What do you guys do with Camtasia to make money?

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Luis Stamatis

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Luis Stamatis

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Nice! Thank you for sharing!
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Of course all any individual can do is relay their own experiences. But for me, I've used Camtasia to make training videos for a couple of Adobe software products. And those videos are being sold and I make money off them.

I also create visual media content that I present during a fundraising concert each year. And part of that is to use Camtasia to create the motion video content that is presented in sync with different songs. That will be coming up for me in a couple of months.

And my most recent use was to create some fictional training videos that are included as part of some content that will ship with one of Adobe's products that I'm involved with. 

I've also created a few "book trailer" type videos for some authors I know. They present these videos at different events to draw attraction to their tables when they are selling books at different events. Additionally, they are used on Amazon and Create Space to hopefully stimulate more interest for their books.

Now I'm also aware that some folks actually create and sell marketing videos to people such as lawyers and dentists and other types of businesses. I have no idea how that even works and would love to learn more about it. Hopefully one of those folks will pop into this thread and offer their own advice and experiences.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Luis Stamatis

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Rick thank you for sharing. Interesting ways of the use of Camtasia.
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Happy to share. 

I hate to burst anyone's bubble here, but I live in a very tiny and very old house. I drive a car that is 13 years old. My computer is a couple of years old now.

While my wife and I are pretty frugal and live reasonably comfortable, by no means would I consider myself a wealthy person whatsoever when it comes to finances.

Just in case anyone was thinking that knowing and using Camtasia was perhaps an easy way to get rich quick. LOL

I personally find that folks that become very wealthy doing things most likely become that way as a matter of luck. I've heard it said that "luck" is where opportunity meets preparation. And I agree with that to a large degree. But most often what I see amounts to nothing more than pure happenstance. Being at just the right place, with just the right people, at just the right time.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I provide editing services for my clients, amongt the multitude of other services I provide.  I also have a YouTube training channel (http://youtube.com/topshelfva) in which I use Camtasia to create the videos. Some of that training is on how to use Camtasia.  Although I do not make money directly off the YouTube channel, it does bring me long-term retainer clients who stay with me for years.
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Would this be editing services as in they supply you some kind of document such as a Microsoft Word document? Or "video editing" services?
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LOL, video editing, as in Camtasia video editing. (Sorry, thought that was a given since I was replying on a Camtasia post, but can see how if read quickly, my initial response could have been misinterpreted by people.)  ;-)  Example, one long-term retainer client sent me 127 video clips, to cover three videos. I separated out the clips for each video, decided what to keep, what not to use, how to put the story together, what to edit where, etc., produced the first full video, got approval after a requested minor tweak, loaded to YouTube, did the SEO work, keywords, title description, tags, thumbnail, card, end card, put on the client's website, now promoting it on FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and distributing to the e-mail list. I think that covers everything.  Now it's on to editing the second video.

Oh, and yes, I also do editing and proofreading of documents such as Word. I pretty much cover all administrative skills... other than accounting and bookkeeping.  Thanks for asking for the clarification Rick! :-)
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What threw me on this was the "multitude of other services" comment. ;)
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We have a green room in our offices and we produce training videos and short clips on cybersecurity and HIPAA compliance. The longest video we've done was about an hour, with multiple media sources, call outs, and extensive use of other tools, and Cam 9 handled it like a champ. I'd like to hear feedback on the advantages of Final Cut over Camtasia. My pro friends say I should switch, but Camtasia does what I need without the steep learning curve. 
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I used Camtasia to write a book about Camtasia :-) It was mostly a video book. 31 videos on how to use Camtasia for MAC. That was a while ago. I now use it to create training at work and YouTube videos. I'm not making any money from it right now but I love using it...it's easy and you can do some cool stuff.

I also promote it quite a bit to others. Techsmith has sold many Camtasia / Snagit licenses because of my recommendations. Nothing in that for me...just love the products and use them daily. All it takes is one demo of Snagit and people are hooked. Camtasia takes a little more demoing but people love that as well.
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I also make software training videos.  The great thing for me is that each contract I do, each company has it's own branding.  So although I tend to create much the same set of videos, each company wants to pay me to have it personalised to how they work.  I also get work changing existing 'un-captivating' and boring Captivate e-learning into shorter and more interesting videos.