I’ve received a number of requests asking for an explanation of just what exactly PPC affiliate marketing is, and so I created the following screencast which gives a quick walkthrough of the process.
Please be forewarned that I myself am a complete newbie to this game, so don’t take anything I say as the gospel.
I spent many hours yesterday playing around with how to best produce this screencast. I managed to actually set it up so that my Camtasia flash video embedded into my post, but I feared for the bandwidth repercussions that might ensue; the file size was 80 megs, and if 2,000 people viewed it that would be 160 GB in bandwidth.
So, I ended up hosting it with YouTube… which unfortunately completely kills the quality. I already recorded the video in a reduced size of 1024×768, but will try for 800×600 in my next screencast to see if that helps with the quality.
One alternative I could do is find a webhost who wants to sponsor my screencasts. In exchange for hosting them, I’d write "This screencast kindly hosted by Host.com" at the bottom of each video.
Another alternative is that I could pay for an account at Screencast.com, but I don’t really want to shell out $250 just to provide better quality videos. I also don’t think that 100GB of storage space and 100GB of monthly bandwidth is enough (I could just host that on my current server!)
But maybe the following YouTube video quality will suffice for the future? Please share your thoughts and/or suggestions as I literally spent around 7 hours yesterday trying to find the best solution for hosting my screencasts.
Update: I am now hosting my videos with Viddler.com and so the quality is greatly increased 🙂
So what did you think of the screencast? Is this something you’d like to see more of in the future?