How to make a profile video
By Babysits, 4 min read
Did you know that in addition to your profile picture you can also upload a profile video on the Babysits platform? This feature helps to increase your visibility, whilst giving you a greater chance of finding a job as a babysitter or finding a suitable babysitter for your kid. It is important that you take advantage of this feature. This is why we want to provide you with some useful tips to make the best profile video and increase your chance of being chosen!
It is more common for people to upload their profile picture, however, by uploading a profile video you can add value to your profile. Babysitters are often more inclined to upload a video, but it can also be a useful tool for parents. In general, it serves to make yourself better known, letting the user know who you are and why he/she should choose you.
Remember that you can only upload a profile video through the app and not the website
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How can you make the best profile video? Follow our tips in order to make no mistakes and increase your chances of getting a job or finding a babysitter:
Choose the right background
First of all, you need to record the video in a bright area. As with profile photos, it is better to avoid dark backgrounds as good lighting is preferred in order to show your face clearly. It’s even better when you use front lighting as it reduces shadows. It is also important to choose the right background in terms of noise. Try to stay away from areas where there is, music, tv or kids playing in the background. There is nothing worse than a video that is difficult to hear, don’t you agree?
Wear proper clothes and make sure you look natural
It is a good idea to dress appropriately for the video, think about what you would wear for an interview. It is important to take into account that if you are a babysitter you are going to be dealing with families, therefore, you must look respectful. Avoid shirts with offensive words or drawings on them. Avoid any filters on your face or even your voice. Portraying a misleading version of yourself is not appealing.
Use all your time at your disposal
The video is 40 seconds, if you think about it, it’s not a lot. We strongly recommend that you use this short time to introduce yourself and highlight the main reasons why you should be chosen as a potential candidate. When recording the video it is important to have your face in the foreground with no distractions behind you. Do not include friends, family or even pets in the video as it can look unprofessional. Last but not least do not forget to smile, it will give you extra credits, especially if you’re a babysitter. A family is more likely to choose someone who looks confident and friendly.
Choose the right words
What to say during these 40 seconds? Besides saying your name and your age, you have to grab their attention. You can for example reply to these questions and use the answers in the profile video:
Why do you like to work with kids?
What is your best soft skill?
Why should they choose you?
Why are you looking for a babysitter?
What are the main tasks that you require?
Why should they contact you?
Don’t forget to say “Thank you” and smile!
It’s best not to repeat the exact same words as your profile description, instead use the video to express your personality.
In general, try to sound positive and avoid sentences like “I need to find a job soon”. While you speak, pay attention to the volume of your voice; it’s important not to yell, but equally important not to speak too quietly as people may not be able to hear you. Last but not least try not to speak too fast or too slow.
You can always practice before uploading the final version of your profile video. You can also check out this video to help you when recording the video:
What are you waiting for? Sign up now and find the perfect babysitter or job as a babysitter thanks to your new profile video!