drinking beer!
Great video.Now I should just go and do it. Right?

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Fran

Abso-friggin-lutely!! Get out there and do it :) x

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Greg Z

Gideon,

Nice, calm interview. It was great to learn in a relaxed way and not be sold hard throughout the video–such things bore me quickly. Yours, however, was interesting. I really like how Fran was mellow and modest about her success.

The real-life details and over the shoulder–looking at and filming the actual channel and site–were the best parts. Makes it easier to learn seeing it in real life.

The takeaway: Fran does it with just a camera & tripod! No extra gear.

Very cool.

gz

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Gilles (Objectifs Liberté)

Hi from France,

The video is very good. When do you marry each others ;-) cause both of you look terrific and you will have great kids !

In France it is difficult to have this kind of website about heath even if what you said is true or logical. You must be very careful about what you say about when health is the topic.

Gilles

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Gideon Shalwick

LOL! Classic comment Gilles!

I am already married to another very beautiful girl though :)

Gideon

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Ankush Chadha

Great video! Your site(s) and emails inspired me to start blogging myself and trying to be a web entrepreneur.

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Fredrik

Nice video, I liked it. The key points for me were
1. you don’t need a superfancy blog or superfancy equipment to make a fulltime income
2. it helps if you’re a pretty girl
3. choose the right evergreen niche, such as money, relations, health
4. be yourself
5. I need to learn how to set up my own Youtube channel with custom background.

Keep up the good work!

Fredrik

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Julie Linares

Great video, it really gives hope to people like me that even don’t have a blog yet.
but we want to do something that we really enjoy. I think that is the purpose of life. To do things we love , and we enjoy. To find your free reports and all the information you have provided gives me hope.
I want to join your course and I really hope it is affordable, I really do.
and I also want to win the Ipad. so please keep me in mind
thanks

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Syafree

Awesome Video Gideon. As a newbie, “How to videos” are the best way of learning. I feel that all the people and businesses who appear on my site will be able to take advantage of the Youtube phenomenon. Just need to deal with slow connection in my country. But Thanks for the inspiration.

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khairilz

hye,
great video,i already have a lot of blogs and have 1 video blog but still not yet give me a steady income.

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Dan Hartnett

This video was very interesting and informative, however I noticed that both of you are young and attractive and have a genuine passion for what you are doing. What if your customer (me) is old and ugly and grumpy and has no overwhelming interest in any particular topic?

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greg z

Hi Dan,

At least as a viewer, the passion counts much more than the young and attractive. I think Fran addressed this in part when she talked about not smiling or being worried during her earlier videos and then relaxing and being happier in her later videos.

If you’re happy and engaged, you’ll have a much easier time keeping viewers.

Gideon’s the pro here, but it seems like finding a passionate topic is more of an issue than being “old and ugly and grumpy.”

Have you thought about using those traits as your selling point? Doing product reviews or media reviews as an “old and ugly and grumpy” guy? Honestly, I think we need more passionate media curmudgeons, but that’s me.

best,
gz

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Gideon Shalwick

Great points made by Greg!

There are MANY MANY “not-so-good-looking” people on YouTube who get thousands… and even millions of views!

Go ahead and see for yourself!

Often it’s not about what you look like, but it’s about who you are… and on YouTube, this is ESPECIALLY true!

It’s about being real, about just being yourself, connecting with your audience and giving them the value that they want.

In general, people are WAY too critical of themselves – I know I was when I was starting out. But as I got more and more into it, things became a lot easier, and I realized that people don’t care too much about what I look like over the long run.

All the best!

Gideon

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Cory Smith

Really understand the power of video after watching this, I considered her an expert simply from her being in a video. I also like how she makes it all seem so easy. Thank you for valuable informaiton, presented well and truly showcasing the power of video blogging.

Thanks

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Saanika

I got it…loud and clear. The reason for Fran’s success is clear…She is ‘High on Life’ and watching her videos transfers the positive feelings to the viewer. Thanks for the wonderful video Gideon, and ‘NO’ you do not seem sad or grumpy in your videos!

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Lexy

This video is an inspiration and encouragement for me as I am struggling with drawing traffic to my site.
I learned useful tips to creating a quality Youtube video:
1. Talk about what interest you the most
2. Feel excited and be happy when you show up on the video
3. Change interesting backgrounds so you don’t bored your audiences.
4. Offer valuable tips or advices on each of the video
Great video once again, Gideon!!!!

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Sheri

This was a really fun, informative video. Fran is inspiring! Thank you both for all of the great ideas. I’m looking forward to learning more about the Rapid Video Blogging system.

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Stefan | StudySuccessful.com

Using video to promote affiliate products. That is something I have never thought of before! Nice Fran.

Awesome case study, learned a lot in only 30 minutes!

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WorkAtHomeNerd

You do really have to believe in the product when you’re doing video, because even if someone is a great actor, you (well, at least I) can tell when they’re acting vs when they’re talking about a product they truly believe in.

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Hardy

Hi Gideon (and Fran),

I’ve learned so much from your last 2 videos and this video 3 is nothing short of another great video.

I now realize why it’s been really hard for me to create word content. It’s because I just hate writing contents (my first coach actually said that my writing don’t come out natural). Eventhough contents seem so easy to write by others, I can’t seem to be able to write good articles no matter how hard I tried.

And to make things worst, it gets more challenging as the online industry started to move away from static html pages to blogging with the expectation of constantly updating contents.

That’s why I started to look at video blogging as a great fit for me. More talking and little bit of writing.

This third video is a great proof that video blogging works and video bloggers CAN make a living online, doing something they love to do.

Here are some summaried of the things I like about videos:

1. Videos are easier to make. And like Fran said, it takes a lot longer to write an articles.

2. I can convey my personality better using videos than using articles.

3. As an engineer, I’m used to write technical articles so writing a creative articles are harder for me as my articles can read a bit dry and my articles do not flow as smoothly.

4. It’s easier and faster to capture my ideas which used to come spontaneously. My thought can flow better and without any blocks if I speak. My intelligent used to get in the way when I write (you know: analysis paralysis, over-analyzing, writer’s block…whatever you want to call it).

Anyway enough of my blabbing.

Thank you Fran for all your sharings and tips. I especially like the tip about drinking coffee before making a video. I really like the way you explain what you do, it just comes accross as you showing us what you do without any hidden agendas. Not like a lot of other people who are really pushing to promote something with every message they make. You make things so simple and IT WORKS! Laziness has proven to be a great strategy…lol.

Thanks again for all the videos and I can’t wait to see what you have to offer in your RapidVideoBlogging course.

Hopefully you will make it affordable enough that most people can afford it.

Thanks again for everything,

Hardy

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Merric

I can’t stress enough how much your tips have helped us out. We feel that videos are definitely the way to go with providing more in-depth content to our readers.

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Kapil Apshankar

A picture is worth a thousand words, Gideon. A video is worth millions.

Not only does a video strategy go very well from a content richness perspective, it also lets your audience connect with you as a person. Fran’s example is case in point.

Can’t wait to get the full scoop on Rapid Video Blogging ;)

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Justin Wandro

Another great video!

I’ve been exploring using my iPhone 4 for creating rapid video’s and with the iMovie app, I can almost do it all directly from my phone.

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Mark Richardson

Love the case study. Video is so powerful. I was able to get a refurbished canon HD camera online for very cheap. Does a wonderful job and I’m able to upload video quickly. Fran – you are an inspiration, thanks for the info.

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Heinz Wuth

Wow!

Soon i’ll start with my video blogging and after this story i’m more than proud to do it!

It’s a great true story and i’m hoping to have my own soon, i just got to work and focus my efforts in my video blogging.

Thanks and we may see again at your course!

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Dan O'Hara

Very nicely done, all very good information. Thank you for a great service.

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Alan Byrne

Hey Gideon !
Love your videos.
Keep it up!

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Robert Bucci

Gideon, you continue to give away excellent content and generate a strong following as a result. What an example for us all. I especially appreciated the tour of Fran’s YouTube and blog monetization method.

It’s funny that you’re concerned about whether you come across ‘grumpy’ in your videos, while Fran’s half-open (bedroom) eyes could be mis-interpreted as being tired. I really enjoy watching both of you — even 30+ minutes at a time!

Tips that I took away from video 3:

1. Don’t be afraid to show your excitement about your subject
2. Talk to your camera like a close friend
3. Provide value in every video
4. Try ‘moving around’ and break out of the ‘talking head’ video format, but make it clear that the content comes from YOU (not a ghost writer).

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Nick

Informative and precise once again. A nice wrap up to video blogging and a great lesson for everyone that watched it!

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Farnoosh

I loved the presence, the authenticity, the relaxed nature and the fun conversation which was full of information. I feel so excited about doing more videos for my blog. I have to get back into it. And what she says about her own vibrancy and vitality and energy, I cannot agree more. We watch those who inspire us!!!

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Emmet

You guys are making me want to move to Brisbane, and not just to escape the cold Canadian climate :) It seems like there are so many of you guys working on IM projects down there, I’d love to have that kind of local community.

Anyway, nice work on the case study. Something I’d like to add that I can’t recall if you two mentioned is that you need to be prolific with your videos. The more videos you add the bigger your footprint is going to be. When I find someone I like to follow online I develop a pretty insatiable appetite for their content, so if you have lots of stuff for your viewers to watch they’ll be hungry for whatever you might have to sell or refer to them.

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Michael Hill

I love case study videos like these! So much better than all
the theory stuff that is floating out there. Thanks for sharing
this great traffic source and strats!

Shane

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Vance Sova

Hi Gideon,

I enjoyed your interview with Fran. You are both pleasant sounding and pleasant looking on the video which is why people enjoy watching you.

When I watched Fran’s channel a question poped up in my mind. Is the number of channel’s one can have on YouTube unlimited? I’ve never really looked into it before but now I really want to know.

From what Fran was sharing I was glad to hear that she also prefers making videos outside. It’s so much more fun and they look great.

I look forward to your next instalment.

Vance

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Scot Newbury

Thanks for the tips, especially setting up a YouTube channel and the restrictions on Google Ads in videos.

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Jacob

Really great priceless information that can’t be found anywhere else. I can’t wait for the whole course to begin. This has been very informative and is very helpful to us beginners. Thank you so much for putting this out.

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sachka

Thank you very much for all this information. You answered all my questions. I practice intuitive communication with animals and babies and I really wanted to make videos to show people how they can do it too, but I thought it was very complicated to implement. Thanks for your videos, which I find very clear, now everything seems simple to me. I am finally ready to make it. I’m looking forward to read your e-book. Again thank you very much for all your work.
Sachka (Geneva, Switzerland)
P.S.: so sorry for English, I did the translation from French with google…

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Jen

Thanks Gideon! Another awesome inspirational video! Thanks for encouraging us that we can do it too! Can’t wait to see what else is coming up in your new program!

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SlutToSaint

Thanks for the video tips — especially the screen capture software stuff — I learned a lot.

But I listened to the entire video and didn’t hear actually HOW MUCH income she makes per year.

One person’s definition of “full time income” isn’t another person’s — and I just like knowing actually how much money bloggers make.

I post my income on paulamooney.blogspot.com so people can see how much I’m talking about.

It would be great to add the info of her income to the other online reports of folks who do the same.

Thanks!

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey there SlutToSaint (interesting name)

At the start of the video I mention that Fran makes around $3,000 to $6,000 per month from her video blogging activities.

Over here that’s considered a full time income.

Gideon

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Jim

I have been toying with the idea of starting a blog following my attempt to lose the weight I promised my daughter I would lose two years ago. These are great tools for adding value to the site I will create. Thanks so much for your information it was very helpful.

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Jim Fontano

To me the message is clear. Just start doing it! You don’t need to be a professional or perfect to begin with. Fran makes it clear that her first few videos were not perfect, but as she did it, she became better and now people feel she is a friend.

She said just writing leaves much to the interpretation of the reader, but the video format lets folks see your vitality and your real feelings for the things you are saying. Nothing sells like voice and personality. Something you have a much harder time delivering through the written word alone.

Great case study and a motivational message. Thanks.

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Amanda

Great idea to take the videos outside. Maastricht is a lovely place, so making videos outdoors when it’s not rainy is a great idea.

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Melanie Jongsma

Well, I have a lot to learn, but you make it look so easy! I will keep reading the report and reviewing the videos. Thank you!

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Brian

I loved this video – Fran really is perfect proof of concept.

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lois

Great video of Fran and her success. Answered a lot of questions on my mind.

Thanks,

Lois

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NELSON

Great stuff love case study videos like these! Is better than all
the stuff that is floating out there. Thanks for sharing
this great traffic source tkx G!!!

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Billy McKee

Gideon,

I have enjoyed all three videos immensely! But this interview with Fran has given me some great advice on how to implement my own YouTube channel for a niche that I have been interested in for some time now. Her technique of videoing herself outside at various park locations is especially interesting to me. Not only is it unique, but for my particular niche, I believe it is just the ticket. Plus, the added fact that our finances are low and not consistent right now with our online business, not having to buy additional equipment (lighting equipment for indoor videoing) makes it even more appealing to shoot the video at various locations around our city. The wheels are definitely turning after watching this interview.

Also, I would like to add an additional thought concerning video capture software that I thought of after viewing your last video. If someone else has commented on this, please forgive me. But have you every considered using picnik http://www.picnik.com/ or Aviary http://aviary.com/home. Both sites are incredible, but Aviary has some really cool “free” tools: Image Editor; Music Creator; Screen Capture (of course); Audio Editor; Vector Editor; Image Markup; Effects Editor; and Color Editor.

Thanks again Gideon for the 3 free videos! It was really great stuff.

Billy McKee

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Blaine Moore

Nice case study – I’m a fan of the interview she did with Yaro a while back but having the screencast portion was helpful for showcasing what she’s doing as opposed to being audio only.

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Carole Copeland Thomas

Really really really credible video! Fran makes a compelling case for creating videos the easy way. And her outdoor backgrounds really add much interest to her subject. Nice job, Gideon. You’ve definitely convinced me to regularly use video blogging as part of my strategy for the Multicultural Symposium Series.

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Alejandro Garcia

Yeah very good.

I love the marketing!

And hope i win the iPad jeje.

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William Wells

WOW! What A Shock! I remember J.J. and Fran when they where just starting out and where beginners with their blogs. I was learning the same stuff and from the same people as they where and now look at them! I didn’t know that they added video to their blogs and I can see how it has really boosted their sites and brands. I am looking forward to seeing your interview with Adam at NitcheProfitClassroom.com on Wednesday. Probably more of the same, but I want to hear it again from the interview with Adam. Who knows? Same content but different spin. I like seeing the different options and uses one can use with techniques that are new to me.

I have a Flip camera and I have played with it and put up a couple of vids for family,… but now I am going to a whole new level just becuase of your free content here at your site. Thanks a million Gideon, you deserve all the success that will be coming your way.

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CoachChelle

Wow!! Picked up so many things from this video that I can use in my own videos for my blog.

Fran inspires me to be natural, not scripted, and speak from the heart. Loved that she talked about “being happy” on the videos. Sometimes my videos come across as very humdrum and that’s not how I’m feeling at all…:(

Gotta work on that! I want to inspire folks not bore them to tears.

Thanks again for such awesome, free advice! You guys rock.

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Anna

I hear all the time that you need to find a niche you can be passionate about in order to make money online. After looking at this video and listening to the interview I think that Fran’s biggest secret is the fact that she IS her passion. She shows in, tells it and lives it and she is totally authentic. You’re an inspiration Fran!

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Michael Deslippe

Hey Gideon …
Another awesome video. Once again, I’m thrilled at the amount of great FREE information you’re putting up here for us. More of these one-on-one case studies would be awesome!

Thanks!

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Russell Hepworth

Thanks to you Gideon and a special thanks to Fran for revealing some of her secrets.

I think the future is looking like YouTube and it makes sense to get on the band wagon now! However, I don’t think that we should sound the death nell of traditional (isn’t it scary that we are taking about something less than 10 years old as ‘traditional’) blogging, but not getting involved in video is leaving a lot of potential traffic behind. YouTube is crazy popular, and is indicitive of the pace of modern life, in the same way that television is such a part of our lives; we want instant gratification.

I love to write, and am a proficient typist, but the creative part of me is really excited with the notion of being the head of my own TV station; now where is that video camera that has been hardly used since the day I bought it…

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Marjorie

Gideon, great interview with Fran. She has parted with some great tips that we can use in promoting our products as well as our affiliate products. Who would have thought of that? Fran, of course. She made the point that you will be more successful if you smile and have a great attitude when doing a video. You have to hold your audience.

Thanks to you for your very generous manifesto on Rapid Video Blogging. I can’t believe you have given away such great information. Are you crazy or something? You have shown us why video blogging is more powerful than text and audio. I sort of knew this before, but after reading your book, I actually ordered my flip camera. I have to “bite the bullet” and start video-ing. Again, thank you.

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Grant

Hello Gideon,
Fran’s comments about being happy on the video resonated with me. We should all try to have more fun in life and our work. Thanks for the video.

Grant

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Ray Main

Very, very nice, Gideon. You all did a real good job of explaining things. I am just getting into the whole video scene, having only done a couple of “voice overs”. I am looking forward to getting my own “flip” camera.
While I am not as good looking as you two, what she said, and what you have said about just being real, just being you, should come through. That is a concept I have used for years on the phone and in person in network marketing.
If you are a phony, trying to be someone else, or something you are not, people will spot that in a heartbeat, and it will cost you, now and in the future.
I have a blog, basically promoting a single product tied to an opportunity, and have been wondering how to monetize it further. This post really helped me with that, and gave me some ideas for the future (maybe start another blog, who knows?)
Thank you for an inspiring video.
God Bless

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Terry Britton

You are doing a truly fantastic job with this launch!

I really hope you are going to take on affiliates – this is directly in my niche! (I teach people how to use screencasting software and get around bugs and problems.)

The way you are doing these videos is fantastic – and the free information in the PDF booklet is priceless. I’m pointing to you (both!) as a models to follow to everyone who asks, “Who’s doing things right?”

Terry

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DONNA JOHNSTONE

The best value I received for Fran & Gideon’s Video, Blog, You Tube training, was I can do this too! We all have experiences we can share with others either informational, educational, or been there done that too. This is what I learned & continue to learn from that experience. By using video your vistors become to know & trust you whatever advise, product, service you are offering. By interacting through word & video your blog comes alive! “A picture can speak a 1000 words” we all have heard that saying, it is true!
As I continue to develop my web-site/blog to offer the Mkg opportunity which changed my life, I will be using video! In doing so I will be able to draw from past skills learned in graphic arts, photography, although the medium will be different the production is basicly the same. Thank you Gideon and Fran, from Texas

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Larry Jacobs

Shows the power of youtube and the internet.

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Mary Elizabeth

Thank you!

I am always impressed with the valuable content and interesting information you share. Also, kind of funny to note that you are already in tomorrow….I’m on Monday the 9th and you’re on Tuesday the 10th!
enjoy,
Mary Elizabeth

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Patrick

I thought that this was going to be a waste of time.

I decided to stay and watch the whole video. Running my own youtube channel and website i have actually taken some tactics from your video to include on my own website.

I hope that you can make some more videos just like this so i can learn more.

Hope to see more soon – Thanks, Patrick

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Scott Skibell

Gideon,

How timely! I just got done recording a video at the park this morning. Now I’m watching you all talk about shooting video in different places like parks and mixing it up. I get good feedback on using natural settings instead of chroma keying everything. I think it makes it more authentic.

Here it is on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr2d6i1mT5w It’s on iPhone video recording and using external mics to improve the audio.

By the way, I edited the video in ScreenFlow instead of iMovie like a I normally do based upon your recommendation in the earlier videos. I really like the timeline based editing and found it easier. ScreenFlow is awesome.

Keep up the great work. And if you need a name for the last iPad, well, feel free to use mine ;-)

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Scott

Just watched your video – fantastic job!

iPhone 4 is great for recording video – and awesome how you’ve tried out different mic options with it!

Quick tip for the mono mic to improve sound even further…

If you set the export settings for the audio to mono as well (as apposed to the default stereo setting) your sound will come out beautifully on both speakers :)

Gideon

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Mia

Well, a great ending to the series. You left me wanting more…so we’ll be heading over to research how to join your course. As a beginner, I found your information understandable (as I’m still learning terms, etc.) and not over my head.

Thank you for the eye-opening experience, and best wishes to you!

Mia

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Ernest Morse

Hey there Gideon,

Yet another great video! I am an internet marketer myself and of everyone that I have talked to in this industry, they all say how important video has been to their success.

You and Fran touch on that in this video by commenting on how people you meet outside of the internet feel like they know you from watching your videos. That’s a very important concept behind mixing blogging and videos to make money.

Most of us are used to the one on one interaction of business and when you mix the internet in with business, you lose that one on one touch. I believe the power of videos comes from re-uniting the one on one touch through the internet. Sure, it’s more of a one way conversation, however, the person on the other end watching the video can see and hear a real person that looks like them and not some super hero, money making, internet genius.

I am really grateful for the videos that you put up. They have helped me a lot in my own videos that I make for YouTube. Please keep making more videos, they have all been so great and helpful.

Ernest Morse

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Robin

Gideon,

All I can say is wow! Looks like this is something I should really look into when I finish the upgrades on my new website for my new Personal Chef business.

Again WOW! Looking forward to more.

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nikithal66

Thank you so much for the Rapid Video Blogging report! I’ve already bought Jing and have created my first screen-shot video. It was just as easy as you said and the result is amazing! I’m not ready to post it yet–but I’ll let you know when I do. Your tips have also already helped me maximize the effectiveness of my exiting videos on YouTube. Thank you!

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Nicholas Chase

Hey Gideon,

Great third video! Thanks for these. Hope I win that last iPad man!

Respectfully,

Nicholas Chase

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Aaron

I feel fortunate to have stumbled upon this information. With the equipment you are using and the simplicity of your creation process, I’m amazed at the quality of your videos. I’ve been held back by the myth that good, professional looking video required time and expensive equipment. I see now that that isn’t the case and I’m newly inspired and motivated. I can’t wait to bring my vision into reality using the information you’re providing. Really looking forward to your Rapid Video Blogging course.

Many Thanks Gideon!

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Clara

Thanks for this very useful video. You asked the questions that I would have wanted to ask. Much appreciated.

For those of us (yes, that’s me) who are eager to take the leap, Fran’s story can’t help but be Inspirational. It’s comforting to know that she began knowing very little about making videos, and that she did it to save time –it’s refreshing, and very human, to hear her talk about being too lazy to write posts instead. I suspect many of us wouldn’t have wanted to admit that.

What resonated the most for me, though, is Fran’s keen appreciation of the importance of trust. Of course, I understand that it’s useful for her to be on-screen because viewers want to see whether the products she’s talking about actually work. But It’s very clear that Fran considers her appearance crucial to developing the trust that’s necessary if viewers are going to believe what she says, whether she’s promoting an affiliate product or recommending a face lotion.

She understands that by putting herself in the picture she’s creating a much more personal connection. As viewers get to “know” her by watching her videos, Fran becomes more believable and more worthy of their trust. And throughout the video, she shows us how what’s she’s done has been motivated by the value she places in maintaining that trust.

Fran says that she films her videos in the natural setting of a park to give her viewers a change of scene, but my sense is that there’s a little more going on psychologically than that. I think there’s something to be said for delivering information and selling “in the light of day,” particularly when your subject matter is related to health and well-being. The qualities associated with the outdoors — health, vigor, openness. sociability — are a great backdrop for Fran’s topic. And while the effect of the setting may be unconscious, it’s still very powerful.

Good stuff. I’ve been working on a business plan that includes a blog, but I hadn’t given much thought to using video and YouTube. This has given me quite a bit to think about. Thanks again.

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brian

Really excellent video. I like the fact that she is humble and lazy as well lol.
She makes it sound like anyone can do this…..will definitely need to start adding video to my blog…

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john

i want to win the ipad because i cant get them in ireland

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Jeffry

a good video Gideon.. teach us how to bring traffic through a video to promote our affiliate .. is it unbelievable how an uploaded video on youtube can be watched by millions of people around the world .. I think the video would be more interesting if using animation Gideon so people will be able to watch it without get bored.. i like it.. Gideon.. Good Jobs.. ^^ @3

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Alan Somerville

Thanks for the great interview with Fran. I watched your video and immediately went over to highonhealth.org to check things out in person.

It’s great to see that a nice simple site is all that you need to make money with. I’m in the process of revamping my web design site into a Wordpress blog style site, but I can’t seem to get it just right!

As a fine art printmaker and part-time web designer, I find myself obsessing over small details in the site layout, that probably won’t make a difference in the end with the video blogging being the main attraction to the site. It’s been months since I started redoing it. and I think it’s time to quit fooling around and just get it up. My goal is to finish it off in the next week (or two, since it’s in my spare time and I also have two young daughters of my own to help out with).

I see that Fran already added her picture to her site header, so I’ve quickly realized that my new site may never be perfect at the start and I can always update it down the road.

I look forward to more news about your upcoming course,

Thanks again, Alan

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Colby

Thanks for the great case study. I’m a beginner when it comes to online video and YouTube and Fran mentioned many good points that I can start implementing immediately. Things like including affiliate links in your video descriptions, automatically starting videos at your channel, and the custom background (which I’ve done, but her hints on including images of yourself and the header Fran uses are ideas I plan on using on my YouTube channel). I’m definitely interested in taking a peek at the Rapid Video Blogging program and can’t wait for the release on August 11th.

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Monique

Hi Gideon,

Thank you so much for your inspiring videos and report. You brought me to good ideas and I’m already trying out some of them. For me, your main message is making yourself visable, and not only by performing in your own video, but also by sharing (e.g. showing) your videos, and products with (to) the people in your network(s). I learned about your work by reading the great article Jay wrote for Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute and the first thing I did, is sharing this site (and the article on WNPRI) on my Facebook page and Twitter. I hope many people will follow this example and will take advantage of your great ideas and suggestions.

Greetings from the Netherlands, Monique.

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Elsie Escobar

Having you interview Fran was awesome! I find that each content producer has such wealth of information to share. I love that she does it herself! which is just like me :) yeay! There was so much information I had no idea about. Thank you tons Gideon for sharing!

It would be awesome if you had a little video series of just content producers, highlighting their hardware and software. It’s so helpful. There is nothing like that for video, there is a podcast for podcasters called podcast411 that does just that, which I’ve found to be inspiring. It helped me get my audio content out there right away and be pretty successful with it. I know simply want to make the video aspect of my content more prominent :)

You Rock!!! and so does Fran!

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Dominic

Hey, Gideon

This is a great video.
It really is going to help me start making money through youtube.
i was thinking about starting a t shirt company and i just needed to get traffic somehow
now i can start my website and get lots of people going on it

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Phil North

Great case study I really enjoyed your presentational style and the products the you create are absolutely amazing. It’s so important that you focus on actual people making money in niche’s outside of the make money online niche. The challenge for most of us is that most people seem to really struggle. It’s nice to see people succeed in areas different from the perceived only way of how to make money online.

Thank you, I may be inline to buy soon.

Phil

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Steve Allen

Thank you, Gideon, for all the wonderful information in your three videos and for your e-book. All the information is 1st Rate! I really appreciate all the hard work you’ve put into this course and am excited to see what is to come. I just may be able to make a living online from out in the woods of Oklahoma.

Thanks again,
Steve!

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WILLIAM WAYMAN

Excellent video Gideon. I have been trying to learn how to create stunning videos like you guys have shown and really find the opportunity that you explain in your pdf a great way to get exposure and get people interested in what you have to say. I really want to learn to make great videos and would really enjoy working closely with someone like you who has great experience. You see i tought myself internet marketing and i do it for my local family double glazing company and i see the power of video marketing and if i could be tought how to do professional videos like you i could really help our company get more leads. I was going to purchase a video course but it was too much for me so i have just had to teach myself and i just want to say that i have learnt the nuts and bolts of stuff like what to use etc from you so thanks alot and keep up the good work. Look forward to your future updates.

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tina

That was really inspiring. We should all do a little self-evaluation and make sure we are really enjoying what we are doing because that passion will surely shine through to others! I will certainly try to incorporate video into my blog, just the building of a relationship with your readers is worth it!
Thanks!
Tina

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carrie

Excellent video and case study! I really like the way you presented the information and I’m been wanting to upgrade the way I use video so going to try all this out. Looking forward to your future updates.

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Ed Oakley

I’m really impressed with the numerous and detailed ideas in this video. I took a number of notes that should help me convert from my YouTube channel to my blog. I’m psyched!

It was also a great demonstration of the importance of just being yourself on video. It encouraged me not to fall into the trap of green screens and fancy graphics for videos that are intended to simply provide value. Thanks!

Ed

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NAN

Hey Guideon, what a wonderful video!I never thought about making money with utube! I will read your report thoroughly, and will let you know! Keep those videos coming! And thanks again!

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Brian

Hi Gideon,

Nice video, however it stops at the 12:37min mark?
Looks like it’s loading, but it doesn’t start after a few minutes waiting.
Any suggestions?
brian

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Brian

Have you tried downloading the mp4 version?

It’s right below the video player – you can download the video and watch it at your convenience on your computer any time.

Gideon

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Project Sunflower

Hello both, really enjoyed this video, both for its IM content as well as the content of High on Health. It is so professionally done that it immediately makes me feel that I need to get to work to create something as cool as that!

Unfortunately the parks/ weather is not as nice in the UK as it is in Brisbane! :-)

Jana

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Videolinkx

Hi Gideon,
I’m Ronnie from New Orleans , La and I’ve just enjoyed your site so much. The things I’ve learned will help out so much. You make it it really easy to duplicate the things you do and make them my own . I haven’t put a video up yet, but I’m recording and editing like crazy. I’m doing Internet marketing to supplement my income due to the economy. Especially in New Orleans with the Spill…
Once again, Thank You very Much, Ronnie

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Leslie, The Freebie Guy

Great video.

One of the things that really stood out to me in this video is the fact that your video doesn’t have to be the most professional video ever. Whenever I make my videos, I try to make sure it’s a great production. It takes time and doesn’t allow me to get it out there quickly.

I need to start balancing it out more, where I make great videos, but also make more spontaneous, easy-going stuff that’s quick and easy.

Thanks for giving so much value!

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William Angerson

I,ve been wanting to start a video Blog on my website,and the information that I,ve heard here inspired me to really investigate this avenue,any and all the info that you can put together on this matter I would greatly appreciate,Looking forward too hearing from “You” and by the way my Blog is = bills-open-chat.blogspot.com/ motorcycles,cars,and mechanical devices Kindly Your,s; William Angerson. P.S.By the way “great work” I love it,Video is the way to “Go”.

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Brian Kevin Johnston

“Video about what you LOVE” and “Be happy on your videos!”

I agree, thanks so much for the inspiration! Best, Brian-

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Jamie

I am new to blogging and am amazed at how comprehensive this video is and how much I learned! Thank you for posting this and offering this incredible info for free! No one is training on using youtube to grow your contacts on your blog. So many great ideas that work!

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Marie Benard

Is the flip cam she uses the Flip MinoHD Camcorder? I’m in the market for a video camera so I’m just wondering exactly what brand you two recommend? Thanks!

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Marie

Flip Ultra HD is a great little camera – I would not recommend the Mino though.

A lot of people also prefer the Kodak Zi8 because it has an external mic jack.

Both those cameras would do a great job!

Gideon

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John Fisher, Portland, Oregon

G’Day Gideon,

Hopefully, Gideon, you could answer the three questions below, but first and foremost …
I want to THANK YOU for yet another fantastic tour through some of the things you can do with Video Blogging.

I particularly appreciated the tour through Fran’s Website, YouTube.com site as well as her monetization “lazy” techniques. For someone who believes they are being lazy, she has really done a wonderful job. My congratulations to her and I wish her, you and all others who actually prefer to “put others first” (over money) much success in their efforts. You deserve the “rewards” for providing a “win-win” for all concerned.

I do have a couple of questions, and maybe this is addressed elsewhere in your materials (Video’s or White-paper Report), but I have not come across the answers, so please humor me for the time being:

1. Mailing Lists: I was thinking about using “https://” to require people to initially “signup.” What are your thoughts on this?

I mean you are asking for the information anyway … or … in your opinion would the idea of using a “secured site … https://” be an “instant” turn-off?

If that is the case, then I assume that it is “how the request” is presented that is most important for the consumer. One way may feel “easy and convenient” and the other “cumbersome” … or maybe the consumer might feel like they will be asked for more “private information?”

Now, I am talking myself out of using a secured site (lol). But, I would still like your opinion (pros and cons).

2. USING CAPTIONS: I was thinking, especially when a Video Blog has a Guest Speaker that it would be nice to initially put their “name” up as a “caption on the Video Screen.” And, maybe again at the end of the Video Blog. Maybe even adding their website? I know that no one should put too much information on the screen, especially in this type of presentation, and

3. SOUND QUALITY: I already know that you are a “stickler” about Sound Quality, you have made that very clear. That being said, I also don’t want anyone to feel I am being negative here. Nevertheless, I already know that you are aware of the “fading in and out” of the sound on this video, especially with Fran.

FYI: This is why I suggested “CAPTIONS” as I never really heard her last name; I know it was offered, I believe twice by you. Nevertheless, I still never caught her last name (lol). Maybe it is me, it could be you know? (lol). Being that I am familiar with your speaking patterns and yet when you introduced Fran I still could not understand her last name.

4. Could this “fade in and fade out” had been fixed with the software that you use?

I want to thank you also for the “excellent sync” you do in regard to the video and sound components. I have reviewed some “so-called” Video Blog Experts on YouTube and it is so distracting when both components do not “sync up.” I have to ask myself, how can a person be teaching Video Blogging (lol).

Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to provide a class-act.

My very best regards to you and yours,

John Fisher
Portland, Oregon

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Wahyu Widodo

Thank you for shedding us the lights. Technology has provided us plenty of avenues to explore new opportunities and generating income in such innovative and refreshing ways.

I can imagine a real estate agent showing properties on sale to his/her prospects, or the fashion designer showing his/her latest design to his/her loyal customers ….

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Kris Harrison

Hi Gideon:

As always, great info. Since I started watching your posts, I did my own by folowing along and it works great!

That’s proof positive that your methods really work.

thanks

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Robert Kennedy

Video marketing is fantastic. I don’t think I could do it though. I get too nervous.

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Denise

Great video Gideon! I have to say it was great to see a down to earth person who is not in the “make money blogging” niche be successful using video blogging. I especially liked the fact that Fran is female. A lot of the times the examples shown for successful bloggers are young to middle aged males and this creates the impression that young/middle aged females are not able to be successful in the internet marketing/video blogging field.

I have to admit also, that for someone who loves to write, I am really starting to see how video blogging can make your readers feel more connected to you and more trusting of you. In addition, they also view you as a celebrity so it’s the best of both worlds! What better way to be successful than to be viewed as an “approachable celebrity,” usually it’s one or the other. Great stuff and I look forward to seeing more.

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jewel

Yes video is certainly more captivating for the reader. Especially for me where I will be teaching a language through my blog :)
Thank you Gideon, from me here in Melbourne ….Super inspiration! Pick me for an Ipad :)

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Nelson Swett

Gideon,

I have really enjoyed this series and am looking forward to the course.

You’ve inspired me to grab the bull by the horns to start adding video to what I’m already doing with my website. Before I saw these videos, I was nervous, confused, hesitant and (dare I say) fearful of doing video.

However, after watching these videos, I broke out the video camera (no, not a flip), set up a little area and recorded my first video. There has been a learning curve of how to edit the video, since I’ve never done it before, which included crashing my laptop 3 times. Nevertheless, I’m trudging ahead and hope to have my first (of many) video up soon and driving traffic to my blog. Plus, I’ve got a long list of other videos that I’m just waiting to do.

Thank you so much for the information on what you need, how to quickly and easily set yourself up for success and the “encouragement” to put things into action fast.

Best wishes and enjoy

Nelson

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Marty Ware

I learnt so much here. I look forward to implementing these strategies and also do Gideons Course.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
Marty Ware

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Opal

I love learning here. My company and I will be doing video soon for our business, so this is reall helpfull.
Thanks
Opal

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Gina Parris

Wow Gideon! I found you when you and I were in @PamBrossman’s video ezine together, but I am in LOVE with you and Fran both on this video! I so appreciate that Fran is able to build her tribe by simply being a ‘talking head!” I am so motivated to video more. I love your material, and I am horrified at how little I’ve prioritized video blogging. Thanks for the kick in the butt!
-Gina

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Ramos Furtado

Hi Gideon,

Information rich content I must say and it has definitely given me some ideas of further promoting my business which is online advertising on a national basis.
Your video techniques will be useful for me to create actual video comments of my satisfied customers which I can post on my site.
Thanks for the content and I look forward to the course.
Your technique of creating awareness and thus getting comments on your blog are the key to get traffic.

All the very best.

Cheers!
Ramos Furtado

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Ben Ezra

Hi anyone who is reading this…

I highly recommend checking out Gideon’s stuff… Video is definitely taking the world by storm, and after reviewing the free report offered on this website, I can say with confidence… You really want to get in on this!

Look forward to possibly working together in the near future Gideon!

Ben

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Stephen Walker

Hi Gideon,

I watched the third video last night and was rivetted till the end. It was enjoyable to see another person share their experience and it made me feel better to hear that Fran wasn’t a natural from the start. It was an excellent tip to smile and be less serious to the camera. This tip will help me when I start up soon. Also, I enjoyed seeing how she turns the traffic into revenue. Thanks again Gideon.

Stephen Walker.

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Norman

Gideon, these videos have been absolutely great. I’m totally motivated now to put up more YouTube content for my current blog, and I have a great idea for a future video series information product. And an iPad would be very helpful for both of these things… hmm…

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Jessica Ojeda

Howdy Gideon!
I’ve been working on implementing what I learned in your free video report and in your videos here and I can already tell that things are going better! I’ve been recording all of my videos in front of a white wall, but I can see now what my viewers are thinking: BORING!

Thanks to you and Fran for a great behind-the-scenes case study!

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Gideon Shalwick

I recommend reserving judgment on your own videos to a few weeks later so that you can have some “distance” from it first.

Us humans are WAY too critical on ourselves – who knows, your audience may just LOVE you!

Gideon

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chris

Hi Gideon and Fran,

I notice that both of you seem to prefer having a click to play button on your videos whereas a lot of internet marketers use auto-play.

As I always open links in a new tab, I hate videos which start automatically as I just hear the audio and have to work out which tab the video is playing on to pause and restart it!

Is your choice based on personal preferences or do you find it converts better?

Thanks for a very informative interview guys,

Chris

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Mel McDaniel

Gideon, Enjoyed your teach videos and can I can safely say that I have learned much from your them. Yor presentations appear to be so easy to set up yet convincingly effective. After all, its the results we are after, not so? You are a true professional and with a fresh new approach compared with the typical “used car salesman” hardsell which is so common these days. Enjoyed and appreciated Frans contributions, all of which has given me a fresh shot of enthusiasm to get going.

Continued success to you folks.

Mel

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Rick Powell

Creating and maintaining rapport can’t be emphasized enough. Someone who wants to make a go of Rapid Video Blogging should be willing to hand over video face-time to a partner if he or she doesn’t feel or look comfortable, open and positive on camera. The woman in this case study does a great job. She’s a real person and that’s conveyed naturally in her videos. Starpower and consummate professionalism isn’t necessary but not everyone is going to be good at video-blogging and bloggers can avoid frustration by recognizing that.

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Kathleen

Yes, very refreshing. This down to earth story is encouraging for someone who is new to blogging and using videos for it. Because I am new to it, it would have helped to have some more precise information, for example, on how to set up video on YouTube and how to put it onto one’s blog. Still, she makes it seem easy and doable.

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Kim Thompson

Hi, being someone who isn’t easily impressed by all the hype on the internet, I’m amazed that you have captured my new found intense interest in video blogging. I’m looking forward to learning more from your videos and am now planning very soon to add video blogging to my website.
Thank you for wetting my appetite, it’s all very exciting !

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Dianne DelReyes

Gideon! You were right! Fantastic video. Tons of valuable insight on how to monetize video blogging.

This definitely the road I would like to take.

Your interview with Fran was completely inspiring and I can’t wait to start implementing all of these ideas.

Thanks again Gideon.

PS You are smiling more and more throughout your videos :-)

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Gideon Shalwick

Most definitely trying to smile more Dianne!

Makes BIG difference to the sentiment of the videos!

Such an easy and simple to implement tip from Fran… but HUGELY effective!

:)

Gideon

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Lindsey Allen

Gideon, the two courses that I have taken with Yaro and you have changed my life. Although I was fairly inactive as a classroom participant, I have learned a great deal and am about ready to commence with my World of Warcraft based site, thousandwowgold.com.
I look forward to once again letting you be my mentor, this time from a video standpoint. Keep up the excellent work.

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Sandra Hails

Thank you.
The REAL LIFE Case Study of Someone has motivated me to get a niche that is an extension of me.
I am passionate about cooking, but I have my niche sites about what others are doing – main stream type of niche sites – affiliate marketing, etc. and not really finding the passion in writing or blogging once I set up the sites. I find I set up the sites but they just sit there and now I realize it is because it isn’t an extension of myself or something I am passionate about.
I am going to sit down with myself and analyze who I am so I may come up with a niche that I am passionate about; I will even dump the handful of websites that are sitting there. Thank you.
Thank you for offering an open-eye on starting a blog using video and it being an extension of you. I really resonated with that concept. I was comparing prices this weekend on the flip hd camcorder just from watching these videos. That will be my next purchase.
Thank you both for sharing valuable information.

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Sandra

Also make sure you read Step 1 (Select The Niche You’d Like To Dominate) starting on page 25 of my report.

This will help you hone in even further!

Gideon

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Sandra Hails

Thank you.
I spend the day from work today – motivated, researched, and feel confident in my new direction. I even set up the blog today and now I am motivated to draft the intent of my blog. This is so exciting. Thank you again.

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steve strode

how to make money…I must have missed it, turned off after 22 mins of inane chat

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Gideon Shalwick

Wow Steve, you must have been sleeping!

Have you read all the other comments on this blog?

Some eye opening lessons were given…

Gideon

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John

Great information in all three videos….I would love to add something if I may…..There are two things I like to do with my youtube videos. One is to turn off the option that shows comparable videos at the end of yours. There’s nothing worse than having a video on your blog that allows people to leave and watch another persons vid…..The other is to leave about 20 seconds at the end with instructions like subscribe to this channel or click the link in the description….Something of the like.

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Lori Robinson

Gideon and Fran; thank you so much in taking the time to share and spend time with all of us. This series has been so easy to understand. Look forward to seeing more.

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Kaala

I’ve only read about half of the ebook so far but it’s already radically changed my thinking in how I approach video blogging and communicating. Thanks!

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Kaz Young

Hi Gideon,

great interview with Fran Kerr, I love hearing success stories and Fran seems such an upbeat and energetic person.

It’s funny how we put off doing things that we know we should – such as getting involved in video blogging – for fear of it all being so hard. This interview really just shows how easy it all is and that the barriers we put up are mostly in our minds! Gone are the days when you needed an expensive video camera which used tape and you needed to capture the tape to hard drive and do extensive editing. It really is such a simple and easy process now.

This video has inspired me to get a simple camera and get going now with the videos!

Thank you, Gideon.

Kind regards,

Kaz

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Jason Bartels

Thanks,
Video was one of my main focuses, and then I got sidetracked with all the noise online. I had to force myself to smile at the beginning too, and eventually my video started to get a little better and more natural. I think it’s time for me to get more focused with my videos. Thanks again!
Jason Bartels

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Dr Diana Hodgson

Hi Gideon and Fran. I love the way you continue to take us on this journey of life long learning. I’ve worked in Integrative Medicine all my working life. I’m now retired and see the benefits of video for continuing to share my knowledge. My talent is to talk rather than to write. Thank you.

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jr cline

I learned a world of things: be yourself, it takes time to be yourself on video, use different backgrounds, having one’s face on the blog is helpful, it doesn’t take expensive equipment, and natural light works. I like the intro video with directions. I may make one of those for my online class.
Well, it stopped loading and playing at 27:20. Maybe if I wait a bit it will start up again.
I waited a long time and it just isn’t working. I’ll bookmark the page and come back tomorrow for the rest.

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Harlan Yee

These videos and your ebook have me pumped up to produce more videos faster. I recently made my online video debut on my website and have shot a few more awaiting to be posted. Your use of the Flip camera is one I considered but I’m using digital cameras that can shoot HD video. For bloggers starting out, a digital camera produces as good of quality as the Flip camera… AND, there’s no additional cost for a dedicated camera because most people already own digital cameras that can shoot video!

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Edward Carino

I really like the video. I really believe that using youtube is a big opportunity for making an income. We can use youtube for many things like posting videos for education, health, sports and entertainment of the sorts.

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Ron Ruggles

Super video! Every time I watch another of your videos I get more excited about having a video blog! As I said before, I have a face that’s perfect for radio, but maybe if I smile a lot…

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Christopher Lovejoy

Gideon and Fran, great interview, with a good overview of the essential pathways for online traffic. “Do what you love as an extension of your life” is great advice. I feel inspired.

You both established some good rapport with this one. Very compelling.

Gideon, thanks so much for this informative series of vids.

Christopher

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Grant Brott

Great video and wonderful content. Love the fact that your showing us a real life video of someone who has succeeded with this. I loved that it was all real recent and the information Fran shared was amazing it really does help to keep people exciting and get them engaged from seeing someone who is doing great at this. I think case studies like this make a huge difference when you are able to see video and know it is all recent and real compared to if it were just a written case study, it is a great example of how video makes such a huge difference. Can’t wait to check out the course.

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Carlos

One of the best free info on how to use videos to get traffic.

Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to some more from you guys.

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JD

This is interesting. I originally thought, “Make a video and wait for people to notice” However, this is obviously can’t be further from the truth.

-Act greetingly towards the camera (as it’s your audience)
-Smile & be enthusiastic about your topic
-Change your background (as i am setting up my own studio for my site)
-Add effects (i.e. Background Music(which I have started to do))
-Be a constant “Vlogger” (post many important/insightful vids for your audience to follow!)
-Invite them over to your site to see what you’re really all about!
-Ask them to spread the word w/friends as to broaden their horizons as well
-Maybe even throw in a special offer of some sort (i.e. free membership)
-inspire them to subscribe
(nice & enthusiastic = trafficflow= subs= site traffic= members= friendly business)

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Greg Ellison

I need to buy myself a flip video camcorder, but very cool tips on monetizing videos.

Thanks Greg Ellison

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Jay

Hi Gideon,

Wonderful video interview/case study. As someone who has been doing online video since 2007, it is refreshing to see such a great case study.

I’d like to point out some things that may or may not be obvious to those who are new to web video or internet marketing in general. And this is in no particular order.

First, Fran created her blog based on her passion. She didn’t set out to make money with this. In Fact, she even jokes that she sits around wondering how she makes money doing this.

Find your passion, do it because you have something to say. If you try forcing it, it won’t work.

I know some people may watch this and think, well this works for Fran because she’s an attractive woman. And she is, but it works because she is genuine and real with her audience.

She said she talks to the camera like she is talking to one person. That’s important for those just starting out to remember. Your video will hopefully be viewed by thousands, but you want to talk to each person individually.

For those with a Flip style camera, or thinking about getting one, these cameras do handle natural sunlight best. You’ll find if you shoot indoors, even with lighting, it’s a bit more challenging. But don’t let that stop you from trying. Gideon has already shown you how to shoot indoors. But my point is, Fran is taking advantage of the natural sunlight, which just so happens to work well this the style of camera she is using.

Also, if you do not have a camera, and you are looking at a Flip style camera, I would strongly recommend the Kodak Zi8 because of the fact it has a microphone jack. I realize you have shown us how to work around that with the Flip, but the Kodak just lets you shoot without having to worry about syncing up the audio later. I know it’s easy for you to do Gideon, just thinking about those who are already afraid of the equipment. And, you can buy an external microphone for the Kodak for about $25.

Gideon, you mentioned the issue with the battery in a prior video with the Kodak, but you can buy an extra battery for the for less than $3. Just make sure you don’t buy the Kodak brand. You can get this battery on Amazon.

Okay, back to Fran…

For those either just starting out, as well as those who may have started but are still struggling with what to say, I have some advice. Let me start by asking you a question. What is your favorite movie, or movies?

Think about the main character of your favorite movie. Can the main character be considered a “reluctant hero” of some sort? Or, does the main character take on an “Us vs. Them” role. Maybe fighting the bad guy, or taking on another character in the movie. How about a “small town boy/girl makes good”?

Filmmakers know what attracts us to their main character. They use these character types to get us to bond to the main character of the movie so we will like the movie.

You can do the same with your web videos. I realize this is maybe a deeper conversation about web video, but just keep it in the back of your mind as you think about your own web videos.

Not that you should make things up that aren’t true, because you never want to do that in your web video. However, I’d be willing to bet that each and everyone of you has one or all of these three character types.

And the real trick is, the more of these character types you can portray in your web videos, the larger your audience will be. That’s because some people who watch will be attracted to the Us vs. Them character type, while someone else will be attracted to the Hometown Boy/Girl Makes Good character type and yet someone else will be attracted to the Reluctant Hero character type.

Have you watched Fran’s videos? I think if you watched a lot of her videos you’d see these character types in Fran. And it is the way she naturally displays them that has attracted so many viewers.

And it may be that Fran does not even realize she has done this. And that’s why it works so well. The people who watch Fran want to be her best friend. They feel they already know her.

That’s because they have bonded to the character of Fran that they are attracted to.

Another point worth mentioning is, with video we have the ability to use stories. Watch Fran’s videos and you’ll see that Fran is a natural story teller. And by stories I don’t mean Little Red Riding Hood.

What I mean is, she tells stories of her life. If she just turned the video camera on and tried to pitch products, none of this would work. But that’s not at all what she does. She relates to these products with the use of stories.

And probably the most important thing we can learn from Fran is, she reveals a lot about herself. This helps us to connect to her. We feel like we know her.

I realize you are probably reading this and thinking, “but nobody is interested in my life, or the things I do.” And if you think that way you’re wrong. Don’t believe me? Ask Fran. She may have felt that way too at some point.

But look at her now. There are people that watch Fran’s videos and want to know what books she’s reading, what she’s eating for lunch, etc.

My point is, if you are going to turn on that video camera, you must be willing to talk about yourself. If you happen to be a dog owner, talk about your dog. Put your dog in your videos. By doing so you’ll attract other dog owners.

If you enjoy fishing, talk about your fishing, share stories about your fishing.

BE YOURSELF, TALK ABOUT YOURSELF. Even if you think nobody cares. If you will do that, you will find your audience just like Fran did.

And finally, have fun. You can do web video, you can use web video in your marketing online to sell products, and you can have fun doing it.

Just ask Fran if she’s having fun. I bet she is. It sure looks like she is in her videos.

That’s all I got. Thanks Gideon for sharing these videos. Great content! You are revealing a lot of great information, and it’s all for free. Can’t ask for more than that!

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Genaro Geneta

Hey Jay! (cool, it rhymes!)

These are very good input and I wanted to know what’s your website or YouTube channel. I would like to follow or subscribe, if I can. Thanks.

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Suzie Cheel

Gideon,
Thanks for sharing this video, I love Fran’s approach and her use of her intuition. It is so reassuring. I love that she is just so natural. I have just subscribed to your channel- great stuff there too.
Looking forward to reading you book

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David Povilaitis

You both have inspired me to charge up the battery on my VideoBrain and so…

Junk Mail becomes Video…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hq9LNlfgqw

It was brilliant and greatly helpful to have a substantive interview with someone who has accomplished making a living online that is not another homeless-to-millionaire-in-6-weeks-undergroundsecretonlyforselectfewExplosionAnnihilatorisms…

allBest, Davidp

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Gideon Shalwick

Good effort David!

Very cool way of getting my attention!

Gideon

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Joel

It’s videos like this that make me confident to recommend your work and products whatever the cost! Quality, step-by-step information is very difficult to find, ones that mention exact numbers and precise steps taken and the way it’s done, not just the end result.
Must. Do. More. Videos!

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Sherrie St. Cyr

I love hearing that I don’t have to do everything – like Twitter, and Facebook, and forum comments to be successful – just find one thing that works for me and keep doing it.

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Fran

Absolutely Sherrie! I never thought once about marketing. All I did was follow the funstuff – and that was create video and put it in a blog for me. That was all I needed to make a living from the blog. The social media followed much later and after I was already successful with it.

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Jeff Ramos

So the first post I made as a “video post” already is getting more comments in minutes than I have for others in a day or so!

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Gideon Shalwick

Proof that it all works Jeff!

:)

Video Blogging ROCKS!

Keep up the good work!

Gideon

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Gideon Shalwick

Tried to leave a comment on your blog… not sure how?

In any case, just because of your video, it feels like I know you now!

Gideon

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Andrew

This is definitely an interesting video, but even more than that, it’s encouraging. If she can do this with a little Flip camera, then why can’t I? After watching, I really want to start adding more video of myself to my own blog.

Thanks for the great vid,
Andrew

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Fran

Yep Andrew, you can absolutely do it too!

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Kym Robinson

That was a really cool video – thanks heaps for sharing it!

I feel a bit inspired – what a nice girl!
and I have crappy skin so she now has a new subscriber too – ahhh guest blogging!

Im not sure why I havent gone into video – I know its huge and would be financially beneficial, one of the reasons is I am not confident in my looks and dont want to scare people :( I hate my skin and my smile – I have a good face for radio – maybe I should do a radio blog!…..lol

although I have been trying to learn about video – I just havent actually really wanted to do it. Fran made some really good points!

I actually really paid attention to her – loved the style!
I am going to push myself harder – theres no harm in sharing a recipe or something – I just need to find the confidence to do it – Fran I love your hair!

my daughter has the same color hair but hates it – i will be showing her just how pretty you are – that with your girlfriend next door charm and confidence that will take you far.

I enjoyed the tips here and will be coming back for more insight and confidence building sessions – thanks – Kym :)

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Fran

Kym!!! Stop talking yourself down like this you beautiful woman. You are just as capable and just as gorgeous as every other woman out there. I’m always surprised and a little self conscious when anyone tells me that I’m pretty or look good on camera because I honestly don’t see it in myself. I don’t think many women do.

love to you, x

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Eric

This is an awesome case study. I like how she personally just does videos on things she uses and enjoys doing and makes money from that. Video is very popular and I’m definitely NOT camera shy myself. I think doing text AND video is great because you can reach a broader audience and it’s more fun too. Sure it takes more time but is well worth it in the long run.

You’ve proved that doing video can work well in a niche besides marketing and blogging with the magic stuff and I like how you also did that. Very cool stuff and it seems to have worked out tremendously for you and JJ both.

I’m currently reading your free report and must say that it’s very well written and a really great piece of work with advice that’s great for any niche. Something I noticed is that a lot of people do indeed find it hard to do videos such as what you’re teaching here and that it’s really not difficult at all to make a great video.

Lastly I’d like to say that I believe EVERYONE should pay close attention to your brilliant work here simply for a few reasons:

1. Creating video is not hard to do. It’s actually very easy and works great.
2. If you follow the right steps, as with anything, you can get a lot accomplished with little to no effort really.
3. Consistency will take you a long way once you take the right actions and can show examples of proof that it’s working out for you.

In the end, people want value and they’re looking for a solution and I personally find videos to be much more helpful because you can actually “show” vs. talk about something and it helps you get through to people much faster and more effectively.

P.S. I find it crazy cool how David, Yaro AND Darren all posted articles about your free ebook here and how amazing they thought your content was. I think I might even have a few words to say about it on my blog when I come back from my break.

Fantastic work on all three videos and on your report (from what I’ve read so far) and congratulations to all of your success Gideon! :)

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Steve O

Very inspiring series. Especially the case study. I use Audacity for audio and Wink (www.debugmode.com) to create videos. Both are free. Wink can be run in screen capture mode or frame by frame. It also allows for buttons and other controls.

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Katrina

Fantastic video…it’s refreshing to see an everyday person who is successful with blogging and video blogging…not merely a marketing degree that escaped the office. I appreciated Fran’s honesty about the learning curve (learning to smile!), and that she also wasn’t afraid to ask for help (outsourcing her blog design).

I’ll be headed to her site now for some green smoothie recipes…

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Katrina

Can you please tell Lynn Ehmann your friend that she’s won the second iPad?

She has not been in touch yet…

Still one more iPad to go before Wednesday EST (USA) :)

Gideon

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Ajoke

Hey Gideon,

this was a great case study! extremely inspiration as it was very realistic and achievable for anyone in any niche to accomplish something like this. Anyone can apply what Fran is doing to their niche and see results.

thanks again yaro and great job Fran!

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Joy Sikorski

Gideon,

Fran’s interview gave me a fresh look at how to monetize my blog and YouTube and I was certainly encouraged by it. Great idea to interview her!

I’ve followed Fran from time to time but did not know about her YouTube channel because I always go to her blog when I want to see what she is doing. The tips she gave about putting the url in the title of the video and how she sometimes allows ads in her videos and sometimes not were also very useful to me.

And once again, I have to say that I truly love the clutter-free look of this new site and admire the clutter-free way you present things as well. You organize your materials in an extremely user-friendly manner and that makes it much easier to learn!

As always, I appreciate what you do and the quality of information you provide to your followers.

Thanks a million,
Joy

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Steve McKinion

Very helpful. Looking forward to using the ideas to help make me a more effective teacher for my students. Thanks for the resource.

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Annie the Nanny

Hello!!

This was a great video!! I usually never watch complete videos about blogging, since they are often boring and are trying to sell you more stuff than they are actually helping you. I loved the way Fran explains her website and youtube channel. It’s something I’ve been thinking about but had no idea how to even start it. This is the first time I come across rapidvideoblogging, but I will continue to check it out and see what other useful things you recommend. Thank you so much for sharing this video! It was great “meeting” you =)
Take care! Have an awesome week!

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Ken Friedman

An important point about video: Because you can actually SEE and HEAR a presenter, you can FEEL the degree of confidence and relaxation that they’re experiencing. Video provides a true mirror—and that mirror doesn’t lie. You can actually SEE when a presenter is pushing too hard or feeling self-conscious, and you can SEE (and hear) any lack of confidence in what they’re saying (or selling).

People radiate (even inadvertently) their basic quality. You can’t fake relaxation; you can’t fake confidence. A person’s words may seem okay (on paper), but when you can see and hear them, you can feel it when they are straining or when there is an element of desperation in their demeanor or in their voice. On the other hand, when you can see that they’re relaxed, you feel an extra level of reassurance; you feel like you could sit down with that person and have a genuine exchange. I’ve seen so many of Gideon’s videos at this point, that when I go to his blog and his face pops up in a new video, I think, “I wonder what Gideon is up to today?”—even though I’ve never met the guy.

One more thing: Gideon used the word “authentic”—and that is the heart of the matter. With video, you can actually “go to school” on your own authenticity. You can check yourself in mirror and then see, hear and feel the very specific spots where you click into (or don’t click into) genuine authentic presence. For example, when Fran says the word “yucky”—you can hear a very unique lilt in her voice and see a very personal (and mischievous) glint in her eyes. Then, when you look at yourself on video, if you don’t sense that same level of relaxation and confidence, you can ask yourself, “ Why not?” or “What’s missing?” Perhaps you need to prepare and study more. Or perhaps you need to limit yourself to a niche/topic in which you are actually “expert,” one that you can truly master. If you radiate uncertainty in your video, you can ask yourself, “Why?” and hopefully zero in on that spot.

When you SEE and HEAR both Fran and Gideon, you FEEL their passion—and it’s not simply a passion to make money. Yes, they will make money in the process; but thanks to video, you can see they are truly “turned on.” With video, you can SEE a presenter’s confidence, relaxation, and authenticity; you can literally see those qualities before your eyes. The feeling is palpable, and therefore you trust (or don’t trust) that person, and therefore you’re inspired to buy (or not to buy).

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Haydee Pulido Abad

I like what Fran said about video blogging, that it only takes her something like 10 minutes to create her video blogs as compared to 2-3 hours of writing articles. I also write (for others) and I’ve been thinking before of creating videos (for others too!) But now I’m thinking of writing articles and creating videos for me (how’s that?). I have a site that I parked for almost a year now ‘coz I can’t really make up my mind on what to put in it. Your interview with Fran gave me a brilliant idea on what to do with my site….got to start working!

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cafedave

Thanks for putting this together; I think the idea of being happy on camera – as opposed to stilted or awkward – is a really useful one. Great advice too on integrating the blogging into your life – for me, I review cafes as a big part of my blog: if I didn’t enjoy that, it would be a pretty miserable experience trying to put that together.

I especially liked that you were using actual people in front of a camera: – so much of the “how-to” videos are just screencasts or – worse yet – powerpoint decks with voiceover. Good to see some humanity.

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David Povilaitis

agree agree!

wonder what the difference in response would be in split testing PPT with a live presenter?

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Jonny

Hey Gideon, great case study and PDF, learnt some really good tips, came about at the right time as my video creation was coming to a standstill. Just about to go over the PDF again now and implement some of your advice!

Cheers!

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andy

Great video. Lots of helpful tips.

I do think that is an excellent point about the more videos that one shoots, the more relaxed, natural, and authentic one becomes. I think I am one of those people who shy away from writing as it takes me along time to write a text post.

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Vinman

Just watched your wonderful interview with Fran. I have been blogging for about six months and have a DIY style blog on the free Wordpress, with hopes of upgrading to Wordpress.org in the future.

I have researched other blogs that use video presentations, but her advice on her success with YouTube and how she laid out her blog and links was very interesting. It gives me even more impetus to see I how I can integrate video in my blog and how to better use links to my advantage.

Well done to you for the interview and to Fran for her insights!

Thanks,

Vinman ;)

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Chris

Gideon,

I really appreciate seeing a real word example of someone using your techniques. I adjusted several things on my new youtube channel and will make more changes in the coming days.

Thank you for doing this series. I will watch all of these videos again.

Chris

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Jodi

Great interview with Fran, she makes it seem so easy and doable that anyone can do it!!
I like that, looking forward to more great sytuff.

Thank you

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Rahinur Rahaman

I’m trying to earn money online last six months. Trying and trying and trying and earn only $1.8. Now comes your offer. I have download all of your video. I thinks it will work for me!

Thanks!

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Genaro Geneta

Hi Gideon, this one is very informative and thanks for giving us a glimpse on a life of a real Internet guru. Now, I could see the bigger picture and how things fall into place. One realization came to me is that being a subscriber or a follower or a friend to an online person is really being a friend even though you don’t see each other or you don’t know each other personally. There’s this bond of friendship created once you hit that “button” whether it”s a subscribe, follow or a like button. At least that’s how I feel. Thanks!

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Felix Albutra

Wow! I never thought Fran would be interviewed by Gideon here.

But anyway,I learn about Fran for more a year now since Yaro Starak also talked about her and her blog High on Health.org

Since then, I came up to be her subscriber (before) even though I don’t have acne on me. But I just love the way she deliver her reports using youtube videos.

The fun thing is that, I thought that Fran was the wife of Yaro because they do have many photos together. Then I emailed Yaro Starak if Fran was his wife and he immediately replied me telling me that He is still single. hahaha….

Anyway, making a video isn’t that easy to make especially if you do it yourself and learn from what you’ve experienced. But, if someone would guide you how you can do it, then you can save more time figuring out what’s work and what’s not.

Thanks for this video Gideon and you too Fran. I look forward for more video lessons in the future.

Sincerely,
Felix Albutra
- Blogging Access.com

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Marcus Bowe

It’s awesome to see a REAL person doing what she loves and make a living doing it. It’s a great example of finding YOUR thing and doing it well. Thanks for sharing!

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Roxana

Absolutely fantastic material. Great video and she is right: sincerity always shows through and so does faking it. Plus, we like to see who is running the company.
Thanks for the info.

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Pete Kane

Pretty simple strategies of creating good content. video rocks. Thanks for sharing

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Joy R

Great work, Gideon! I think this is something I can pattern my efforts after. I do love the sincerity bit.

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Diane Gregory

Wow Gideon and Fran,

Thanks for a fantastic and motivating video. I am just starting my blog. I recently ordered my video camera and have felt really scared about making videos and putting them up on YouTube in my blog. Fran and Gideon you made it seem so easy. What I loved about your approach is that it is natural and you are transparent. Both of you come across as real people and I think this is the key. I definitely more motivated, excited and am starting to brainstorm about what location I will use. My blog is about Art Education and art teachers are my primary audience. So using my personal creativity is a must. I could shoot the video in my classroom or in a studio. I could dress the part of the creative art teacher.

Thanks so much for your original and personal story, Fran. Best of luck with your work.

Diane Gregory

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Jackson Lo

Insightful and inspiring interview Gideon! Thanks for sharing :)

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Susan

Gideon,
You’r report and videos are absolutely top-notch. I’ve watched a lot of launches and the content you’re giving away is amazing and totally rocks!

Video IS where it’s at in online marketing. Video is the medium that today’s generation is used to and is expecting more and more. The instant credibility and rapport that video gives you is really worth it. If you want a responsive list, you have to develop a relationship with them. Video is the FAST way to do that.
Thanks a million, Gideon!

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Tyy

Thank you so much for sharing this very valuable information. I knew there had to be a better way to leverage YouTube to build my business. I can’t wait to start implementing what you have shared in your guide and videos. Another area that I am interested in applying what I have learned here is in a localized market for a service oriented business. I am anxious to see how the tools you share here can help me build my client base via online means. Well, I better get busy! Thanks so much for sharing this great information!

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scott

Hi Gideon,
What a fabulous video report. This interview with Fran really gave a ton of great information. I loved it when you switched to the screen capture mode and she took us on a tour of a number of her videos and Youtube channel. She gave a great deal of information on how she monetized her videos. It was enough information to get someone excited and started with Video blogging. The video quality was really great and I loved the down to earth feeling you would get when you two were talking. It did feel like I was sitting at a table with you have a cup of tea and a good conversation.

It really made you feel comfortable with both of you and your information. I am also a raw foodist and love Fran’s site and information. It is a great mix with you two creating video. Keep up the OUTSTANDING work Gideon.

Thanks,
Scott

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Dewey

Hi. Gideon.
Thank you so mush for your video. It’s really awesome and greatfull video. Its make me can do everything take it easy for make money on Youtube and the information is very useful and great information. Wow I wish I’d had your course when I started video marketing. It would not have only saved me thousands of dollars but a huge amount of time and frustration.
You produce the best results and get the greatest, you need to always seek out the best in their fields and learn from them. In effective business video marketing, no one owns the field more than you.
you get my highest recommendation. and Thanks agian. It’s easy is the only way I know. Some people make things seem so complicated when there is always an easier way. And if anyone can find it I can. Have a great day

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Bruce Jones

Whatever the content, You Tube videos are a frustrating waste of time when you don’t have the bandwidth to cope!!!!!!!!!!

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murtuza ali

HI Gideon,
Really a great interview with Fran Kerr.This video has inspired me to get a simple camera and get going now with the videos.I think case studies like this make a huge difference when you are able to see video and know it is all recent and real.

It gives me even more impetus to see how I can integrate video in my blog and how to better use links to my advantage.

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Paul Cunningham

Gideon, this launch material just blows me away. Great work, I’ve really enjoyed it.

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Phil Donaldson

Hey Gideon, I like how you use video as your front end for attracting prospects but also have a complete back end sales system made up of all the pieces the other gurus teach from facebook, to mailing lists, SEO etc. You’ve obviously put a ton of work in and seem to have successfully assembled the whole puzzle. Nice marketing machine.

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Tammy

Awesome videos ! Very inspiring…

I accidentaly discovered the power of videos ! lol

I was amazed by the number of views and subscribers to my yt channel … just in showing I care about my viewers is powerful. The real person behind the videos is extremely powerful as the viewers can feel their energy / vibe and know they are genuine and can relate much better. The positive energy put forth in the videos is magnetic also …I mean …who doesn’t want to watch videos with happy positive people sharing messages which with genuinely help you … People are drawn towards happy people right .. ? lol So in video it comes forth perfectly !!

Powerful powerful stuff ! I can’t wait to see whats next Gideon!!
Lovin it so far !! : D
~ Tammy

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Vegan

Gideon,

This is really a great case study for me because I totally relate to this woman.

Several months ago I went I started my blog I wanted to do alot of video blogging and even went out and bought a Flip but never got started because I had so many questions and didn’t find a great source of info about video blogging. So, I’m really glad you put this together. It’s exactly the resource I’ve been looking for.

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Gurl

Hi,
I am sitting here at 2 AM and have just finished all three videos. First of all, thank you for making them downloadable. Because of limitations with my internet at home, this made them more accessible for me which I really really am happy they were.
All three videos have great tips, as does the report (from the skimming I’ve done so far.). I am really hoping your course will be within my budget, but if it isn’t- well, the good news is there is a TON to work with from the free products alone!
Being able to see some of how you do your own videos was excellent and the tips from the last two videos are invaluable in my opinion. It’s really awesome that you are giving away iPads, but I wish it were a month of the course or some kind of way to get the course for a discount–it would depend on the course’s set up of course ;)
Looking forward to seeing if I will be able to participate in the course and to putting the information in the e-book and videos into practice. Thanks for giving away such awesome information that we can use to make that next step into video!
Jennifer

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Karen Jones

Thanks guys, I am so inspired here is a video response enter enter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KBpcXSS8aI enter enter

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Laurah Amy Hagen

Dear Gideon,

Thank you so much for basically ruining my vacation.

Last January, I realized that the internet was a “real” thing that people were actually using, and at the sage advice of Gary Vaynerchuk, decided to jump into a video blog about my passion-bordering-on-obsession for youth-oriented leadership training. Well,
two weeks away from my “drop-dead-line” for launching this video blog (after which I planned to vegetate on the beach for six days reading romance novels) your ebook made its way to my inbox by way of Darren Rowse.

OHHHHHH MYYYYY GOOODNESSS!!!

I used Viddler, not YouTube! And I didn’t even know YouTube had channels! And Fran’s channel looks amazing….YouTube can really do that?!? And I didn’t even know that YouTube was the second-largest search engine after Google….

And so now, my inner type-A demons are screaming NOOOOOO VACATION FOR YOU!!! THIS VIDEO BLOG IS GOING TO BE DONE RIGHT, AND GIDEON KNOWS WHAT “RIGHT” LOOKS LIKE, SO THERE WILL BE NOOOOOO R&R UNTIL YOU GET ON TRACK! (MUA HA HAAA).

So instead of reading romance novels on the beach, I’ll be suntanning while taking one of your video blogging courses, and sending emails back and forth with my amazing designer about what this YouTube channel I evidently must have will look like.

Thank you for the kick in the tush. I can’t wait to learn so much more from you, and I don’t even like romance novels that much anyway.

Cheers,
Laurah

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Blanca

Loved it!!! So much USEFUL information! Look forward to watching more… ;)

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Wendy

I liked what Fran said about displaying a photo prominently on your blog/website creates trust and branding. Also, when your blog is an extension of your life, your blog will be successful. There were several other things I wrote down, but those were the two that stuck out the most.

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Charlotte Plott

The honest sharing was marvelous. Thank you Fran and Gideon. This information inspires me to just get out there and roll those cameras. Well, one at least!

Wishing you continued good luck. And you do look radiant, so you must “walk the talk”

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Christopher

Your just 100% Amazing.
Very Inspring.
Looking forward for more.
Thanks for the valuable information.

Have a Good Day,
Christopher Rosillo

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Yousef Karim

HI Gideon,
Thank you so mush for your video. I think a good business brings in profits and the more you work on keeping yourself happy, the more profits your business creates. If you don’t have enthusiasm, you won’t keep working long enough, nor will you enjoy what you do. Your business should make you happy first and financially secure second. Success is available to any person that patiently works towards a goal. Some get there faster than others. If you are comfortable with yourself and your life, and live in the present, then you won’t experience impatience. If your mind is always thinking of the future – where you want to be, not where you are – then you will be inclined to make decisions that will push you into situations for which you are not ready or should avoid altogether. Be happy with your progress and stay true to the path at a pace with which you are comfortable.

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ANAS

YOU ARE PLAYING WITH WORLD NO:1 BRAND.IT IS EXCELLENT AND FANTASTIC.

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ANAS

I LOVE SO MUCH WITH YOU??????????????

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Carolina Dlugosch

Gideon, thank you so much for your inspiration. I recently started blogging and put a few videos to my blog. Your videos and your report are encouraging me to carry on and getting better with it. I am also blogging about natural skin care and I am already a fan of Fran.You both are awesome!
Carolina from Germany

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Wilson Chin

Gideon,

Greeting from Malaysia :)
Thank you so much for sharing all of this wonderful information, and i definitely will implement the method share by you into my online business.

I will share your wonderful ideas to my friends and hope them can benefit as well, keep up the good work.

Cheers,
Wilson

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danny b

hi there
this looks a really cool way of getting traffic
and if i get an ipad to boot then i will be made up

cheers
d

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Ruth

Hi! Thanks for all you are giving.

One thing that occurs to me is that we could spend a bit more time and energy considering the people we are talking to – our audience. There are lots of frameworks about – I find Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner and 4 learning types – Kolb some of the most interesting. There are also, the now classic NLP categories of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners.
I think it is important to cover the ground. For Kolb’s categories make sure you answer the questions:
What is the benefit to the buyer?
What will the product do?
How does the product do what it does?
What are the “other” things that can be done with this product? (that’s for the creative thinkers).

For visual learners phrases such as: How does that look to you, how are you seeing yourself using this product? Let me show you the benefits
For auditory learners: How does that sound? Let me tell you the benefits.
For kinaesthetic learners: Do you grasp what this product will do for you? Let me help you get a grip on the benefits.

You obviously would use these all together, and you probably would want to be a bit more elegant than these, but by checking that you have covered all of the bases somewhere in your communication, you are not excluding the preferences of any group.

Howard Gardner is worth getting his books and reading what he has to say – Hero!!

Here’s looking at you kid, sharing sweet music and enfolding you in brightness – bit of an effort but I got there, Ruth

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Carla

Stunning. Fran definitely has what it takes to be a successful blogger.

For me, the real value comes in her being genuine and showing her true sincerity. Following your heart and being guided by your passion is really the only way to be the real you.

Being able to incorporate that into your marketing style is a winning formula. I like to call it “personality marketing’>

Well done Fran, and thanks you you and Gideon for taking the time to share your tips with us. I’ll be giving some serious thought as to how I can implement them in my business.

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courtney findlay

Wow and thanks! What a great idea to show someone the background of those Youtube videos, as well as interviewing someone that “fell’ into this video promoting blog. Letting us see ordinary (yet creative and wonderful) people make these vids and get them out for others has really been inspirational. You’ve brought me out of my blog slump and I thank you.

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Kent Tagge

Amazing! She loves her job, she makes a good living off of her day job, and she picks a topic that is “part” of her life. Beautiful..
thank you Gideon very much for sharing with all of us.

Baisc, be yourself, Flip camera, You Tube…

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godlark

Heh, Thanks for the chance.
Anyway this is the best way to get more traffic :D

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chase good

Hey man. you must get sick of reading these comments.But its awsome stuff…

thanks man

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Bryan

Hi Gideon,
I’m sorry to say that I dosed off during the presentation because my computer is playing up causing the pauses to be way too frequent. However, I did manage to download successfully and enjoyed watching it without a pause. I’m learning with every video.
Cheers
Bry

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How to Speak Japanese

Thanks for sharing this case study. Interesting to see how to sell physical products via Youtube. many things learned during the last 36 minutes.
Have to see how I can apply all I learned to my business.

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AnnCherry

Wow, smooth interview right there! I really love the shooting-at-the-park tips and the prepping-up-the-channel idea as well. In fact, I am going through some free background websites right now. :)
Hope you won’t get tired of sincerely sharing really great information. I am just finishing up with the RVB pdf and I can’t wait for the live course to start!
More power to you and what you do! :)

~AnnCherry

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maroa

muchas gracias!! Thank youuu! I will send my Spanish friends ,-))

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SimonJohn

Great video, cant wait until the 11th when you realise the rapid video blogging course!!!

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Bob Uslander

Gideon,

It’s great to see you highlighting someone else who is using the techniques you teach and promote to create a successful business. Fran has a very fresh and wholesome attitude, and comes across as being very authentic, as do you. I think this is a big part of what makes a video blogger successful- being authentic and likable. This is also why video blogging is so effective. There is no way someone can know how likable and authentic someone else is from their writing, though it’s hard to fool the camera (unless, of course, you are a professional actor.)

The big take home point for me from this video is the reminder to blog on a topic that you are passionate about, that is “an extension of your life.” If that can be accomplished, and the topic also provides a meaningful solution for people in need of a solution, it is magic. Of course, being consistent and actually getting the work done and the videos out there is crucial to the success of the business.

I am preparing to launch my blog, and I know it will benefit greatly from having taken your Rapid Video Blogging course, which was a bonus for signing up for Eben Pagan’s Guru Blueprint course. I’m still digesting it all, and will keep referring back, but I am completely confident that the video blogging will make all the difference in the world. Thanks for putting yourself out there!
Dr. Bob

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Dr Bob

Thanks for your thoughtful comment – much appreciated!

Just wanted to make a small correction – Rapid Video Blogging has never been a bonus to any course. I think you may be confusing it with another course of mine which you will have received access to.

Rapid Video Blogging goes into A LOT more stuff than the course you got access to – the one you got access to only touches the tip of the iceberg :)

Keep up the great work!

Gideon

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Natural Menopause

Wow! That was a really inspiring video. Just shows what belief in your self can do. I do think you need to have a lot of confidence in order to video blog – it’s certainly not for the faint hearted.
Gideon, hopefully your video blogging course will give us the confidence to go out and make it ourselves :)

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Gideon Shalwick

Oh yeah for sure!

In fact, I will be running a FREE Q & A very soon where I will address this very issue.

There is a very easy solution to it :)

Coming soon…

Gideon

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Michael Tipper

Hey Gideon (And Fran),

Thanks for a really great case study, it is a real privilege to get such an insight into someone’s business like that and a real eye opener as to what is possible and so well within our grasp.

What I like about this video the most (aside from the great technical marketing/techie/how to revelations) is the honesty and integrity of Fran, in fact of you both and I think that is the real key to getting this stuff right.

You are both successful in very different niches and whilst you do have your technical and marketing chops right, it is because of your passion and genuineness (is that a word?) that you attract, retain and then help people make decisions that positively affect their lives. That might be to come to your blog, click on a link, sign up for a free report or even buy a product.

Sure there are lots of tips, tricks and techniques to help “influence” people into taking action, but from what I have seen in this video, people want to take action because they like, trust you and have an affinity with who you are – influence technques are not necessary.

I was sort of aware of this as an idea before but this is the first time I have seen it in action and done so elegantly, naturally and with such grace. So thank you for sharing.

Perhaps Fran’s most powerful tip was that one right at the very end about looking happy in your videos. Perhaps I can offer a suggestion that I picked up from somewhere in the dim, distant past and that is along the lines of Fran’s “Fake it Til You Make It” recommendation with smiling.

If you watch professional newsreaders on TV they look interesting and animated. When you see a member of the public or someone not used to being on TV being interviewed – they often look wooden. What the presenters are doing is forcing the smile and making slightly exaggerated gestures with their heads as they talk . When you do this it feels REALLY uncomfortable and feels like every movement is unnecessary. Your cheeks will also start to ache with the forced smile. However when you record yourself doing this, it is remarkable the difference it will make to speaking motionless looking straight at the camera. The only way you will know is by trying it out for yourself. Eventually your energy and enthusiasm and passion for what you are doing will start to shine through naturally and then appearing interesting and animated on screen will be normal for you just like it is for Fran.

Once again, Thanks for sharing

Regards

Michael

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Jose

Oh, as a newbie in the blogosphere, it was really informative knowing that I am looking forward to earn online! Thanks and God Bless Gideon! I will really let my friends here know about this!

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Allan McDonald

Hi Gideon,

Fran Kerr is a gem. She oozes sincerity and comes across so authentically. No wonder she has such a dedicated following. Something for us all to aspire to.

The main points I took away for the excellent interview with Fran were:

1. Don’t be afraid to morph your subject focus. Fran started with acne as her main focus but more recently has broadened her focus but still retains a focus on acne.
2. Amazing video quality can be achieved from just a $200 flip camera
3. It’s not about the technology; it’s about the content. Technology is just an enabler but must be done right.
4. Authenticity is essential.
5. Be happy in the videos – smile and make it fun.
6. Mix up the locations – parks work well. Fran said that people get board with the same background. Lighting is better outside for Flip cameras. Low end video cameras generally don’t perform well in low lighting, such as inside a residence at night.
7. We don’t need to know everything from the start. Be inquisitive and be prepared to change and evolve the business over time.
8. A talking head on video may well have more authenticity than written blog posts.
9. Regular posting is important.
10. Be happy in the videos – smile.
11. Fran’s concluding and perhaps most important point was, “Video about what you love and what you are extremely passionate about and really do treat it as an extension of your own life”.

The three videos concluded nicely with this case study. I think we’re all ready for the course now. Let’s go Gideon!

Regards

Allan McDonald @
EQUIPnTRIP

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Alain Greaves

Hello Gideon,

I knew there was more to be done when I decided to get my act together and use YouTube.

Thank you for the clear and focused insight into getting the most out of the available resources. I now know what I need to do.

Thank you again
Alain

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Kym Heffernan

Excellent cutting-edge must-see strategies on how to grow traffic the fast and easy way. Thanks for the great information!

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Claire Chapman

Hi Gideon

Great to see such practical tips and from someone who is out there doing it for themselves. I just downloaded the report- love the fact it looks so step by step

Thanks for sharing

Claire

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Sally Cevasco

Gideon,

Great videos on video blogging! I have a flip and a Kodak zi8 that I love. I’ve been dabbling but it looks like it’s time to get serious now!

I’m really looking forwarding to going through your book.
I’ll be sending out a tweet to my over 5,000 followers just after I finish this message.

All the best!
Sally

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Bruce Houghton

Amazing stuff. Please open the course and let’s get started on our road to riches!

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Rado

Hi Gideon. Thanks for sharing this precious content. I have spent about 90 minutes watching your interesting videos and loved them. I know Fran Kerr, well I thought I knew her until I watched this video. She has truly done a great job with her online presence.
Looking forward to hearing from you and watching your videos again soon.

Thank you and keep inspiring.

Rado, Brisbane

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Cheng

Just lovely!!This vid and the report are “EXTREMELY” awesome!!!!!!!!!!!Thz Gideon soooo much !!Really lookin forward to check out the course,i’m SURE it’s goin to be BRILLIANT!!!Thanks u so much for EVERYTHING,i can’t tell u how much i appreciate this!

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Tom McEwin

Hi Gideon,

Thankyou for making your Rapid Video Blogging report available for free download and for putting together some handy videos to show how easy things can be to get started.

The technical points you went through were great and I especially liked the case study with Fran. It really highlights just how easy it can be to get started on youtube, and how this can be a great way to not only create content for a blog, but also to help with driving heaps of traffic. Combine this with the ranking power of video on Google, and online video marketing seems to be an incredible opportunity at the moment.

I’ve been thinking of doing something like this for a little while now and your videos (and report) have helped give me a nudge in the right direction.

Cheers,

Tom

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Darren (Green Change)

Another great video, well worth the wait. I love the detail and the real stories you tell.

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Niko | CGmascot CG Learning & 3D mascots

Well that was refreshing. I really like the notion that blog/video blog about what you love and the passion comes through. In other words don’t do it just for the money. So nice to hear that instead of general money making schemes. So now a person with a genuine passion and knowledge about a subject can live doing just that. Sweet!

Thank you Gideon, Thank you Fran.

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Eddie Bristow

I’ve watched all 3 videos twice and I have to say….bravo Gideon. You put the Who, What, and Why front and center in such an easy to understand format. Engaging, real, and actionable information that I can start applying to my blog that I am now working on thanks to you.

Keep up the good work!

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chris gorka

Great case study. It really goes to show you that one does not have to be an internet marketing expert to make money online.

I learned several good tidbits from the video such as placing adsense inside some of your videos, telling people to back to your blog to comment, and including your web address in your video.

Thanks

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S. Nyrop

I had only little time today to stop watch this video.However, I did take a look because I liked your previous ones, and I felt that your message comes through. However, this time I admit that I lost my focus quite fast; could that be your rather longish, talking head intro that made me go search directly for the fulltime health homepage instead? I am the kind of person with a low attention span where internet offers fast distraction from boredom, but also at the risk of getting fast off track! Maybe your intro talk would benefit from a critical edit cut down on trivial repetition, plus adding visuals early in the program, other than your honest, neat and tidy face? This is an advice from someone who just do not want to back scratch for pleasing, but thinking of honest feedback as a more useful way of getting ahead…

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John White, ATP Pilot, MBA

Gideon (and Fran):

Great set of videos! I have an aversion to putting my face on camera as I am an “old codger”, but I am passionate about aviation. My wife is a pilot, I am a pilot and one of our sons is an aircraft mechanic.

I am astonished at the number of unique visitors per day Fran gets ~ 3,000! Sure beats my ~ 100+ even though I work hard at it every day.

No doubt video is the one of the most important venues to create traffic and reach your audience. Perhaps the most important thing I have gotten out of your 3 videos is that first – do something! second – don’t be afraid third – its not all that hard and fourth – be natural and pretend you are talking to a friend you love to visit with.

Haven’t read your pdf yet, but will before day’s end.

Thanks for sharing all of this great information Gideon.

John

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Mike

Wow,

Just blown away with the content and totally transparent interview.

English is not my first language and that has been my crutch for not using you tube/videos for generating traffic. But her totally open and honest talk about how bad her first video was and how she progressed has given me new confidence to venture into video blogging.

I definitely agree with the genuine connection one can project/make with videos, not to speak of the amount of time I can save putting up videos instead of writing tons of articles competing with others to generate measely amount of traffic.

Thanks Gideon.

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Bradley Neufel

Hey Gideon,
Awesome videoes. I’m a magician and i think this will really help me start getting my name around. These videos have already helped me so far. They have great tips and anyone can really use this stuff to get their career going like me. Can’t wait for your rapid video blogging course to come out, because I’m hoping that it will help me even more.
thanks so much,
Brad

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Patrick Ogenstad

Hello Gideon,

Thank you for the information. I feel like I’m missing some information concerning what you will cover in the course. But I guess we’ll see more of that on the sales page?

Best regards
Patrick

Ps. It would have been cool if the videos worked on the iPad. As the current player uses flash they don’t work..

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Michael Panebianco

Gideon,
Thank you for posting this series of videos. While many of us are “dialed in” on how to conduct our business, or deliver our special products, many of us need the tools like these to tell people about what we do, and develop relationships that are more than just a sale.

I do business with people I like. I would imagine that most people do. I like how this gives everyone a chance to not only talk about their product, but the opportunity to build a bridge personally to the producer. Thanks for this information.

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Chuck Frey

I loved this case history. It was much more instructive having an average person who has had success with this technique talk about what she is doing than to have some web marketing “superstar” share their experiences.

I had no idea you could become a YouTube partner and run Google AdSense ads on them. Brilliant!

How does Fran add her URL into the video, in the lower left corner?

Chuck

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Claudia Bianca

I liked her ideas…she keeps it very simple. I don’t promote packaged product, yet I can see how video blogs would entice my clients to read my articles on a monthly basis and be able to give them snippets of guidance on a regular basis.
Is there a video flip camera that has good enough sound quality to not have to mess with meshing a sound track and video track???
Thanks Gideon…this is amazing information and new ideas are buzzing in my head.
Blessings from Taos, Claudia

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Mari Kurko

HI Gideon,
Thanks so much for this video, especially with Fran Kerr! I have been slowly building my own blog/website about alternative health & postpartum depression over the last year. Fran’s site was the first site I found, from an interview she did with Yaro, that gave me a model of what I could do. I loved what she said at the end on being happy on the videos. I tried video blogging about a year ago but quit because I didn’t like what I was seeing. She clarified it for me. Even though I am focused on making money I really need to focus equally on what brings me passion and don’t be shy about sharing that energy on screen. What a wonderful thing to ask “what am I most excited about, what has the most meaning to me today?” and then feel the joy in sharing it. What a privilege!

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Robin McNeeley

There was some very good information in this video. I liked the idea of having your blogs name at the top of the YouTube channel. All the follow up she did with her customers as to what they wanted from her. Like her products she has add to her site. Also the infromation on just be natural when you are video taping.

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Alecia

I am very new to the internet and learning a lot. I enjoyed this presentation because to me it seems to make things more simple to understand. I would like to implement this on my own website. Not necessarily for money but for educating expectant parents.

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Kris

Great video!

I’m a little upset, though. This lovely lady has about 3000 youtube subscribers, and I have over 12 thousand! But I don’t get anywhere near the revenue streams that she is getting…

This tells me that I’m not using my blog to it’s full potential. Love this site, and I’ll be clicking about to find out how I can do that, and take positive tips.

First thing I’ll do, like the lovely lady says, is to turn off youtube comments, so I can push traffic towards the blog. Youtube comments are a real pain to answer everyday (I get about 40 a day, not including pm’s!) and I’d like them all filed in one place. Great tip.

Thanks for the great vid. Now I’m off to investigate….!

Kris :)

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Pat Peterson

Gideon,

Thanks for more great content, and for the look “behind the curtain” of your work–and Fran’s. I have a physical product site, and have been trying to figure out how to increase traffic; adding a video connection would be a very good thing to do! I have the storefront (zen cart-driven) as my main page, with a sub-page blog for image galleries; it may make sense to switch them if I can put some good videos up front (how-to’s and highlights”.

Separating sound from a flip cam is a great idea! With good sound, do you think people will accept lower-quality video? I have a flip cam with pretty mediocre video quality, but getting the files in would be much easier than using my old tape dv camcorder and having to import. I can then mic to a small digital voice recorder, and get good sound. Or else revert to the camcorder, get good picture and sound, but go through the old import process through firewire to imovie–any suggestions on the best route, anyone?

Pat, BAB alumni

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Rob

Very informative….can’t wait to get fully started…..my fiance and I run 2 businesses…and we’re always looking forward to making money….as long as it’s worth our time and effort.

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Joshua S

Wow, thanks for another awesome video. I thoroughly enjoyed watching your incredibly informative interview and screen cast. It’s also good to see a real life case study on how video blogging can be used in markets. I took away so many points on marketing, video techniques, etc.

Many thanks to Fran for being so great in just openly talking about how her passion also fuels her income. One phrase she said that stuck with me is “if it feels like a chore, it’s not worth doing”. I think that really sums it up for anyone interested in either blogging or making videos. The primary motivation has got to be driven by your passion and not just making money. I still remember how in your video you mentioned that it’s like everyday you wake up and can’t wait to play with your new toy.

Making videos can be fun, fast AND effective in driving traffic to your blog. I just discovered that fact not long ago and your videos have really confirmed that for me. Even though I won’t be able to fork out money for any course at the moment, your videos have really spurred me to step out of my comfort zone and work towards getting a camera and putting myself in front of it (I actually tried with a web cam after your second video but had serious lag issues). Thanks to Fran’s tips (and yours), I feel like I can put aside my own fears and be myself on video.

Your videos and report have really opened up and world of possibilities for people like me. Thanks to you so many have been made aware of video as a simple but powerful tool of expression. I’m sure many will have been empowered just from the content you have provided so far. I would heartily recommend this Rapid Video Blogging to anyone even remotely interested in producing video content (and even those who aren’t).

Best regards and all the best,
Joshua

ps. I was just curious, do you have a camera guy helping you with the filming? Or is it just you with the camera on a stand? If there is a camera guy I think he should say hi or something. ;) Also, at what stage does one start to consider having a camera person? Maybe you can share from your experience some situations where you felt having another person handle the video was necessary for what you wanted to do?

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Sheri

Inspirational! Thank you for making this video with such a “real” person. You could have used someone who was all hype, but instead, Fran is refreshing and normal. I got many of the answers I needed while watching this case study–so now the creative juices are churning! I’m off now to read your report and check out Fran’s blog, as I’d like to see more examples of her videos–and hopefully while I am gone I’ll win the iPad! :)

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Adam

Hi Gideon, After watching your video explanations, I have immediately started to reorganize my small company’s approach on the Internet. Especially your second video helps to come out to the public even I am not a native English speaker. Thank you for all the information again.

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Jacki

Extreme laziness- gotta love it! Thanks Fran and Gideon- how fabulous to really ‘humanise’ the concept of video blogging- “really nervous”- “talk as myself- I never thinking of someone watching it”- this makes Video Blogging feel very possible for me! The humility of Fran was wonderful- thank you!! And I SO relate to a noisy household- although for me it’s three kids: 4, 10 and 11!

Thank you both for such great information!

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Stevie Knight

Hey Gordon! I watched all the videos and found a couple of things mentioned in this one to be super important to emphasize. You and Fran mentioned how video increases rapport with your audience. Fran also talked about coming across with more energy and happiness in her more recent videos and that visitors have even noticed and commented on that change.

Pretty cool! The fact that simple videos, done without camera crew or expensive equipment, can quickly give viewers that sense of intimacy with the video host, that feeling that they “know, like and trust” her, is an amazing advantage of video and surely has an impact on Fran’s viewers actually taking action, commenting, going to her blog and purchasing products.

And putting in the extra effort to convey likeability, energy, vitality and happiness/pleasantness while doing the video just increases the viewers’ sense of “connection” with the person in the video.

Great reminders to get back in front of the camera being yourself, providing valuable content and enjoying the process without worrying about perfection.

Thanks!

Stevie Knight

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Carlene

Hi Gideon,
I have two businesses and have known for a while that I must “get into” video marketing.
Your Video’s and this case study confirm that it’s not that hard and I can definitely do this too. I’m going to be concentrating on this for the next 3 months and will work hard on video blogging for my companies.
Fran, Thanks for sharing your tricks, experiences and successes.
Carlene

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Neil

Hey Gideon,

Awsome 3rd video and a case study to tie everything up.

Here’s what I learned:
- choose an appropriate setting for the video(s) as people want to see your energy
- feel passionate and talk to people as though they were on my blog
- careful you don’t double sell from google ads
- ensure you have the ability to post ads on your video
- ensure nothing compromises the ability to post ads, e.g. copywritten music
- have a welcome video which introduces your channel
- go with the personality that suite your blog
- have your face on your blog so people can can get to know you and trust you
- it’s just you and me having a chat
- put the blog url on top of the youtube video (easier to copy and paste)
- Youtube is a strategy to get people to your blog
- always create a video to promote a product you sell and talk from the heart
- ensure your videos are about what you are and what you love, what you are passionate about
- be happy in the videos… smile and be natural, ensure a moderation of caffeine or chocolate intake before you start to record

Be awsome as you always are,
Regards,
Neil

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Christine

This was a very helpful video in that it demonstrates how someone with passion and determination can be successful with a video blog. Just a note to those wondering about audio: (I’m a producer and editor in my day job.) Fran and Gideon, like most video professionals, use lavalier microphones to record sound. A mic like this is essential in recording usable audio as its directionality cuts down on background noise and brings the speakers voice to the forefront. You can spend anywhere from $30 to $1,000 for one, depending on features and brand names, and like most things – you get what you pay for. But, definitely pick one up if you plan on making videos. You’ll be glad you did!
All the best -
Christine

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Steven A. Lowe

Takeaways:
1. video is faster than writing
2. video is more engaging than writing
3. looking good doesn’t hurt, either!

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okeniyi oladayo

Awsome 3rd video and a case study to tie everything up.

Here’s what I learned:
- choose an appropriate setting for the video(s) as people want to see your energy
- feel passionate and talk to people as though they were on my blog
- careful you don’t double sell from google ads
- ensure you have the ability to post ads on your video
- ensure nothing compromises the ability to post ads, e.g. copywritten music
- have a welcome video which introduces your channel
- go with the personality that suite your blog
- have your face on your blog so people can can get to know you and trust you
- it’s just you and me having a chat
- put the blog url on top of the youtube video (easier to copy and paste)
- Youtube is a strategy to get people to your blog
- always create a video to promote a product you sell and talk from the heart
- ensure your videos are about what you are and what you love, what you are passionate about
- be happy in the videos… smile and be natural, ensure a moderation of caffeine or chocolate intake before you start to record
Regrds

okeniyi oladayo

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Angie Newton

I knew this case study was going to be with Fran. I love her blog and her style and how simple she likes to make things. I took some good notes and hope to get out there at some point and do video. I like the idea of doing video in different places to have a variety of backgrounds. Neat!

I would really like to have 4000 unique visitors A DAY! Right now I’m doing that each month. Long way to go but I see now how video can really make that happen.

Thanks Gideon and Fran for a great lesson.

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Justin

I loved this video. In my opinion, there is nothing more motivational than hearing about the success of others. I also thought it was great that Fran shared some actual numbers with us. Sometimes it’s hard to look at your own statistics and know whether you are on track or not. Hearing how many unique visitors and email subscribers she has was very helpful for me. Thanks.

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Tim G.

You present your info with such a wonderful, relaxed sense of simply being real. With all that you have to share, and all that you demonstrate about what really works, everyone can learn a great lesson about presenting yourself as real, accessible and ready to help. THAT opens the door to visitors who are ready learn and ready accept all you share as ‘do-able.’ When they believe they too can do it… you have something truly special, not to mention HIGHLY marketable. Thanks!

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Laura

Absolutely great video! Fran’s story is so inspiring… especially because she did it almost by accident. That makes is seem more realistic that other people, who are intent on succeeding in the blogging business, should be able to do so. And what an interesting topic to blog about! Skin care, of all things!
I really enjoyed the video series Gideon, and I loved how you used the techniques from video #2 in this video. It just brought the lessons home. Thanks so much!

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Vince P

Great video. The video offer great tips to building a online audience with video.

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Celine Thibodeau

Before I changed career and went into the psychic field, I worked as a freelance video director for 20 years: big rented equipment, big crews, etc. Now that I want to have more of a presence online, I was wondering how I could create videos in an affordable and manageable way. Your RapidVideoBlogging method IS the answer. I believe it will revolutionize the way a lot of people express themselves online!

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George

I really like how you show so much of how it’s done for free (Nice Way To Gain Credibility!) I’m much more likely to believe that you know what your’e talking about… Good on you!

One additional way you could show people to make videos could be just to use the camera that’s right on most laptops today…

I have many domains and I haven’t had any success getting people to them – so this method is the BEST ideas I’ve seen in years… like you said, I thought Youtube was just for fun… now I’m seriously thinking on how I can use the exposure for many of my other projects I’ve almost given-up on.

Thank you so much for showing how easy it can be (technically) – I’m sure your course will go into much more detail about content creation and marketing – all good stuff – I’m sure…

In fact, I was so depressed about blogs not converting that I started doing something completely different: creating what I call artstruments – musical art pieces that come from the imagination… I think I will use your video method for exposure – the site I will use them on will be http://ArtHarps.com

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Steve Miller

I really appreciate these videos! They have been a great resource and make me very excited about the course.

Thank you!

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Ginny

Hi Gideon and thanks for the awesome video. I know I can always count on you to deliver the best tips, techniques and strategies for blogging, and no doubt there are many like me who are trying to apply your teachings so they can share their own passion with the world. As always, your free content is worth paying for. However, I would have to agree with S. Nyrop on the length of your intro- I’m also anxious to get to the real “Meat” of the post, and as soon as you mentioned Fran’s website, I was there, and listening to you in the background while I checked her out.
That being said, you chose an excellent case study in Fran, who uses all the tools of internet marketing. Her affiliate products are right in line with her target market, and her use of Google AdSense is brilliant.
Thanks again for this video series.

I

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Cary Ellis

HI Gideon and Fran – I am so stoked that James Shramko shared this link with me (thank you James – always excellent info – after meeting you at Yanik’s Underground a couple of years ago).
I’m embarrassed to say, that though a smart person, I’ve been struggling (hate that word) / should maybe say studying for 5 years on how to make $ on the internet. I feel like I have a doctoral degree in IM. My biggest dilemma has always been – do I promote affiliate products or just create my own and promo them, then secondly how do I get traffic. Whenever I go down the path of just promoting aff products without my passion at the center of it, it just doesn’t feel right to me.

I love youtube, love making videos. Some of my older videos look grumpy and scared / have come a long ways from there – and thanks Fran for the reminder to just always be happy and smiling!!! It is huge!

I started out with a Sony HD camera – love it / but the rendering takes long and I have a big backlog of video to get uploaded. Gideon I can’t even afford to buy your course right now (how much is it anyway?) I’d almost rather have the opportunity to get your course for free instead of an (icandy) ipad (though an ipad would be awesome) – I have learned SO MUCH from this AWESOME 90 pg. pdf you put out / tips to improve what I’m doing, a new Mentor (you), and a real path out of the chaos of tools, tips, tricks and IM gimmicks…. (all good in their place though educational AND confusing).

THANK YOU – you’ve given me a model that suits me to a T – I already love video, youtube, am into producing on it – as an author it works for me to have my own channel – but you’ve inspired me to open one based on keywords around my passion and my niche – to set up a blog of same name (actually already have the domain & channel in motion as we speak).

Thank you for holding up a light for me among the noise – that is very in alignment with how I like to work, and I believe a path to where the future is going as well. Thanks for taking time to share the awesome model of your work / I can’t wait to report back to you a year from now that I’m succeeding incredibly well with this strategy ( maybe sooner) – I can say this with more confidence than with anything I’ve ever run across.
Be well / & keep up the gr8 work! And Yeah to Fran – gr8 inspiration from u 2!

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iggy

real cool info I been doing my own show which ia calle the iggy show its about arts and i have gotten awesome feed back! you got some cool stuff

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Charlotte Plott

I’d like to turn off the add to the “add coments” to my email. How do I do that?

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one cluttered brain

Wow! This interview is brilliant! And you actually showed us how to make $$.
Thanks Gideon for interviewing her and Fran–thanks a million!!!
Maybe I can finally have my ipad now? Huh?
:D lol.
Have a great day!

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Anthony Sudbury

Hi Gideon
I have really enjoyed this video/interview – so natural and down to earth!
As a South African myself (who grew up in Perth as a child) it is so nice to see real people discussing their online businesses in such a positive & natural way.
It was a pleasure to watch (& I picked up some great tips)
Thank you!
Have a great day.
Anthony

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Casey Sorrells

Hi Gideon,

Talk about luck. I’m so glad my mom called me to the computer to watch your video’s. I’m a songwriter and have just started to use You Tube to gain some exposure. Your video’s were just want I needed!!! I especially like how you showed the equipment that you use and the ease of it all. Now, I’m so excited thinking about all the possibilities… my head is spinning.

Loved it!
Casey

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Mike Simpson

That was Frantastic!

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Himanshu Chanda

That was really great Gideon!

The Report that you have shared and the videos that you have showcased here are all very well made, well edited, down to earth and useful info. Having case studies is a great way to explain and I definitely commend your thought to have a case study in these series.

All the best for your endeavor dear!

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Joy Sloan

It was a real pleasure to learn about Fran and her techniques. I was particularly interested in this case study because wellness and natural foods are a passion of mine.

Yours,
Joy

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John Kacarab

As I understand it, take a product or service you are involved in and begin blogging about it and do videos on the subject, linking them to a blog. Sell products you use in an online store. Have I got it?

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john

Gideon- You and Fran make a great looking couple and it looks so effortless.

I’m a bit on the chubby side but like Fran mentioned keeping up a positive attitude and a smile wrapped around good content and that should get me far.

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If you’ve just got here to check out Gideons stuff make sure to have a look at all 3 videos in sequence.
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Each one helps you get a better understanding of what he does and how he does it. Video 3 will introduce you to Fran who’ll show you how she actually does it and makes money at it.

Don’t forget to download the PDF. As you 1st scan through it you’ll find your self scribblin notes in the margins.

That’s OK. Just make sure to make them action steps.

Because either way… no matter how you slice it, if you don’t do anything with the information Gideon is kind enough to share with us nothing will happen.

So regardless if you invest in his program or not you need to promise your self you’re going to do something. Doesn’t have to be all at once… just needs to be something and consistent.

Looks like Gideons stuff is set up that way.

He went through the effort to make it easy.

Now it’s up to you and me to get it going.

Let me lift up a bottle … “Here’s to our success”

Good Luck everyone and ….

REMEMBER discipline is remembering what you really want.

Go for it!
john

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Angie - The Work at Home Wife

I just downloaded the report and watched the videos. Though I haven’t had a chance to read through it all yet, I am already impressed with how in-depth it is.

I have tried video blogging in the past without much success. I was picking up a tip here, a tip there, etc. Hopefully, with some undivided guidance things will become much easier.

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Dan

Thanks Gideon. This video was helpful not only from a marketing point for me but also for my wife, who was working in our office where I was watching the video. She has an art website. I have been talking to her about using video and she has been reluctant to go with it (I think because she doesn’t think she is photogenic … It’s not true by the way). Anyway this has helped to break the barrier there. Also the point about putting your face up on the header (I am her web designer) was good as it confirmed my advice to her. So all in all this was quite a good day for me as I (we) watched your video. Watching your videos and has given me some important information as I am preparing to do some affiliate marketing in the immediate future.
Thanks again
Dan

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MacSage

Great stuff. I’ve been thinking about using YouTube and video blogging for my Mac advice blog. I’m one of those who “has a face for radio”, so most of my videos will likely be screencasts and demos of products. But I’m guessing that I’ll need to put my mug up once in a while to create that personal relationship with my readers.

Thanks for your generosity.

-Patrick

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Jim Upper

Fran was great. I can see why she has developed such a large and devoted following.

Is she married? ;-)

Jim

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Dennis Koray

Hey Gideon,

thanks for sharing. I actually lived in Sydney from 2006 to 2010 and started Video Marketing for my business and just now i realize how much things i didn’t do…

Love your videos and your ebook.

Cheers

Dennis Koray

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Paul Avins - The "Turbo" Business Coach

Hi Gideon,

Thanks for these excellent videos. I had just read the book “Crush IT” and have decided to switch to Video blogging as being Dyslexic writing is just not that easy for me. I had NO IDEA how to really harness this as a business strategy, then Dr Joanna Martin sent me to your site and WOW, here is the answer I’ve been looking for.

Really looking forward to learning more from you and to helping my Offline Coaching Clients harness the power of Video Blogging.

Keep up the great work & please let me know the best resource to go for getting your TV channel designed etc.

Thanks

Paul

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Nancy Robertson

Hello Gideon,

Thank you sooo much for putting together this training course. It is exactly what I was looking for. I’ve heard many say that video is the way to go, but no one went into detail like this. I actually feel that I can do a video now. THANK YOU and keep up the great work.

Nancy Robertson
Redmoind, WA

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Barry H

Wow! What an inspiring video interview with Fran. Nothing like a case study to add a touch of realism to all the theory behind video blogging, Gideon. Seeing ordinary people achieving “extraordinary” results is what makes your upcoming course so exciting. Can’t wait to see it! Best wishes on your launch tomorrow, Gideon!

Barry

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Mario Mendoza

Nice video. It really does get the entrepreneur spirit flowing. Fran does a great job giving us some tips, which I hope to use very soon. I like the fact that it is very easy to get going and it just includes some good ways to make sure you are watching how to monetize best.

Youtube shows so much promise for some future projects of mine and I cant wait to get started and watching the visitors come in and convert better. The options seem great for any blogger looking to expand their audience. Thanks Gideon and Fran!

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John Aguon

Hi Gideon,

Thanks for introducing Fran and highonhealth.org as a wonderful working illustration of video blogging–and how succeeding at it is quite do-able. I am excited about the prospect launching a vidoblogging site.

I appreciate the “genuine” approach she exhibits, and your efforts at bringing entrepreneurial possibilities to “regular” folks like me and others out there.

Thanks again, Gideon. Your transparency and trustworthiness is much appreciated.

Much Success,
John Aguon
Email: aguon.john@gmail.com

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Peggy van Zalm

hi Gideon – you mention the recommended camera, how about the microphone? any particular type that works best?
appreciate your time – this is top quality info

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Chris

Hi Gideon –

What can I say? Another great video! I’ve already digested your .pdf and can’t wait for the course! You can hold off on the iPad for me… I’m a Google fan. :)

Keep up the great work… you clearly have something to teach and I’m a willing student.

…Chris…

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The Protector

Gideon – thanks for putting together such a great resource. I am just starting to consider how to utilize video for my own business.

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jeff pierce

This is going to rock. I’m just starting to get into video marketing and it took me all day to complete one video on camtasia and upload it onto youtube. And I had to shoot it twice because I lost the first one.

Thx Gideon

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Kim

Gideon,

What an inspiring case study. Thanks for showing that anyone from any niche can do this… if it works for acne, it should work for anything else. I was inspired to go look at Flip cameras today and thinking of parks of where to film :)

Have a great day!
Kim

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Linda Eaves

I love how Fran mentions that she doesn’t like reading marketing books. After a while it does get tedious. I find that I really get engaged so quickly when I watch vids. Am a very visual person so the bond is quick. Glad that I’m not crazy and that this is common and logical. :)

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James M. H.

This was so informative – the ideas that stuck out to me:

1) It didn’t take expensive equipment!

2) She was able to do what she loves.

3) She “accidentally” fell into it – simply by tapping into a powerful Web 2.0 platform: YouTube. Genius.

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Desmond Sim

Hi Gideon,

I believed I could be one of the last but not least giving comments here. I don’t know whether I would be the last person to win an iPad (though I’d like to have one badly), I believed myself I’m able to win it.

To add-on your videos, I summarize a quick tips to benefit people are reading. Here’s my thought and experience, after learning some of the best internet marketing guru’s around the world:-

1. Most internet marketing gurus now will go for video blogging even personal development guru like Tony Robbins. It is not only meant for “big boys” that could afford to do it. With YouTube/Facebook, we can now do it with extremely low cost, at times without a single penny. Never let your belief-system to prevent us not to do video blogging, it is just darn easy, the more you do it, you get addicted by it. Imagine you are the star on your own show!

2. Start with flip cameras i.e. Kodak Zi8 or even your high quality webcam which darn cheap nowadays first, get started to shoot couple of videos, post it on YouTube and invited all your friends and network what you trying to say. Get comfortable in front of camera and naturally after few sessions you will LOVE it. Once you are familar and have more cash coming in, then start to invest a better studio type of gadgets.

3. Have these videos as part of your way in “building relationship”. Get social with people that watch your videos, reply their comments. Go Mobile, invite friends to watch your short clip on their iPhone, Blackberry or Android. People are more mobile using phone than using laptop nowadays. There are approximately 5 billion people around the world own at least a mobile phone. Some even own 2~3 units. Imagine that impact you are getting?

4. Then you built your image or brand. Your identity has emerge. People starting to trust you and willing to find time and ways to go and listen/see your videos.

5. Put them as your fan by inviting them in Facebook and offer some real quality information from yourself. Offer more FREE sample videos, report, case-studies, & etc as a gift for them as a token. Trust me they’ll appreciate it very much.

6. Inviting them on polling with specific topic you intend to offer as product or services. You can do that in YouTube or even Facebook. Invite them via twit. Get them excited. Ask few questions that relevant would help them not help you.

7. From the survey data, do a simple conclusion based on the statistic results and start work on your first video as part of “product creation”.

8. Do 2~3 more videos as you see their feedback, then finally offer a product and service that based on comments/feedback as part of your value-adding.

9. The rest is history! You’re on your way making more money that you ever dream of.

Cheers and Have a nice day!
Desmond

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drdoug

Thanks Gideon,
The third video, was just what I wanted to see. Case Study. You were reading my mind!
Again, I learned a lot.

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H. E. Thompson

Back again, I am currently about to launch a product I’ve been working on for a year, called Social Niche Now (http://SocialNicheNow.com/main), and with the help of this system I should be able to have a successful one! I plan to implement the techniques that you have pointed out and I also look forward to the release of your product. I know that you will have some GREAT info for those of us who plan to purchase your product.

I think everyone should pay really close attention to the points that you all make throughout these videos such as smile and be up beat when you talk, making sure to put in links back to your blog and ensuring the email capture on your blog.

I had a question though. I bought jing pro and sony vegas movie studio and created my first test video for a lifestyle site that I have called: http://100Stax.com, but each time I export it the file always has a problem. First, it didn’t have any sound, then it was too distorted and pixelated. Now, hopefully it will be fine, but it is taking SUPER Duper long to upload. I am uploading it directly to YouTube now, but it’s kind of putting a damper on the whole “Rapid” concept.

Is there a specific save setting that you use when exporting a video to be used for YouTube?

Thanks a million,
- HT

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey HT

See here for best settings for YouTube using Sony Vegas:

http://gideonshalwick.com/online-video-export-settings/

Took me AGES to figure this out – hope you like it :)

Should save you HEAPS of time :)

Gideon

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H. E. Thompson

WOW Thank you SO much! This just confirms to me that you have left no stone over turned in your upcoming full product release. I mean this is exactly what I needed with screen-shots and all. I have seen other products and they DO NOT compare to this. Thanks again for raising the bar!

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Bil Byrnell

Thanks Gideon
I have been trying to start online marketing for a few months now and am learning so much that I am overwhelmed by the possibilities. Your training is helping me to get a focus and I really appreciate all of the hard work you are putting into this site.

Thank you very much and I look forward to learning more from you. I really liked the interview with Fran too!

Thanks Sincerely, Bill Byrnell

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Mark

Gideon,

Wow what an amazing video series and ebook. Talk about moving the “Free Line”. Is there any benefit in posting the same videos to multiple video sharing sites? It is great to see the Australian internet marketing community is really thriving. Feel free to ship an iPad down here to South Australia.

Cheers
Mark

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Heather C Stephens

Hi Gideon and Fran,

I absolutely loved this video. They just keep getting better and better. I got so many great ideas that I can’t wait to get up in the morning and put into action. I got 6 pages of notes from this video and several pages of notes from the previous videos as well. I’m excited to really dive in and dissect the rapid video blogging information in your report.

More than anything, I just really want to say “Thanks.” Today, I’ve overcome a huge fear of video marketing and created my first real video for my blog. I was amazed at how easy it was, and sad at how afraid of it I was before I actually gave it a try.

Thank you for helping me get my message out to the world. I can’t wait to use video as an additional way to help more people find freedom in their lives!

Blessings,
Heather

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Jill

Hi Gideon, wow thanks for an amazing video series and report on video marketing. I loved the case study and the practical and easy way that Fran connects with her readers. It incorporates all that you teach and shows the actual results. I have two pages of ideas that I wrote down while watching this last video of how I can really take my blog to the next level and leverage the power of video and youtube.

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Katrina Rooker

Wow this is such a great video. You and Fran have given me so many great ideas about what to do on my blog. You both make it look so easy and I know that I can do it also. Thank you for sharing such incredible information.

Katrina Rooker

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MJ Schrader

While I actually love to write, I know video is only going to grow in popularity. To be able to monetize and capitalize on it would be lovely. I started adding weekly videos to my blog last week, but I want to turn those into profit and publicity so when I get my book published I will have built an audience already.
Getting an audience built up would really help me reach people when I start trying to help people grow into their inner power and grow past abuse.
Thank you Gideon,
MJ Schrader
twitter.com/LoveRockstar

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lucy jennings

It helps to be as cute as Fran. I hope I can come across as naturally. This sounds fun, even if it takes me a while to make a buck. I’m enjoying learning about it!

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Stephen Dreher

Thanks Gideon and Fran, this was really useful.
Best of all, it’s soooo encouraging to see and hear someone who’s actually making a full-time living doing something they’re truly passionate about — and doing it “the lazy way”. It fires me up to realize the HUGE potential video blogging offers!

Thanks again,
Stephen

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Melanie Kissell

Fran is a fascinating personality and very authentic human being. I wish you continued and tremendous success!

This was a wonderful case study, Gideon, and I’m certainly glad you didn’t select some big-named guru to study. :) Fran has shown that being “passionate” about your topic will create a huge list of loyal fans and followers … and customers!

Magnificent video!

Thank you,
Melanie Kissell

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Lexi Rodrigo

How awesome to watch this video! I’m actually one of Fran’s subscribers, so I was very thrilled to hear about her success. Kudos to you, Fran!

This video was very inspiring, particularly because of the simplicity of Fran’s approach to video marketing, blogging and Internet marketing. I am especially struck by the fact that much of her choices were affected by her laziness. Hooray, there’s hope for the rest of us.

Here are some of the key points I got from this video:
* Make videos about a topic you’re truly interested in, if not passionate about.
* Be yourself.
* Keep things simple.
* Make it easy for your audience to buy what you’re promoting… but without selling too much.
* You make money by leading your viewers away from your YouTube videos and onto your blog or the site of a product you’re affiliated with.

I should also mention that as I read the Rapid Video Blogging report and watched the videos, I became more and more convinced that I should create separate YouTube channels for each of my niches (I am in three at the moment). I know, it may sound obvious, but like Fran, I’m lazy. But I will get to it and you’ll definitely be seeing more videos on my blogs. (In fact, I am up in the middle of the night editing one as I’m typing this.)

Thank you for sharing all this, Gideon!

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Remco

Yes, I definitely like this case study, as it is a proof that basically anyone with a passion, commitment & consistency can do this!!

great work!

Remco

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Steve

What great and useful information you’re giving everyone, Gideon. Thanks so very much!

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Naga_

Hi Gideon,

Will give a look to this last video.
Thanks a lot.

Mat.

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Nicole Charles

Hi Gideon,

Congratulations first of all on the successful launch of your e-book and videos to promote Rapid Video Blogging, I am sure that everyone who has read or watched your information has taken some valuable and practical information away to implement in their video blogging business.

I have learnt so much but the key to success is in taking action and since the release of your report thats all I’ve been doing.

I purchased my tripod, digital voice recorder, microphone & lights but my husband told me to return the lights as we had the exact ones in the shed!

My blog is being set up and I’ve created my YouTube account – keeping in mind what you said about the keywords being in the channel name title and researched all the keywords for my niche market using the YouTube suggestion keywords. I am all set to go and can’t wait. This is going to be a fantastic time to get involved in video blogging and with success stories like Fran and another video blogger who has followed your course Tyrone Shum, it demonstrates the power of video blogging and how it can be a fantastic way to make an income!

I wish you every success with the course, I’ll be one it thats for sure! You’ve had so many messages saying thank you so here is another one to add to the list! THANKYOU!!!!!

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Virtual Miss Friday

So I have just watched (again) all 3 video’s taking my notes, and have worked my way through the book (until 2.30am this morning).

Gideon, I am astounded you gave all this away for free, and then on top of that gave away 3 iPads. Amazing, generous, very nice indeed. I wish I was able to return the same value to you! – if you ever need anything let me know :)

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jackie

Hello from UK,
Thank you for such useful and eye openning information. Fran is like a breath of freshair, I can see how everyone loves her and would love to be able to follow her methods, so, a bit more study and a huge learning curve and I hope to be up there with you ! At last thanks to your tuition I feel that there is light at the end of the tunnel and I feel excited at the prospect of success.
Best regards, Jackie.

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AJP

Very Inspiring and shows that it can be done.
It’s real cases like this that motivate like no other.

Thanks.
AJ

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Alena

First of all thank you for sharing this interview with us. I’m now subscribing as acne has been a problem from time to time and Fran just has this amazing gift – she just makes it seem so easy to deal with it! Thank you again

After listing to the video I decided to plot down a number of pointers that relate to me.
- the main issue why I have not gone further with video blogging is because I feel that I do not look good on camera. ( its hilarious but every time I record a video I go through the video and find things that I don’t like – like the way my hair falls, the facial expression,etc) And that is really a big issue for me as I just don’t want to share the videos with people as I feel that people would not watch them. But now I realized that people are visiting my blog to hear what I have to share with them and not judge weather I have a big nose or not.
- I love the idea or recording a video in the park like Fran shares in her interview. I always think of it this way – would I like/be interested to see my own video? If I do ( and I’m very critical to myself) then I do not see a reason why others would not be interested. And the idea of filming in the park with beautiful nature around – I think I will try this idea for my new blog.
o The solution for this problem of mine you actually gave in your previous video. Thank you for your tips on how to feel comfortable in front of a camera. I guess it takes time and with practice you just become better! The tip on jotting down the questions you are going to answer is very good as I always tend to loose direction when talking on camera and start jabbering in all directions. And having the focus of the picture on your fridge – genius idea! ( also if you use that method I think if you have a picture of a friend up then it would be easier for you to talk to them when you record cause you can relate and maybe change you intonation or expressions as if you were actually talking to a friend)
- Another issue I realize I have is that the niche that I’m in or trying to be a part of is very competitive. The truth is I have never really had any passions like collecting things or being crazy on diets/etc. The only thing I really loved I think was athletics but that was back in school. In the last couple of years blogging has become my passion and the thing is its not blogging about a specific product or hobby its about blogging itself. Helping people st up a blog, getting traffic, etc. I love researching on the topics of SEO, social media, marketing and anything to do with blogging.
- Also during the video Fran shared a thing about selling affiliate products through her YouTube channel with a an affiliate link below the video. And although she mentioned that people would click anyways cause most have no clue that its an affiliate link, just wanted to make a quick comment on that – I would use something like bit.ly to shorten the link and then people would not have to wonder when they click cause when you shorten the link you can white anything in the title. Just a quick comment on that from me.
- About capturing your Mac screen ( in my case I use a Mac) – as I’m not a professional (yet ☺, but shall be thanks to Gideon) in creating video posts I use this free program from apple.com called Screenium. Well lets put it in other words – it does what its supposed to do and is very easy to use.

I think I should stop now. Sorry if this comment is a bit too long! Also Gideon you have been such a great motivation for me to proceed with the video blogging. I have registered a domain a few months back which is going to be a blog on blogging solutions and now am so eager to actually get into it. Hopefully this project would be more successful than my previous blog. The biggest mistake for that blog was not having it hosted on my own domain but having it on Blogger which I just want to comment is real bad for your blogging career as it is something that you don’t own and can get closed down anytime and there is pretty much nothing that you can do. So important TIP: Buy your own domain – OWN YOUR BUSINESS!

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Lisa Brown

Gideon, This is so timely for me. I’m working on adding video – since I’ve got an upcoming product launch. Your report goes over some of the pieces I was wondering about! Going to apply this to my videos – back to the pdf to take more notes! Thanks!

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Salvatore Ciccarello

Ciao from Italy, Gideon. Heard about you from Chris Brogan. Your videos are great and straightforward…and so is your Ebook. I’ve already picked up a few tips. Thanks mate!
Ciao!

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Valerie D.

Kudos to you and Fran! Thanks for showing us the real behind the scenes tips regarding things like blog/YouTube design, recording the vids, having affiliates, etc. It feels so comforting to have authentic support for us folks just showing up on the scene. Learning that I can keep it simple and not have to be a superstar helps me see just how tangible this is. I’m really looking forward to your coaching program!
Thanks a million!
Val

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ShariLee

Gideon Shalwick has definately become a name you can trust! I began with your 10 videos on setting up my blog, http://run4theprize.com

Your instructions were so through and easy to follow; i was amazed and deeply grateful.
Thank you for this free report and for the accompanying videos. People like me, who are beginners, will one day be making money and become your clients because of the loyalty
you are building for the future with products like this. Thank you again.

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Kimberly Graham

Thanks for another great video. Love the idea of vlogging outdoors when possible. (Also solves the lighting issues.) Maybe I’ll do a video from a snow bank in January! Thanks again, Kimberly

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RK Castillo

I loved the simplicity of what she’s doing. Just being herself, helping people & doing on the inter-webs!

Appreciate you guys showing us the behind the scenes stuff. Most people won’t do that.

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Appreviewfree

I found this video very helpful. My blog and YouTube channel still need a lot of work, but it has been fun until now and I hope it’ll stay that way.

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John West

I made 4 short YouTube videos one year ago and then got too busy with school and other things. I just left them alone. In one year I have earned $2,500.00 from them. Now after reading your free report Rapid Video Blogging, I have learned so many new tips to try. I can’t imagine how much more I will gain after I make these new changes. Making videos is simple and fun. Thanks a million, Gideon, for the free tips!

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Jean

Hi Gideon,
I took a course from you and Yaro and your info is excellent. Are you going to offer a payment plan for your course?
thanks

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Jean

I’m working on a payment plan right now…

Should be available very soon if all goes according to plan!

:)

Gideon

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Harsimran

Kiyale-bhoogha…
That is “Thank You” in our local language here in a small part of Africa.
I really don’t know where to start… I saw your first video and soon after
my internet got disconnected (bills). Because I could not sleep all night
to see the next website post you posted. I had a shower at 3 A.M and
was ready by 4. Patiently sitting outside waiting for the sun to rise and
the clock to hit 6 A.M so that I could catch a combi and get to the ISP
to repay my bill to get access again to internet again (my family gona be
mad… but it’s worth it. Cause I have decided to follow your advice)
Few hours it must have seemed. But to me, they
were torturous. I really don’t know how others have felt after seeing
this video. But to me… a new me has been born. I really can’t explain
what has happened to me since last night. I seem to have been absorbed
into another world totally. I eat I think about Gideon. I think I think about Gideon.
I sleep I think about Gideon. I talk I think about Gideon. I just have Gideon
all over me and for the first time in my life I have felt what seems to me
the experience of “When the student is ready, the master will appear”.

Let me try and explain a little. I’m in the teaching profession. And here,
a teacher is meant to die poor with a lot of problems behind his back
for his family. Everyday is a constant struggle… knowing that my whole
live has been spent into a profession which have poverty engraved all
over it back here. But what can I do? I love teaching. But does that mean
I have to die poor without meeting the needs of my family? I don’t know.
But your video has given birth to that question in me now. The new thoughts
and possibilities given to me almost seem as a sin to me! I really can’t
believe it. But I cannot stop myself from thinking about it. It just comes to
me. I don’t think my culture would accept me as the way I am now…
but I am curious and excited, anxious too with the change going on in
me.

I haven’t had a goodnight sleep in ages. And now, I just cannot sleep.
The videos you have shown and the interview with Ms. Fran has just
stunned me. $4000 on average is a lot to me. And to be honest, I can’t
even imagine it… I earn about $640 a month. Being a fulltime teacher… and I
can barely meet ends with the needs of my family.

Always with constant worry of what will happen tomorrow… I used to be stressed
up. I used to be afraid of seeing the next day. Who knows how many problems
it’ll bring with it. Bright sunny day has almost never been so bright and shiny for me.
For the first time I am looking forward to the new day in my life. Do you know what this
means to me? My life for the first time is filled with energy. Vigor, enthusiasm. Excitement. Curiosity. Ambition. (Heck I still feel it’s a sin to dream big cause I
am a teacher.) But somehow your eyes Gideon, seem to me to be the guiding
candle in the darkest hours. It tells me to remain claim and patient.

I still go into phases of doubt whether I am in my right mind or not… I’m teacher
for God’s sake! What are you doing to me Gideon? But some strong feeling
in me just pulls me up and brings me to the chair and turns on the dull screen
of our pc and for about 5 minutes all I can do is stare into your eyes… they seem
to pull me into you and I full calm again. Almost tranquilized. My thoughts seem
to stop and that same hope begins to arise in me…

Gideon I really don’t know what to say. But now there is this huge fear around me
as well. I feel engulfed in this aura of fear. $1000 to buy. :’( Oh God… why me!?
When ever I click on the join now button. My hands shake a little and then I feel
guilty of having seen all your videos and read all about you and all your things.
I feel I made the biggest mistake of my life. Cause I feel I am stuck in 2 worlds
now. On one side I have my current world. On the other side the one you have
instilled in me. But to cross I need to buy a space shuttle ticket. I remember
reading a book about the end of the world and people going on special space
shuttle to go to another planet. Only rich people made it… so now I feel that I’m
going to die again. I feel really guilty and angry for having seen all this whenever
I see the price tag. I hardly earn $700 a month and save about $120 a month.
I don’t know what to do Gideon. Can I pay over a period of a year or something?
I just gave about $40 for internet again… but now I feel I waste it. :’(
You have no idea how I’m feeling now. Mommy has been asking me why I look
sad and eyes red. But I hide from her. I silently cry in shower under cold water
to see all my dreams shatter in front of my eyes. I dont know why God do this
to me… :’(

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Ankur Jain

Gideon,

Third iPad – Give it to Harsimran who commented at August 12, 2010 at 7:30 am or may be offer him a free membership. (he looks genuinely troubled)

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Dakota Lee

This was so helpful to me. She blogs and has an enormous following, just by being herself. What is so awesome is that she never has to pick her brain for something her audience would be into. Her life is what her audience is in to. So, just have to ask, what is that for me.

This was perfect for me. Right what I needed right when I needed it. Thank you Gideon and Fran!

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Kelley Denz

I know I need to start doing more video on my blog. I really love the fact she does her videos out in the park. It’s one of my favorite places to be also.

Thanks for the great info Gideon and Fran. I am going to have to start doing more video.

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Tyrone

Hey Gideon,

I am one of your biggest fans (if you didn’t know that already) and here’s my ‘personal’ response:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSFzdfsQCeQ

Cheers!

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Tyrone

Thanks for the personal touch!

It really makes a big difference when people use video for communication – if you’re reading this right now… click on Tyrone’s video link and see what I mean.

Video is amazing because it engages people and makes an emotional connection.

You can’t do that with text very easily.

Hmmm… maybe this should have been a video response LOL!

Gideon

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Tyrone Shum

Hey Gideon,

I totally agree. That’s the reason why I did a video so that way I could express everything I wanted to say and you can see from my body language as well of how I felt about the whole course. :)

Yes… I should have done a video response to this as well!

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Natalie Nichols

Gideon,

I’ve been considering video blogging for months. Yet I’m still writing text posts…and they take so much time to compose. This video series was just the inspiration I needed to begin utilizing video! Seeing Fran sealed the deal. One feels much more of a personal connection with her watching her video blogs as compared to reading her text blogs. It was helpful to see that she utilizes outside locations…and that she gets to do something she loves. Thank you for sharing so many practical tips – recommended equipment, software, methods, etc. This was a great series! Thank you!!

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Nick

Hey Gideon

Love the idea of a “welcome” video on the channel homepage. Definitely something I’ll be adding.

What’s the difference between between the quality settings on youtube? 240 / 360 / 480 / 720? What’s HD and what’s not and how important is it?

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Tyrone Shum

Hey Nick,

I thought I’d answer this question:

What’s the difference between between the quality settings on youtube? 240 / 360 / 480 / 720? What’s HD and what’s not and how important is it

Youtube offers different quality settings depending on your internet speed and how fast your computer is to view the videos. The lower the quality (240), the fast it takes to load on your computer.

The higher the quality – the longer it takes and if you don’t have a fast internet connection it may seem to take forever to load.

Most people are now uploading videos in HD (1280 x 720), which is very much the same quality of how it looks on a Flat screen TV, which gives you that really beautiful experience. Though if you have blemishes on your face or anything that you don’t want people to see, well it’s going to be crystal clear on HD… hehehe

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Juno Suk

Thanks for all the advice! Following your advice, I’ve restarted my WordPress install and configuration. Even though my blog site currently points to a test Blogger site, I’ll be moving that over to my very own Wordpress setup soon.

Always a pleasure to watch these videos – Fran’s penchant for recording in parks is a nice touch and then the placement of links in her videos, titles, and descriptions really opened my eyes to the many little things I’ll need to think over when I launch my site. Being that I live in New Jersey, the parks don’t really match up to the parks Fran was in – those were some fancy trees back there. But what did she say? Be yourself. Okay, parks aren’t really me. And I guess suits aren’t me either. So cross out suits. Just be myself- crocs and jeans. Got it.

On top of all the details behind her setup and process, it was also great to hear the history of how Fran built up her blog serendipitously from a hobby, and then with a skin problem as catalyst, into a fully sustainable business. Inspiring! Thank you!

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Marianne Willems

Your ability to talk and sell without being fake and in-your-face is great. You talk in a clear and structured manner. Your videos are genuine and comprehensible.

The “Rapid video blogging” videos, has changed my life.
I have known for a long time that I wanted to be my own boss and earn a living by doing what I love. Though I was confident I would achieve my dreams one day, the road to getting there seemed long and hard. My main worry has always been “Where and how do I begin?”

Your videos (and e-book) has helped me realize I CAN DO IT! It really is possible to create your own reality! We are not slaves to the system or slaves of destiny. The video about Fran’s business makes it all real to me. If Fran can do it, I can do it!

You have freed my mind and given me inspiration to finally start my own online business.
Thank you!
Love, Marianne Eloïse from Norway

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Dirk Hoag

This series is very useful, thanks for sharing. I’m interested to see what opportunities there are to monetize other kinds of contact lists rather than an email list. For example, Twitter & Facebook communities offer the potential to not just reach out to those connected with you, but potentially a broader audience as well as your followers share that content with their networks.

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Brian Carroll

Hi Gideon
Very refreshing to see someone give an honest take on how simple and accessible video (and audio) has now become – rather than taking an overly ‘tech’ approach.
I’ve been in professional video/tv for over 20 years – and got into digital editing on the VERY expensive Quantel and Avid systems way back – but I can honestly say that here and now is the most exciting time yet – and having previously started and run 2 companies with expensive kit and employees – now working in this area on my own and from home is fantastically liberating and rewarding.
It’s useful to note that many big government and business clients are looking for exactly the same materials and content you’re describing – and opportunities are there for those passionate and keen enough!

Thanks

Brian

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Alex

Those are some sweet videos you’ve created.

I visited your blog and your video presentation style is so practical and to the point.

(If one didn’t know any better, you’d think I’m a stalker!)

Keep it up and to your success in your course launch.

A lotta people (self included) need it

Aussie, aussie oi oi!
;-)

Alex

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Bronson

Wow, great interview/s. I really enjoyed your chat and I love to see how Fran employs YouTube and videos to drive traffic. Loads of note taking to be done the next time I watch this again.

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John Lortz

Gideon: I know I’m just echoing what others have said, but I can’t begin to tell you how motivating your interview with Fran was. Seriously, it pulled me up and actually gave me hope.

I’ve spent that last year, pouring over Internet marketing materials from tons of different “gurus” and “experts” in an effort to take my passion and find a niche market to build an online business. As time progressed, the amount of material that flew across my computer screen became overwhelming, and I felt I was drowning in a sea of over-hyped launches, methods, secrets, formulas, and promises. Frankly, I became addicted to the premise that every new product I saw was the one that was going to “finally do it”, and eventually, I discovered that I knew a lot more about the Internet marketing world, but had nothing to show for all the so-called learning. I think they use to call this, paralysis by analysis.

With stacks of eBooks and gigabytes of videos sitting in front of me, I was at the point of having lots of materials but no direction, and hope of an online business was slipping away. Then I got the email that you were releasing your Rapid Video Blogging report. Although I had given up opening all the internet marketing emails that flood my inbox, there were a few marketers I respected enough to still read… including you. So, I opened the email, once again entered my name/email address into an opt-in, downloaded your PDF, and then copied it over to my iPhone. I let it sit a few days, and then while sitting outside one evening, opened it up and started reading. Even with my now cynical attitude, your message struck a chord. Here was some clear information that matched very closing, what I had hoped to do.

Still leery, I watch the first video. You were honest, real, and forthcoming, just as you had been with your other materials. I decided to leave a comment, and then make the effort to watch the next video that came out. In watching the second video, it became even more clear that your path matched my intended path, and I became even more impressed… and left a 2nd comment.

Then I hit the 3rd video… and I was hooked. Not necessarily because the material and methods you brought up were earth-shattering (although I did learn some things), but because I saw Fran as the ultimate example of someone who took a passion and went with online with it as best she could, without wasting years trying to learn how to market it in the perfect way. Sure, she now knows a lot about the process, but it came through trial and error, and even today, she doesn’t seem to do half the things that all the other experts say you must.

Anyway, the interview inspired me, and rekindled my hope. Yesterday, using a Kodak Zi8, I recorded my first video blog, and threw it online. It felt good… just to actually get something done for a change. When i finish this comment, I’m going to record another video blog, and have the goal of getting 3 more done before the weekend. No, I may not be doing it the perfect way or even posting them the correct way on YouTube and my site, but at least, I’m getting them done.

Thanks for that… and for the motivation to get back into this. I’m not sure if I can swing the money for your program this time around (unless you have a payment program), but I know I’ll at least go back to your earlier programs and probably sign-up over the next few weeks.

My best to you and to Fran.

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey John

Thank you for leaving such a thoughtful and inspiring message.

I am so glad my information is useful to you and that you have started taking action on it. Taking action is the most important aspect of this whole thing!

Btw… Not surre if you noticed, but I have just introduced a new payment plan. Click on the “Join” button on the page below to see it:

http://rapidvideoblogging.com.join

All the best!

Gideon Shalwick

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John Lortz

Gideon… Thanks for the response, and the payment plan. After watching you put up with all of us for 2.5 hours the other night (I didn’t ask a question, but hung on for the whole thing), how can I not find a way to take the course? A few less pizzas and Subways will mean I have a great motivator to keep me going. Plus I’ll be able to shut off all the other ‘experts’ emails for awhile as I just focus on your materials.

Thanks again for getting me re-started…
See you on the inside…
John

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Erin Elizabeth Wells

Hey Gideon,
You’re videos are GREAT! Thanks so much for the in-depth information that tells both WHY we should be video blogging and how.
I know you might not be able to get to this question, but is there a reason that you prefer Sony Vegas for PC video editing rather than Camtasia? You mention Camtasia only in regards to screencast creation and editing, but I THINK it’s capable of doing all the other video file types as well. Thoughts?

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Sean

Really appreciate the great info! I guess I never thought of it that way. I’m really looking forward to learning a lot!

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Leeann

Wow,

Thank you Gideon and Fran.

I madly took 6 pages of notes on this one video!

I learned so much. I really appreciate all the tips Fran shared.

I also have a flip camera and now I realize I can actually produce usable videos with it and don’t need to purchase a bunch of expensive equipment to get started.

I feel like a real newbie…I didn’t even realize there were such things as “Channels”. Fran’s looked Great! I loved the colors and the large photo of her on the left side. Really gave me a lot of food for thought. I also want to go check out her Blog and some of her food and recipe tips!!

I’m glad I took notes. I learned so much I will need to spend some time with my notes, and then go outside and give it a try to promote my Pet Sitting business! : )

Thanks again, you both were great and I learned a lot!

Leeann

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Ron

Thank you Gideon and Fran!

Great video.
I had to chuckle about Fran sleeping more so she can make more money. Because of my location and wierd sleeping habits, I get most of my sales while I’m asleep. So my wife tells me to go nap so I can get more sales.

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Cheryl

This is so gripping, so engaging, so reachable. With your generous sharing (I’ve watched the first two videos and am just starting your interview with Fran) you have credibility coming out your ears. The timing on this is great as I’m more than ready to switch, or rather split focus, to several niche areas that have long been on my planning desk. Best wishes, Gideon.

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Cordelia Brabbs

Hey Gideon,

I added a post a few days ago reporting that I’d used your interview technique and was grappling with editing it in iMovie ’08 to insert the question slides in. But I just wanted to give feedback on the life-changing effect Fran’s video had on me after it had sunk in for a couple of days.

I realised that I had looked for a ‘safe’ way to promote my coaching business and use a name and approach I thought might appeal to others without checking in with myself that it was what I really wanted to do, and was 100% passionate about.

As a result of seeing Fran living her dreams doing what she loves – and successfully monetizing it – I’ve tweaked my approach and on Wednesday ran my first webinar to kick-start a new online Money Love coaching programme to help people get free from their fears, anxiety, pain and lack around money.

I was on a complete high afterwards – it felt like I was finally bang-on purpose and was filled with the passion and commitment to make it happen. Now I have ideas flooding in about the type of video blog I can create around it, building up a community of people like Fran does, rather than trying to be too much of an aloof expert which is how I thought I had to be.

I looked back through some of the video I shot before and it didn’t seem from-the-heart, which I’ve learned from you and Fran is a vital way to get people signed up to your blog and business, and become loyal followers and customers.

As a result of this whole video course I’ve not only picked up some *incredible* tips to help me put together better-looking and sounding videos, but I’ve also learned the most important lesson of all in internet marketing.

Be true to yourself, do what you love, share that passion with others, find a way to monetize it that adds genuine value to people’s lives, and let go of worrying that you’re not doing it like everyone else. Just be you, with all your quirks and flaws, and share what you’re best at with the world through video.

From my heart, thank you Gideon, because without these videos – especially Fran’s – I would still be heading in the wrong direction, and not helping people the way I’m going to be able to help them now.

You’re a star!

Cordelia
http://www.clearforsuccess.com/moneylove

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Lliam

Thanks to the free videos and ebook here and on becomeablogger.com me and my dad will hopefully have a video blog very soon!
Thanks a ton gideon

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harsimran

i am very disturbed. can someone help me??
:-(

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Alex Payne

I have been writing about ONLINE videos and getting more YouTube views for about 2 and a half years now… and this is one of the best things that I stumbled upon in this time.

So, I am recommending this on my blog.

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Ashley @ AP Freewriting

I’m not about making tons of money but about reaching a lot of people with my message. Thanks for the information!

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Amy Williamson

I found this video to be the most helpful. It left me with a sense of excitement that I to can achieve this! Thank you so much!

Love and Horror
Amy Williamson
http://www.amywilliamson.net
http://www.facebook.com/loveandhorroramywilliamson
http://twitter.com/AmyFWilliamson

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Ed Oakley

I got word that I won the iPad! I’m delighted and grateful. Can’t wait to get it and see how it affects my “online life.”

Thanks, Gideon, and it’s been wonderful and valuable reading all these excellent posts.

Ed

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Deb

I realize after watching Fran talk about being lazy and needing to stay with those things that she is most familiar and most passionate about that I really need to review each of the videos and the reading material you have introduced (probably several times). Bit by bit I begin to feel the tickle of sensation of excitement. I am glad to have this ability to input and maybe even discuss different challenges that come up along the way. But Fran has helped to reduce the anxiety by reminding us that she has mad mistakes and continued to learn over time to adjust her approach.

I also appreciated listening to Fran talk about her settings in the parks and changing locations to give people something to look forward to. Then I scrolled down to our “disturbed” friend asking for help and burst out laughing. I could well identify with the feeling and many moments of panic as I try to orient myself with the available features.

Sometimes, I include features in the site I have (as far as I have got to date). Then I change things to see how they look. I edited the material I wrote so many times. I can well relate to the comparison about how much time it takes to make a video and upload vs. how long it takes to write something out. Wow. What a concept! Lots of food for thought to begin changes my approach. Nice thing is that I have only just started. I am feeling encouraged. And yes, whoever Fran used for the outsourced setup, it did look well put together.

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Jack Palmer

Hi Gideon
Thanks again … I have just watched your presentation for the rapid video blogging course. At this point in time I have no idea of cost but just wondered if there is an overlap on the Become a blogger course or does one need both?

Absolutely Crystal clear in your method of putting things over and coming from the same part of the world that I came from … just a river separating out two former countries, I find it easier still to identify with you. I have spent stacks on courses but Guru’s but there always seems to be something lacking.

I dare say your course will answer many of my questions … I was out looking for a lapel mic yesterday … none available in Albany. Is yours connected to your little cam corder or is it plugged into your audio recorder. Do you use the audio recording as a “voice over” on your video or do you speak to the video cam? Just seems too natural not to run concurrently with the actual videoing.

I will still have to overcome by reticence when it comes to videoing myself but it will HAVE to be done … will have to remember to smile under the stress of it.:-)

Thanks again for the free content so far which has been very enlightening. Just seems that I will need to put the cart before the horse and get the Rapid Video Blogging course immediately and then think about the other one … there are some financial constraints but as you have said, business is business and first things first.

Regards

Jack

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Jack

There’s not much overlap between Become A Blogger and Rapid Video Blogging at all, except maybe for the setup of the actual video blog using WordPress.org.

I do cover a lot of things inside Rapid Video Blogging… a lot more than I do in Become A Blogger :)

Have you watched the free webinar I had yet? You can watch the replay here:

http://rapidvideoblogging.com/resources/your-questions-answered/

It may answer some, or even ALL of your questions :)

Gideon

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Jan Kemp

Hey Gideon – Even though you have given away the 3rd iPad (sad I missed that) I feel compelled to share a comment regarding your interview with Fran. I have been studying about blogging and building an online business for a couple of years now and more recently video blogging. I even put up a WP blog, but I’ve gotten so bogged down in studying all the technical aspects of creating an online presence that I haven’t taken action to actually build the business. Fran has given us some great tips in the video, especially about how to use YouTube to get traffic. I love how she just uses video to get people to her site.

However, I think the big message that she offered was to just get started, without making a big deal about everything (keeping it simple like her videos in the park), and learn as you go. Take the Action to start, build and monetize a blog, be myself, and help others by doing what I love. Thanks for sharing this great content.

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hmcahyo-Indonesian

thank for wonderful resources

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Samuel Kajena

Hi Gideon,
When I first Saw what you did on BecomeABlogger.com with Yaro. I kept wondering how your were able to simplify on video, what seems so complex to me in the past.
And now is your new baby Rapid Video Blogging.com Thanks for the free tips you’ve being dishing out to us.
But am worried, that we will not able to have access to Coaching Program that is going on. Reason been, that the amount involve to pay is really high for us in Africa. off course, it’s not high for the value of the product you are going to give out.
I was thinking that after some mouths or even a year, the price will come down so that we in the third world country can benefit from the remnant by then.
I strongly look forward to that day. Well Done and God bless you.
Thanks. Samuel.

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Mike

as a single, 30-something, American male, allow me to elaborate on why people ‘respond well’ to your videos … :)

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Daniel Mc Grath

Hey Gideon,

Your work here is nothing short of inspiring, I love the concise (simple!) language you use – all success to you,

Will keep you posted on my video work too –

All the best

Dan

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Mark Aylward-Online Marketer

Gideon
I just finished all three videos and just wanted to say thanks
I have been reticent to shoot videos for all the reasons you have shared and after watching yours I think I’ll take the plunge-the power and authority seem to good to pass up

Thanks again
Mark

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lucy

Hi Gideon

Thankyou for sharing that. I have a blog, but after I had it open, I froze and did nothing on it. I got sidetracked into sales of product and lost money and time, and the passion and energy I had to undertake that blog in the first place. Thanks for re-igniting my fuse, which had been smoking but definitley not lit. I can do this. I loved the case study of Fran also, she makes is look easy to blog and do videos for the blog and on u tube. You are encouraging me to get out of my paralysis analysis into action again.

Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

Lucy

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Lee

I am very interested in the video Youtube blogging…Gideon seems like he knows what he’s talking about and I’m excited to read the report showing how to.

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Ferodynamics

You can do this with Linux too and all of the software is free.

I’ll share my Linux setup suggestions with you, just Skype me: pjbrunet

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Eric

From all the marketing sites and videos I’ve seen so far yours have been the most informative. Thank you for this great interview video. I learned quite a bit and will apply these techniques to my marketing strategy. I didn’t realized YouTube could be such a great channel for serious internet marketing.
Thanks again Gideon!

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Jud Weidner

I have played with YouTube and I liked it. Always had a feeling it was the way forward. Who reads instruction manuals anymore when you can see how to do it? I’m a graphic designer and am looking for another path to follow. I needed someone to show me how to join the dots – YouTube, Blog, Website, Email – and I think you may be he Gideon. Thank you so much.

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Francois Ouellet

Ok so I watch the whole thing and what I learn is the way it is all working together Youtube, youtube partnership, Youtube channel, Addsense, blog, the adds, her links, the affiliate links, newsletter, website, her store and also outsourcing someone when needed and in the process to help alleviate the frustration that we sometimes feel.
I like the way both of you come accross on your videos very natural and friendly, Fran’s comment about having her picture everywhere she can helps in building a trust with people. Everything professional looking just like big companies do.
The only things I would like to say is at the beginning of the video, I would have like to see you in the middle and then have the new window come and push you aside, and also at the end where you are talking, a little window with both of you in it would have been nice to see.
Thank you Gideon and Fran!

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Tim

Gideon, when will the coaching open back up?

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Shawn

This is great information, very simple to duplicate and make some money. Thank you for this product.

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Sue Allen

Another great video Thank you Gideon! And thank you Fran for sharing your insight from your lovely blog. Great content!!! Warm regards Sue

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Ali

Thank you, Fran and Gideon. Terrific value. You shared some info I never heard before. Yay!

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Nicole Gebhardt

Wow, I’m a new fan of both of you…thanks for the awesome video full of ideas. I had to replay a couple of sections several times because it spurred so many ideas I lost track of what you were continuing to say – several times in a row! I’ve been struggling with how and when to insert video into my blog and you just answered that! Now the question is, when won’t I? I’m headed off right now to make a video blog post from my daughter’s room about a great parenting resource. Blessings all! You are remarkable!

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michael

thanks again for offering something of value, that was a very insightful interview and i took away some ideas for how i can use video.

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Paula

Such simple advice…”be happy in your video” but soooooo true. I think I keep my happiness inside like the old droopy the dog cartoon, but no one knows I’m happy untiil I choose to show it. So, thanks.

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