I’m always amazed at business owners who doubt leveraging the awesome the power of video for their website. Although I experience it less these days, I still talk to enough doubting business owners to make me believe the world is not yet as convinced as it should be. Video is the future, if not the present, people!
In fact, I’m sort of embarrassed this blog is in text, not video, but bear with me. I’ll get there eventually.
When someone gets to your website, you have only a few precious seconds to convince them that A) your service is worth buying and B) more importantly, they should buy from you. If your website is loaded with novels of text that someone has to read in order to understand what your business is all about, forget it. No one will read it. You need to shorten your pitch by doing things like showing people via video the value of your product or service.
Today I came across another great example of a business leveraging the power of video. Surprisingly, it was done by a bank! Banks aren’t usually known for using social media effectively.
Here’s why this video is so great:
1. Within 2-3 minutes, you know exactly how the product works AND that it’s ridiculously simple.
2. USAA took something that might make some people apprehensive (mobile deposits) and used actual customers to ease any potential fears or hesitations about complexity or security. This is brilliant. What’s more powerful than seeing real people make those deposits in only a few seconds?
3. Existing USAA customers will undoubtedly see this app as a value-add while people that aren’t customers might reconsider.
You can’t watch that video and not think that the service is very cool and a complete no-brainer. Want proof? According to USAA’s Twitter account, $1.5 million has already been deposited using this new app in just three days.
If your website is not using video to help sell your products or services, start thinking about it right away. And if you need help coming up with a video content plan, let us know.
If you have other good examples of videos being used on websites you use, include a link in the comment section.