Easy Steps: How to Increase Live Stream Viewers?

Putting all your effort into the content that you’re going to discuss in the live stream just to see a few viewers, in the end, can be highly disappointing. Live streaming has its own perks such as getting the attention of new viewers for your brand and building long-term relationships with your customers. But it requires a systematic and efficient process in order to be successful. Most people think they simply need to know how to grow twitch followers or Facebook likes to gather a broader audience when they stream online. To be honest, there’s more to that and at a slower pace, you will be able to attract a wider audience with the easy steps mentioned below:

1.    Interact and Engage with Your Audience

Whether it’s Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, or Instagram, you can’t expect your followers to quickly show up once you go live regardless of how unresponsive you were. Hence, you need to ensure to reply to your followers and engage with them in a friendly manner to build a strong bond with your audience.

Once your audience knows how genuine you are with them, they will make sure to support you on your live stream and get to know more about your brand.

2.    Spread a Word About Your Live Stream

How often have you bought a product after seeing its cool advertisement on any social media platform? I assume many times, right? Likewise, you need to spread the word about your live stream on all your social media platforms.

It’s best to start posting about your live stream almost one or two weeks before. You should tell your audience about the kind of topics that you will cover, what they should expect, what benefits they will get, and when you will be going live. This way, they will be well-prepared to catch you live, and you can expect new viewers on your channel too.

3.    Stay Consistent

You should keep going live every other week or at least once a month. It’s better if you keep a set schedule of your live stream, such as every Saturday at 9:00 P.M. This allows your audience to stay connected with you without a long gap and fosters your relationship with your audience.

You should avoid doing unscheduled and once-in-a-blue-moon-live streams as you won’t remain fresh in the minds of your viewers.

4.    Use the Right Equipment

Let’s say you are watching a live stream and the quality of video or audio is below par which causes the live stream to buffer in between and makes you miss the important topic you wanted to listen to. Well, I’ve left quite a lot of live streams for such poor quality several times.

This is how important it is to use the right equipment. Whenever a viewer enters a live stream, the first thing they notice unconsciously is the video and audio quality and this crucial factor assesses whether that viewer will watch your video till the end or leave immediately.

Hence, invest in a top-notch quality mic, camera, and internet connection to ensure your live stream is as smooth as possible, so your viewers stick around for long and genuinely enjoy it.