We teach you 5 top live streaming tips for YouTube. These live streaming tips and tricks will help you level up your streaming so you can use regular live broadcasts as assets to better connect with your audience, get views and generate leads.
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If you're considering live streaming, this short list of live streaming tips and advice will help you take your streams to the next level.
Hii great video.. i have very less subscriber .. even i m planing to go live everyday .. to start my YouTube live class .. need suggestions.. shall I wait to get more subscriber or shall I start.. ? Suggest me
I was looking for livestreaming tips actually because I'm going to be doing live streams every Sunday starting next week. It is nice to know that my plan fits in with your tips (content first then engage audience). Doing in a quiet area, and keeping distractions low. Great tips. I was really looking for confirmation of what I already thought.
Great tips Nick & Mina
Thank you very much. Learning heaps every time. Love your appeoach Mina in regards to giving plenty to your community but slowly attracting potential clients.
Fabulous work both you and Nick. Great Collab. Thanks again :)tee
Hi Nick! Great video. I have a 360 video camera I intend to YouTube Live Stream with. Do you know of a way to add clickable buttons to a live YouTube video while it's streaming?
Also, Is it possible to YoutTube Live Stream and then switch to streaming a live pre-recorded YouTube video on the fly (such as a PSA, sponsor promo, etc) and then switch back to YouTube Live streaming?
TY for your help. Looking Looking forward to watching more videos! G
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Try to have a nice background location to perform live streams via mobile, because unlike using broadcasting tools like OBS or XSplit used to amp up things with multiple scenes and all. Mobile live footage will not have all the bells and whistles, screen transitions etc... nor does it have green screen background removal options.
So with poor quality backgrounds, background noise disturbances and poor lighting will kill the viewing pleasure and overall streaming experience. Oh and receiving phone calls also can kill the stream if you're the type that receives frequent daily phone calls. (YouTube Live mobile does default back to the live session though, after receiving a phone call)
Try to deactivate any notifications on your mobile device you chose to use for the live stream prior to starting one, as it will also hurt the experience. Maybe alert your audience of a scheduled live show by scheduling yours via the app, or with a teaser video upload mentioning an up and coming stream. (Prepare a Video Thumbnail for each live show as well, I screw this part up all the time :)
I'd actually go for using a Wifi connection at home to do this YouTube Live Stream mobile with maybe a dedicated mobile device. Also maybe try to purchase a mobile device that doesn't have a phone subscription tied to it. If you have a dedicated secondary phone, don't give out the phone number to folks who would be calling you regularly. That might help end the problem of always getting interrupted during a Live Stream especially for business users.
The main thing though to avoid per live stream you launch is to be careful not to provide inappropriate content, or copyrighted content like music in the background while indoors or outdoors. Getting hit with Live Stream violations isn't cool, it will happen to those who go overboard with it all and no different from creating prerecorded uploads to YouTube.
Oh one last tip of mine is, don't worry about making errors live. Just roll through it and if folks wish they can edit them out after YouTube processes the live stream to their channel via the "Enhancements" option within the "Edit" section of any live video added to your channel. Accessible via the "Video Manager" via the "Creator Studio" or from your "My Channel" page aka you YouTube Channel main home screen.
Hopefully my tips help add to the tips in your helpful video. Great tips! Mina and thanks for bringing here on to your show Nick.
Hi! Quick question! What are the rules when it comes to background music and live streaming? For example let's say I want to go live in a restaurant but there is music playing in the background, would that be a copyright strike?
Good tips. I agree with these especially the part about discussing what you need to talk about in the beginning then going to the chat. It is weird watching on replay. The best thing is one somtething goes wrong or unexpected. We get a good laugh with that.
I never liked the idea of livestreaming for my channel because I thought it wouldn't fit in with my channel, but now I've come around to the idea of doing a live relationship advice series. It's worth a shot anyway!
Nick I been active since I found your channel and yet have not got you to stop by. I view all the steams info videos everything! I m done man' I will make it because I'm different and don't do gaming like 89 percent of youtube does!
I think Nick would say OBS and I do love this live streams using OBS. For me personally - I can't seem to find the time to invest in learning OBS as I am not very tech savvy. So I just use good 'ole Mobile Live streaming.
Yeah I just checked out your channel. you seem to have a well engaged audience. I've recently changed directions on my channel to speak to parents specifically regarding technology and social media. I hope to develop a specialized audience interested in this topic. Then hopefully i can have some more meaningful livestreams.
+Tech Parental I do that a lot as well. On my TubeBuddy streams it's all about training so having a strict format is important bit on my channel I keep it loose and interact as much as possible for the sake of hanging out.
Ok, then I would recommend working on engagement before going LIVE. During the first couple of mins of your videos, stop and ask your viewers for advice or feedback. Once those comments start coming in - you have yourself a community and can start planning to go live.
Awesome tips guys. Such a great idea to repurpose the live stream content into another video down the road. I'll definitely do that. I also like the idea of front loading the main content into the first 10-15 minutes and then elaborating and answering questions on it later in the stream. Here from Brian G's awesome Facebook group 😀
I have watched a few livestreamers recently. I find some work better for me. You're my favorite right now, Nick. I'll drop whatever video I'm watching when you come on. I think it's a personal thing, what works better. I watched Mina a long time ago, but her new direction wasn't of interest to me, just as her old content probably isn't of interest to all her present viewers.
Yes, I agree. It's so easy during a live chat to say hi to everybody who says something, especially when the chat is small. But then when it's the replay, it looks weird when you're chatting with invisible people. I mean, people have enough reasons to think i'm crazy, i don't need to give them more jajajaja.
Awesome! I ask this question often but never get a solid response. When should a new YouTuber start live streaming. I have under 40 subs, should I live stream anyway or wait until I have a larger sub base? What are both of your thoughts on that for us newer channels starting out on YouTube? Now I do have WAY more people on my Facebook page, should I focus on live there or both?
Kilcreations that's actually a great idea. Live stream on Facebook and drop hints about your YouTube channel. Once you have about a 100 people go live on YouTube. For the first few livestream, have a couple of your YouTube friends drop in to say hi just to keep things rolling and keep it short.
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well i think you can still have that balance of briefly stopping what it is your talking about to say hi to your subscribers and regulars and still crarry on the topic of the stream. i think its about the balance. when streamers stream and dont acknowledge the chat they will feel unimmersed and may leave. 😞
I did my first live stream last night and it was completely unplanned but amazing! Totally random and in the moment of something happening at home. But hubby and I said that will definitely not be the norm. It was Sunday and kind of laid back. We'll definitely keep in mind these tips going forward. That's to the both of you!
Great tips, thanks guys! I don't think I'll be ready to livestream until my youngest child is in school (another year to go...), lol. I know some people can do livestreams with the chaos of kids, but I'd rather do it when I'm alone in the house. :-)
This was definitely a needed collab! Mina you stream almost daily that is AWESOME. I love when I go live over on Twitter it's just fun to talk in the moment and upload that realness to YouTube. I'm working on my OBS skills right now and plan to go live on YouTube soon. Thanks guys!
Now I have the live option available on my phone and I'll start going live often.
Question: I'm looking forward to making live interviews talking about learning English, or lond distance live colab.
Can you make a video teaching how to live stream look like a "Skype call" or "Google hangout"?
I've seem this before but I don't know how to do it.
Nick Nimmin I just saw I didn't sound clear.
I'll rephrase myself.
I want to go live talking to a friend who lives in Ireland while I'm Brazil, we would have our conversation and after that we would interact with the audience.
I don't know how to do it using my phone neither my pc.
I just did my first live stream 20 minutes ago after watching a black bear crossing a friend were my son was fishing. It's a great thing to have just to show what I do when it happens. Great videos bro.
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