Will Video Kill Article Marketing?

You can’t have but noticed that every marketer and his dog is pushing the upcoming Video Boss product..(we’ll almost everyone). Given the people who are promoting it they generally don’t get out of bed for less than $1000 commission per sale you can bet that you’ll need to find $2000 to buy the product.

There is no doubt that the videos are compelling but I must take issue with the claims of the videos being responsible for millions of dollars worth of sales…surely it is the guru’s who pushed the products that should claim that honor!

Anyway since the first video there has been a lot of interest about video and the impact it can have on your online business, there are really excellent reasons why you should consider creating Video, one of the most compelling is that they work and they get people to buy the products you are promoting. I am shortly due to interview a marketer who makes a $10,000 a month income from approximately 10 sites and her main weapon is video.

Another great reason for using video is that you can get your message across in under 1 minute where as it can take someone 4 or 5 minutes to read your articles.

One final reason is that they are cheap to make and once you play around a bit you can achieve some very professional results using free products.

This month I am running a Video creation step by step in the WordPress Goldmine forum, so if you would like to know how to create videos why not check out the special offer that currently running.

I thought the best way to show you Why you should use video was to show you. So if you would like to know how to plan and produce simple videos like the one below check out the Video step by step this month in WordPress Goldmine.

Finally to answer the question in the title..No video won’t kill article marketing but it will give you more competition.

*** no your speaker aren’t broken ..but please put them on or use headphones
*** and no i don’t own that url..it’s just for demo purposes


  1. says

    Videos and article marketing will be equally effective. Article marketing is still good for SEO and it make take another few years before Google figures out how to use videos for rankings (they are using it now but very limited and mostly from YouTube sites.


  2. says

    I agree with you, video is a very powerful emotional and visual stimuli. I am in the process of learning how to use it more effectively myself.

    Great post. Look forward to more just like it.



  3. Phil says

    Video for me is a waste of time since I can read faster than I can watch a video. I hardly, if ever watch the videos sent to me from list I have subscribed to and quickly unsubscribe when they convert entriely to video. The problem with video is you have to watch for x amount of time to get to the meat of the video and to the point. I would much rather read and scan than have my precious time wasted on a video that fails to deliver. I can never get that lost time back! I may be fast becoming a minority but video will never kill article marketing for this very reason. People don’t want their time wasted and I ‘m sure I’m not alone in this point of view.



    Phil Good point, however there are 2 sides to the story for example i’ve have just recorded a 10 minute video showing how to find various business models. If had written it as a report it would probably take 20 pages and 4 or 5 hours to produce and edit. The video took 10 minutes to record and 10 minutes to edit. This means that i can get far more information into the hands of people who will benefit from it.


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