If you run your own webinars it would be a good idea to look into video streaming for webinars. That way you can play to a bigger audience. People can watch them from all over the world and you won’t just be limited to a few people.
It would be a good idea to look into the different ways you can do video streaming. There is different equipment out there and some of it is more expensive than others. With better equipment, you will get a better experience so that is something to keep in mind.
Once you have filmed your webinar you will want to make sure you use the right service to get it out into the world. You want a place that is easy to use, easy to upload and easy for people to follow your videos on. Take some time to figure out where you want to stream it and set it up to do so.
If you created your webinar for a set group of people, you can just give them the link to your video. If you want other people to find your video you are going to be a little bit more active about getting the link out there.
One idea is to share your video link on your social media channels. That way you can bring in new viewers and the link can easily be shared by others. It is a great way to gain traffic and allow new people to view your webinar.
Spend some time coming up with a plan for your video streaming. You want to be prepared and spend a lot of time on it. It will be worth it when you are able to add a lot of viewers who could in turn make you some money.
It’s just too scary, isn’t it?
You see all those fancy schmantzy bloggers offering webinars.
And everyone and their cat is queuing up to watch them.
They have the authority; they get the attention.
Yes, I bet it’s crossed your mind to do it too.
After all, webinars are supposed to be the hottest thing on the Net.
But to run a webinar yourself? It’s just too damn scary.
There’s the huge cost. And how to even start creating a webinar, let alone broadcast it?
It’s beyond the reach of a blogger like you, right?
I’m here to tell you something: the world of webinars has changed.
It’s now affordable. It’s easy. You can do it.
In fact, you should do it.
Why Serious Bloggers Love Webinars (Even if They Don’t Have Anything to Sell)
If you blog about any topic that more than a handful of people care about, you’ll be up against fierce competition.
Many bloggers will be fighting for the attention of your audience, and from the outside looking in, little will distinguish you from them.
So if you want to rise above the mass of wannabe bloggers, running webinars is a savvy option. Here are the benefits:
- You transform your ideas into events. As the experienced blogger Chris Garrett says: You get the opportunity to create a sense of event around your ideas, value and information.
- You forge a unique bond with your readers. Watching you on live camera is the next best thing to seeing you in person. Not only can they see you, but they can also interact with you. And in the future when they read your content, they’ll hear your voice.
- You become an authority. When you appear as a presenter and give value to your readers, you create fans who respect you as an authority.
- You increase your blog traffic. Online events, like webinars, are like magnets. They attract traffic and generate new subscriptions.
- You can earn a little money. If you review, promote, or talk about a product in a webinar, you can make sales and earn income.
But if webinars are so damn sexy, why don’t more bloggers use them?
The honest truth?
Because they’re scared.
Why Most Bloggers Are Scared Witless by Webinars
Let’s face it.
Running a webinar sounds daunting.
The technology seems like a scary challenge.
And then there are those embarrassing glitches you hear about…
Like the guy who talked for thirty minutes before noticing that people could hear zilch.
Or the trolls who stalk webinars and disrupt presentations.
Shit happens, but most problems are avoidable.
Bottom line: you have to practice before you go live.
Unfortunately, I headed into my first webinar ever with the attitude, “I haven’t got time to practice, but, hey, it can’t be so difficult!”
The webinar ended in chaos. Here’s what went down…
It was in 2009. Leo Babauta and I had just created a blogger training course, called A-List Blogging, and we decided to run a webinar as part of our launch.
The software we used at the time allowed us to appear live on camera. It looked easy, so I didn’t bother to practice.
The plan was that I would start the webinar and Leo would appear after my introduction.
We agreed to meet up as presenters in the software’s “green room” a few minutes before kickoff.
But Leo was nowhere to be seen.
I waited a few minutes and then started the webinar without him.
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