In today’s article I’m going to share with you my number one favorite tool for running webinars, so before I share the tool let’s talk about what webinars are.
Webinars are just an online presentation that you do in front of a live audience and you’re probably thinking oh my god why would I do that webinars are in my opinion one of the most effective ways of generating more sales in your online business, it’s a really great way to connect with your audience and in about an hour you can provide a ton of value and really show that you’re an expert in whatever it is that you’re doing and before you ask for the sale, so I absolutely love them. But as you can imagine, most people when they’re gearing up to do their first one are pretty nervous about it, because of all of the moving pieces and the fact that it is life but the tool that I recommend is going to help you with that a lot so the tool is called crowdcast, and number one reason that I love it is because it takes away all of the tech stress of running a webinar so you’re already a little bit nervous, because you need to remember what to say and you’re going live and it could be you know depending on how big your audience is you can be presenting in front of a few hundred people at a time, so it is a bit nerve-wracking even though you can’t actually see the people on the other end so you can really disparate and they’re like doing it alone by yourself and that you know to take away some sometimes those nervous feelings, so yeah the number one reason is that it’s incredibly easy to set up and takes away all of the tech stress of running your webinar.
Reason number two is that this setup is really fast so now that I’ve moved past a few times I can literally set up a webinar in like five minutes and be ready to go, so there are other options for sure there is a free option where you can use YouTube live and then embed it on one of your website pages and then use a little plugin to get the chat section and you can totally do that and that is free, but for some people that’s you know really that’s just adding to the stress because you’re having a piece different software’s together, so for me when I’ve been doing a webinar I just want to be focused on the webinar and the content that I’m delivering, and not worrying about the tech and whether it’s gonna work so there is a cost to crowdcast the cheapest plan is forty-nine US dollars a month, but I do feel that it’s worth it and you know if you go with a free option and you’re spending all this time like piecing different things together, well you know time is money and that’s your time that you’re wasting doing that.
So basically once I tried had cast and did one webinar with it, I was a total fan and I wasn’t moving to any other platform, so far I’ve told you that it takes away the tech stress of running a webinar it’s easy to set up and it’s fast. But there are a few other reasons that I love it, I love that it’s been really reliable for me so I’ve never and the issue with going live even when I ran a webinar from Bali and that can be a little tough with the internet connection here so it was perfect for me the whole time it has a really easy to manage chat right on the right side and it’s in real time, so there’s never any lag which I really appreciated the first webinar I did I can remember it was like a 30 second leg and it was really awkward so you don’t have to worry about that which is good another reason is your replay is automatically generated and it’s at the same length that you use to share out your webinar so that makes pre scheduling your email it’s really easy so I can just you know I do all of that ahead of time second is that it’s really easy to generate a call to actions button right below your video, and you can keep this hidden until the pitch part of your presentation and it’s super easy to set up so you set that before you go live and then whenever you want to go live you literally just click show and it will show a button and you can link out to your sales page for your product.
And lastly, they have recently released as a peer integration if you don’t know what I think here is basically it’s this web tool that allows you to connect all of these different tools so for example I can connect crowdcast and my email marketing platform which is converted and that’s all done automatically so those are the reasons why I absolutely love crowdcast.