I have been using Content Samurai for quite some time now.
It’s an awesome tool that has helped me turn my blog posts into videos.
I can upload these videos onto YouTube and other video sharing sites to create more backlinks for my blogs.
However, you can also use Content Samurai to create videos for other people and their businesses.
In today’s post, I will show you how you can use Content Samurai to create videos for local businesses and make yourself some extra money.
If you keep reading till the end, I have also included the demo video just to prove to you how cool Content Samurai is.
Let’s dive in.
How to Create Simple Videos Using Content Samurai
In this example, I will use a real estate business as part of the demonstration.
The first step is to head over to Google, type in real estate and “your location”.
For this tutorial, I will be using Sydney as my location.
Here is a quick tip, I like to skip the first page and focus on the second page onwards.
The reason why I like to start like this is that most of the businesses on the second page of Google are not really optimized for the real estate keyword, or they simply do not have an online marketing strategy in place.
This is also an opportunity for you to upsell your own digital marketing services for more money.
Analyze their website and social media profiles (if any).
Having a quick look at their Facebook profile, I noticed that they don’t have any video content for their real estate listings.
Instead, they only share the URL directly on their newsfeed.
We can see that a static image is not very engaging combined with all that text.
Now head back to the business website, and choose one property listing to use with Content Samurai.
Save all the images onto your desktop. You will use these images for each scene of the video.
Login Content Samurai, once you are in the dashboard, click Create A New Video.
Now you should see the Template interface.
On your left-hand side, you will see the different types of templates we can use to create our video.
For this tutorial, we will focus on Property Listing Square 1 video.
Click on the tab with the house icon and it will display all the templates we can use for our property listing video.
If you would like to see what each template can do, just click on the thumbnail and it will expose the demo video.
Click Use This Template and the fun is about to begin!
Now you should be in the script area of your video.
In this section, you will copy and paste the text from the property listing.
You can be selective with the amount of text you want to be displayed throughout the video.
Make sure the script matches up with the images. You don’t want to confuse the audience.
Here’s a quick tip, you can start each sentence or phrase on a new line.
This tells Content Samurai to start a new scene to keep the text legible and not cluttered.
Click Create Scenes when you’re done with the script.
Remember the images we saved earlier?
In this next step, you will have to upload them onto Content Samurai.
If you don’t, Content Samurai will add it’s own default stock content.
Click the Uploads Tab, check Images and click Upload Image.
Depending on how big your images are, it will take a few seconds.
Once the images have finished uploading, you can edit and make adjustments for each scene.
You can change the text location by clicking the grid icon.
On the left side panel, you can also adjust the text color, text weight and the text highlight color and weight.
As you can see the text for this scene is covering the image in the background.
You can easily adjust the image by clicking Adjust background image.
Now you can zoom in and also manually adjust the image by dragging with the mouse.
I could have aligned the text towards the top, however I will be adding the business logo in the corner as a watermark.
Don’t worry, I will also show you how you can easily add a watermark to your video.
When you’re happy with each scene, hit the Add Voice Track To Video to move onto the next step.
Now you should see the Voice Track Options interface.
You can choose to use a music track, an automated voice or even record your own voice track for the video.
For this tutorial, I’ll stick to using a music track.
Click Preview Your Video and it will take you to the next step.
You’re almost done!
Before we finish up with this tutorial, I will show you how you can easily create a watermark to add more branding to your videos.
Click on the Watermark tab next to Music.
Hopefully, the logo you are using is a PNG file without a background.
I had to remove the white background in Photoshop before adding it into the video.
Next, click Create New Watermark
You can adjust the position, size and opacity of the watermark. Click Save Watermark when you’re ready.
I like to reduce the opacity so that the logo is not too distracting. We want the audience to focus on our content.
We’re almost done.
Click on the Music tab next to the Watermark.
In this section, you can choose a music track to suit the video. You can also preview the track by clicking the play button.
If each scene is playing too fast or too slow, you can manually adjust the timing.
You can also adjust the music volume by dragging the Music Volume slider.
Click Looks Good, Continue… when you’re satisfied with the settings.
Now you should able to see a Generate Your Video button.
Click that button and Content Samurai will start to render your video within a few minutes.
Once the video has finished rendering, you can download your video onto your desktop.
Here’s a quick preview of the final video.
You can use the Content Samurai app to create as many videos as you like within the 7-day free trial.
You can offer these videos to florists, physiotherapists, dentists and coffee shops. It doesn’t have to be just real estate agents.
The amount you can potentially earn will depend on the length of each video and how much you are charging.
When you find potential businesses that might be interested in your service, offer them a free video to demonstrate what you can do for them.
This is a great way to get your foot through the door and it also leaves a good first impression since you’re providing them with value first.
I would also recommend selling your videos as a bundle for their social media or YouTube channels.
If you have any questions about Content Samurai, leave me a comment below. I would love to hear from you.