Empower Your Videos with Viewbix

Video is something a blogger can’t ignore, and for good reasons too. Pretty much any digital camera or smart phone today can film videos, and sites like YouTube and Vimeo offers a free way to host and share them. However, the current way videos are delivered offers a lot of room for improvement. This is where a new service call Viewbix comes in.

I first read about Viewbix over on TechCrunch. What the service does is allow you to leverage your videos by inserting interactive apps and sharing the experience across the web, mobile and social networks.

As a money-making blogger, you should always be looking for ways to maximize your reach. Instead of just sharing your YouTube videos, Viewbix allows your viewers to engage and transact while watching the videos.

With Viewbix, you’ll easily be able to add apps to existing videos, engage viewers and drive calls to action. Once a Viewbix is created, that interactive experience can then be shared across the web, mobile and social platforms. Here’s an example of a Viewbix I created for my demo video.

According to Viewbix, more than 20% of the viewers who watch a video in a Viewbix click on the call to action button or engage with at least one of the apps inside the player itself. The early stats with my video so far confirm this. Of the 52 people who watched the video today, 18 used one of the apps and three clicked the start your blog today button. Viewbix tracks every action that occurs in the player and reports those results so that you can optimize the players with the best performing apps. Other features include:

  • Add clickable calls to action to your videos.
  • Add custom skins, including a clickable banner – brand videos for your sites and brands.
  • You can use any YouTube, VimeoPro, Amazon Web Services, Facebook or MP4/FLV file.
  • Works on IOS and Droid Platforms – Fully mobile friendly.
  • When shared on social sites like Facebook or Twitter, all functionality stays in tact including the clickable calls to action, newsletter sign ups (great for list building), etc…
  • You can also set any of the apps to instantly open after the video plays. Newsletter sign ups and shopping link lists are the most popular for this.
  • Viewbix has cloning features for single or batch clones for split testing or so you can keep the same skin and apps and just change out videos, etc…
  • Full analytics with a Pro Account

Some popular Viewbix apps are:

  • Email list and Newsletter list building – Aweber, Mail Chimp, iContact, etc.
  • Skype – People can call you through the videos
  • Coupons – You can list coupons and make printable coupons for people to use
  • Maps – Show the locations of your retail stores, hotels or properties, etc…
  • List – Lets you create a list of clickable links (like list of products from the videos), you can also use it for coupons for the stores and upsells or cross sells.
  • Weather – Great for travel and destination based sites
  • Scribd – Great for ebook publishers and authors
  • RSS – Feed your blog’s rss feed through the video

Viewbix is based on a freemium model. There’s a base product with two free players, and a Pro plans starting at $19.95 for branded players, premium apps and detailed analytics. So far, I really like the service, and I think it will greatly improve the conversions on my marketing videos.

Make Money with Viewbix

Viewbix offers a very nice affiliate program so you can make money off them. The offer pays 50 cents per lead, plus 35% to 40% commission per sale. It also features a lifetime cookie so it doesn’t matter when the lead buys.

The affiliate program is run by my friends at Share A Sale and managed by Adam Riemer Marketing. They can give affiliates custom creatives and deals for extra promotions or pushes. You can sign up for the affiliate program here.


12 thoughts on “Empower Your Videos with Viewbix”

  1. Gary Darling says:

    You can never have to many affiliates right? I will check it out and see what I think. I trust your opinion though.

    1. Yes thanks for sharing about the affiliates scheme.

      The video making possibilities are great with all the apps and call to actions included.

  2. I get the purpose of it, but I’m not sure I would use it.

    I feel like it clutters the video, but at the same time I have no way of tracking YouTube interaction from my blog (that’s actually accurate) so I might have to give it a try.

    I do like the optin form option though!

    Thanks,
    -Gabe

  3. That’s new to me…….will definitely try!

  4. Nice features, I must confess! Will give it a try.

  5. I tested it and it works. Very easy to set up a video with your own call to action. I used my list subscription. Includes Aweber and Mail Chimp sign-up, and more. To see my random YouTube test see Honey Badger>

  6. Brian Yang says:

    Just gonna check it out if it’s cool. I’m excited about the call-to-actions though! haha

  7. Mark says:

    I cannot lie. I really shy away from videos because I can stand listening to and watching myself.

    But after reading this, I think I might give it a try. It really is a necessary part of the equation…especially if you can embed “call to action” apps inside.

    That does sound interesting.

    Mark

  8. faisal says:

    Wow, another awesome video service, which pays!

  9. Erica Lane says:

    Thanks for sharing this resource. I will have to go and check them out. I like the idea that you can track and encourage people to take action. In many ways it is a service to them as well as it makes it easy for them to learn more.

  10. Jasmine says:

    Love this!! I’m just getting started with videos, and I’m glad I found this. Nice to know there’s a way to get some customization, calls to action, etc in my ads.

Comments are closed.