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Hey editors! We’ve got a new round of updates and a few more stats to share with you. Enjoy 🙂 And, as always, please let us know what stats you’d like to see next week:

AUTO-BIDS

  • 96% of all bids accepted had notes included, so make sure your auto-bids get particular about what comes with it! In your notes, be sure to mention whether or not it includes title cards, sound mixing, or other special effects.
  • Of over half of all users who’ve accepted bids from an editor, those editors chosen had a category-related video in their portfolio—so make sure that your portfolio videos are properly categorized!
  • To date, only 24% of our editors have set up an auto-bid—that’s less than a quarter of you! So, if you’re struggling to find jobs on our platform, rethink your auto-bid strategy (click one of the following for tutorials, explainers, and more auto-bid info). And for the 76% of you who have yet to set up an auto-bid, now’s the time!*

*At the risk of sounding like a broken record, our editors need to set up auto-bids (yes, plural!) to be successful on this platform. We invented the auto-bid to change the way video editors find work. We know it’s different and perhaps slightly uncomfortable. But that’s the point. We’re abandoning the old way and embracing change, because the old system wasn’t working for most editors, either. And we’re braving new territory to make VidMob the easiest, fastest way for our editors to find work. Finessing that system will take time and some trial and error. That’s where your feedback comes in. So get in the Edit Suite, play around with some auto-bids, and let us know how we can improve upon them 🙂

NEW APP FEATURES (to help get you more clients!)

Editor Favoriting: As you build clients, they will be able to “favorite” you as an editor and then ping you for manual bids on future projects. This will ensure that you’re not wasting your time manually bidding on hundreds of projects. Additionally, we’re building tools now so that editors can create unique links to their personal editor profile. You can distribute these links to anyone, and when they click on your link, you will automatically be added as a favorite editor in their settings—meaning that your auto-bids will be the first bids that they see on their next project, and if you don’t have applicable bids for that project, they’ll be able to ping you to request a manual bid. How cool is that? But the auto-bid will always remain a consistent driver of additional work that comes to you with no effort on your part.

PUBLICITY

This past Tuesday, December 9th, VidMob was featured on the Emmy-winning daytime talk show,
The View. Below are some highlights from our visit to ABC Studios and a glimpse of the segment.

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Click any image to watch the segment!

COMING SOON

We’re starting to promote our second open collaboration project and a special Star Wars-themed reveal due to debut this weekend. We hope that this upcoming project will help create more buzz and excitement surrounding what we’re building here at VidMob in order to draw in new users and encourage more project creation.

To start following our trail of clues for what the big Star Wars reveal will be, check out our blog post here and be sure to follow the clue trail on our social channels @VidMob.

And, as always, if there are any stats that you’d like to see next week please reach out to us at support@vidmob.com to let us know!

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