VM Direct officials are making possible what many Internet users might only have dreamed of — an opportunity to take the next step into cyberspace to both promote business and to become a part of one.
Dan Weiss, an independent, Kaua’i affiliate for VM Direct, a Las Vegas, Nev. based company, called the various features offered by VM Direct “the next great learning curve in computer communications. It’s basically taking the power of TV and putting it on your own Web site.
“The biggest potential draw for businesses is the ability to have visual, interactive Internet conference calls,” Weiss said.
All that’s needed is a Web cam and a subscription to VM Direct Services.
The service is on a monthly basis, and the amount of air time provided is related to the subscription rate, which can vary from $10 for someone who plans to use a few minutes of airtime, to an operator of a business who might spend $1,000 a month for extended time.
According to Weiss, VM Direct is a two-year-old, $80-million company that promotes network marketing. As Weiss explained, there is no product storage. Affiliates earn commissions by bringing in other affiliates.
“The benefit is to any individual in business that needs to hold sales meetings and introduce products. There are end-less applications for Realtors,” Weiss said.
Weiss, who became aware of VM Direct while in Las Vegas, became an affiliate in July. He said he has signed three clients since then, and is trying to establish contacts with officials in the county administration and officials at Kaua’i Community College.
Weiss said everything is video-based. The services are not software-driven, and are hosted by leaders of the company which provided security and technical assistance on a 24-hour basis.
Weiss gets a 20-percent commission on all new accounts he signs up.
Here are some other features for owners and operators of businesses and individuals to consider, also available at www.firststream.com/danweiss:
- Easily Webcast to one or thousands of viewers —
First Stream Live leaders offer the ability to easily Webcast to one or thousands of viewers simultaneously, using high-quality, streaming video. This can be used for training sales representatives, meeting with clients or constituents, demonstrating products and services, and much more. A subscriber can present live slide presentations and polling questions for increased interactivity.
Weiss said this type of format could be invaluable to a political candidate.
He said one could record presentations, complete with slides and polling questions and Powerpoint presentations, and post them on his or her Web site for 24-hour access by selecting VM’s live plans with on-demand minutes. He said subscribers will have “up-to-the-view” reports directly from their accounts, so they’ll always know how many times their video is played.
- Go live now —
According to Weiss, those with Webcams, microphones and speakers can go live. They simply need to purchase the desired account (no obligation) and login. The account is created instantly, so subscriber can begin broadcasting immediately, he said. All you need to do is click Broadcast Now, select a Default profile, accept the application (one time only), click go, and they’re ready to go live.
Other products that are either available or will be soon be offered include video email, video broadcasting, video blogging, and pay-per-view video broadcasting, just launched, that will benefit those who offer services like coaching, consulting and training.
For more information, please go to www.helloworld, or contact Weiss, 332-0933.
- Andy Gross, business editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 251) or email@example.com