Usually, I blog about the best tips and tricks to get more followers and boost your success on periscope, but today, I want to focus on the 5 biggest mistakes broadcasters, unfortunately, do. If you avoid these, I am sure you will rock your show!
Some do it for fun. Others do it for the fame, but most of us will have to make money at some point. Here are some ideas about how to make money on Periscope. You won´t get rich with it (yet!), as Periscope is still very small, but it won´t hurt to get some extra dollars in your pocket, will it?
Thanks to you, I grow more than 1k followers per day on Periscope. My only problem is that only 100 viewers can comment at the same time. Periscope added this limitation, since it won´t be possible for broadcasters to read all comments, otherwise. I agree this makes sense, but the downside is that I want to ask you questions, and you want to be heard. Don´t worry, as I have 3 ways to enter any stream and leave your message:
So, you are new on Periscope and watched some streams of other broadcasters. You have prepared a topic, and now, your time has come to start your first stream. You tap full of anticipation on that red “Start Broadcast” button and then… bummer… you wait and wait, and no one is entering your stream.
I know a couple of broadcasts, where unfortunately, it happened exactly like this. Let me share with you 3 top tips to prevent that from happening:
Do you know when you think periscope omg because of all these nasty trolls? I have just finished hosting a discussion about Sexism on Periscope. It made clear that trolling unfortunately is a rising problem and I want to share with you effective ways to deal with trolls. What are trolls? Trolls are viewers that visit your stream … Read more
The first 2 minutes of your stream are crucial for your Periscope success for two reasons
- A majority of your followers join in this time period, and if it is not interesting, or they don´t understand what you are talking about, they will instantly leave.
- Your replay viewers decide in the first seconds if they are going to watch your replay.
My perfect pitch builds on my AAA rule:
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships” – Michael Jordan
As Michael Jordan said, it is important to find the right partners and convince them to cooperate to rock every business. At the moment, Periscope lacks on all kinds of search features, but there is a great workaround, which I have explained here. In this post, I want to show you why a cooperation makes sense, how you plan and execute them, and what tools can you use.
It all starts with a “why”, and for any successful cooperation, the best “why” is to point out the advantages for both sides (also called win-win situation). On Periscope this could be:
Many users are complaining about Periscope´s search features, as you can´t look for keywords, hashtags, countries, and languages. We shouldn´t forget that Periscope is just 4 1/2 months old, and fortunately, heavily connected with Twitter. So, if you want to find the perfect broadcasters to subscribe to or to collaborate with (btw, here you can find a post on how to master collaborations on Periscope), the following workaround will help you.
Visit Twitter and use their search with the following formula:
Don´t forget Periscope is a global community, and most of its members are from the US. This means, you need to broadcast at the right moment. From my more than 400 broadcasts experience on Periscope, the perfect time is:
- 10pm-1am CET
- 4-6pm EST
- 1-3pm PST
This can impact the amount of viewers by more than 100%, so be aware of the right timing.
I want to share with you an example of my successful Periscope co-operations. For this I teamed up with Keaton Keller. At this time Keaton had around 4.000 followers on Periscope and 20.000 followers on Twitter and I had around 12.000 followers on Periscope and 2.000 followers on Twitter. It always makes sense to take a look at Twitter and Periscope before you plan a cooperation as they are heavily connected. In this case I was bigger on Periscope and Keaton was more popular on Twitter.