Is live streaming the best chance today to build a following from zero and start a full time business online at home? Google via YouTube, Facebook, Amazon via Twitch, and Microsoft with Mixer have all made big investments in having their own live streaming service which seems to be suggesting that live streaming is a huge opportunity today that most are unaware of. These top web companies all see that audiences are trending into the most interactive formats like live streams of games, music, and talk shows.
Viewers are starting to get in the habit of making consistent and generous donations to streamers making a career or business in live streaming one of the best opportunities available today. Advertisers are starting to shift ad dollars away from pre recorded media like YouTube videos and banner ads online into live streams where impressions are guaranteed to reach engaged viewers. The insurance company Geico has already jumped on the chance to get a lot of viewers on Twitch by launching "Geico Gaming."
YouTube just launched a series of tools to help creators monetize live streams after years of depending totally on ad revenue. Facebook just launched their own gaming service at fb.gg to get more gamers to stream on Facebook. Microsoft is now sending millions of viewers into Mixer from Xbox.
If you have been thinking about live streaming or gotten started already without the results you hoped for, will you please watch this class because you will love the inspiration and practical tips we cover based on my experience streaming online for years?
Thank you for reading this and I hope you enjoy the class!
In 2005 while I was in college at the University of South Carolina, I tried to start working online. I signed up for an MLM program and a survey website. A month later, I had refunds from both and figured working online was not possible because everything was a scam. The truth was I was afraid to fail again.
In 2011, I moved in with my wife and launched an online business focusing on video game addiction in an attempt to avoid dealing with any of my other problems. In a few months, I changed my business to selling shirts because I realized there was no money in video game addiction. A year after starting my business, I dropped out of my criminology PHD program at the University of South Florida to run my business full time which by then had changed to helping clients with Facebook and Google ads based on my experience failing to do them successfully for myself.
In 2013, I starting sharing everything I knew for free on YouTube because I hoped it would help me get more clients. By April 2014, I was nearly bankrupt after failing at 15+ different business models. I was also nearly dead from trying to drink the pain away and fortunately the fear of death motivated me to get into recovery. Being in recovery motivated me to focus more on being of true service to others and less on what I would get out of it. I started making courses online with Udemy which soon turned into my first real business. I partnered with as many talented instructors as I could and learned from top instructors how to get my courses the most sales.
In 2015, I tried making some inspirational videos sharing what I learned in recovery and got an amazing response on YouTube. To make the background on my videos more interesting, I started making the inspirational videos while playing video games. To make a more helpful website, I hired a freelancer to convert the videos into blog posts including this about page originally.