Hi Ricardo! Thanks so much for joining us today. To start, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
How did you discover Opus Clip?
I was on TikTok one day, and noticed someone was using some kind of AI to create shorts. I sent that guy an email and asked him what was he using. He didn't tell me. As weeks went by I noticed that he kept posting a lot of short videos. I thought there was no way he could've done it all by himself manually. So I googled AI short videos and found Opus Clip.
And I'll be honest with you. After installation and my three hours of free credits was over, I went to look for another company that would give me their product for free, because at the moment when I was using Opus Clip, it wasn't boosting my YouTube channel. But then I realized that I was so wrong. It's the simplicity of Opus Clip that makes me use. You can be a completely clueless monkey and still be able to use it. That's what I love about it.
"I don't know what y'all are doing with the algorithm, but my shorts are ranking on Google, and I'm making money from it."
How much has Opus Clip helped with your social media growth?
I had 11,800 subscribers on my YouTube channel, and for about 18 months, my views were stuck at around 1800 every week. I thought YouTube was rigged, so I got on TikTok more and used Opus Clip to create shorts. It reached 200,000 views quickly and it was incredible. And I said to myself, you know what, I'm going to use it for my YouTube shorts and let's see if it grows. And one day my son calls me out of the blue, telling me that my YouTube just hit 15,000 subscribers. I was like "What the F?" And I knew it was Opus Clip, because the only thing I had done differently was using Opus Clip. Right now I'm at almost 18,000 subscribers. My channel is growing so fast that one day YouTube sent me an email and rewarded me a badge because of my incredible shorts performance.
"Opus Clip mastered it. I've seen your competitors. You are the Tesla of AI video editing."
What about your business? Has Opus Clip helped with your business in any ways?
I've been in the junk removal business for 15 years. Now with Opus Clip, it's like over the moon. I'm not going to tell you how much the number has increased. What I can tell you is that I'm being found a lot faster. That customer who would usually pull up my YouTube channel to look at a five-minute video are now pulling up my clips on YouTube Shorts or TikTok, and spending 30 seconds to a minute to hire me. That's amazing.
What do you think is the key to your stella performance?
I post six Opus clips every day. I'm staying consistent with my content.
How long does it take for you to create shorts with Opus Clip now, versus in the past?
It's not fair to compare. There is no comparison. To edit one short, it takes me at least 30 minutes. But now with Opus Clip, oh man, it's like 5 minutes, and I will have 6 short videos.
What is the biggest value Opus Clip has brought to you?
Efficiency. You cannot price efficiency.
The other day I was editing a video, and my wife asked me "How long are you going to edit the video? Don't you want to watch this movie?" It was our movie night, and I looked at Opus Clip and I said, "I'll be there in 10 minutes". That's amazing. Usually it took me a lot of time to edit a video, but instead, I can now just grab one of my old videos on YouTube, throw it into Opus Clip, spend five minutes on waiting, and get 6 YouTube shorts. Who can build content that quick? There was so much efficiency. And my wife thanked Opus Clip!
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About the Author
Rebecca Xu is the Product Marketing Manager at Opus, and a professional simultaneous interpreter. She is a story teller, food lover, globe trotter, and sarcasm connoisseur. She loves learning new things through reading, traveling, and exploring. Most of the time, you can find her either in an ice-cream shop, or on her way to an ice-cream shop.