I’m Going to Be Sick… But It Had to Be Done…

I finally did it…

I am actually getting a little sick to my stomach thinking about even POSTING this article…

Why?

I‘m coming clean in this video about one of the biggest obstacles I’ve faced in developing my brand online…

Videos.

If I’m totally honest with you, I cringe at the way I look and sound on camera, DESPITE the fact that videos are a far faster and effective method of getting out my valuable content to my readers. ; )

The fact of the matter is that YouTube is a GIANT marketing platform, in fact…

DID YOU KNOW?

  • YouTube has over 2 BILLION (with a “B”) searches PER DAY which is nearly DOUBLE the prime time audience on ALL THREE major US Broadcast Networks COMBINED!
  • The average person spends 15 Minutes PER DAY on YouTube.
  • Every minute, 24 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube.
  • 94 of Advertising Age’s 100 Top Adverisers have run campaigns on YouTube and the Google Content Network.

Can you really afford to ignore Video Marketing any longer with these stats?!?

“U.S. Internet users viewed a record 14.3 billion online videos during [December], representing an increase of 13 percent versus the previous month.”

“Nearly 150 million U.S. Internet users watched an average of 96 videos per viewer in December [2008].”

“78.5 percent of the total U.S. Internet audience viewed online video.”

“Search query volume on the five core search engines increased 21 percent in 2008 from the previous year.”

“Online video viewing accounted for 12.5 percent of Americans’ total time spent on the Internet in November 2008, up from 8.5 percent the previous year.”

“U.S. Internet users viewed a total of 4.5 trillion display ads during the past twelve months, with the average person viewing more than 2,000 ads per month.”

Source: comScore, Feb. 2008

“80% of web users have watched a video ad online, 52% took action after viewing the ad. 15% visited the store and 12% made a purchase”

“Consumers are using online video ads to help make purchasing decisions.”

Source: Yellow Pages.

According to a survey by Princeton Survey Research Associates Intl:

“81% of internet users look for information online about a service or product they are thinking of buying.”

“89% of internet users use an online search engine to help find information on the Web.”

The Bottom Line.

YouTube can potentially increase your business’ online presence dramatically, for a fraction of traditional marketing costs.

Knowing all of that, I had to take a leap and move forward with Video Marketing, and I’m inviting you to come along for the ride… Check it out!


Now before you go- Don’t forget to share your thoughts and suggestions…but try to be nice…since I’m new to this video stuff! ; )

To the Top!

52 Responses to “I’m Going to Be Sick… But It Had to Be Done…”

  1. Tracey Rissik Says:

    Natasha, I just LOVE your video – beginner, huh??? You’ve done a darn fine 1st video for a beginner!

    Well done, and I look forward to following you on this journey :)

    Much luck & good wishes
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  2. Elmer Elliott Says:

    Hello thenvideo was great, you convinced me that i can make a video I think that I can make great videosw.

  3. Joe Naya Says:

    Hey, That is a pro looking at the camera, and you know something??

    You were just being yourself and real…that is a beggining in starting great video shoots.. looking forward to be inspired…

    Keep them coming..
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  4. Wendy Hewlettt Says:

    I don’t know why you’ve been putting it off … that was an awesome video!! Very professional and a lot of fun! Kudos to you for stepping outside of your comfort zone!!

    Wendy
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  5. Natasha Nassar Says:

    Thanks so much Tracey!

    It should be interesting to say the least : )
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  6. Natasha Nassar Says:

    Elmer and Joe-

    Y’all are AWESOME! I hope that I can inspire you and others though this journey. It’s not always easy, but it’s definitely well worth it!

    Natasha
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  7. Natasha Nassar Says:

    Wendy-

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! It was definitely one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced since coming online in 2007. BUT I’m happy to report that once I ripped off the band-aid, I am just kicking myself for not doing this stuff sooner!

    Natasha
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  8. Colin Bulla Says:

    I love it! Yes, I’ll join you… now to get the little HD Flip that I’ve been procrastinating getting AND being the invitation to enroll others into Numis :)
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  9. Jen Says:

    I personally liked your video – very real. I can’t stand the “perfect” ones, that are way too rehearsed, and fake sounding. Oh, and my 4 1/2 year old asked me to play it again, because he said, “She’s funny!”, so if you ever think of marketing to preschoolers you’re all set! :)

  10. Natasha Nassar Says:

    Thanks so much Jen! Wow- so glad I’m entertaining your 4 1/2 year old- that’s awesome! Hmmmm…..now, what shall I market to the next generation of entrepreneurs? LOL!
    I’ve definitely gotten much better at the non-perfection aspect of video. Had my 140 lb Newfoundland walk behind me in one video. Decided to just let it roll…. He looked so big, someone commented that it looked like someone was driving a mini-cooper through my living room! Ha ha ha :)

  11. Rachel Williamson Says:

    Hey Natasha, thanks for posting the link…I probably have an even longer list, but I am determined to go visual before the MN meeting.

    Watch out world, this Munga is going to be a video star!
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  12. Amy Hagerup Says:

    Great job, Natasha. I really got to know you better in the video. Can’t wait for MN in August. Blessings, Amy
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  13. Matt Says:

    Natasha that was GREAT!

    You may have felt uncomfortable but all the bloopers and mistake just shows that you are a normal person. Meaning that my mentor and teacher doesn’t have to be perfect to create a video and she has become this successful without it so far. You will get better and remove our excuses along the way.

  14. Roy George Says:

    Loved your video. Your silly. I like it!

  15. Hale Yes Says:

    Natasha,

    Loved it!! YOU really come through (even if the “perfectionish” in you was in charge!)

    I can really relate to setting your own objectives and going for them.
    That is the only way I can move forward

    Loving forward to seeing more. I especially enjoy the humour.
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  16. Eryn Says:

    Natasha-
    I just got a chance to watch your video for first time. I love what you did on your video – the humor, the references to perfectionism, the excuses – all of it resonated with me…and isn’t that the key anyways?
    So much to learn about marketing still.. and it’s refreshing to see people who traveled the same path before me. It reminds me that we’re all human and we all have insecurities and sometimes we just need to get out of our own way so we can move toward success! Thanks for the life lesson!
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  17. Jess Brown Says:

    Hi Natasha,

    I LOVED your video and even though I’m a few years late, I’ll definitely take your challenge! haha.

    Thanks for the inspiration and I love your sense of humor! The bloopers were awesome!

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