How to create an effective intro video ๐ŸŽฌ

  • Remote Working & Freelancing
Allison Nulty
ยท 3 min read

Your Contra profile is your gateway to new freelance opportunities, and an intro video can be the key to unlocking them ๐Ÿ”“ It's a powerful tool for building your personal brand, making a great first impression, and establishing connections that lead to your next project!

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Creating an intro video is a breeze, and you don't need fancy equipment, just a cell phone! ๐Ÿ“ฑ Here are some tips to get started:

Keep it short and sweet:

Go for a snappy video โ€“ try to keep it under 60 seconds. You want your future clients to get a taste of what you're all about without feeling like they're drowning in info ๐Ÿ˜„

Practice makes perfect:

Craft a short and punchy script to make sure you get your message across crystal clear.

Introduce yourself, your niche, your ideal clients, your success stories, and don't forget to throw in a compelling call to action! ๐Ÿš€โœจ

Example:

Hey there, Iโ€™m Olivia, your friendly Community and Support Manager, from sunny California! ๐ŸŒž I'm a Top Independent on Contra with over 10 glowing recommendations! I absolutely love helping non-profits and budding startups connect with their dream users. In my latest project, I had a blast guiding a startup to build their very own support knowledge base, and guess what? ๐ŸŽ‰ย  It slashed their incoming support requests by a whopping 43%! ๐Ÿš€ So, whether you're looking to supercharge your community or revamp your support processes, I'm your go-to person! Send me an inquiry or check out my services, and let's make some magic happen! โœจ๐Ÿ’ฌ

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Let there be light:

Don't underestimate the power of good lighting โ€“ it can work wonders for your video quality.

When your space is well-lit, your videos will shine, capturing your best angles and making you look like a pro. So, let the light in, and watch your content glow! ๐Ÿ’ก

Be authentically YOU:

Don't hold back โ€“ let your unique personality shine through! Just be yourself and embrace your quirks and individuality.

Authenticity is your secret weapon for connecting with your audience on a personal level. So, relax, be genuine, and let your true self steal the spotlight! ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽฅ

Edit if needed:

Basic video editing tools can help you sparkle like a pro! Here are some of our favorite tools:

  • ๏ปฟDescript - Descript uses AI to provide automatic captions, making your videos more accessible and engaging for a global audience and offers video editing tools for a polished final product.
  • ๏ปฟCapCut - CapCut offers automated captions for efficiency and inclusivity, helping you reach a broader audience with ease. You can also use CapCut's video editing features to refine your content.
  • ๏ปฟVeed.io - Veed.io's online auto-subtitle generator simplifies the process of adding precise and visually appealing subtitles to your videos, enhancing accessibility and engagement. Plus, Veed.io offers video editing tools to give your content that professional touch.

Grab your smartphone, hit the record button, and let your potential clients and collaborators get to know the real you!

Record your intro video now for your Contra profile!

Want to try Contra? Sign up for free at contra.com to start your freelance journey.

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Allison Nulty
Head of Product @ Contra
Hello! I am a New York native, living in SF. I lead the product team at Contra and am always excited to bring our newest features to life. Have product ideas or something you'd like to see? Send me an inquiry and let's chat!

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