Recommended Resources

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.

Amazon Astore

Clickbank

Commission Junction

eJunkie

Linkshare

Shareasale

Apps (iPhone and iPad)

There are new apps coming on the market constantly. Just do a search for apps for videography.

8mm Vintage Camera

iMovie by Apple

Movie Slate (Clapperboard & Shot Log) by Pureblend Software

mRelease

Splice—Video Editor (free)

StopMotion Recorder by graf

Article Writing

These are the major article directories where you can publish your articles. You can also find articles to use in your blog.

Articles Factory

Article Dashboard

Ezine Articles.com

Go Articles.com

Idea Marketers

Text Broker – this site is a place you can find people to write content for your blog.

Yahoo Article Resources – www.tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/aabusiness and www.groups.yahoo.com/group/Free-Reprint-Articles

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.

Blogging

Here are some great links for bloggers. Do a guest blog on other people’s blogs or find a guest for your blog.

ProBlogger.net

My Blog Guest

Closed Captioning/Subtitling

Aberdeen Captioning

CPC

Color Palette Generators

Steven Degraeve’s Color Palette Generator

Colorhunter

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.

Premium Web Cart

Amazon Webstore

Instant eStore

Intuit eCommerce Store

Volusion

Yahoo eCommerce Online Store

Copyright Information

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.

Copy Law

U.S. Copyright Office

Creative Commons

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.

Crowdfunding Sources

gogetfunding

Indiegogo

Kickstarter

Direct Marketing

Catalogs.com

Direct Mail Copy that Sells by Herschell Gordon Lewis available at Amazon

Directory of Business to Business Catalogs – online at Direct Marketing Market Place

National Directory of Catalogs

The Directory of Mail Order Catalogs

The Direct Marketing Association

Domain Names

Shop for domain names or use tools like Nameboy to find permutations of a domain name.

Cheap Names

Domainsbot

Instant Domain Search

GoDaddy

Just Dropped – Get on this list to find out if a domain name you want that was previously registered just became available.

Nameboy

Name Cheap

Network Solutions

SnapNames

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.

Amazon Fulfillment Services

Amazon’s Createspace

Discmakers

Kunaki – Very inexpensive on-demand CD and DVD duplication

Molding Box – Fulfillment service

Speaker Fulfillment Services

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.

United States Postal Service

Email Service Providers

The top names in email services.

Aweber

Constant Contact – This is the program we use.

Mail Chimp – Has a free program.

Vertical Response

Equipment Vendors

Our favorite online film and video equipment suppliers.

Adorama

B&H Photo & Video

Film Tools

Full Compass

Markertek

Sound Professionals

Film Distributors

Sources to get your film distributed.

Distribber

Filmbinder – This company deals more with documentaries

Mindbites – online video distribution

Graphic Design

99 Designs – Designers compete for your job.

eLance

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.

Bill Myers Online

Intenet Law

The CAN-SPAM Act

Keyword Research

YouTube Keyword Tool

Link Shorteners

Bitly

tiny.cc

Membership Programs

Digital Access Pass – This is the software we use on this site.

Member Wing

s2Member (free)

S3 Media Vault

Wishlist Member

wp-eMember

wp-Member

Merchant Account Solutions For Internet Businesses

Charge

Merchant Warehouse

MivaMerchant

PayPal

Power Pay

Square

Mobile Marketing

This is a great place to learn more about mobile marketing.

Mobile Marketing Association

Music Libraries

We often use these royalty-free music and sound effects libraries.

Audio Jungle

Sounddogs

Music Licensing

ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers)

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.)

SESAC

Outsourcing Services

These are good places to turn when looking for marketing, administrative and web design services.

Angie’s List

eLance

Fiverr

Freelancer

oDesk

Packaging and Shipping

Barcode Stalk – Buy bar codes for less.

Uline – Box number for our favorite single DVD mailer – S-10395

Payment Gateway

Authorize.net

Photo Editing Software

Photoshop Elements 11

Pixlr -Free online photo editor

Portrait Professional

Print Advertising

Newspapers.com

Printing Companies

123Print

Vista Print

Project Management/Business Management Tools

37 Signals (Basecamp)

Box

DropBox

Evernote – If you use Evernote, you may want to consider investing in the highly recommended eBook, Evernote Essentials ($29)

Google Docs

TeamLab

Market7

Open Office Productivity Suite

PB Works

ProjectManager

Workflowy

Wunderlist App

Public Domain Images

Library of Congress Digital Collections & Services

Research Tools

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.

Amazon

Ask Search

Bing Search

Clickbank

Dummies Books

Google Search

Google Trends

eBay Pulse

Yahoo Search

YouTube Search

Screen Capture Software

CamStudio

Camtasia

EZVid

GoToWebinar

Jing

ScreenFlow 4

ScreenRecord Studio

SnapzProX

Voila

Script Templates

A/V Script Template

Shot List Template

Storyboard Template

Scriptwriting Software

Adobe Story

Celtx

Final Draft

Reference.com

Scripped Writer

Shopping Carts

CubeCart

Cydec

Google Checkout

Hostway

Infusionsoft

MarketersChoice (1 Shopping Cart) – This is the shopping cart we use, like and recommend.

osCommerce

PayPal

SecureCart.com

Volusion

Zen Cart

Social Bookmarking Sites

Delicious

Reddit

Stumble Upon

Social Media Management Tools

Buffer App

Social Oomph

Timely

Tweet Deck

Social Media Sites

Facebook (If you haven’t done so already, check out the Shoot To Sell Facebook Page.)

Google+

LinkedIn

Pinterest

Twitter

WordPress.org – Note: WordPress.org is a different blogging platform than WordPress.com. We recommend you use WordPress.org.

YouTube

Special Interest Videos

Special Interest Video Academy

Special Interest Video Organization

How To Sell Your Videos – This is our blog.

Stock Photo and Video Libraries

Dreamstime

Footage Firm

iStock Photo

Library of Congress Digital Collections & Services

Morgue File

Pond5 – Stock Footage

Video Cameras

One of the best lines of cameras (and the ones I use) are the Canon Vixia line

Video Editing Software

Adobe Pemiere Pro CS6

Adobe Premiere Elements

Avid Media Composer

Final Cut Pro

iMovie

Corel VideoStudio Pro X5

Cyberlink PowerDirector

Microsoft Windows Movie Maker

Pinnacle Studio (HD & Ultimate)

Presto

Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD

Sony Vegas Pro 11

Sony MoviEZ HD

Video Editing Training

Larry Jordan

Lynda.com

Ripple Training

Adobe TV

Video Effects

Animoto

Darkroom Design

Video Hive

Video On Demand and Streaming Video Services

Amazon Video On Demand

Click Stream TV

S3 Media Vault

Video Sharing

BlipTV

Easy Video Player

Hulu

iTunes Movies

Revver

Vimeo

eZs3.com

Traffic Geyser

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.

Voice-Over Talent

Voice123

Voice Talent Now

Voices.com

Web Hosting

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 Get Started Guide

Blue Host

Host Gator

Webinar Software

GoToWebinar

Meet Cheap

Website Ownership Lookup

WhoIs

Web Video Resources

Reel SEO

Web Video University

Wholesale DVD Distributors

Barnes & Noble buys DVDs through Alliance Entertainment

Baker and Taylor

WaxWorks VideoWorks

WordPress Plugins

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

S3 Media Vault

WordPress Tutorials

Christina Hills Website Creation

WordPress Unmasked Course

WP 101

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