How to make a Whiteboard Explainer Video with Fiverr

In last week post I shared my first whiteboard video. Today I will show how I made this video with few resources. I did not use a whiteboard at all or make any drawings, because there is software that can help create such a video in a semi-automated way. Most offers on fiverr are based on videoscribe software, that is why most examples look very similar. Forget the idea that you can hire someone to actually makes drawings for little money.

Outsourcing with Fiverr

Fiverr suggests a 3 step process to create a whiteboard explainer video;

whiteboard video on fiverr

  • Step 1: Script it
  • Step 2: Voice it
  • Step 3: Order it

I will explain how these outsourcing steps went for me, and I can tell you that is actually requires work anyway, because you have to think of what your video should like like and communicate this with the designer/artists.

Real people?

One of the issues I have with fiverr, is that it is very hard to find out weather an account is fake or not. It seems that some larger companies are setting out fake profiles to reel in leads. Anyway, user recommendations and stats help to make a selection of potential gigs. (A gig is a service offered at fiverr).

The Voice Over Script

I had the 1.30 minute voice over script done for $15.75 with Alexia after sharing an old video and its transcription ($5,50) on the subject and explaining my idea, she converted a 8 or 10 minute video, in a voice over script using less than 200 words.

The Voice Over

The next step is to find someone to record the voice over. I found Liz willing to do that at a total costs for me of $15.75.

The Video Script

With the voice over script and recorded voice ready, I had to think on the imagery matching the story. With the next video, I will do this is a more early phase. The animation video script was based on four stages;

  • Stage 1: Problem Description
  • Stage 2: Solution
  • Stage 3: Benefits
  • Stage 4: Call to Action

I realized that just the Voice Over script was not enough, and wrote a description of each stage myself. Laszlo helped me with the animation and final composition of the video for $21.

Multinational team

The realization of the video is the work of a multinational team, organizing it requires certain skills, but the result is definitely more appealing than anything that I could do myself with limited time. Thanks to the contributions from Nigeria, Pakistan, Greece and Romania I was able to put together the video that I had in mind for a total cost of $58 US dollar.

Like my video and share your experiences

Now that is in short how I created the whiteboard explainer video about the High Level Structure. Please like my video and subscribe to my youtube channel and let me know about your experiences creating whiteboard video’s with Fiverr.

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First Whiteboard Explainer video published

Today I published my first Whiteboard Explainer Video. I’m happy with the results and I think it is a much better video to explain the oncept of the High Level Strucuture than the old video.

//youtu.be/2oUljQe8V3M

In a next post I will explain the process to create this video, outsourcing almost everything with Fiverr. Now I just want to share the result and the landingpage for the viewers. Reminds me that I still need to put a link in the end of the video…

to be continued.

Following people versus organizations on Twitter

Because organizations do not follow back… Reviewing my twitter account I realized that most organizations do not follow back. Following people, organizations or blogs are filling up your timeline, but have no effect on the reach of messages you send or the post you feature, if they are not exposed to your outings.

So that is why I cleaned up the list of people I follow, focusing on actual people and strongly reducing the number of organizations and websites. twitter

For that reason I like LinkedIn and Facebook more were connections are reciprocal. Although it is possible to be a fan or like or follow stuff and people you like, for promoting my blog this is not helping me any further.

Social media can be a significant source of traffic and leads. That is why I will start to monitor more close the effects of being active on such channels. The idea is to choose the most effective channel after a few months of testing and focus efforts there. The nice thing is that all is interrelated and there are possibilities to auto-publish on multiple channels, but let’s see what works best.

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