Here is an extensive list of resources we use and recommend. The list of resources will be constantly changing and expanding so check back often. Also send us your suggestions for inclusion.
Affiliate Marketing Resources
These are some of the best sources of affiliate products, both physical and digital, that you can add to your product offerings as covered in chapter 24.
Apps (iPhone and iPad)
There are new apps coming on the market constantly. Just do a search for apps for videography.
iMovie by Apple
Movie Slate (Clapperboard & Shot Log) by Pureblend Software
Splice—Video Editor (free)
StopMotion Recorder by graf
These are the major article directories where you can publish your articles. You can also find articles to use in your blog.
Text Broker – this site is a place you can find people to write content for your blog.
Backdrops & Studio Lighting
Backdrop Outlet – They have many backdrops to choose from at good prices.
Cowboy Studio – Great resource for lighting solutions.
Denny Manufacturing Company – Another place to pick up backdrops.
Moving blankets at Amazon.com – Putting up moving blankets in your home studio to deaden your sound and enhance your audio is an inexpensive option.
Here are some great links for bloggers. Do a guest blog on other people’s blogs or find a guest for your blog.
Color Palette Generators
Steven Degraeve’s Color Palette Generator
Complete Merchant Account Solutions
These are good options if you want an all-in-one solution for your oneline store, shopping cart and credit card processing.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) – The largest performance rights organization in the United States.
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) – Another performance rights organization in the United States.
Books on Copyright Law at Amazon
SESAC – The smallest performance rights organization in the United States.
Soundhound App – Use this app to find out who recorded a song you are listening to.
Direct Mail Copy that Sells by Herschell Gordon Lewis available at Amazon
Directory of Business to Business Catalogs – online at Direct Marketing Market Place
Shop for domain names or use tools like Nameboy to find permutations of a domain name.
Just Dropped – Get on this list to find out if a domain name you want that was previously registered just became available.
Whois Lookup – Find out who owns that domain name
DVD Duplication and Fulfillment Services
From inexpensive to beautiful multi-disc packaging and fulfillment, these are top names to turn to.
Kunaki – Very inexpensive on-demand CD and DVD duplication
Molding Box – Fulfillment service
Uline – Get packaging boxes here. (Box number for our favorite DVD mailer – S-10395) Uline has the BEST customer service of any business we have ever worked with.
Email Service Providers
The top names in email services.
Constant Contact – This is the program we use.
Mail Chimp – Has a free program.
Our favorite online film and video equipment suppliers.
Sources to get your film distributed.
Filmbinder – This company deals more with documentaries
Mindbites – online video distribution
99 Designs – Designers compete for your job.
oDesk – This is where we found one of our favorite graphic designers who we would be happy to refer you to.
Information Products Publishing
I’m a long time subscriber to Bill Myers’ membership site and recommend it.
Digital Access Pass – This is the software we use on this site.
Merchant Account Solutions For Internet Businesses
This is a great place to learn more about mobile marketing.
We often use these royalty-free music and sound effects libraries.
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers)
BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.)
These are good places to turn when looking for marketing, administrative and web design services.
Packaging and Shipping
Barcode Stalk – Buy bar codes for less.
Uline – Box number for our favorite single DVD mailer – S-10395
Photo Editing Software
Pixlr -Free online photo editor
Project Management/Business Management Tools
Public Domain Images
Google Alerts – sign up with Google Alerts to get notified when anyone is talking about your topic, your competition and you.
These are various sites where you can not only research for topic ideas.
Screen Capture Software
MarketersChoice (1 Shopping Cart) – This is the shopping cart we use, like and recommend.
Social Bookmarking Sites
Social Media Management Tools
Social Media Sites
WordPress.org – Note: WordPress.org is a different blogging platform than WordPress.com. We recommend you use WordPress.org.
Special Interest Videos
How To Sell Your Videos – This is our blog.
Stock Photo and Video Libraries
Pond5 – Stock Footage
One of the best lines of cameras (and the ones I use) are the Canon Vixia line
Video Editing Software
Video Editing Training
Video On Demand and Streaming Video Services
YouTube – While your there, subscribe to our How To Sell Your Videos channel for weekly videos on producing and selling videos, marketing tips, and reviewing and showcasing products and services we’ve discovered that will help you in your business.
Website Ownership Lookup
Web Video Resources
Wholesale DVD Distributors
Barnes & Noble buys DVDs through Alliance Entertainment
wp-security-scan – When you’re in WordPress.org, you can add this free plugin when you’re in your Plugins section
wp-super-cache – When you’re in WordPress.org, you can add this free plugin when you’re in your Plugins section
WordPress Unmasked Course
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