One of the key success factors that will help you to find a Host Family
is an attractive Au Pair profile
. You can describe yourself in details there, add a letter to Host Family
or Au Pair, some photos
and also an introduction video. A video will help Au Pairs and Host Families to get a more real impression about you. Further we have collected some tips to help you create a nice video.
Plan in advance what you would like to say
. Try not to repeat all the details from your profile as most people watching a video have probably gone through the profile as well. Make a brief intro about you: your name, occupation, what you like, what are your hobbies. You can share with your future Host Family
or Au Pair how your typical day looks like. It will give them a great idea about your priorities and interests.
Introduce your family and friends
. Let your friends and family say something about you to make the video more interactive. The third party opinion adds a special value. If you are a Host Family, you can show your home and future Au Pair room
Try to set a clean and quiet background, speak slowly and as clear as possible. Every person has a specific language accent
while talking. Most probably, your video will be viewed by non-native speakers. Make sure they understand it. Choose an area with enough light, preferably natural one. This will ensure that your video is clear. Be confident and natural.
Don’t be afraid to be creative. You can also make a video out of your pictures, short movies, with music background.
Nowadays, there are plenty of apps and softwares that can skyrock any visual material. From simple to professional, from desktop to cloud base options - you can find any editor of your taste. Check out the list
of simple and free video editors you can use.
You need to upload the video on YouTube and share the URL at AuPair.com so users can watch it! Read the detailed instructions how you can upload the video on YouTube
from different devices.