How To Livestream on YouTube

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If you have more than 100 subscribers then you’re eligible for YouTube Live as an alternative to uploading videos.

YouTube Live lets you livestream basically whatever you want, and that’s the beauty of it: flexibility and interactivity.

Live allows you to interact with fans in a way that’s not possible with normal video uploads, and this is a key component in building a community for your channel.

In order to be successful with your Livestream you’ll want to consider each stage of the braodcast: before, during, and after.

Live videos will appeal to your most loyal fans, however it’s definitely an opportunity to bring in new ones, so make sure everyone knows when to tune in!

While you may think your home set up is super bad ass, use the camera in your computer for something other than making silly faces and pay attention to what’s in the frame, how you’re lit, and how audible you are in order to present a broadcast quality show.

As always metadata is important, make sure the title, thumbnail, description and tags are optimized. Check out other videos in this series for tips!

Keep a watchful eye on the comments, especially if you’re asking questions during the show or want user interaction. This is an easy way to give people waht they want and it makes them feel involved and connected.

Since Live doesn’t currently support annotations, any Calls to Action you want to use need to be edited into the broadcast itself. This might be a bit advanced for some users, unless you’re a great editor, but just know that the options are still there.

If everything you did in the Live broadcast is totally yours, then you’ll have no problem uploading the best clips from the event as new videos on your channel as normal.

Perhaps consider staggering your abridged clips from the show throughout the week. For example, if your show was on Saturday, start uploading clips on Monday and present a new one each day of the week.

Also remember to promote the Livestream in your regular videos, it’s easy advertising!

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