Wednesday, April 18, 2018


A live stream can be a great way to bring your unique ideas to the world. Starting a live stream, however, can be a bit intimidating and does take a bit of research and preparation. Fortunately, the process is simpler than you think. Here are five pro tips for getting started with your own live video streams:

1. Get Some Background Knowledge: There are different kinds of live streams. Before you begin creating your own, do a bit of research to see which other live streams have been successful, and which have not. Doing a bit of background research will help you avoid putting work into an idea that is not viable. You can also use streams for inspiration and format guidelines. For instance, the Swoo Live Stream offers hundreds of videos on a variety of topics.

2. Choose a Platform: There are plenty of platforms that allow for live streaming. In some cases, you may need to download a video live streaming app to your computer or mobile device to film videos in real time.

3. Plan Your Content: If you are going live, you should probably have something to talk about. While you can choose almost any topic for your live stream, you should be knowledgeable and passionate about that topic. While your first live stream is an exhilarating experience, you should also plan ahead and figure out subsequent topics or subtopics. 

4. Optimize Technology: Before you film, make sure that your setup is capable of creating high-quality videos. Many people will not watch your live stream if the video quality is poor- even if you have amazing content.

5. Stop Fearing Mistakes: Accept that you are going to make small mistakes during your live stream. These mistakes will help let your viewers know that you are human and that you are relatable- which can actually be a good thing.
While starting a live stream is challenging, you can definitely succeed with a bit of research, courage and commitment.

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