Ok I`ve checked YouTube for pet product related videos and not much interest in those, some only have two views...but funny dog videos are a big hit, good thing I have a funny little dog, I`ll have to think of some way to make a funny dog video and have the product there somehow.
I`m glad you said the above...because to me, that means..."there`s not a lot of competition" and that means theres more room for you to own and dominate it.
You have to get creative and think out the box on this one...for example, the following video here generated over 24,000 views with people emailing Pee Wee the dog...
Watch this video and let me know if you can come up with 20 different angles from this....
Instead of making a "commercial", you provide something of value...such as "How to Give Your Dog a Bath" which is what this guy has done and he`s not selling any products, but if he had some to sell, he wouldn`t have a problem selling it...because after he washes the dog...he could technically "Try on some different Bows" on the dog to see which one looks great on him...from this angle, he has a reason to put bows on the dog because he`s now getting him dress....at the end of the video you could then put in a plug....about the bows.
"Get access to hundreds of bows like the one you seen on the video by going to www.ribbonsandbows-wow.com)
Do u see where I`m going with this...
Make "useful" video content that has value. If you`re doing a video on dog grooming...then you can plug in a particular product. If your dog knows a unique or special trick, make a video...
This guy has a leash training video --- 8,000 views and he plugs himself in. Also, it appears he has a series of videos.
So...the game here is to create something unique and useful. And the overall objective here is not to have just 1 video, but you should have many. Create 20 video clips over the course of 60 days (they can be 2-5 minute clips), nothing long, but useful. Submit those to youTube and there are about 50 other great video directories so don`t just use youtube alone.
Go back over your product and see how you could slip the products in...don`t make an outright pitch, but you can have the dog dressed to the point where people would wonder "where did she get that stuff for her dog".
Also, keep in mind, if the clip you make is great, people can pull the video file from YouTube and have the video on their individual site...which means their visitors see the video (and your plugin) and will follow thru to your site.
With projects like these it`s important to have fun...it doesn`t have to be done by a film production company. But have fun with it...if the dog does something funny, don`t cut it out the video.
Heck...take the dog out on a picnic and have some fun music playing in the background with text (similar to Pee Wee`s) video, the owner didn`t talk in that one.
Here is a video we shot of a house we just recently acquired from a home owner who just purchased the house, but ran into some financial difficulty (my wife is into real estate investing), it`s simple, nothing impressive by itself, but when we added music to the video, it made it more enjoyable and pleasurable to watch:
So take your dog on a picnic and have some fun...give the dog a bath and have some fun,...get the dog dressed up and record the entire segment....try on some different outfits and let people vote on which outfit is the best...when you take the dog to get it`s shots, film the entire process...when the dog has an appt to the vet, film it (you may catch some other dogs acting a `fool`, and it`ll be fun to watch). Do you clip your dogs nails on your own ---- film it and teach others how to do it...
Also, consider getting yourself another URL so it`ll redirect to your ribbonsandbows-wow.com website address...you`ll put this new and simple url on your videos, otherwise you run the risk of people typing in your address wrong --- it`s unusual to have the type of URL you have -- even i had to go back and type that in 3 times before I got it right.
Have fun and I hope this helps.
P.S. -- I live in Dallas, GA, about 30 minutes from ATL, where do you stay?