The first step would be to register an account with a video sharing website. Two of your most popular choices would be YouTube, Make Web video or Vimeo. Registering on these video sharing websites take less than a minute! Before you can upload anything, you need to activate your account by following the sign up instructions and clicking an activation link sent to your e-mail.
Once you’ve registered an account, the second step would be to explore your channel and your dashboard.
This way, you will be more aware on where you can upload, edit, and publish your videos.
On YouTube, you can upload anytime simply by clicking on the “Upload” button right next to the search bar and selecting the file you wish to upload. You can manage your video uploads by clicking on your profile icon at the top right part of your screen. To upload and edit your videos, click on the Video Manager which will take you to the overview of your videos. From there, you can click on “Edit” which is at the lower right side next to your video’s thumbnail. You can reduce shakiness, enhance your video, and even add captions and annotations.
For Vimeo, you can easily see the “Upload” option at the left of the search bar—it’s the last among the options listed next to their logo. Like YouTube, they support many different file formats and also allow you to upload HD videos. The even have Vimeo Video School by using software “Make Web video” to help you with your video editing skills, and they also have their Music Store and Enhancer to make your videos more appealing.
If you haven’t taken a video yet, remember to keep it at a desirable length. This means not taking a video which is longer than 10 minutes. Some people are discouraged when they see that a video is that long and decide to watch something shorter. Keep your video at the safe and sweet length of around 3-5 minutes. Shorter videos tend to get more attention, and you can increase your chances of being watched if you have a relatively short video.
The third step would be to upload your video for web presentation. When uploading, you will be given the option to upload in either HD or standard quality. If you shot your video using a good camera and there are details you would like to flaunt, choose shooting and later on uploading your video in HD. Beware though, since doing this can take much time especially if you don’t have a stable internet connection.
You can use standard quality if you are having internet connectivity problems for HD uploading. Standard quality isn’t necessarily that far behind HD, but for your audience who prefer watching high quality videos, uploading them in HD is the best way to go especially if you shot them in HD with your device.
Finally, the last step concerning your video for web ventures would be to monitor the movement of your audience by seeing the comments, monitoring the times your video was viewed, and taking their feedback constructively. This way, you can gather information even from your videos and online presentations.