Web Talk

October 25, 2023
By Guillaume Bourdages

How to turn videos into blogs in less than 10 minutes

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We get it—creating fresh, engaging content for your website or your clients’ websites can sometimes feel like a real pain. You’ve probably used AI before to help you out, but let’s be honest, when not used efficiently, it can sometimes churn out content that feels a bit… well, generic. 😬

But what if we told you there’s a way to be both lazy and unique with your content creation? 

Videos into blogs with transcription from AI

The idea is to use the power of AI to transcribe any video and use its content.

The process of turning videos into blogs is more than just a transcription exercise, however. It’s about delving deeper into the topics discussed, maybe providing additional resources, insights, or updates that have occurred since the video was made.

This way, you’re not only repurposing content but also adding value, keeping your audience informed and engaged. This method showcases your expertise, keeps your website updated with fresh content, and provides an SEO boost with new keywords and topics to rank for.

The best part? You’re doing all of this while saving a substantial amount of time, which could be channelled into other creative endeavours. It’s the epitome of working smarter, not harder. So, the next time you’re strapped for content, look no further than your video library.

With the aid of ChatGPT’s Video Captions plugin, turning videos into insightful blogs is just a click away!

Let’s get started.

Youtube Videos are the key! 

This is how you turn videos into blogs using AI:

  1. Find a YouTube video (preferably your own)
  2. Transcribe it using ChatGPT’s Video Captions plugin
  3. Automatically generate a blog post from that transcription.

It’s a simple yet effective way to repurpose video content into written form.

Before starting

First things first, you’ll need a premium subscription to ChatGPT.

We know, we know—it’s not free (20$ USD per month). But the time you’ll save makes it worth every penny.

Plus, you’ll unlock some pretty cool features that can take your content game to the next level. It now comes with image recognition, Dall-E 3 and much more. It is worth the price.

The Magic of Video Captions Plugin

Once you’re all set with your premium account, head to the plugins section:

Enable plugins with ChatGPT

Look for the Video Captions plugin and enable it:

Video caption plugin to help turn videos into blog post

This nifty tool allows you to transcribe YouTube videos, which you can use as the foundation for your articles.

Now that you are ready, let’s be lazy, well I mean clever:

How to Get It Done, three steps:

  1. Find a YouTube Video: Grab the URL of the YouTube video you want to use. It should look something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGuiQpJModU.
  2. Craft Your Prompt: Use the following prompt as a starting point (tune it to your desire):

    “Can you get the transcript of this video: {paste video link here} and then create a 1000-word blog post with proper titles and sections? Make it casual and informative but still professional. Create a good short slug for this post and a meta description with a maximum of 160 characters. Then, make a list of suggestions for 10 possible titles to make people curious and read the blog post.”
  3. Voila!: You’ll get a blog post that you can publish immediately! Well, almost. You’ll still need to do fact-checking, make edits, and maybe add some images and internal links. 

A Few Pro Tips

  • Video Reference: Always include the video as a reference in your blog article. Embed it if you can. This can help with SEO.
  • Credit Where Credit’s Due: If you’re using someone else’s video, make sure to give them proper credit. Maybe even link back to their site as a thank-you gesture.

Wrapping Up

In wrapping up, let’s face it: who doesn’t love a good shortcut? Especially one that doesn’t cut short on quality. By turning videos into blogs, you’re not just hitting two birds with one stone; you’re practically orchestrating a content symphony with a single baton. It’s about making every content you create work smarter, not harder. You’ve embarked on a journey that transforms a fleeting video moment into a lasting blog impression. Plus, with ChatGPT’s Video Captions plugin, you’re not just saving time but also ensuring each word resonates as powerfully on screen as it does on the page.

So, as you venture forth into the realm of repurposed content, remember, it’s not about being lazy; it’s about being cleverly efficient. And who knows, you might just find that the transition from videographer to blogger is not just seamless but also a lot of fun. With every video turned blog, you’re not just growing your content garden, but you’re doing it with a whimsical twist. It’s a win-win, or should we say, a win-win-win situation: more content, less time, and a good chuckle along the way!

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