How to Pick Out the Best Self-Defense Videos

Take a Google search for self-defense videos, and you’ll find that there are hundreds of companies ready to take your hard-earned money in exchange for the latest thing in self-defense. You have everything from legendary “forbidden martial arts” instructors all the way down to so-called black ops special forces top secret training videos. Now a lot of this can be confusing and difficult to choose a video for someone who doesn’t know a lot about the self-defense industry. So here’s some general guidelines that you can follow when buying or even looking at self-defense videos:

Guideline #1: If it says anything about black ops, special forces, secret skills, secret training camps, or anything else to make it sound as if it’s some forbidden knowledge that the government banned and has hidden, that’s probably a scam. The truth is, there’s no such thing as black ops secret ninja force skills. The skills that true black ops and other spec forces learn are actually very similar to what you’d find in a lot of different martial arts. There’s no hidden techniques. However, there are a lot of companies out there claiming that they’ll teach you the latest thing from secret training camps that the military banned for a hefty price. General rule of thumb is, if you see someone advertising this, you should avoid them. It’s probably a scam. The material isn’t very good, and how can you really trust someone if they’re lying about their system? How can you trust your life with their system?

Guideline #2: You should avoid people that want to sell you e-books. Now I know this is an article about self-defense videos, but when you’re looking for self-defense videos, you’ll find a lot of people actually selling e-books. Now there’s nothing wrong with e-books, and a lot can be learned from them. However, they leave a lot up to you. You’re not being taught, you’re reading how to do things. Unless their e-book has thousands of pictures, you’re not going to be able to see every part of the technique demonstrated, so you’ll miss out on a lot of the crucial parts of it. Yeah, the book may be solid information, but if your only source of knowledge for self-defense is an e-book, how will you ever know how to do the techniques properly? The truth is, you can’t. Stay away from the e-books. If you’re looking for self-defense videos, stick to videos.

Guideline #3: Another thing to keep in mind, when looking for self defense videos, is to look for self defense videos the creator actually stands by. Good self defense videos should have a good warranty and good unconditional guarantee. Try the product for at least 30 days, otherwise, how can you really know it’s a good system. You’ll see a lot of guys, and they’re doing this seven day test period, that’s not anything good. You can’t really examine a system in seven days. In fact, a general guideline is the more someone stands behind their system, the more it’s trustworthy. Anything over 30 days is usually pretty good though. The unconditional money back guarantee, 30, 60, 90 days, they’re all pretty good. You want to find someone who truly stands behind their product.

Guideline #4: Do some research. Before you pull the trigger and buy that product, Google the creator’s name, Google his product’s name, see what people are saying. If it has good reviews, it’s probably a good product. If it has bad reviews, it’s probably not something you want to be putting your money. You’ll find a lot of guys out there, if you Google their name, you’ll find that no one is giving their self defense videos good reviews. They get awful reviews and they’re generally not received very well. However, one thing you have to be wondering about this, is that there is a website called “BullShido.” I wouldn’t trust anything, personally, that you read there. You’ll find that anything there is written by MMA fanatics, so anything that’s not MMA, they completely trash and disregard. Yes, while there is a lot of great knowledge there, it’s very biased. So, I’m not sure if MMA forums are the best source…but you can find other sources. If you Google the name and you’ve seen a lot of stuff, saying that’s not a good product or maybe bad customer service, or anything like that may be something you want to stay away from.

If you’re looking for self defense videos, make sure you follow those guidelines when you’re trying to find self defense videos and you’ll find a good company that will treat you right.

More on Video Marketing Success

We have already said what an amazing marketing tool video is and how it can be used to bring visitors to your website and build your “list”. On YouTube alone there are over a billion users every month, and also YouTube is owned by Google so using videos on YouTube you are immediately improving your SEO rankings with no extra effort but there are a few things to remember.

Search engines need to know what a video is about so remember to put keywords in the title. Use the description area to put a full description of the video and keywords. The top two lines are the ones seen by humans but all available space can be seen by search engines.

Tags in videos and pictures are important. How often are you searching on Google pages when you see a row of pictures or videos that link back to someone’s website? I have occasionally seen pictures that link back to my website, it all helps.

Share your videos on social media and get shares and likes from viewers. Have share buttons on your website so that visitors can share on their Facebook and Twitter pages for their friends to see and pass on. Shares and likes are a source of future visitors, make your videos work as hard as you can!

There is a tool called “HootSuite” which allows atomization for scheduling and re-promoting you videos at set intervals.

If your videos are suitable, over time you could group them together and add to a play-list. Choose a suitable thumbnail picture to promote your videos and get them noticed. This could help you promote your recognisable brand.

Videos can be made about anything and everything. They could be educational, and could demonstrate some equipment and how to use it. Videos are great for testimonials the full face communication helps to make you believable as people relate to people. Humorous videos can still make a point and bring visitors to your website. Do you remember the educational videos John Cleese made?

You could make a sequence of videos explaining a course of action and sell them on your website, but with the initial one or two being free to watch, and entice viewers to purchase. I saw this done very effectively recently with a sequence of very good videos. 5 were free to watch on YouTube the remaining five were offered at a discount price for a limited period, and later the whole course was sold at a higher price. Obviously the videos have to be of high quality and useful for this to work.

Video marketing is a vast subject with so many ways of using videos to increase your rankings and bring traffic to your website This form of marketing is becoming more popular as months go by, learn to make good videos now and take advantage of the benefits, and grow you list of prospective buyers.

Internet Programs – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

So, you’ve decided to try an online opportunity. After all, they are quite the rage. But, before you sign up for just anything, know that Internet programs come in three types: the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s pretty obvious that the good programs are the only ones worth considering. To find a program worthy of your time and efforts, look for the following features:

They Use Innovative Technology: The old ways of marketing are just that: old. Cold calling went out with the invention of caller ID, email solicitation declined with the onset of SPAM blockers and simply having a webpage suddenly became simply not enough. This makes the use of innovative technology in business programs extremely important.

A bad business program will have outdated marketing: it might rely on keyword driven traffic or only blog writing. A good business program will rely on much more. By using social networking, pod casts, and videos, good business programs utilize all the tools the web offers.

They Offer Training: Unless you are blessed with omniscience, chances are you don’t know how to do everything. If you are joining a new business, you need training. Without it, your success is compromised.

Good business opportunities will not only offer you training, but they will offer you training you can pursue on your own. Instead of waiting for someone to have to the time to tell you what to do, legit training programs allow you to roll up your sleeves and dive in as much – or as little – as you want.

They Don’ Require You to Have “Seven Friends”: We’ve all been there. We get a call from a long lost friend who says he’s calling just to say “hi.” Just as we are about to get off the phone, he tells us about a great opportunity he wants us to join. The only thing we need to do: get seven of our friends to join as well.

Pyramid schemes, though they run rampant, simply don’t work. They can only be sustained by talking others into joining, a task that grows increasingly harder in a poor economy. Avoid any business opportunities that parallel a pyramid scheme and stick to the ones where you benefit from your efforts.

They Don’t Require a Huge Deposit: If you had a ton of extra money lying around, you probably wouldn’t be looking at business opportunities in the first place. Chances are, if you lay down a huge deposit, you’ll never get it back. Instead, look for business opportunities that either require you to invest nothing monetarily or very little. You’re in this to make money, not the opposite.

They Make Sense: There are certain business opportunities out there that simply make no sense. You read the fine print once, twice, three and four times and you are still scratching your head as to how it works. If it’s that complicated, it’s probably a trick.

Certain businesses try to “sneak one by you” through confusion. This makes it a good rule of thumb to stay away from programs that are ridiculously longwinded, or ones that force you to read the entire dictionary, just to understand what they are saying.