With nearly 1000 video clips. on my BlackBox Global account, I want to try and promote my clips via youTube. YouTube, after all is the second most popular search engine behind Google, so I wan to try and maximise YouTube’s audience.
The problem is that it is difficult to find your own BlackBox video clips online. Once they are submitted to Blackbox, there is no easy way of knowing which stock video web site have approved your clips. BlackBox might state that your videos are online, but where, is another matter.
It was for this reason that I decided to try and use Pond5 and become an exclusive stock video artist with them. That way I would be easily be able to direct youTube viewers from my stock video promo video directly to the online clips with the option to actually buy them.
But just having my clips on one stock video outlet doesn’t make sense. Surely I need to get my clips on as many sites as possible but without wasting too much time doing it. So deciding to go back to BlackBox has made it more difficult for me to promote my clips on youTube.
Promoting BlackBox Video Theory Method
The only way I can think of doing this is to wait until my clips have an ‘online’ status on BlackBox and then wait a few days before searching for them via Google using the unique clip title. I do these when I make a sale via Blackbox. When I get the ‘you’ve made a sale’ email I find out which clip was sold and then search for that title online. My most recent sold clips have been via Shutterstock.
So, my theory is that after a few days of my clips being online with BlackBox, they should be easy to search for and find on Shutterstock. This way, I can copy the URL of the clip on Shutterstock and include it in the description of the YouTube promotional video.
I will need to create a YouTube video of my stock video collections and impose a number to each video that corresponds with the clip number in the video description on YouTube. It does sound like a long winded way of doing things, but I’m happy to give it a go for a few months. Obviously the main drawback personally is that my stock video clips o Shutterstock will all be under the BlackBoxGlobal account and not DronesDeep. But if it brings in extra revenue, I’m happy to forego that aspect.
I have set up a new YouTube account to try and promote my drone stock videos. It is a devoted drone stock video YouTube promotion channel, with the hope that people searching for drone stock videos will find it.