Creating more video content is one of the best ways to boost engagement and reach on Instagram. Especially if you are doing organic marketing. But if you are like me, or a lot of people in the community, you may find it difficult to be in front of the camera. Here are some different video ideas you can use for video content, without having to be on camera.
Create a video of recently purchased products or UNBOXING of your products.
Create a reel slideshow using your own photos with trendy music.
Use stock videos, add soft music, and share your message by doing a voiceover.
Explain a concept through ANIMATED VIDEOS.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Utilizing photos of the before and after of your product or service, whatever it is that you do.
With creative filming and video editing techniques, show a time-lapse of a product or service.Showing when it started to when it ended.
Record a video tutorial or documentary capturing your screen. Add music or a voiceover.
Explain a concept using whiteboard animation to make it more interesting.
Starting a small business is a massive but rewarding undertaking. Part of starting a small business is doing things in a way that makes the most sense to you, but a little guidance can help as well. Consider these tips for starting your own company and incorporate them as needed:
Start with a simple business plan and grow it as needed
One of the first things you should do as a small business owner is to develop a business plan. It’s vital that you develop this essential document to steer future work and hold yourself accountable, but it’s also important to not go too in-depth during the early stages of developing your concept.
Recognize your strengths and weaknesses
Every small business owner has certain skills, abilities, knowledge and experience that give them an edge when it comes time to build up a business and start operating it.
Understand your target customers and existing market
It’s possible to develop an excellent business concept and deploy it in the wrong area. That’s why it’s important to understand the area in which you want to start your small business as well as your target customers.
Focus on something you have a passion for
Having a passion for something doesn’t necessarily mean it’s your all-time favorite activity or type of business. It does mean that you won’t quickly grow tired of running that type of business, that parts of it appeal to you and, ideally, you can use some combination of existing knowledge or skills
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Even when a business is on the right track, unexpected issues and chances for growth and improvement can quickly pop up. Addressing these problems and opportunities is critical for long-term stability and prosperity.
Would you like to make sure your business is operating efficiently? Whether you need a website click funnel created, business structure, bookkeeping, help with your business credit, or even on getting your own virtual assistant.
Water flossers, also known as oral irrigators, cost a lot more up-front than string floss. And it can be quite awkward to use – saliva may start coming out of your mouth! Plus, there is no obvious evidence that they’re better than traditional dental floss. Some people like the feeling of the water jets in their mouth, others find it much easier to use than dental floss. Comparatively, we would recommend the Waterpik Ion. It’s a compact, traditional water flosser with a cordless charging base. It is so effective that it left mouths feeling clean and took up less counter space than most of its competitors.
Testers unanimously chose Waterpik’s Ion as the best water flosser, both in terms of cleaning and saving counter space. It tied with our previous longstanding pick, the Waterpik Aquarius, for being most likely to deliver that ‘just left the dentist’ feeling. But the Ion’s unique wireless charging base is a significant upgrade because it successfully mitigates one of the biggest hurdles we’ve had with traditional water flossers: needing an outlet near your countertop.
The Ion has 10 different pressure settings and comes with a variety of tips so it should be easy to find one that’s right for you. Plus, it also comes with a three-year warranty, just in case something happens.
The Waterpik Aquarius cleans mouths just as well as the Ion, and it has the same 10 pressure settings and three-year warranty. Although this model takes up more space and needs to be plugged in while in use, it still provides a relatively easy experience when compared to other flossers. It’s also nicer to find that it comes with an included “massage” setting, which emits pulses of water.
If you find yourself wanting to reuse your water flosser in other places besides just the sink such as taking it into the shower with you, consider getting a Waterpik Cordless Express. It makes it easy to enjoy your favorite oral care tools while moving around. It’s a portable, cordless water flosser that is just as powerful as our other picks. This battery operated Flosser is great because it combines the sprayer with a single use reservoir, so there’s no need for an extra sink or to lug around a water jug. The compact design also makes it perfect for travelling.
Having a virtual assistant literally took so much time off my hands. Being swamped all the time with hours and hours of work literally just made me want to quit being a small business owner and give up. I had to do follow ups, send out emails, do all the work on our website, place orders, let’s just say I had to pretty much do every and anything to keep our business running properly.
That right there, is what I did wrong, very wrong. At some point when owning a small business you should delegate most of the simple task to a partner or employee. Small business owners have the tendency to do all the work themselves to save on costs. In all reality, you should be getting help with your business. If you don’t, all you’re going to be doing is burning yourself out. I’ve been through this, I think we’ve all been through this. Which is why I’m glad I finally decided to outsource and hire a virtual assistant.
Now I know what you think, hiring an assistant is so much money, why would you spend your money like that. But that information is just entirely wrong, it’s not overly expensive to hire a virtual assistant.
The most important thing our VA did for us, was help grow and maintain our social media. Due to having so many social media accounts, posting always felt like a hassle. Now all we do is sit back, relax, and watch our engagement rate go up. Which is why we decided to start a program that would make it easier for others to have access to virtual assistants. Our program is affordable and it is worth it, trust me, it pays to have somebody alleviate the stress from running a growing business. For more info on getting a Virtual Assistant click here.
Nathan Ingram Shidoshi is a martial artist who is highly respected by many inside and outside the Martial Arts community, as well as around the world. With more than 50 years in Martial Arts, he is well known for his hard-core training and teaching methods and no-nonsense work ethic. Shidoshi, a former Karate Bare-Knuckle Champion, is also the recipient of many community awards. Nathan Ingram was born and raised in the Alfred E. Smith projects on the Lower East Side of Manhattan near Chinatown.
It was Shidoshi’s dream from the time he was 12 years old to own and operate a school in his community to bridge the divide between the Asian and the Black/Hispanic communities. Years later, he did exactly that when he began teaching in 1973 at 1 Henry Street, which faced the Chinatown Horizon youth development center and Mariners’ Temple Baptist Church.
He became the first and only Black instructor to own and operate a dojo in the history of Chinatown. To this day, his D.A.S Karate Federation has hands-down won more championships than any other school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Nathan Ingram has taught over 20,000 students and winning over 1300 championships. You can read about the accomplishments of Shidoshi and the powerful D.A.S Karate history in future issues.
Mr. Glenn Perry, Sensei, is a dedicated martial artist with over five decades training experience in the martial arts of Shotokan Karate, Goju-Ryu, and Chinese Goju Karate, Japanese arts of Hakko-Ryu Ju-Jutsu, Black Dragon Aiki-Jitsu and Zen-Do. He is a passionate “Career Sensei”, lifetime martial arts student and historian. Mr. Perry trained under several highly respected senior masters such as Sensei Al Govine, Toyotaro Miyazaki, Masakazu Takahashi, George Cofield and Professor Pierre Rene. He is also proud to call Sensei Peter Urban as one of his mentors!
Glenn Perry trained exclusively as a closed-door deciple under Shidoshi Ron Van Clief, for close to 50 years. In 1986 he became the youngest 6th degree black belt, ‘Master Instructor’, in the Chinese Goju System. In addition, in 1999, his teacher, Shidoshi Ron Van Clief recognized Perry as the ‘senior master’ and presented him with the prestigious title of ‘Soke’. Perry believes in applying the concepts of “Economy of Motion”, focusing on low energy input which result in – high “painful” output as well as various self-protection tactics including the use of small, ‘concealable’ hand held weapons. Perry strives to balance the ‘hard-soft’ capabilities of Aiki-Jitsu and the principles of GO-JU Karate as a way of life!
Glenn Perry is a passionate student of the arts of BUDO and a martial arts historian. He conducts seminars and lectures on the development of martial arts in America. Perry’s ongoing mission is the continued growth of Black Dragon Aiki-Jitsu. In 2012 Grandmaster Ron Van Clief held a ceremony in which he designated Mr. Perry as the inheritor and Headmaster of Black Dragon Aikijitsu. He also holds the title of ‘Soke’ in Chinese Goju Karate.
Shidoshi Perry is also the current President of ‘The World Headmasters Sokeship Council’, which is an international organization which strives to publicly recognize and highlight senior practitioners for their outstanding contributions to the development of martial arts in North America.