Featuring a relevant video can enhance your article or site and can help you express the mission and ethics of your business with ease.

A professional video shoot could be expensive. However there are a variety of tools online that allow you to create captivating videos and boost your views.


NYC-based company Animoto is an online video maker that turns your photos, music and clips into high-quality slideshows. The site offers a wide range of video styles and even background music to choose from.

Subscription prices range from free for a LITE membership and $5 per month for PLUS, up to the $39 per month PRO subscription.


Since 2007, WeVideo have provided a platform for simple online videos to express your creative side. It offers business services, video sharing and storyboard editing in addition to a mobile app that lets you upload photos and clips directly from your phone or tablet.

The site is also home to the WeVideo academy, where you can view free tutorials and learn the basics of video creation and editing. Access is free for personal user and $16 per month for business users, while discounted rates are available for schools and higher education institutions.


At just $5 per month for a premium subscription, Magisto is a great budget choice for creating online videos. There are a wide range of editing styles on offer to pull your project together perfectly and ensure a polished compilation. You can also create your video and audio separately before linking them together seamlessly.


With Stupeflix, you can quickly select photos and videos to be transformed into professional quality creations. The high video and audio quality is ideal for business users who need to look professional, and the site offers instant sharing to your social media profiles.

Stupeflix costs $39 per month, however if you pay for one year upfront, you will only be charged the equivalent of $25 per month.


For a fun, informal, animated approach, GoAnimate is perfect. Create cartoon offices or scenarios featuring you or your co-workers using simple, point-and-click tools.

The final videos are simple yet high quality, and can be completed in minutes. Subscribing to GoAnimate for $39 per month allows unlimited video creation, hosting and the ability to download your videos to upload elsewhere.

Did you use any of these tools? How was you experience with them?