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Make a video for a website! Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp!

Today I’m going to share with you a very important training class inside Wealthy Affiliate University. If you do not pay attention to anything else on this website, please pay attention to this. I’m going to go over the training on creating video for your website to increase traffic and conversion.

The lesson I’m going to go over today is from the Affiliate Bootcamp classroom, Phase 5, Lesson 3 of 10 called “Video, a HUGE Source of Traffic!”



This is a traffic-getting, money-making strategy that you can no longer ignore. I realize that many people are not that “computer savvy,” and the thought of creating and publishing videos might be over your head. I’m here to tell you that it definitely is not, and Wealthy Affiliate University gives you simple to follow instructions on exactly how to start incorporating video into your website!


There it is – YouTube! Owned by Google, our best friend in the world of Affiliate Marketing, so it is in our best interest to utilize this free tool owned by Google to publish and host our videos!  It’s free, no charge, and because Google loves video, this one strategy is going to increase the traffic to your website.

make a video for a websiteTraffic

We all love traffic, right? Traffic is what we call our readers, the people who come to our websites to read our content (and hopefully buy our affiliate products or services). If we don’t get people to read our content, it just seems like a lot of hard work, time and energy for no reason. We want traffic!

So, let’s get that traffic flowing to our sites. We accomplish that when the search engines (like Google, Bing or Yahoo) like our content, find our sites relevant and pertinent, and then display our websites in their results when people search our keywords.


People search all kinds of things, from “Is HGH the fountain of youth?” to “Where can I buy graviola fruit?” If you want to know anything, don’t you typically just “Google” it? I know I do! These search terms are called “keywords.” You type in the keywords and the search engines display results.

The goal is to please the search engines through certain steps so that they find your site worthy of displaying on page 1 of the results. People (traffic) click on your link and go to your website! The people read your content, you hopefully provide value to them, and then they will look around and perhaps buy your products or services.

Wealthy Affiliate teaches you exactly how to optimize your website to rank with the search engines with specific keywords to get that traffic and make those sales! It is the most intense, easy to understand, thorough training course you will ever take, and you can actually get started with the program, two free websites and 30 keyword searches 100% free! I’m not kidding!

make a video for a websiteHow to create a video

Here is where Wealthy Affiliate gets into the nitty-gritty of making videos for your website. It’s actually really simple, and they even give you several free options to use. You can pay for software programs to make video, but it’s totally unnecessary, especially in the beginning.

I use a program Wealthy Affiliate trained me on called Screencast-O-Matic. I love this program. You can record and then pause your recording. You have the option to have it record just your screen, just your face, or the screen with your face in the corner.

Here’s a video I created with Screencast-O-Matic for you to see how good it works. It is 100% free, and it works great! I love it! You can upgrade to a paid version, but for me, I don’t really need to at this point. It does everything that I need for now.

I can save the video clips on my computer, upload to YouTube, whatever I prefer.

It’s super easy to use and it makes great videos!

Upload your video to YouTube

If you have a gmail account, you can simply go to the little box of squares on the right side, click on it, you’ll get this drop down menu and you choose the YouTube icon.

make a video for a website

If you don’t have a gmail account, sign up for one for your business so that you will have your own YouTube channel. So you’ll be taken to the YouTube platform. Click on the video camera icon and then you can choose to upload a video (or go live if you want to). I would definitely recommend the upload a video option to start until you get used to creating videos.

upload a video for a website

You then click on the upload a video and choose the file to upload.

select files to upload to youtube


Secret Strategy

I learned this strategy from a fellow member of the Wealthy Affiliate platform, and I think it is one of the most valuable YouTube strategies I have heard of.

You know how after you watch a YouTube video, it displays other videos you might like? What you do is put a code in your tag list and also in your description for all your videos. For mine, I use four letters and four numbers (the same code for each video), so it relates the videos I’ve created to each other. Choose a code for your videos and make sure you place it as a tag for each of your videos like this:


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There you have this recap of one of Wealthy Affiliate’s bootcamp training classes. Go ahead and get your free membership here, and please leave a comment or question in the comments area below.

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Babs Wagner

Born in Texas, raised in upstate New York, I have been marketing for my entire adult life.I have decided to share all the information I have gathered on what works in affiliate marketing, and what doesn't because I want to let the world know that working online gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, and that is exactly what I do!

Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going.I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks for visiting my page!


  1. Videos are indeed a huge source of traffic, and I found it out from my experience. I have a few affiliate marketing friends and they all use YouTube to create extra content and boost their ranking. They also recommended me to do it, but I hesitated for one reason – shyness. But once I got over it and made my first video review, all that shyness went completely away.

    It’s great to hear about Screencast-O-Matic because that’s what I’m also using. The fact that its free is a major advantage – because you can get all its features without having to pay the money before. So you can see whether you like it or not. I’m still using the free version, even though I hate that label of theirs in the bottom of my video (you probably understand what I mean if you’re using the free version as well).

    1. Yes, lol, I do know what you mean.  I just upgraded to their bottom rung because I wanted longer video options.  I was making a video and got cut off with the free version, so I decided to spend the money, it wasn’t much.  – Babs

  2. Tons of value to be found on this post on how to make video for my website.  This is a great and simple to follow guide on making videos with youtube. You laid it all out clearly and showed series of examples that helped emphasize your various points. 

    I have wanted to be an affilate marketer using youtube as a good source of income and I must tell you this article is an eye opener for me. I have always used screencast O matic to create mini trainings and I will be happy to monetize it. 

  3. Hi,Thanks for drawing my attention to this very important lesson on driving traffic to my website through videos. This is my third month with Wealthy Affiliates and I’m yet to get to this lesson. Reading this article makes me want to skip lessons and jump to this training. I really get nervous when it comes to creating videos. I am camera shy and not really good at talking in front of the camera. Now I see that I can make a video with a free screen-recording software like screencast-o-matic. This will save me the cost of buying fanciful video making equipment. Thanks a lot for sharing your secret strategy for getting more of your videos watched. This is one of the many advantages we get as Wealthy Affiliates members

    1. Do not skip any lessons.  You will get to the video lesson soon enough.  You definitely want to follow the proven formula.  They introduce things in a specific order.  Very important!   – Babs

  4. Hi babs. I’ve been on wealthy affiliate for a while  but I haven’t created a video yet. I know the benefits of video and its enormous benefits which include but not limited to traffic, google indexing etc.

    my first video is almost ready and I want to make sure the content and quality is second to none.

    Thanks a lot for these tips. You wrote this in a time I needed something like this most.

    1. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it does need to be done!  You’ll get better at it as time goes on for sure!  – Babs

  5. You are really a good teacher. The way you illustrated all your points backed up with relevant supportive pictures and snapshots is very fantastic. I must confess that even a dummy, on reading your article would understand everything as it is very explicit. Personally i haven’t reached phase 5 lesson 3 yet on my trainings, but with your article am really motivated to seat-up and also go through the trainings in no time. Thanks so much for this educative post, it has really been helpful

    1. So nice of you to say!  I appreciate that.  I’ve been a teacher for many years, so it’s natural for me, which is why I chose this niche.  I knew I wanted to help people.  – Babs

  6. Hi,This is a great informative review with lots of important tips about making a video for the wealthy affiliate boot camp campaign. I have just started the boot camp lesson and I am learning yet. After reading your article, I understood it’s importance and I love the Screencast-O-Matic video recording software. I am going to use it soon. I believe that your article will be very helpful for beginners. Thank you for writing this helpful post.

    1. You’re welcome, and great!  I’m so happy you’re working your way through the Wealthy Affiliate program.  That’s awesome!  – Babs

  7. Thank you a bunch for recommending Screencast-O-Matic! I hadn’t heard of it and I needed something reliable to make videos with. I was actually using QuickTime on my old Mac while my brand new PC just sits there collecting dust. This looks like a much better solution because it works on multiple operating systems.

    Thanks for the recommendation! You’re the best!

  8. Thanks for this info. That code tip was really useful! I will definitely try this in my youtube tags. Just so I am clear-by doing this does it mean the viewer is more likely to see related videos that are yours after they finish watching the one they have been watching? How might this be different to adding your videos into a playlist?


    1. Yes, once you get estabished with multiple videos with that code (and I also put my website name as a tag and my personal name as a tag on each video), it will figure they are related videos and display them as suggestions.  So I put CFIM1041, Coaching for internet Marketers, Babs Wagner on every video to link them together.  Adding your videos to a playlist won’t affect the suggestions it pulls through for other people.

  9. Hi Babs, I just added your post to my home screen, it’s a real gem. 

    For the longest time, I’ve had this burning desire to be a YouTuber, even before I considered the option of blogging. 

    I just want to reach out to the world and help them through life, through the little experience I’ve had in my young life. 

    But I was met with a huge challenge, making videos. I’d not pass up the use of Screencast-O-Matic, I’m taking that offer! 

    1. Oh a kindred spirit.  Helping people is my passion, not only online but offline as well.  I love it.  It’s my calling from God to help those around me in whatever way I can, and so I focus my energy online to doing the same thing. I have a health and wellness niche website and this affiliate marketing website.  It’s fun for me to do.  Give the Screencast-O-Matic a try, it’s a fun and easy-to-use program for video taping your screen.  – Babs

  10. I’m new to Affiliate marketing and I’ve been making use of social media for most of marketing, especially Facebook groups and its been working out fine. I’m gonna try the YouTube method you described here as it looks so precise and I think I need to expand my marketing and improve on my websites though I’m yet to get to the part on my WA training. Now I know what to expect in my boot camp trainings. 

    1. The bootcamp focuses on promoting the WA platform which is very lucrative because you get residual monthly income from every member who signs up and stays on the platform.  It’s definitely worth it.  – Babs

  11. Awesome Babs Wagner, I’ve become a huge fan of CFIM now. I always believed that recording videos is impossible for shy people like me. But, as saw that you’ve recorded a great video without showing yourself, that’s fantastic! Now, I’ll surely use Screencastomatic tool for recording my screen based videos. 

    Also, I believe that paid version might be better, but I’ll start with free version. Hope I’ll do good after reading this post. 

    Thanks a lot for sharing this post. It’s very important for all internet marketers, especially newbies. 

    1. Wow, that’s such a compliment, and I really appreciate you taking the time to comment!  It’s funny you talk about being shy.  I’m not particularly shy, but I decide on a daily basis if I will show my face or not in my videos depending on how much sleep I got and if I’m having a good or bad hair day.  Ha ha.  I don’t mind showing my face as long as I can stand to watch the video afterwards.

      However you do it, with or without your face, you need to do it!   – Babs

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