30 Types Of Video To Help Turn Viewers Into Customers

One of the most common questions we get asked by people starting their video marketing journey is, “What do I make videos about?”. At Make Your Own Video Training Academy we have a solution: we have created templates for different types of videos. We call them our Storyboards. These are simple 5-step guides that can be adapted to suit any type of business and any message. In our handbook you’ll find five storyboards for the most popular types of promotional videos. We are also constantly creating more templates, which are available to purchase from our website (www.myovdo.com/storyboards). We thought it would be useful to put together a list of more types of videos you might want to make as a business owner or employee. As a suggestion of when and how you might use them, we’ve categorised them into the five stages of a customer’s journey: Awareness, Interest, Desire, Action, Retention.

AWARENESS – videos to make prospective customers aware of your brand, product, service or offer

1. Overview Video

A short video giving the headlines of what you can offer. Keep it simple – don’t be tempted to cram too much information into one video, and stay away from the finer details at this stage. Focus on the benefits rather than the features of your offering.

2. Commercial

A 30 second commercial might be all you need to raise awareness in your product or service. There are plenty of opportunities to screen your commercial online – through YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn advertising.

3. Trailer/ Highlights Video

As with a film trailer, you can get a lot of information across in a short video. A trailer can be useful for promoting an event or an experience such as a book or performance.

4. Culture Video

Every organisation has a culture, and often it’s the culture rather than the products that your customers identify with. Talk about your brand values and ethics and make sure you include the office dog!r performance.

5. Tour Video

Take your audience on a video tour. You might want to show off your office and introduce your team, or you might want to showcase a property you’re selling. A Tour video is the next best thing to being there.

6. Showreel

A Showreel video is usually set to music and captures the very best aspects of your offering. This could be short clips of your organisation in action, sound bites from happy customers, and clips of your products or services.

INTEREST – videos to give interested prospects more information about your brand, products or services

7. Explainer Video

Make individual videos that go into more details about your products or services. Remember that a customer of one product might not be a customer of another, so it’s important to make separate explainer videos and place them where your interested viewers are most likely to see them. Explain the features of your product/ service, and how users will benefit from them.

8. How-to Video

‘How To… is one of the most common YouTube search terms. If viewers are searching for a solution to a problem, help them out. Showing your prospective customers how to do something can establish you as an authority on your subject whilst making people more aware of your brand.

9. Expert Video

Establish yourself as the ‘go to’ expert in your field by explaining subjects, issues or concepts through video. Keep it short and avoid too much detail or jargon. A short video is more engaging than pages of text.

10. Process Video

Customers are usually interested in how things are made or how they work, so take them behind the scenes and show them your processes. Depending on what you do, it can sometimes be difficult for customers to see the value in your product or service, so a process video demonstrates how much time and effort you put in.

11. Hints & Tips Video

Demonstrate your knowledge of a particular subject or product by offering short ‘top tips’ videos. Free advice like this can increase your profile and encourage viewers to share on social media.

12. Product Demo Video

If you make or sell products, a short video explaining the features or a particular item can increase the chances of your viewer buying it. According to a recent survey by Google, 50% of internet users look for a video related to a product or service before visiting a store.

13. Team Introduction Video

As your prospects gain interest in your organisation, it may help them to learn more about the people behind the brand; after all, people buy from people as they say. Use video to introduce members of your team and throw in some quirky facts for authenticity. These are also useful for Email signatures and LinkedIn profiles.

14. Company History Video

Again, as your prospect dig deeper for information, they might be interested in how your organisation came about, especially if your story is unusual if you’ve overcome some major hurdles or you’ve experienced some noteworthy achievements.

15. Day In The Life Video

Follow a team member or even a client through a typical day, showing what they g