5 Tips for a Great Gig Video Using Your Smartphone

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Making money online can be very impersonal. One of the advantages of Fiverr® is the fact that you can add a video and personalize your Gig®. This not only helps you draw attention to your Gig but has proven to increase sales by more than 200 percent.

No matter the type of service you might offer a video helps you connect with your buyers, show off your work and convert your Gig visitors into buyers. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a professional videographer to create a high quality video. Here are five tips that can help you make a high quality video with a webcam or smartphone.

  1. Go for the highest resolution you can

  2. Many of today’s cameras let you choose the resolution, if you can, select the highest available resolution. You may also want to check your phone, you may find that it films in a higher resolution than your webcam. If you do use your smartphone for your video, remember that filming should be taken when the the phone is horizontal.

  3. Natural is better

  4. Lighting is essential for a good video. Using natural light is better than a brightly lit room. If you’re indoors open the curtains to let the light in. When you’re outside avoid direct sunlight. Balance is crucial. With too much light, you’ll be washed out and unclear. With too little light, the video can come out dark and blurry. It’s best to do a few takes and choose the one that works for you.

  5. Keep it steady

  6. If you are using a handheld camera or a smartphone, you want to make sure to get it to be as still as possible when filming. You can ask someone to help you film it, or try to set it on a stand, or set up on a steady flat surface.

  7. Be aware of your surroundings

  8. When filming, you’ll want to eliminate distractions, all attention should be on you. Check that there are no additional noises for the microphone to pick up. Also, you want to be sure that you film in front of an appropriate background. You may want a clean look, stand in front of a solid, light colored wall. For a more natural “at work” look, shoot at your desk or in your studio.

  9. Short is good

  10. Think of your video as an elevator pitch about yourself and your service. The video should be long enough to get across the value in your offering, but short enough so they don’t get bored.

    With all the effort that you put into your explainer video, you want to make sure your buyer will see it to the end.

    What’s your favorite Fiverr Gig Video? Do you have any other tips you’d like to share?

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Ben Blanki
Conversion Manager at fiverr. Constantly testing strategies and funnels for increasing the percentage of visitors to a website that convert into customers.
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carrieglenn
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carrieglenn
These are excellent tips! As someone who has studied digital filmmaking…SPOT ON! For the natural light, #2 tip, check out this extra tip: evening lighting is the BEST! It has the perfect hue and saturation combination and works best. Also, use your mouth! It though it sounds silly, practice your script a few times by OVER-enunciating your words and making sure to HIT each consonant. When you film, don’t over enunciate just speak really clearly. That earlier practice will make you look and sound very professional. Speaking of scripts, write a good one (and short one)! Talk to your ideal… Read more »
moo
Guest

Good advice! And though this first one probably goes against several of your recommedations, you can add humour to one of the key points, and therefore I’d suggest watching this gig video: http://www.fiverr.com/kyleschieffer/any-500-word-text-to-and-from-portuguese
Another from a favourite seller (very humourous as well as talented), is this one: http://www.fiverr.com/rinchan86/take-tips
Enjoy! 🙂
Ang/madmoo

moo
Guest

*recommendations

carrieglenn
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carrieglenn

These sites don’t have video up? Thx!

hafid
Guest

I love making video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YciY03Co0DU
thank you

Danish82
Guest

Wow, this is really a great help for me.
These tips and guidelines will be very useful for me in creating a great gig video, and off course for other sellers too.
Thanks a lot! for the help.

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Really useful tips, i will try to do for my gig 🙂

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basharshaikh
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basharshaikh

really it’s useful..! i love it so much.bcz i’m new seller in fiverr.i think now i can make best video for gig about photoshop editing.

Mcyrus
Guest

Really Great Tips I shall use it for http://www.fiverr.com/mcyrus/do-12-article-submission-service this gig and hope to see IMPROVEMENT.

apprentice_need
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apprentice_need

i will try to do for my gig 🙂

gigdeal
Guest

Awesome tips , Thanks for sharing!

Please check my Video gigs
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sudhir
Guest

thanks for great video tips

apprentice_need
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joycefelix
Guest

Wow! now i can get started on fiverr. Good tips indeed!!!

sobolevaart
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sobolevaart

Thank you for the article! It is very interesting!!!

marwa mohyi eldin
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marwa mohyi eldin

Such a great tips, thanks, I will do it to keep better

Seoprow
Guest

Very Informational.
I have been personally trying to video myself but couldn’t get right procedure and one reason was that, the phone was vertical which made it look unprofessional.
thanks for the tip.

touhidu
Guest

Wow! now i can get started on fiverr. Good tips indeed!!!

chamuditha4
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chamuditha4

Good advice for me thanks 🙂

gfx_gigblast
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gfx_gigblast

Great and informative post, I really love it… Especially the be aware of your surrounding part. I am a professional video animation creator with over six years experience in making video animations, and I know the importance of being aware of ones surroundings.

article_maestro
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article_maestro

Good tips, but I’m pretty super shy (can be seen in my display picture).

emporiom
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younoch
Guest

Good suggestion.

jeelala
Guest

All that I read is very very useful as a new seller and new comer. I do often read such type of materials when I am free to learn much more.
I;ll suggest for new sellers to do so. thanks

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Teamit
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Awesome Tips…Thanks a lot fiverr team for sharing this helpful post

rocks_design
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rocks_design

Great Tips…

basharshaikh
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basharshaikh

it’s really awesome tips.
Some fiverr gigs from me

https://www.fiverr.com/s2/f9764217da

emran4
Guest

That’s are awesome tips to make a Quality Video. Thank you very much Fiverr.

Hilario Cardoso
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Hilario Cardoso

Amazing tips indeed. Thanks!

nayemsteller
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nayemsteller

Although I already made some gig video but I will make some more gig video and definitely these great tips will help me to make better videos. Thanks 🙂

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