Create Viral Talking Videos With AI to Make Money Online

If you want to get into the content creation business, but you’re a bit camera shy, I’ve found the perfect opportunity for you: AI-generated talking head videos. 

Chances are, you’ve seen some of those talking head videos that were generated by AI. They look like this:

Excited to introduce you to my art salesperson, created via chatgpt, midjourney, elevenlabs, and d-id. pic.twitter.com/SCjMwA6Twd

— Bryan Brinkman (@bryanbrinkman) April 17, 2023

For some reason, this type of content is blowing up on social media right now. Some accounts on Instagram and TikTok have literally reached hundreds of thousands of followers exclusively posting this type of content.

The best part is, pretty much anyone can start making these types of videos extremely quickly and cheaply without any previous editing experience.

In this article, I’m going to show you how to make this type of content and how to monetize it. I’ll even share a bunch of incredible page ideas you could start today.


Why is this a good opportunity?

There are a number of reasons making this type of content for TikTok and Instagram is an incredible opportunity. 

Fast growth: If you find the right niche, you can get hundreds of thousands of followers in just a matter of months. Low cost: The AI tools you need to make these videos are essentially free (you may have to pay some cheap monthly subscriptions if you make a lot of volume).Huge variety of options: If you hop on camera yourself, you only have one face you can use to make content. With this type of content, you can create content from an infinite amount of different faces.You can make them extremely quickly: The AI tools in this article will empower you to create content at a pace that would have been unimaginable only last year.You don’t have to show your face: This is perfect for anyone who is camera shy, but still wants to create content.Passive income: When it’s not you in front of a camera, you can train other people to make the videos for you. Get the system down, and this could be a money-making machine.


Is it possible to make a successful social media page with these videos?

Absolutely. You don’t have to look very long to find a success stories.

This TikTok page called ‘Healthy to Me’ uses AI-generated talking heads to share health tips. It gained over 700,000 followers in an extremely short space of time, with some of their videos regularly getting millions of views.

A page on Instagram called “billionaires_rule” also uses AI-generated talking heads to create motivational content. It has nearly 200,000 followers and also rakes in tens of thousands of views on every single video.


How to make AI-generated talking head videos

I hear you, I hear you. You want to know how to make these for yourself. Here’s a step-by-step guide on using AI tools to create talking head videos.

Step 1: Generate the image (with Midjourney)

Use Midjourney to generate the image.Make sure your prompt includes words like “frontal facing, neutral expression, closed mouth, good and solid lighting”.You want them to look something like this:

Step 2: Make the avatar talk (with D-ID)

To make the avatar talk, we’re going to use an AI tool called D-ID. This incredible AI tool will turn your still images into a talking video.You can use the ready-made avatars on D-ID, or you can upload the image you generated in Midjourney in step 1.

Step 3: Write a script (with ChatGPT)

Now, you need a script.If you have a knack for writing, then write the script yourself. Being a talented scriptwriter will give you an edge here.If you don’t have script writing experience, or you simply want to make content quickly, you can use ChatGPT to generate scripts. Simply ask it to generate a quick script for a short-form video on your topic. Feed it as much context and information as possible.  

Step 4: Upload the script to D-ID

Now, you’ll need to copy and paste your script into D-ID.Then, you can choose from a range of different voices to narrate the script.Alternatively, you can even upload an audio file of yourself speaking if you don’t want the video to have the robotic AI voice.

Step 5: Download the video

Voila, download the video. You’ve got yourself an AI generated talking head video. You’re a genius!

Step 6: Add captions

More and more people consume content using subtitles. In fact, 85% of Facebook videos are watched without sound.To really boost your engagement, you’ve got to add captions.To learn how to add captions to videos quickly with AI, this article will show you exactly which tools to use and how to use them.

If you’re more of a visual learner, make sure you check out this video tutorial.


What type of account should I make?

This genre of content is brand new, so there are thousands of niches that are untapped. If you’re struggling for ideas, you’re in the right place. Here are a few page ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Classic authors: Famous authors such as Shakespeare, Jane Austen, or Mark Twain giving writing tips or discussing their works.

Midjourney prompt: William Shakespeare, close up, frontal facing, neutral expression, closed mouth, good and solid lighting

Artists’ Insights: Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, or Leonardo da Vinci discussing the stories behind their famous artworks.Wise Sages: Ancient wisdom figures like Confucius or Rumi sharing life insights, advice on personal growth, or discussing the journey of self-discovery.Mindfulness & Meditation Leaders: Figures like Thich Nhat Hanh or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi discussing mindfulness practices, meditation benefits, or the path to enlightenment.Famous Scientists: Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, or Isaac Newton discussing their discoveries or offering insights into the wonders of science.

Midjourney prompt: Albert Einstein, close up, frontal facing, neutral expression, closed mouth, good and solid lighting

Culinary Masters: Historic chefs or famous food critics talking about the evolution of world cuisines, or giving timeless cooking tips.World Leaders & Monarchs: Figures like Queen Elizabeth I, Napoleon, or Martin Luther King Jr. discussing their leadership philosophies or sharing historic speeches.

Midjourney prompt: Napoleon, close up, frontal facing, neutral expression, closed mouth, good and solid lighting

Historic Tycoons: Figures like John D. Rockefeller or Madam C.J. Walker discussing their entrepreneurial journey, offering business tips, or sharing secrets to their success.Legendary Investors: Investors like Warren Buffett or Benjamin Graham sharing investment tips, discussing market trends, or offering insights into smart financial decisions.


How can I make money with these pages?

So, you’ve posted a bunch of AI-generated talking avatar videos on Instagram and you’re starting to get a bit of traction. How do you turn this into cold, hard cash?

Here are some of the easiest and most effective ways to monetize your audience on Instagram and TikTok.

Sponsored posts: When you build an audience, brands will reach out to you and ask you to promote their brands on your page. The key is to find a way to make these sponsored posts fit in with your content strategy and look as organic as possible. If you can get 100,000 followers, brands are likely to pay you between $500-1,000 for one post on your page (depending on the niche).Affiliate marketing: Did you know you can get paid to promote other people’s products? You can search affiliate platforms like Clickbank to find products that you can promote in the links on your Instagram / Tik Tok page. For a tutorial on using Clickbank to make money as an affiliate marketer, check out the video tutorial below.

Start a newsletter: Tools like Beehiiv have made it incredibly easy to start a newsletter. You can use viral TikTok and Instagram videos as the top of your funnel to collect email addresses. As you grow your newsletter, you can start including sponsored placements and affiliate links to monetize.Sell your own product: You can make a digital product like an eBook, templates, and online courses. Include a link to your product in your Instagram and TikTok bio, and ask people to check it out in your videos. If you want to leverage AI to make a digital product quickly, make sure you check out this article full of ChatGPT prompts that will help you make digital products in no time at all.


I want to learn more about ChatGPT and AI

As people increasingly incorporate tools like ChatGPT into their lives, it becomes more and more important that we learn how to use these tools to stay competitive in life and business.

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