If you have been following me for anytime at all, you know that I LOVE working from home – and I love teaching other moms how to build their at home business so they can bring in extra money without having to spend more time away from their family.
Just a few years ago, I was a mom with 2 kids under 3 running around (or scooting around) my feet… and everything was great! Except it wasn’t.
I had previously been a speech therapist working full time at a nursing home, and I knew I didn’t want to go back to work. I wanted to be home! Each year, our home budget kept getting tighter and tighter. I knew I had to find a way to start working from home… but I didn’t even know where to start!
My friend shared with me how she was earning a full time income from home just using products that helped her and getting paid to share about them. I thought this sounded AWESOME! But I had to figure out how to build a business without home parties or talking to random people (I’m an introvert lol).
and video is one of my secrets of how I built a 6 figure income from home!
It has never been easier to show up online and share about what you love and how you can help people! I want to help you show up and be SEEN!
Do I have to do videos?
If you want to build your business without doing videos, you certainly can… (Believe me I know that it is scary to press that LIVE button)
As far as getting your message out to as many people as possible so you can help them and make the BIG impact you want to… Video is King!
Pictures get more views than just text posts.
Pre-recorded videos get more views than Pictures.
LIVE videos get more views than Pre-recorded videos.
So you see, I just want to save you time, energy, and help you make the most impact while you build your business (no matter how busy you are!)
Because I believe that everyone is here to make an impact… Your message matters! Now, let’s get your message seen by more people ; )
The Gear You Need to Make Your LIVE Videos Get More Views
Smart Phone for Live Video
Most people have a smart phone already, but I just want to be crystal clear that you have to have a phone that has access to Facebook and will let you post and make videos before we get further 🙂
Tripod or Stand for Your Phone
I use my iPhone tripod almost every day! For as little as $15 you can stop propping your phone on your coffee cup, or have shaky hand syndrome during your live videos. The tripod that I bought actually came with a remote shutter, so you can take pictures and videos without having to press the picture button on your phone. (For live you still have to press the go live button though)
Clip Phone Holder This holder uses a clip, so that would make it really flexible depending on where you are shooting the most videos.
Lighting is very important to make your videos have the right “look” – I always say you want to show up and be SEEN! Dark videos are really hard to watch and catch people’s attention. But getting the right lighting doesn’t have to be expensive!
My best tip is just to record videos facing a window – Natural light always looks best!
In my house, we have a lot of great windows, so I usually just set up my tripod (or use the suction cup iPhone holder) to set up sitting right in front of the window with the best lighting.
If you don’t have any great natural light options, you can always make your own ring light which is great for giving you the best lighting without any weird shadows. I was able to make one for less than $50:
If you are going Live often, you may want to invest in an external microphone just to give you the highest quality sound possible. We use the Blue Yeti microphone when we record our Work From Home Podcast and I really love the quality! This microphone would only be beneficial if you were using your computer to record videos.
We use our computer camera mostly for doing video chats with our team and business partners, but you can also record videos on your computer (and go live from your computer too!) I have used a Live Broadcasting called BeLive.tv and that is one great way to really get your live videos to stand out!
I hope that this gave you the tools you need to REALLY help your Live Videos stand out and get more views too! I believe that Attention = Money, so one of the first hurdles of building an online business is just getting noticed.
Here is to your *video* success,
P.S. If you would like more info about partnering with me and starting your own health and wellness business, Click Here to Take our Work from Home Quiz to see if this would be a good option for you : )