Hey, it’s Mike Hobbs and I have a quick question for you…
Are you afraid of turning on the camera and shooting a video sharing value with other people?
If the answer is “Yes,” let me just tell you that it’s okay. Go ahead and take a deep breath and breathe back out. It’s okay! Here is why:
Maybe there are some extroverted people or public speakers can turn on a camera and totally crush it the first time they turn on the camera — I am the exact opposite of that. I am very introverted and reserved. When I am in a public setting, I am not the talk of the party. I am not super out going. If you go into the comments and ask, “Is Mike reserved?” those that know me personally will tell you that I am! All through high school I didn’t have a girlfriend. That didn’t happen until I was 21 years old. I’m not telling you that because I was afraid. I am just reserved. I just never put myself out there, I just kind of let things happen. That is just my personality. I’m sure a lot of you reading this may be the same way.
So, why did I make the decision to get over the fear of making videos? I will tell you, as an introverted person, I was afraid of the camera. I didn’t want to talk to the camera. I didn’t want to talk to a lot of people. Here was the moment…
I was starting to do my marketing on the internet and I was getting mediocre results. I would generate leads and they weren’t converting. I was wondering why things weren’t working. I would make some sales, but nothing like a six-figure income. I thought, what is my problem? I flew out to Denver and I went to a live event. At the event, I met an eight-figure earner in the industry and he told me that there were a couple of things I needed to do in order to set myself apart from my company and make a six-figure income. One of those things was VIDEO. I thought, Dang It! because I had been trying to avoid video for so long.
I got around this eight-figure earner and I thought, okay – I want to be successful. I want to get out of the military. I want to actually provide for my family and win my freedom, so I am going to get over this fear of doing videos. I finally listened to someone.
When I shot my first video, I was frustrated! It took me 50 takes. I was trying to script it all out and it sucked! It wasn’t a very good video. Then I did it again and again. It was even hard for me to judge my own video because I couldn’t stand my own voice. It was like scratching the chalkboard. I just kept going. I kept doing videos. Pretty soon, instead of 50 takes it took 20. Then, instead of 20 it took 10. Instead of 10 it took 3. Then all of a sudden, I was getting videos done in one or two takes. Now, I can do almost every video in a single take, which is really cool!
Here is what else happened… I became a better communicator. I started getting invited on stage to teach people what I know! I was able to get up in a public environment and speak! Video does a lot more than just generate leads and sales for you. By persevering and getting over the fear of making videos, I finally started making a big income. Now I am the number four income earner in my company over the last six months. I was able to retire myself from the military and I work 100% from home. I attribute all of that success to learning how to generate leads and branding myself through video marketing on the internet. Video is what helped me break through and start making the six-figure plus income. There are other marketing methods – I tried many of them – and then I got over my fear by taking action on making videos and it started working.
My Challenge to You
So, if you are afraid of doing videos, here is what I want you to do…
Pull out your camera, it could be your smart phone, and shoot a one-minute video right now! Ask people a question. Here is an example:
“Hey, this is Mike Hobbs. I’m an internet marketer and I’m looking to serve you. What is your number one question about internet marketing? Let me know in the comments.”
Tailor your question to your target market. If you are in personal development, ask a question about that. If you’re in health and wellness, what is your number one question about losing weight? Every one of you can do this to serve your market with a quick little video that you can shoot right now.
Will you take my challenge? Are you going to take that step, get over your fear and make the money that you deserve? Let me know in the comments!
To your prosperity,
PS. If you would like more training on video marketing, you can learn more about the course from Mark Harbert that I talked about in the video at https://myprosperityrocks.com/nofear.