S3E38: 10 Things I am Pretty Sure I am Sure about Live Streaming

10 things I am pretty sure I am sure about Livestreaming
Tales of a hobby turned obsession
1. Need a camera? Where’s your cell phone?

I started with a webcam
I was so fixated that in order to do YouTube I needed a great camera.


But through LEDA challenges I found out a Cell phone rocks and usually has a great camera

(Cool ways to bring your phone camera to your computer? USB or NDI)

2. Bad video is forgiven before bad audio

You’re muted
What is that echo?
Voice too low or Music too loud
(I started with a Blue Yeti and I am still using it)

3. Your videos should answer a question or solve a problem

4. Save up and buy best gear when you do upgrade equipment

Buy what turns out to be junk little by little to try and save money only to litter your life with junk you wind up replacing
Decide what you need
Determine the costs
Save up for it and buy it when you can afford (Not Before)

5. Recorded video does better than Lives unless…you build a community

6. YouTube Analytics will make you insane


7. Find the one topic that works for you

If you don’t like your topic, no one else will.
Topics we are passionate about ”sell” the video to our viewers
It is possible to be so diverse in your topics, YouTube doesn’t recommend your videos.

Under Water Basket Weaving may not do well on a ”Tech” channel
Niche down and focus
8. Preparation builds confidence

If you have loose notes, they are your safety net to make sure you don’t go off track
Planning and research means you know what you are talking about when you talk about it.
“Lack of Planning on My Part does not mean an emergency for your part but it does mean you get to see a train wreck in progress”

9. Bring friends along for the ride

10. If you aren’t having fun, you are doing it wrong

Creating is hard work but if you enjoy the end results are so worth it
If it continues to not be fun, then maybe it is time to retool your processes

The challenge
Go live
What is your favorite platform?
Go live there.
30 seconds to 30 minutes, doesn’t matter
Just go Live
Say hi, talk about your day, talk about what you are thankful for.

Get your phone or whatever and go live every day in December. Call it #YuleVolog or #Vlogmas

****Boring Stuff follows*****

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Running a Mac and you want to use the best streaming software available? So good Windows users are envious…
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S3E37: What I would buy for my YouTube Streaming Gear Today?

So it has been a long journey and this is what I would buy for my YouTube Studio Gear if I started from scratch and also the gear that I went with when I had to make value judgements (read that as budgetary requirements?) Sign up for the Expand Your Reach Virtual Summit https://techtroublemaker–geeks.thriv… (Note: all of my equipment links are affiliate links so I may earn a commission which I will use to upgrade my gear) Here is what I would buy if I started again…
 
Elgato Key Light Air X 2. https://amzn.to/3DMQwjx (The Neewer lights flack out with app control)
 
Elgato StreamDeck XL https://amzn.to/3CMZ6gD (15 buttons are not enough) Sony ZV-E10 (I love this camera, it was the right choice) https://amzn.to/3xet8ZG
 
Sigma 16mm 1.4f Sony E mount lens (such great focus and I love the blur) https://amzn.to/3cFqK4E
 
Shure MV7 USB/XLR Dynamic Mic (with the software you can get a really nice podcaster sound) https://amzn.to/3r51ywI
 
Elgato Green Screen https://amzn.to/30ZDYqB (curtain styles and stands are just too much of a pain and take too much room)
 
Want to help support this channel? Visit this link and buy me a coffee ☕️ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/techtrou… ☕️ Anything you give will be poured into this channel for equipment upgrades and tech to make it better.
 
Find me on Twitter if you want to talk to me ►► https://www.twitter.com/techtroublemkr
 
Or Facebook (if the algorithm will let you haha) ►► https://www.facebook.com/techtroublemkr
 
I am testing out my fate on Instagram ►► https://www.instagram.com/techtrouble…
 
🔴DO NOT CLICK THIS https://bit.ly/3mbPFCg 🔴
 
The music on this channel is from Epidemic Sound. Use my link and get a free month of their service. If you subscribe I will get a free month. ►► https://www.epidemicsound.com/referra…
 
Running a Mac and you want to use the best streaming software available? So good Windows users are envious… 🎬 Ecamm Live 🎬 is the best streaming software available but it only works on Macs. Click this link and try it out. If you subscribe, I may earn a commission. ►► https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?…
 
And the best image editing program? Canva. I use Canva all of my thumbnails and channel art. You can try a month free if you click my link: ►► https://www.canva.com/join/sunken-win…