Getting Views On Your Facebook Live Streams
You’ve tried live streaming a few times. You’re comfortable with it and you enjoy being live, as well as interacting with your community. Now, you’d like to get even more viewers watching your streams. Here are a few simple ways to do that:
Start by knowing your goal for each live stream you do. If you’re live streaming for personal use, your goal might be to become more comfortable on camera or to have accountability for a new challenge you’re taking on.
If you’re live streaming for business use, your goal might be to get more customer leads or to educate your community about what your community does.
Once you have a goal in mind, it’s time to pick the time to stream. Yes, live streams are instant. But planning a few days in advance can give you time to get the word out about your video and attract even more attention.
While you’re picking your time, think about who you’re trying to reach. If you live on the East coast in the United States, then you may decide to host your live stream at six in the morning. The problem is that’s three in the morning Pacific Time, so your fans and followers living on the West coast are less likely to see your stream.
If you’re looking for more interaction, you need to plan to stream for a while. Most people enjoy streams that last between 30-60 minutes. That means you need to plan to live stream like you would with any other appointment. Be sure to block off the time you’ll be live in your day planner.
Another thing you can do is to plan what you’re going to say in advance. You don’t have to write out every single word you’ll say. Just know your main points so you can stay on track.
Bullet outlines work well for planned live streams. If you’re in the business niche and your topic is building a mailing list, then your outline might look like this:
- Why No One Signs Up for Your Mailing List
- How to Create a Compelling Opt-in Gift
- Transform Visitors into Subscribers
You may also want to consider streaming at the same time each week. This encourages your viewers to log on and look for you regularly. It also makes it easy for them to share your show with other people
It can take a few weeks for you to start building a loyal following on Facebook Live. In the meantime, keep showing up and offering viewers valuable information in exchange for their time. fa