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It would be fair to say at the time of writing this that we are living in unprecedented times. Covid-19 has forced many of us indoors and we are being asked to make temporary (fingers crossed) changes to our lifestyles. This applies to the vast majority of business, big or small.

However, you could argue that fortunately we couldn’t be better suited to ‘keep the show going on’ with business commanding such a strong online presence in the social media era. We all use a range of apps, sites and companies to help produce and share content. I’m going to give you a quick guide to Headliner, one I’ve picked out that you may not have heard of before, to help maintain and even improve your online presence as we navigate through this period of social distancing.

Headliner is an online video producing site, allowing you to bring all sorts of content to life, be it visual or audio. It’s relatively straightforward to use and more importantly, free, although there is a premium option, should you wish to sign up.

G2 crowd state “Social video generates 1200% more shares than text and image content combined.” Why not use this period of isolation to try something new content wise, potentially reaping the benefits of the extra traction and exposure Headliner can bring?

Here’s five things to know about Headliner:

 

1. You can make engaging content for every platform

 

We all know the benefits of having a strong social media presence. That’s why Headliner is on hand to create engaging videos for every platform. Be it Twitter, Instagram, Youtube or even Linkedin, Headliner supports all platforms and can take your social media to the next level, at a time of high activity.

 

2. Automatically transcribe all your videos

 

Anyone who has transcribed knows the hassle the process can sometimes be. It can be time consuming and tedious. Most of us have more time on our hands at the moment but save yourself the hassle and let Headliner do the work for you.

 

3. All types of media can be used in projects

 

As a business, you’re likely to have plenty of content in the archives waiting to be used. Similarly, Headliner not only supports content for every platform, it also supports all types of media when it comes to creating projects. Images, video clips and even gifs can be used when making content. All that content you have stored waiting in the wings can now go into Headliner, the choice is yours!

 

4. The simple editing format makes it perfect for all abilities

 

 

The image above shows the screen you’ll see when you come to making a project on Headliner. Click ‘add’ to get started and you’re underway. Choose your start and end times and effects in an easy to understand method. Take advantage of being able to use as many tracks as necessary in the bottom left of your screen. The freedom is yours, make something engaging!

 

5. What do you get for free?

 

The most important thing to know. With the ‘forever free’ plan you can get up to 10 videos a month with unlimited watermarking to put your own stamp on your content. You also get 1080p resolution and video transcription. Importantly, you can link Headliner with your social media or other platforms to auto-share your finished products, while creating branded templates.

There you have it, you now have all the basics you need to know to get started with Headliner. Take advantage of this unique situation we find ourselves in to try something new to help keep your social media presence ticking over through these testing times. Get creative, but most importantly, stay safe!

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