ClassifiedsThese days more and more people are selling things online.  While many people still post online classifieds with just a text description and a couple photos, video is quickly emerging as a superior way to show off what you’re selling and Magisto makes it easy to create a great classifieds video.

Video provides a whole new depth that gives potential buyers a much better feel for what it is that you’re trying to sell.  Earlier today one of our users, Bill Cobb, posted a great blog post about how he’s using Magisto to create real estate video clips.  His post, along with the example video that he posted (embedded below) inspired us to put together a post on how you can use Magisto not only to make videos for selling real estate, but to create great classified videos to sell virtually anything.

Looking to make a great classified video of your own?  We’re here to help you do it in three simple steps.

Step 1: Shoot your video

Grab your camera or mobile device and shoot some video of whatever it is that you’re trying to sell.  If it’s a home, be sure to get some nice establishing shots of the outside of the home as well as some footage inside the house of the different rooms.  Focus on the major selling points—if there are hardwood floors or a newly renovated kitchen, make sure those features are represented.  If you’re trying to sell a product, shoot some video of the product in action.  This is your opportunity to prove to your buyers not only that the product looks great but that it’s also in good working condition.  If you’re selling artwork, show it in different lighting conditions and from different angles.  You get the point—you want to shoot footage that gives the viewer a good look at what you have to offer.

Step 2: Upload your video to Magisto

Once your video is shot, it’s time to upload it to Magisto.  If your video files are on your computer you can upload them using the web app at Magisto.com.  If they are on your iPhone, upload them to the Magisto iPhone app.  Note that you can also shoot your video directly from the iPhone app by choosing the ‘Shoot A Video’ option from the starting screen.

Step 3: Choose a soundtrack and title

After you’ve uploaded your video you’ll be invited to choose a soundtrack and a title.  Choose a soundtrack from our library, or upload one of your own.  The title should represent what the product is that you are selling.  Once you’ve finished this step you’ve done your job!

Magisto works by analyzing your video footage and then editing the best parts together to create your movie, so you can sit back and relax while Magisto does the work for you.

Have you used Magisto to create a great classified video?  If so, we’d love to see it!  Feel free to share it with us in the comments below.

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