Beginner's guide to creating an animated whiteboard video

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Are you thinking of making an animated explainer video?  Then you have come to the right place!  We can tell you what that is and how you can easily add one to your website without any experience.

What is an Animated Explainer Video?

An animated explainer video is a video that explains to potential customers what your product does.  Depending on what your business is, you may need to explain it to people.  Especially if you have a unique product – which is always a good thing!  It is a great marketing tool to make more sales.  It gets people excited about your product.  They should learn through the video how your product can make their lives better.

What Makes a Good Animated Explainer Video?

A good animated explainer video should:

  • Get to the point quickly.  We’re talking 60 to 90 seconds maximum.  People may get bored if it is too long and stop watching.  And you could be putting these on different social media accounts that have limits to how long your videos can be.
  • Be visually compelling.  They need to catch the viewer’s attention.
  • Tell a good story.  If it gets boring or is too complicated, people will stop watching.

Where Do I Put My Animated Explainer Video?

You can feature it prominently on your website or blog.  You can also put in social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

How Do I Create One Myself?

So the idea of creating one yourself may seem overwhelming.  You probably think it could take you hours, days, months, etc. to create one without any experience.  But how about creating one in minutes?

Wideo is a great online tool that allows you to create animated explainer videos in minutes.  No previous experience with editing or creating videos is even needed!  You just choose a template, choose graphics from their stock footage, and enter your own content.  And then look – you just created your animated explainer video!  You can download it as an mp4 video with one click.  You can share it on your social media accounts like Facebook and YouTube.  And you can put the video on your website or blog.

Can I Get Someone to Make It For Me?

Wideo is certainly the easiest way to create it yourself.  But if you have a specific vision for what you want your video to be and you don’t feel like you can achieve it with Wideo, then you can turn to Fiverr.

Fiverr is a website my business likes to turn to when there’s a project we need completed but we do not have time to do it ourselves.  You can find experts in all kinds of fields on Fiverr.  You can then pay them to do a project for you.  There are a lot of experts on Fiverr who have experience creating whiteboard or animated video explainer videos.  You can click here to get started hiring one of them.