Nearly 54 million people enjoy snowboarding each year, and that is just in the United States. Snowboarding is great exercise and a great chance to see and be seen, whether you are just there for a vacation or because you want to take your skills to the next level.
And it is important for snowboarders to work with experienced athletes because snowboarding can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing! While series or fatal injuries are relatively rare, even minor sprains or strains can sideline a new snowboarder for the rest of the season.
In this post, learn four ways you can show off your expert snowboarding skills online to attract new students, move into the pro level or just capture the memories to enjoy when summer comes.
Tip #1: Work with a professional videographer to capture your moves on video.
If your goal is to show off your snowboarding skills, you want to make sure you work with a videographer that knows how to capture your moves to best effect (in other words, if it works for Kylie Jenner, it can work for you too!).
Also pay special attention to the audio quality, especially if you notice there is a great deal of background noise that might interfere with the impact of your video.
Tip #2: Launch a snowboarding video-based lessons series online.
There are many websites where you can upload single videos as well as whole video series to teach others how to learn to snowboard just like you. Creating a snowboarding video lesson series is a great way to position yourself as an expert and build your online following among snowboarding enthusiasts and pros alike.
You may want to select a particular niche (such as "beginner" or "advanced" snowboard tricks), a certain age group or another specific angle for your video series, or you may choose to keep it more general to appeal to a wide variety of snowboarding enthusiasts.
Tip #3: Ensure your videos have captioning for international viewers.
No matter which website you choose to upload your snowboarding videos, in today's global online community there is a strong chance you will attract viewers from all over the world. Some won't speak your language, so you risk losing their interest if you don't provide a captioning service that translates the video script.
This is especially critical if your videos have a specific agenda or message you want to distribute or if you are posting a lessons series. You can use Google Analytics to find out where your inbound viewers are coming from and be sure you have captioning to cater to the needs of viewers from other parts of the world.
Tip #4: Create a website that positions you as a snowboarding expert.
Your snowboarding website should be the hub around which your videos, lessons series and all other online activities revolve. As well, your website will give you more room and leeway to post other essentials to bolster the impact of your videos, such as student and viewer testimonials, press releases, blog posts, books and store items and a way to contact you for speaking engagements.
Your social media feeds should link up with your website, including your YouTube video account and any snowboarding-specific websites where your videos can be viewed.
By using these four tips, you can begin to garner the recognition your dedication to snowboarding deserves. Whether you just want to share your love of snowboarding with others or you want to make a living at it, these four tips can help.