Making short videos for social media can make you a lot of money. That's why knowing how to make them and, most notably, where to put them (in front of the right audience) is something you need to know in 2020.
Why Short Videos?
There's a [place for everything. If you wanted to watch a movie, you go to the cinema or view one online via Netflix. And how about if you needed to know how to achieve a particular task, YouTube is what comes to mind. There are millions of tutorials showing how to accomplish tasks on the platform. And if you want to learn a skill, Udemy.
The same goes for millions of users on social media. Most people who use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, etc. have come to get in touch with a distant friend or family member. They've come to know what's currently happening around the world - following trends. Therefore, if you're going to get their attention, you've got to make your presentations short and sharp, so everyone can go back to what they wanted to do.
With that in mind, let's further discuss what tools are available to make short videos, platforms to upload them, and how to monetize your videos online.
Tools To Make Short Videos
No matter the video you are making - be it a behind-the-scene video, a featured product video, a video revealing promos and deals, giveaways, contests, trending stories, etc. there are several tools out there to help in making the right video.
No matter what your video is about, make sure it's entertaining/inspiring, grabs viewers' attention in the first 3 seconds. Make sure your video is well understood even when there's no sound, and also, try out a new view - 360 view or birds eye drone view. Now that we got all the basics covered, here are few tools to make short videos for social media platforms.
Are you looking for a handy tool to make professional videos online? Magisto is one of several options out there. All you need to make a captivating video is to choose photos or videos from your device. Or choose from Magisto's library. Add a soundtrack, and you are ready to publish to any social media platform of your choice. It's an excellent tool for marketers and vloggers. It's available to Andriod and iOS users and accessible over the web.
Do you have photos or short clips of a product you are trying to sell? With Typito, you can put them all together, edit, add fascinating texts that'll catch the attention of your viewers, and more. When you are done, push the button to share your content to Facebook or YouTube. And that's it. Typito offers a free trial; however, it will cost about $300/year to use the platform.
Biteable helps you make all types of videos - presentations, slideshows, ads, infographic videos in a few clicks. You also get to add text over videos or photos, colors, and sound. The free version lets you make five videos monthly. If you need more than that, you'll need to pay the $29 monthly subscription fee.
In a nutshell, we discussed why making short videos for social media is ideal in 2020. We discussed the tools you can use to make these videos and then publish to popular social media platforms for more exposure. Regardless of your computer or video editing skills, the tools we've mentioned will make putting out video content super easy.