On this page, you’ll see an animated welcome character where I used a 3-D animated character along with my voice recording. These animated characters are a great way to welcome visitors to your website and draw their attention to your services, your books, or special features on your website.
As a bonus, they also help to keep visitors on your page a little longer.
Note: I just bought a new program that allows me to put these speaking characters onto any website. Check it out at any of these websites (where the audio is generated by text-to-speech with very human-like voices.
And here’s a welcome video to the Birds and Blades Twitter page, a neat touch. But it only works from the link below. If someone came directly to your Twitter page, they would not see the welcome video.
http://videopal.me/page/aTWtDs9SX5s4 (This welcome video uses a professionally recorded audio, the same audio used for the welcome video at http://www.birdsandblades.com.)
As you look at these welcome videos, you’ll see that each is a little different and customized to a particular website.
I can create a similar welcome video (or sales video!) for your website and give you the code to add it to your website home page or via a WordPress plugin to all pages on your website (with a setting to play the video just once per visit, a key to keeping your visitors happy).
These welcome videos I created play only once per visit, and will play on the first page of the site that a person visits (and won’t play again).
If you would like me to create one or more for your websites, click on the links below:
One animated welcome character video for $30 (using your words)
Two animated welcome character videos for $50 (using your words)
In creating a welcome video or sales character for you, I need the following information from you:
- The welcome text or sales pitch you want the character to make. Keep it short, just four to six lines at most.
- You can send the text to me in two ways: as plain text for use with the text-to-speech generator or as an audio recording of your voice (or a friend’s voice).
- You need to let me know which 3-D animated avatar you want to use (see characters in images below). These are the characters currently available; more will be available soon.
You can place your order for one or two videos by clicking on the appropriate link below:
One animated welcome character video for $30
Two animated welcome character videos for $50
You only need one welcome character per website unless you want to create specific welcome videos for specific pages. For example, I created one welcome video for the main page of this website (and this page as well) and a second welcome video for my self-publishing tips and resource page at http://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/self-publishing-tips-and-success-stories.
And here’s a welcome video for my book sales page on this website. I think you’ll like the way I did this: http://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/1001-ways-to-market-your-books-real-world-edition-book-cover.
I’m sure you can think of ways to use these welcome videos on your website.
About John Kremer
John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- John Kremer on Book Marketing.