Edumarketer Tip #136: Identifying Your Product Offerings

Uncategorized Oct 27, 2021

In the past several tips we’ve identified your expertise, by answering who you are, what problems you solve, and what your customer looks like, now we will move onIdentifying your product offerings. There are a ton of products available in the mortgage industry and you may already specialize in an area like VA, Reverse or Renovation. It’s good to know your product offerings to help your customers know you. Let’s look at what that looks like. 

Edumarketing can bring your business and customers together. Understanding those two elements is the foundation of identifying what your customers want to know about. The first steps to take are to answer the following questions:

1.Who is your ideal customer? (Remember your customer segments)

2.What do they want?

3.What are your products and services?

4.What problems do your products and services solve for your customers?

5.What questions do you answer?

Who Is Your Ideal Customer?

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Edumarketer Tip #135: Identify the Problems You Solve

Uncategorized Oct 20, 2021

In Tip#134, you identified your ideal customer. The next step in creating video content is to identify the problems you solve. Your customers have problems. Your customers have questions and guess what? You have solutions and answers for them. Using that information is the key to building your edumarketing plan. First, you need to understand what those problems and questions are, so let’s get started. To drill down on your expertise, answer the following questions:

1.What problems do you solve?

2.What questions do you answer? Let’s answer these questions using our young mortgage professionals as examples:


What problems do you solve?


The problems that these young mortgage professionals solve is the ability to relate to a young demographic. The average age of real estate agents is over 55. The industry is also seeing delays in young professionals buying homes because of perception of what happened...

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Edumarketer Tip #134: Identify Your Ideal Customer

Uncategorized Oct 13, 2021

In Tip#133, you identified your expertise. The next step in creating video content is to identify your ideal customer. 

To identify what your customers want to know about, you must first understand who your customer is and what are their needs. 

Fact: 86% of consumers say personalization plays a role in their purchasing. 

Knowing your customers’ needs and the questions they may have about making a purchase or doing business with you is the first step in creating your edumarketing plan. 

Let’s start with step one, which is identifying your ideal customer.

Step One: Identify Your Ideal Customer

Here is what that may look like if you are a real estate agent. 

Ideal Customer(s):

1. Someone who wants to purchase a home.

2. Someone who wants to sell their home.

Pretty basic, huh? Now, we will get into more detail about their wants and needs and how to drill down on what they need to have to really qualify as a...

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Edumarketer Tip #133: Discover Your Expertise

Uncategorized Oct 06, 2021

Over the next several months we are going to be sharing with you information to help you build a foundation of creating educational video content. These tips will help you create more video content. We’re including a handout that you can download, print off and use. Each week we will break out one step to help you come up with topics that will help to educate your borrowers and partners. We encourage you to print off the hand out and follow along each week.

The first step in creating video content is to know who you are and how you help your customers. Simple right? Not really. I’ve worked with several long-time originators who have struggled with explaining all that they do. Take the time to answer these questions and if there is anything we can do to help you, please contact us at [email protected]. We love helping originators create video content!

Discover Your Expertise

If you are a financial planner, your...

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Edumarketer Tip #132: Adding Light for Your Video

Uncategorized Sep 21, 2021

1. Use lighting to highlight yourself or your subject

2. A key light gives direct source for your production

3. Fill light fills in shadows from the key light and gives even look

In this video we share some tips for adding lights to your videos. If you'd like help editing and producing your videos, let us help you! We can edit and produce your videos and post them weekly for you on YouTube and social media.

It's a great way to build your marketing and expertise!


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Edumarketer Tip #131: Tips for Recording Video on Your Phone

Uncategorized Sep 21, 2021

You’re ready to start filming. Follow these four basic tips to increase the production value of your mobile content.

1. Phone video settings

You’d be surprised how much a few switch-flips can make a difference when it comes to capturing beautiful mobile video. If your phone’s relatively new, we’re willing to bet it’s got the ability to capture video in 4k (fancy!), you just probably need to select it in settings.

Head to your mobile camera settings to check out the recording specs available to you to instantly bump up your video quality. (Heads up, iPhone users — make your videos even more gorgeous by changing these iPhone video settings.) Click HERE for instructions.

2. Lighting for mobile video recording

Always make sure there’s more light in front of your subject than behind them. It’s more important that your subject is lit nicely than your background and if possible, shoot in shady or overcast conditions. That’ll help keep...

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Edumarketer Tip #130: Tips for Making Video Content on Your Phone

Uncategorized Sep 21, 2021

We know you’re eager to know how to make a video with your phone, but if you want something really polished, you need to think about your content before you hit record. Here are three key things to keep in mind:

1. Start strong

One of the most important things is to grab the viewer’s attention near the beginning of the video. As humans rapidly devolve into goldfish, our attention spans aren’t quite what they used to be. Create a sense of engagement upfront to make people want to continue watching. Want to hold them for the duration of the video? Keep it short and sweet and get to the point.

2. Map it out

To help you get there, make sure you map out your beginning, middle, and end. Making a video is like getting lost in a corn maze, it’s not so bad if you have a plan, but if you don’t, you’ll be stuck in there munching on raw corn until it gets dark and security pulls you out. Okay, so mobile video production isn’t exactly like a corn maze.


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Edumarketer Tip #129: Videos Tell Stories

Uncategorized Sep 21, 2021

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that I watch the events unfolding in Afghanistan. I’m sure many of you feel the same. While the situations are arguably very different, I can’t help but draw a few parallels between what the people are facing there and the experience of a good friend of mine, Ramy Romany while fleeing Egypt with his family during the 2011 Revolution.

As a Christian Egyptian married to a white woman, Ramy was automatically considered an infidel by the Muslim Brotherhood who were rising up to take control of Egypt. Ramy and his family were lucky enough to make it to the United States unharmed.

Years later, my friend, Nick Nanton, who directed the documentary I co-produced for Folds of Honor, sat down and interviewed Ramy. His story was riveting, and reminded me that we all must have hope.

Although, the stories you have to tell do not hopefully involve as much drama, you do have stories, as do your borrowers. Think about how you can share those...

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Edumarketer Tip #128: How to Do a Split Screen on Zoom to Record a Power Point Presentation and Your Video at the Same Time

Uncategorized Sep 21, 2021

Zoom offers the ability for you to easily record a video and share your screen at the same time.   There are a few tricks to getting your Zoom settings dialed in so that you can show your screen and your video at the same time.  We’ve made some simple step by step instructions and created a video to help you set up your Zoom App to allow you to do a Split Screen on Zoom.

Let’s begin by setting up your settings in the Zoom App.  

  1. Do Not Go To webpage
  2. Go to Your Zoom App and Update your Zoom App Settings
  3. Check on Record Video During Screen Sharing under Recording Section
  4. Do NOT Check Place Video Next to the Shared Screen in the Recording under Recording Section
  5. Under Screen Sharing Section, Check all Settings

Now that you have your Zoom settings in place, let’s hop on over to the Zoom meeting room and show how to show your screen.

Once you are in your meeting:

1. Click on the green Share Screen and share your screen.

2. Open your...

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Edumarketer Tip #127: Formatting Tips for Video Recording

Uncategorized Sep 21, 2021

1. Shoot Horizontally

Computers are formatted to view videos horizontally.  If you’re shooting on your phone, make sure to shoot horizontally. This produces an overall better quality video and also allows for more of the scene to be in the frame. 

2. Shoot in 4k

If possible, record your videos in 4k. This quality was made for videos and allows for an amazingly clear and beautiful video, especially if you’re zooming in on something. It also allows for a much deeper and truer color tone. This is great because you really get the true colors that are in the shot.

3. Start and End with a Smile

Always remember to look at the camera lens at the beginning of your video and smile.  It is the first thing someone will see when they watch your video and it will help to make a connection.  At the end of your video, do the same thing.  Pause, look at the camera, smile and thank them for watching.  

Formatting your video is not difficult, you just...

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