Every digital nomad’s dream is to build an online business that earns them a full-time income while they are traveling, exploring, and enjoying life. One of the best ways to do that is through freelance writing. Today we will discuss how you can use artificial intelligence software to turn blogs into videos so that you can drastically increase your blogs traffic.
One common income stream for remote workers and digital nomads is to start travel blogging, and for anyone who has been to our website before, using AI writing software to generate content is our top recommendation.
However, combining blog content with YouTube and social media videos can be an incredible way to increase your blog and website traffic and create a second stream of income for your business.
So if you are a remote worker, a digital nomad, or looking to start your side hustle through freelance writing, this blog is for you!
Here we will discuss how you can double your income stream by turning your blogs into videos to grow a YouTube channel.
Can YouTube Videos Increase a Blog SEO?
The answer to this question is yes.
The written text surrounding a video (metadata, transcripts, etc.) provides lots of value for SEO. If you upload a transcript or make the blog post largely transcription-based, Google will pick up on these extra details and rank your content higher.
Adding videos to your blog posts can help them rank higher on search engines, and people are more likely to click on a video thumbnail than they are to read a traditional blog post. Your article should rank higher with more clicks and engagement on your blog post.
Other aspects of SEO value from video come from user behavior. For example, bounce rate has long been a contentious part of Google’s algorithm. Still, for various reasons, it’s universally agreed that a low bounce rate is typically better than a high bounce rate.
Why Freelance Writers Should Build a YouTube Channel
YouTube channels are extremely popular, and they are only getting bigger. YouTube now has a reported 51 million active channels, which continues to increase.
YouTube is an excellent way to gain passive income as a digital nomad.
Here are some of the main reasons freelance writers should build a YouTube channel:
- Increases your passive income potential: Once you have a few videos up on your channel, you can start to earn passive income through YouTube ads and affiliate marketing.
- Builds your brand: A strong personal brand is essential for any freelance writer looking to succeed.
- Client and lead generation: A YouTube channel allows you to showcase your work, highlight your skills, and build an audience of potential clients
- Increase your blog SEO: YouTube videos can increase the backlinks and organic reach of your blog
- Increase blog Virality: YouTube provides an additional way for traffic to reach your blog
Leveraging YouTube Shorts
After the virality of TikTok, other social media platforms are hopping on the trend of short and easy-to-consume videos. Instagram came out with Reels, and YouTube has now come out with YouTube Shorts.
YouTube Shorts are currently one of the best ways to go viral and is a massive opportunity to increase traffic to your blog. In this article, we will also show you how you can quickly make a YouTube Short and TikTok-style video using artificial intelligence to increase your blog’s virality further.
How to Turn Blogs Into Videos Using AI
Now, I know what most of you are probably thinking.
You are bloggers and writers, now video creators.
Fortunately, thanks to another handy artificial intelligence tool, you can copy your URL link, paste it into the software, and watch as a video is automatically created for you.
The software that we are going to use today is called InVideo. What InVideo does, is it can take your entire blog post and create a video out of it in minutes by using artificial intelligence. It will turn the text into an overlay and pair it with stock footage backgrounds to form one seamless video ready for YouTube or other social media channels in minutes.
Turning Blogs into Videos Using InVideo
Here is a step-by-step process for using InVideo to turn your blogs into videos to grow your social media channels.
Step 1. Setup your account
Create your InVideo account. There are three different pricing options for you to choose from.
The most basic plan is free, but it does come with InVideo branding on your videos, and some features are locked.
Paid plans start at $15/month, and you can try it out for free for 14 days to see if it’s the right fit for you.
Step 2. Select Text to Video
Select “Text to Video” and choose 16X9 format if you are looking to create a YouTube video. You can select the appropriate format if you want to make a TikTok or YouTube Short.
Step 3: Select your video template
Select a premade video template. There are many templates to choose from, so pick a layout and design that suits your branding.
Step 4: Copy in your article
Once you have a template chosen, it’s time to copy it into your blog article. You can either type it directly into the software or paste the URL to fetch the content for you.
Step 5: Create Scenes
InVideo will create scenes for you in an automated fashion. Based on the text length, you will get a set number of scenes that will make up the YouTube video, and the AI software will match the text to video backgrounds.
Step 6: Edit Storyboard
Click “Go to Story Board,” and you can edit and finalize the storyline for your video stitching it all together. Go through each scene and edit the slides. So if the video does not match the text well, you can search for a video in the database and select the video you want as the background. You can trim the video to make sure it is the proper length and matches the text.
If you are happy with the storyboard, click “Assemble Video.” This will take all the scenes and stitch them together into one cohesive video.
Step 7: Publish the Video.
Once everything looks good, paste the YouTube link into the software and download the video. You can also save it directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive and upload it to YouTube!
Turning Blog Posts Into YouTube Videos With Artificial Intelligence
And there you have it!
In just a few minutes, you can turn your blog articles into videos using InVideo’s AI software so that you can post them on social media channels like YouTube and TikTok.
When you combine AI writing with AI video generation, you can grow your YouTube channel and blog at record-breaking rates. This is one of the best ways for digital nomads to create passive income so they can travel and enjoy life.
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