How to Use Camtasia to Make More Money Online

Many people are now getting into the affiliate marketing game and the competition is getting fierce. It will take thinking outside the box to out perform other affiliates and become profitable.

The internet is covered with tips and tricks that you can learn to maximize the profits from affiliate programs. It seems everyone has that one secret that will skyrocket you to a super income.

One technique out there that has a lot of wow factor is streaming screen capture video. In this, the internet age people are expecting something more. The grade A full motion streaming video will have them up out of their seats with excitement. The anticipation created will leave them primed to buy the product right then and there.

This is exactly what Camtasia will do for you. Research in internet marketing has proven that video is a powerful tool. Sales jump dramatically when customers can actually see the product in action.

Intense training and education is not required to learning this system and applying it to your affiliate program. It is easy to create great videos to use with your affiliate programs. You will receive multimedia tutorials and step-by-step instructions online. Your customers will feel like they are sitting right next to you, watching you work at your pc.

For those who do not know it yet, how does Camtasia works?

1. No more compiling large files and saving them, all your activity is simply recorded with a single click.

2. Instead of having to read boring pages of text, your customers will have access to easily understood videos. All you have to do is convert the video into web pages that you direct your visitors to.

3. Be sure you are getting maximum exposure by publishing your uploaded pages in as many places as possible. Blogs, RSS feeds and podcasts are great ways to spread your message. This will enable you to reach many people at one time thus increasing your chances of converting visitor to customers.

The reason that multimedia presentations are effective is because you are engaging all the customers’ senses. It has been proven that we retain more information when sight and sound are incorporated. This will also inspire more confidence and trust in the product for meticulous clients.

The visual demonstration will reduce the amount of issues you will have with your customers. They will already have the instruction on proper use and care of the product as well as a clear picture on exactly how it functions.

To get the best use of the visual presentations you will need an effective way of redirecting traffic to your affiliate site. You can do this by adding your affiliate website link to the end of the video presentation. You now have directed visitors primed to purchase your product.

If you participate in online auctions, you will find that video can also be an asset here. All the experts agree that auctions with simple pictures have an increased success rate of 400%. If pictures are that good, imagine what video could do for your auctions.

Full colored graphics and templates will aid you in selling your valuable information products. They will command a higher price because of the demonstration.

There are other things you can do with your affiliate program using Camtasia. You can…

A good multimedia presentation will eliminate miscommunication. By showing them the product, you demonstrate that you know what they want. Written text can be subject to interpretation, but a video is clear and concise leaving nothing to the imagination about your affiliate program.

These are just a few of the many things you can accomplish using Camtasia with your affiliate marketing program.

Although Camtasia is a great entertainment tool, its main use is to increase your online income from your chosen affiliate program. Why go to all the trouble of using it and not get paid?

Camtasia will assist you in achieving your online income goals. Moreover, those goals should be to consistently increase your income from affiliate marketing.


  • Rafael Cervantes

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Estimado reed Floren,gracias por esta oportunidad,de ganardinero en el internet ,automatico agregado a una web,es fabuloso este sistema,Increible,saludos ,gracias.
    Lae.Rafael Cervntes.

  • Rafael Cervantes

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Dear reed flowers, thank you for this opportunity, ganardinero of the Internet, automatically added to a website, this system is amazing, amazing, greetings, thank you.
    Lae.Rafael Cervntes.

  • Arthur

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Surprisingly enough, I am coming to see that video is a powerful tool against many people. I had forgotten that young people today are used to visual entertainment and are often taught visually.
    Having created a few videos for myself, the ease of titling, scene transitioning and sound track editing has left me feeling almost competent.
    I just hope that we don’t see what is already being encouraged – the massive over-use of a few professionally produced videos. That would be just as bad as the current flood of copy and paste emails!
    I’d rather be amused by a tatty video that got its message across any way than bored by yet another showing of that slick professional job that was awesome first time round but now is as faded as my wall paper.

  • Bryan Hee

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Visual demonstration means more then thousand words!

    To Your Success
    Bryan Hee

  • Venkataraman

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Hi Floren,
    That was a nice write up about Camtasia and its
    utilities in internet or online marketing and
    making it big. I have a Camtasia studio 3 (free)
    version on my system and till today I was sleeping
    over it. Now, that I have woken up after reading
    your blog post I have determined to put it into
    profitable use.

    Thank you, pleae keep up your work for the sake
    of beginners who will be loyal to you.


  • normz2

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    I have to admit that good videos can have a great effect, but bad videos will be just the opposite. I think that if you can develop a good video you are a way ahead of the game. I have to admit that one of the callers mentioned that videos are entertaining and will attract the younger crowd. I have stayed away from making my own videos, as I would like them just right.

  • Peter

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Hallo Reed,
    htis is what I ment in every comment. PLACE CONTENT IN YOUR SITE. How you are doing it is selfexplanatory: #5 by texting values, #4 texting v and give it for small money away, #3
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    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    A small video on a landing page can jump your conversion rate to 300-500% higher. Such is the power of video. Excellent post Reed


  • tmobil8

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Greetings Reed , Thomas Richmond here, yes we are in the Video marketing age as of last year when Camtasia came to full force, most people like i have stated in previous post want to know who they are dealing with and are much more accepting of what you have to say at a high pace, thus more sign ups. Great stuff 🙂 Have a good day partner!

  • Ben Waugh

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008


    I’m just getting started with my new blog. Would you want to exchange links on our blog-rolls?

    BTW – I’m up to about 100 visitors per day.

  • Brian Carelse

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    Camtasia is a very powerful tool. The correct usage of it will be to show the REAL benefits of your product.

    No Hype – Just pure benefits! Like those provided by The E-mail Butler to organise your inbox.

    Seeing is BELIEVING!
    You can see the marketing of your products being done by The Revolutionary Internet Marketing System.

    Hope to see you online soon.

    Brian Carelse

    p.s. Just remember to give optional downloads of MP3, and pdf files to increase sales

  • tharanga

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    i agreed we need quality of service through net otherwise every one not get equal benifits so people can custermize the requirements and quality as they wish

  • John/Annette

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    This was a heads up article on using Camtasia for your webs and blogs. It is a great way of getting your message out and a great way to confirm your indentity. Great Job.


  • James and Helen

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    We do like these better Camtasia but we have been seeing some bad videos lately which really turns you off from the program before you can read about the program. We like to ready about the program or at least know something about the program before you start seeing about it. Thank YOU Reed for keep us up to date.

  • Chris Imamshah

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    I agree and am forcing myself to start producing videos to grow my business as well. It is definitely the trend of now.

    People love watching TV so it makes perfect sense that they would also enjoy videos online.

    Wishing you success,

  • Nayanika

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    This is top Stuff on how to use Videos and other multi media tools to maximize your sales and target the audience with minimum time and money spent and maximum mileage.

    Great blog.

    Keep us update with more info Reed..we are all listening and reading…aren’t we??

  • It is very true. Some long-timers would however have an advantage over video. Credibility beats any camera resolutions… 🙂

    But your point is true. People must think outside the box to become truly successful in this business.

    Thanks, as always, for a good blog.

    Henrik Blunck – Denmarks last blog post..If PayPal Won’t Work, AlertPay Will

  • Alex Perez Prat

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Hi Reed you can check my first Camtasia video here:

  • Lon Naylor

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Nice article! I might be a little biased because Camtasia is my thing. 😉

    A couple of extra Camtasia tips for your readers:
    1. Make sure you pay attention to the audio quality! Nothing will crush a Camtasia video’s effectiveness faster than crappy audio!
    2. Be creative. Lame, boring PowerPoint slides (using the VERY lame default Powerpoint templates) will bore your viewers. Add some graphics to illustrate key points.
    3. Think about at least a very detailed outline (if not a full blown script) before you start narrating. Being redundant, forgetting things, and making mistakes hardly projects the image you want.

    Lon Naylor

  • TheAndySan

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Quick question, and I don’t mean to sound mean, but why should I use Camtasia when I can just slap a video from YouTube or Google Video onto my blog?


    TheAndySans last blog post..MoAr Manga Drawings


    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Dear Reed,
    I am a newbie and as an Affiliate I promote products through
    Some Vendors ask me for building my own email list of buyers.Could you help me to have it built?
    Is it necessary to have my own affiliate marketing website?
    Thank you so much for your care.

  • PV Reymond

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    Yes, using screen capture video is powerful. I suggest the use of it to maximize your profit.

    The point with Camtasia is that it could be expensive for some people, it is around 300 bucks, but without doubt it is a good investment.

    There are alternatives. You can use a free service like Jing Project (, it belongs to TechSmith.

    If you are using Mac you can go to and buy iShowyou, it is around 20 bucks.

    You learn to use screen capture video programs by practicing.

    ^PV Reymond

  • Kenny Ritchie

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    have to agree video is the future, the growth of online video bookmarking sites will mean that video will become more important in SEO.

    Best learn now

  • Lon Naylor

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Good suggestions from PV Reymond…

    Also, be aware that Techsmith (the makers of Camtasia Studio) offers a fully functioning Camtasia evaluation for 30 days and great tutorials to get you up to speed quickly:

    Try making your first project a video review of an affiliate product and invest the earnings back into your business to purchase the program when the evaluation period is over.

    Lon Naylor

  • Kathy Pop

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Thanks Reed, that’s a great post on the use of video! I had worked w/ the physically challenged and I also teach online and have one reminder for y ‘all-

    Eventhough video is so popular and will be the so for some time to come, I’d like to remind folks that there are people out there who still prefer to skim, so make sure you also include text for those folks as well as for the deaf who will not be able to hear your audio or video.

    Kathy Pops last blog post..Do You Know Where To Begin?

  • Good info Reed. I have been aware of the fact that video really helps to sell products but have not really had the time to make as many as I would have liked. In any case, I hope to be able to do more in the future so as to boost my affiliate marketing campaigns.

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 20, 2008

    @Rafeal sorry I’m not sure what you mean

    @Arthur video is the future of online marketing

    @Bryan agreed

    @Venkat I highly encourage you to get started and try Camtasia out

    @normz2 bad videos can have a negative effect but so can bad writing personally as long as someone doesn’t over edit, or really talk strangely on camera I think most people will watch if the content they are giving is helpful

    @Peter what do you mean?

    @2ask yes it can have a major impact thanks

    @Thomas thank you

    @Ben shoot me an email reedfloren AT

    @Brian camtasia is really good for showing benefits and giving demos thanks

    @tharanga yes we need to give out quality information

    @John/Annette thanks

    @James & Helen yes knowing something about the program before seeing a video can be helpful it can get rather annoying to have it play automatically

    @Chris yep I agree people love motion picture

    @Nayanika glad you enjoy thanks

    @Henrik I agree having a “name” will help get more viewers but ANYONE who is dedicated can succeed with this

    @Alex thanks I’ll take a look

    @Lon nice to see you on my blog; you interested in guest blogging? Shoot me an email reedfloren AT

    @TheAndySam it’s useful because you can brand and control the content

    @Vladimir I can help you build a list join my event here

    @PV thanks for the link to iShowYou I’ll check that out

    @Kenny agreed

    @Lon excellent tip

    @Kathy that’s a good reminder not everyone can watch video

    @Kraig keep us posted on your success

  • Bill

    Reply Reply October 20, 2008

    Pretty useless really. It’s great to talk about and around topics. Why don’t you show a how to video about how to do it.

  • Jay

    Reply Reply October 20, 2008

    Of all the video formats I have accessed, Camtasia gives me the least problems. It looks more professional than any YouTube vids and is a great way to produce the combination of video and screen capture. In process right now is a screen capture video explaining in detail as I build a website from a blank page and create a fully useable ecommerce site complete with shopping cart.
    Tune in to my blogs for updates at and at

    Jays last blog post..Business Survival in Today’s Retail World

  • Geoff Dodd

    Reply Reply October 20, 2008

    Thanks again Reed for a very useful, practical article. I have seen Brad Callen use this technique for every new software release. Affiliates can show prospects that they know what their specific wants and needs are, as you say!
    This could result in killer conversion rates.

    Geoff Dodd

  • Timothy Millar

    Reply Reply October 20, 2008

    Another Great post Reed, But what if we are
    just butt ugly and scare the subscriber clean
    off the computer? Surely a video must have a personal presence. Thanks for the tips and
    knowledge, Timothy Millar “The Leprechaun”
    P.S. Ever seen the movie about the leprechaun?
    He aint pretty!!

    Timothy Millars last blog post..I am not doing this

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 20, 2008

    @Bill perhaps I will in the future but more than likely I’d charge for it. Otherwise Lon Naylor who commented earlier has this site:

    @Jay sounds cool keep us posted

    @Geoff yes it can really have an impact

    @Timothy the nice thing about camtasia is you can have it setup so it just records your computer screen instead of recording a video of yourself that’s a great way for those of us to express our thoughts on film but not show ourselves.

  • Timothy Millar

    Reply Reply October 20, 2008

    Thanks for the reply but how do you brand yourself if no-one knows what you look like?
    Timothy Millar

    Timothy Millars last blog post..I am not doing this

  • Rivers

    Reply Reply October 20, 2008

    Reed…thanks for keeping us on the leading edge of what needs to be done to be successful in affiliate marketing. I am excited about following this direction to take my services to the next level…

    Here’s to your success!
    Founder –

  • Scott

    Reply Reply October 21, 2008

    Good article, Reed. Thanks for the info.

    One question for you: Camtasia is a bit expensive when you are just starting out. Is there a less expensive alternative that does the same job?


  • Jennifer

    Reply Reply October 22, 2008

    Thanks for the timely post, Reed. I have been debating whether to invest the $300 for Camtasia. I don’t totally understand how it is $300 better than the free stuff that is available. Maybe the 30 trial would convince me.

    I appreciate your input on the value of Camtasia. I’d also be interested in how you think it’s better than any of the cheaper alternatives out there.


    Jennifers last blog post..Taking the Right Action: Shortcuts for Your Online Business Success, Part I

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 22, 2008

    @Timothy you can be prolific and brand your name

    @Rivers you’re welcome

    @Scott yes Camstudio which is $10 and you can buy from me or jingproject which I think is still in beta

    @Jennefit camtasia is the best but see my post just above this for some alternatives.

  • Roy Tebbenham

    Reply Reply October 25, 2008

    Another good post, this blog is very helpful.

    I have owned camtasia for over six months and have not got around to using it yet, I now see what sales opportunities I have lost out on.

    Thanks again


  • admin

    Reply Reply October 25, 2008

    @Roy thank you

  • Jorge EZ Affiliate

    Reply Reply October 27, 2008

    Great article Reed.

    Camtasia has helped my business train people on how my software works, how to better benefit from it, and how to get more out of it.

    Camtasia is a must have tool for any online marketer.


    Jorge EZ Affiliates last blog post..Automate the Content for Your EZAWB Affiliate Sites

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 27, 2008

    @Jorge thanks.

  • Goodness, a USEFUL comment for a change!
    True, a Camtasia video can be just as plain boring as plain text! I have seen many of those, poorly executed things. Some seem to think they don’t need to provide quality as long as “something moves”…

    Ben @ dBusinessOpportunitys last blog post..I am Looking for a good home based business opportunity that doesnt require a large out of pocket expense?

  • John Delecruz

    Reply Reply March 19, 2009

    This is really great, and to think I stumbled accross this site in a random search for something completely different. If you want I will tell you what keywords I was searching it might help

  • Just downloaded the trial version to try it out. Very useful tool for doing video tutorials.

  • Digital Snapper

    Reply Reply May 23, 2009

    Thanks – As a novice photographer I often feel overwhelmed by the amount I still have to learn about photography. Nevertheless, the more i read posts like this, the more i learn. Thanks for moving me on a bit more 🙂

  • fashion shopping

    Reply Reply June 23, 2009

    Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking you feeds also, Thanks.

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