If you're looking to increase your online visibility, build trust, and convert prospects into customers, then online video and YouTube marketing need to be part of your online marketing activity.

Why is YouTube so important? Today we enjoy faster connection speeds, unlimited hosting, and a video camera in every pocket or purse. That makes creating and sharing videos incredibly easy and affordable.

In addition, videos often appear on the first page of search results, and even when they don't, people often go directly to YouTube to conduct a search. In fact, YouTube is the second most popular search engine in the world behind Google, which owns it.

YouTube also gives us advanced annotation tools that allow us to create clickable calls to action within our videos to encourage engagement and subscriptions. With promoted videos you can even create links that take viewers to your website or other web property.

But let's start with the basics. How do you create videos that help build your business?