Review Of Easy Video Press

I know that there are a lot of bloggers out there who want to monetize their blogs and I also know that the majority of them want to do it on the cheap. This means that they do not want to spend any money doing so. This is why they join Adsense, ClickBank, Commission Junction and other such sites and then scratch their heads when nothing much happens. Sure a trickle of money finds its way into their account but nowhere near enough for them to live on.

I know all this because I was one of those bloggers. It then came to me what I was doing wrong. I wasn’t investing any money, apart from hosting fees, into my online business and as most businessmen will tell you, you’re not going to get far without pumping some money into your business in order to make it grow. My first investment was purchasing a professional theme. That worked well but it took awhile before I realised it wasn’t enough and I started investing in WordPress plugins.

As WordPress users we all know what a great platform it is and one of the things that makes it so great is the amount of plugins available for it. I decided that just as going all out and buying a professional theme worked well for me then perhaps going beyond the free plugins and purchasing professional ones would also do the trick.

And so I started on my hunt for professional plugins, plugins that I believed increased my chances to make money online. Some of the plugins I’ve purchased include.

  1. CommentLuv Premium
  2. WP Zon Builder
  3. IM Graphics
  4. Covert Messenger
  5. Pay Per View
To name a few. For this post I’m going to introduce you to another plugin that I’ve just purchased. This one will help you to publish, customise and monetize the videos on your WordPress blogs. According to the publisher this plugin is normally sold for $67 but JP Schoeffel, more commonly known simply as JP, is running a crazy sale where he is offering a 80% discount and as you know I’m not one to miss out on a sale, especially when I can see the potential in the plugin I am purchasing. Which is why I always publish a post almost immediately after purchasing the plugin so I can offer my readers the same deal, just as I did when I bought Andy’s CommentLuv Premium and I know there are a lot of disappointed bloggers who waited too long thereby missing out on the incredible savings.

Introducing Easy Video Press

I’m sure many of you have read about the value of YouTube videos and how more and more bloggers are using it to provide valuable content to their blogs. I’m also sure there are a lot of people out there who having this knowledge they don’t know what to do with it. Many do not even know how to embed a YouTube video into their blogs! Enter the Easy Video Press plugin! This plugin resolves three ‘what ifs’ situations.

  • What if I could easily Publish any video on a blog without writing a single line of code, or without pasting obscure embed code?
  • What if we could easily Customize this video in any way we want withought getting our hands dirty and with just a few clicks, directly on the blog?
  • Finally, it’s great to be able to easy publish and customize videos, but What If I could easily Monetize this video?
The Easy Video Press provides the answer for all those ‘what ifs’ and it’s why I believe bloggers out there will want to purchase it, both for their own benefit as well as being able to offer it to their readers as an affiliate. Hang on a sec, what’s that? You want to know how it allows you to monetize your videos. Let me list them for you.

How It Monetizes Your Video

  • Share (send to friend) option (not for .swf videos)
  • Overlay can be linked to another web page
  • Redirect to new page when the video or YouTube or sound playback finishes
  • All of the above can be done on a video by video basis

Can you see the potential? You can install a video about whatever your promoting and once the video has played out it can direct the viewer to whatever product or affiliate you’re promoting. As an example, let’s say you’re promoting a weight loss product. You find a YouTube video that promotes weight loss, adjust the settings for Easy Video Press and then once the video has completed it will automatically direct the viewer to whatever weight loss product you’re affiliated with.

It doesn’t have to be a sales page either, it can be whatever url you choose including one of your own posts! I’m sure you can see the money making potential here. Heck, you can even install your own cover page or logo to the video and make it linkable! Honestly, you should just get Easy Video Press before the price goes up because I don’t know how long you will be able to get it for the incredible price of $18.75

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How To Turn Your Blog Into A Cash Machine

Most blogger become bloggers because they believed it was the best way to make money online. Some time back I wrote a post called How To Make Money Off A Popular Post which actually turned out to be a really popular posts as it gave the average blogger a way to make money from any post that provided unique content, content that people would be willing to pay for!

I wrote that post after an exhausting and fruitless search to find a plugin which would do the same thing as MediaPass, the site that allows you to make money from a particular post.. The problem is, as good as MediaPass is it has one major drawback which is they take a greater portion of the potential income a blogger can earn from any given post. I figured something was better than nothing so I was happy to join.

The Best Way To Monetize Your Blog

Let me tell you though that I did not give up my search for that elusive plugin and since then I have found two and this post will give you a quick review of both and why I settled on the one that you see working on this post. The problem is it’s going to cost you 50 cents to see those reviews!

There’s a few reason why I have gone this route, even though I know it may upset some regular users, the main one being to test whether or not people would be willing to pay for this type of information. I’ve also set the price so low so as to make it more attractive.

Before you decide it’s not worth your while to pay the 50 cents to reveal those reviews, perhaps because you feel no-one will be willing to pay for your content, just keep in mind that these plugins will allow you to sell anything from ebooks, videos, training posts as well as earning something from those special valuable blog posts. So, without further ado I present to you two plugins that could finally turn your blog into a real money making machine….

WP Pay-Per-View: is my plugin of choice and it’s the one I used to monetize this post. I chose this plugin because the first plugin I purchased, Restrict Content Pro, had one major flaw in that you had to enable the blogs registration feature for it to work. This was fine except that my blog started getting all these spam registrations which I had to continually delete. Not so with WP Pay Per View.

This plugin will protect your post, page or any part of your content from prying eyes until such a time as they decide to pay to view that content. You can set whatever price you want and you can also set a value so they can see all your protected content for any number of days. As you can see from the selection themselves it is very professional looking and it is integrated with WordPress, Twitter, FaceBook and PayPal saving your customers the hassle of creating accounts to get their payment processed. As you know the easier you make it for them the more likely they will part with their money.

Restrict Content Pro: This is touted to be the Premium Content Plugin and its actually the first plugin that I purchased. It’s a little harder to set up but the video instructions that are built into the plugin dashboard are easy to follow, the only problem I found was that I missed the section about enabling registrations on the blog for the plugin to work. I tell you, it had me scratching my head for quite some time until I finally found that little tidbit of information. :hairout_tb:

Having to enable the blog’s registration feature was the only thing I didn’t like about this plugin and the reason I decided to try WP Pay-Per-View. If your blog is already setup for to allow subscribers then you may well consider this as your premium content plugin.

If it wasn’t for that small flaw this would have been my plugin of choice and I’ll probably use it on one of my other blogs where I’m not to fussed with user registration. The plugins dashboard is really quite comprehensive allowing you to set subscription levels, discount codes, keep track of members as well as payments. It will even allow you to download members and payments as CSV files.

WP Pay-Per-View

This is definitely my plugin of choice, both for ease of use to the blogger as far as setting up your content for sale as well as making it easy for your prospective customers to purchase those products

Restrict Content Pro

I would have given this plugin a 5 star rating if only it didn’t require me to enable the registration portion in the general settings of the dashboard. Actually, that one flaw almost earned it 3 stars but it is still a very good plugin.

Again so to reiterate you can use this plugin to sell more than just the content of a post. Here are a few examples where you could use any of these plugins.

  • Sell Your Ebook: You can have the link to your eBook, PDF file or even an mp3 file hidden in your post giving access to those willing to pay for it.
  • Solutions To Problems: People search the net looking for solutions to any given problem. We as blogger normally give that information away for free. Heck some of us even use plugins like ‘buy us a beer or coffee if you like this post’ hoping those who got something from it will give us a donation. Well, getting them to pay up front, and many will do it, is a more profitable option.

I’m sure you get the idea and I’m also sure you can come up with a whole lot of other ways where you can use this plugin profitably. The question is are you willing to invest in your blog in order to make the money you deserve?

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How To Get Your Visitors To Click A Link

We all know that it’s hard enough to get people to visit your blog which is why we all try our best to get as many people as possible find their way to them. This includes such tedious tasks as SEO and the more enjoyable, if not arduous, task of commenting on other blogs and forums. So, we do all the hard yards to get them on our blogs but it all seems such a waste of time if they don’t click on our affiliate links.

This is because as hard as it is to increase a blog’s traffic it’s even harder to get them to click on an ad. We spoke about this in an old blog post called Rotating Banner Problem Resolved By Max Banner Ads where I concluded that we could reduce the effect of ad blindness by showing the reader a different image every time the page was loaded.

Overcoming Ad Blindness

The problem is that even rotating the ads didn’t work for long because people saw them for what they are, an ad! So, the way to overcome ad blindness is to give them something to click on that got their attention but didn’t look like an ad!

Let me ask you something, what is it that almost everyone is into these days? The answer would have to be some sort of social media, whether it’s FaceBook, MSN, or whatever, and being associated with such media they are constantly exposed to their instant messenger notifications. Enter Covert Messenger.

You’ve probably noticed the plugin in action while reading this post. Yep, that’s the one that popped up in the bottom right hand corner of this blog, the one that I’ve configured to look like a FaceBook instant message. That ad has only just gone live and while writing this post it’s already gotten two clicks, as can be seen on the image below.

Heck, since capturing that picture the figures had just doubled, and this post still hasn’t gone live yet! It just goes to show that rather than being turned away people are actually attracted to this form of ad. Of course they are because they don’t realize that it is an ad, even though mine does give it away because I placed that attention image in it.

Can you see the potential in this form of ad? Because people are going to be more prone to clicking on it you want to make sure that it actually takes them to somewhere useful. Don’t send them to some obscure site or squeeze page just to make a couple of bucks, especially if the product is somewhat suspect. So, what can you use it for?

  • Building Your List: This would be a great way to build that list you’ve always dreamed of.
  • Promote Your Affiliates: Can you think of a better way to send people to those affiliate products or services that you know and love?
  • Promoting A Special Post: This would also be a great way to send visitors to a particular post which may actually be promoting something.

I could go on and on but I’m sure you have a great idea of where I’m coming from.

How Good Is Covert Messenger?

Covert Messenger is a great little plugin for two very good reasons. The first is that it’s been formulated around an idea that has been tested and proved and the second is that its so simple to use. I’ve configured it to show a Facebook ‘instant message’ 10 seconds after the page loads. It then disappears after 60 seconds and reappears again after another 10 seconds. If they close the ad I’ve configured it so it won’t appear for another 24 hours. The beauty of it all is that you can change those values to anything you want so it works just the way you want it to.

As usual with any new plugin there appears to be a time limit before they lift the price. I decided to get in early and that wasn’t just because I wanted to save a few bucks. I would have paid much more for it because I can see how this would be a powerful tool to ad to my IM tool.

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