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Makeup Tips For Youtube Videos

When creating video content we can get really self conscious about how we look and what people will say about us.  You start to question yourself about your appearance!  

Am I wearing the right clothes?

Is my hair done right?

Does my makeup look good?

One of the ways I boost my self confidence on camera is having a Go-To makeup routine that I do myself!  That's right, no professional makeup for me!

Now the makeup routine I have for filming isn't my "everyday makeup" because lets be honest, my every day makeup is NO MAKEUP!  But when the time comes to film my videos I put effort into my makeup.  

I understand as a solopreneur, side hustler, mom, business owner, etc. we don't have a lot of time to mess with our makeup.  That's why I really advocate batching filming your videos.  This way you only have to do your hair and makeup one day a month!  

But today I wanted to show you the exact products I use and how I do my makeup for my videos.  It's not a super long process, maybe 30 - 40 minutes to do my makeup for filming.

Check out the video below!

Key Take Aways:

  • Lighting will wash out your skin color so go a little heavier with your makeup
  • Having a nice lip color just makes you pop on video
  • If you are a guy look into buying some pressed powder to avoid any shiney-ness on camera
  • Make it your own process and something you are comfortable with!

Next Steps:

  • Let me know what makeup you struggle with most OR what are some of your favorite makeup products in the comments section below
  • Get started with your first video by stealing my exact video script template I use for every single video!  It helps me stay on track in my video and makes filming easier because I already know what I'm going to say! 

How To Feel Comfortable On Camera

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Today is part 2 of my video series on how you can gain your camera confidence and get comfortable on camera.  If you missed part one, click here to watch the first video in this series.

In this part I want to dive a little deeper into building your confidence by giving you actual exercises to practice that build your camera confidence.  These exercises are great for you to break the ice for seeing yourself and being on camera.

Click below to watch part 2 of How To Feel Comfortable On Camera

Key Takeaways:

  • Start practicing by talking to a camera through out your day.

  • Get on Snapchat or Instagram stories to practice talking to a camera and seeing yourself on camera

  • Change your mind set!  Tell yourself your content is so valuable it needs to be heard through video!

Comment Below:

  • Which exercise do you think you can complete?

  • Are you currently creating stories on Instagram or Snapchat?

 

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How To Get Comfortable On Camera

Most people who avoid video content are avoiding it because they just don't feel comfortable on camera.  They are afraid of what people will say or how they look or sound and it really effects their confidence in themselves.

Is this how you are feeling?  

Today I'm kicking off a 3 part video series to really help you build your confidence and get you comfortable on camera so you can start using video content to grow your business, host your first webinar or include videos in your course! 

I love video because of the connection I can instantly create with my community!  It like sitting down to chat with a friend!

In part one I'm giving you my best tips to prepare to be on video.  These tips really help you build your confidence so you can feel comfortable when you hit the record button.  The next video (coming out next week) will provide you even more tips to build your confidence.  And finally the third video will teach you how to be confident once you do hit the record button and not clam up and feel awkward!  Make sure you are subscribed to my Youtube channel because you will be instantly notified when these videos go live!

Watch part 1 of the How To Get Confident On Camera series below!

Leave a comment below:

  • What is your biggest fear when it comes to putting yourself on video?
  • Have you created a video for your business before?  How did it feel when you created it?
  • Do you want to start utilizing more video content in your business strategy in 2017?

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No More Excuses - Why You Can't Avoid Video Content

I understand that creating a video can seem like an overwhelming process. It seems like there is so much that goes into it from the tech aspect to actually getting in the shower, washing your hair and making yourself look presentable.

But if you aren’t using video in your business you are really missing out on the best medium to connect with your audience and grow your business.

Did you know;

  • Just by having video on your website you can increase your chance of showing up on a front page Google result by 53 times!?

  • Companies using video grow their revenue 49% faster than companies without video.
  • And video drives a 157% increase in organic traffic from search results.

So let's talk about those excuses you have been using to avoid video content! I’m going to address them and then tell you why they are no longer an excuse for you!

Check out the video version by clicking the image below!

I don’t have the equipment

Guess what, you do! Do you have a phone? Do you have a computer/laptop with a camera? Do you have a webcam? Then you have the number one equipment you need to get started! I know you can think you need the top of the line camera to start creating video. But you don’t! In fact you can even create tutorials to grow your authority by just recording your computer screen!

This quote is going to come up a lot through this post but you need to really step back, take it in and accept it!

Perfection doesn’t matter, just be you!

Use a window to light your video. Put your laptop or camera on a stack of books. Test out your audio on your phone or computer to see if you need to talk louder. You don’t need to invest in thousands of dollars of equipment to share your knowledge.

I don’t have the time

I get it! Your To Do list is already a mile long and I’m telling you to add something else to it? But it doesn’t have to be time consuming. You can actually replace one of your blog posts with a video post each week! Why? Because Google LOVES video!

But what about having to get showered? Having to do your makeup and getting out of your sweats? What if you commit just one afternoon a month to film 4 videos? That’s one video a week for an entire month! I’m pretty sure you can manage to get in the shower one day a month. Find one afternoon to get rid of the kids. Once the video is filmed you can edit in your PJs throughout the month! This is how I’m able to get out 3 videos a week! It’s called batch filming. I have one day a week that I will film up to 10 videos in the afternoon. Then I’m done for a couple of weeks and it saves me so much time.

So now you know you have the time! I’m only asking you to commit one afternoon (around 4 hours) a month to film a month's worth of videos!

I don’t know how to edit

So don’t! Have your content prepared ahead of time and just start talking. You don’t need fancy transitions or wording or graphics on your videos.

The main focus of your video is the content!

People aren’t coming to your video to see how you added music to a cross fade transition or check out your fancy intro buffer graphic. They have a question they want answered.

You need to keep in mind when it comes to excuses to creating video content, CONTENT IS KING. It doesn’t matter about your background. It doesn’t matter what your hair looks like. It doesn’t matter if you think you aren’t pretty enough. People are not there to critique everything about you, they are there for the content!

So just turn on your video and deliver your content. Then all you need to edit is the beginning of your video where you turn the camera on and at the end when you turn it off. It's completely fine to leave in little mistakes or stutters you might have. It makes you human and allows people to connect with you. No one wants to watch a robot, they want to watch a relatable human being!

I don’t have anything to talk about

Do you write a blog? Do you sell a product or course? This is a great place to start! Turn one of your popular blogs into a video. Explain how to use your product. Create an About Me video to help people get to know you better. Create a tutorial in your niche to help people. Look at what others are doing or talking about in your niche. Maybe someone had a blog post you thought was amazing. Add your own spin to it and turn it into a blog post.

There are ideas everywhere. Don’t try to re-create the wheel!

You can even ask your audience what they want to see or what questions they have!

I’m afraid of being on camera and what people will say

Any Frozen fans out there? Let it go, let it go! The only way you are going to get over the fear of video is to actually do it! You aren’t going to start building your confidence and getting comfortable until you start doing it. And don’t worry, NO ONE starts out perfect! Look up any popular Youtubers that have lots of subscribers and check out their first videos. Practice will make you better, I promise! Don’t believe it from me, check out this interview I had with a friend who just recently started creating video content and starting a Youtube channel for her business!

I’m telling you from experience, you are going to receive much more positive feedback than negative feedback. People know how difficult it can be to get in front of the camera and put yourself out there. Your community will support and show you love. If you happen to get negative feedback, you need to realize these are individuals know they can’t do what you are doing! Take pride in the fact that you stepped out of your comfort zone and they sit behind their computer, probably in their mom’s basement, trolling peoples videos to make themselves feel better.

And realize these people will actually help you build a stronger community because your community will jump to your defense! Your community will band together to “defeat this troll” and it will develop a much stronger and loyal community in the end! So you no longer have to fear the trolls and what other people are thinking!

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How To Reach Your Goals

Can you believe we are just approaching the 4th quarter of 2016!  This is so crazy!  It's hard for me to image that I created my business almost 10 months ago and how much it has grown over this past year.

When I started my business back in January I actually sat down and wrote my goals out that I wanted to achieve this year.  I never really wrote them down before so this was new to me.

I actually kind of forgot about them and then I was flipping though my planner and found them.  I sat down to look at what goals I met and realize there were still quite a few that I haven't met yet.  There were big goals that I never imagined meeting that I had accomplished, but I wanted to accomplish more. 

So I decided before we started this 4th quarter I wanted to strategize how I could reach these goals and make 2016 the most successful year ever.  

I'm sharing with you my game plan on how I will achieve the rest of my goals this year.  If you have some goals you still want to achieve make sure you watch this video so you can be satisfied and happy with what you have accomplished in 2016... which ends in 3 short months!

Watch my strategy by clicking the image below:

Next Steps:

  • Let me know in the comments which goal you want to achieve this year!  I can't wait to have you join me in making the rest of this year the best year yet!

  • Not sure which platform you should focus on?  Facebook Live, Youtube, Instagram Stories... confused?  This guide walks you through the pros and cons of each to help you decide which is right for you and your business.  Plus a worksheet to help you come up with video ideas AND 10 free video ideas to get started!  Enter your email address below to get the guide!