How to Make a Video Recording of Your Computer Screen

Have you ever seen a video with a person sharing their computer screen? And that’s sharing their computer screen without recording the actual screen of the computer with another recording device. You have to admit, it’s pretty cool, isn’t it?

The best part is that the whole thing is much easier than you think, and all starts with a simple software download. There are many different screen recording softwares to choose from, some free and some paid. I’m only going to recommend the one software that I’ve used myself for my own videos though. I refuse to be the type of douche that reviews a product or service without actually using it. Ha.

That being said, I use Screencast-O-Matic, which can be downloaded for free on Mac and PC.

With the free version, there are a few limitations that you wouldn’t otherwise have with the paid version. For one thing, you can only record videos up to 15 minutes, and the ‘screencast-o-matic’ logo will show up in the bottom corner. If you want unlimited options – like with pretty much anything – you will have to get the paid version, but it’s not always necessary, so just do what you like. The good thing about the paid version of Screencast-O-Matic though, is that it’s only a yearly payment of $15, which is cheap compared to other softwares like Camtasia. If you don’t want to use any of the options that I just listed, you can always perform a quick Google search and find a similar one that is more suitable for you.

After downloading your screen recording software of choice, you can easily learn yourself or the provided instructions, how to use the software. It’s not difficult at all though, I promise. Once it’s up and running, you can go crazy making videos of your screen, yourself or even both at the same time.

This software is great for sharing information with others on the web, presentations, pretty much anything. Super cool.

Video Convo #1: An Important Tip to Remember About YouTube Videos

Ahhh, here we go. The first video conversation to take place here on the new and improved version of the site: Video Convos 2.0. Welcome.

Today’s topic is more of a quick tip that I believe is important for anyone that is using YouTube videos, especially as a means of making money. To travel straight to my main point, I just want to warn [from personal experience] that you should always save a copy of your videos somewhere other than YouTube. YouTube is a third-party website, meaning you don’t own the content on it  – it’s just displayed there. The catch is though, your content can be taken down at any time, and for any reason. Sucks, I know.

Because of this, you should always have the original copy of your video on your computer or another storage device for safe measure. It’s always better to be safe and save them than sorry, and end up losing all of the videos on your channel if YouTube for some reason decides to give you the boot.

Okay, I so I’m pretty sure that I’ve made my point.

It sucks that people can just come along and flag your video(s) enough that YouTube eventually removes them. It happens on a daily basis, and it’s possible to get them restored, but the process can be tedious and in some cases impossible. Many people have gone through this ridiculous problem, and many people always will. In most cases, it’s because it’s one of the easiest ways that people can hate. #truth


Introducing: Video Convos

This website used to be lame. Now it’s being taken in an all new direction towards greater education and amplified value for all visitors that land here. So what’s this website going to be about exactly? Well, let’s inform you, shall we?

To dive right in to the main point, here’s the information this website will strive to provide:

  • How to rank YouTube videos on the first page of Google
  • Optimizing Your Videos for More Views
  • Great Ways to Use Video Marketing to Your Advantage
  • Video Marketing Tips
  • How to Sell With Video
  • Screen Recording Tips
  • And whatever else we can think of over time

I’ve used video marketing for years with many of my online projects, including:

  • Local marketing – Local companies
  • Marketing an MLM
  • My own personal blog
  • My own SEO business

If you’ve been successful with video marketing once, you can easily rinse and repeat over and over again.

You’ll see real life examples of some of the simple videos I’ve produced for myself and my clients, and some of the results I’ve achieved in doing so. Sound cool?

If so, I invite you to come back over time as I continue to grow. I appreciate your time today and look forward to rocking your video marketing world.