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Finding Content for FB Live by J.Q. Rose
I've been playing around with live streaming videos on Facebook--FB Live. It's fun. I'm learning by doing.
Why use FB Live Video? Not only is it fun, but these videos on Facebook can be used as a marketing tool to get the attention of viewers/readers. FB Live videos can be used on your blog, Youtube, social media--anywhere you leave your "footprint on the web."
Research has shown video keeps visitors on your website longer and engages browsers more than just text or text and image.
The gurus say "relationship marketing" is the way to go to sell your products online such as your books, online courses, webinars, etc. FB Live allows viewers to meet you via video and affords them the opportunity to connect with you.
Use Content from your Blog Posts
Rather than spending valuable time writing a manuscript/notes for a FB Live video, I use content from my blog posts. I based the following video on a blog post about Writers Groups--Points to Ponder. Click here if you wish to read the entire blog post written in 2017.
VIDEO: Writers Groups--8 Tips for Having a Productive Meeting
Writers Groups--8 Tips for Having a Productive Meeting
If you think you can't do live streaming because you have no topics, then look no further than your own blog for ideas.
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I've read that FB live videos are great but I imagine I'd go blank and sit there gulping. Do you think pre-recorded videos would be nearly as beneficial?
The most I've ever done is repost something I adore. Like a horse playing with an enormous ball for example. ;-)
Anna from elements of emaginette
It's so nice to see you on video. I feel like I know you now!
Interesting. I'm not sure I have the confidence to do that. Not yet.
Great tips, Janet. I've been known to do just this when taping my videos. I haven't tried FB Live--definitely will give it a try.
Yes,Allie,videos increase engagement. You can do a power point presentation too.
Yep that gets attention too.
Hi Raimey, thanks. That's the point of videos. Hooray, it worked!!!
Hi Susan. Try making a video using Lumen 5. You aren t even on camera.
Alright! You go GRRL!
I don't know that I want to see myself on video. I hate taking a picture as it is. I really enjoyed watching you though. Great post.
Great post, JQ. This sort of approach - with the FB videos, Youtube vlogs, podcasts, etc - seems like a good way to go. That's a great idea to use old blog posts. I have a ton of them! :)
Thanks, Juneta. It takes some getting used to watching me. The voice is so different and my hair is parted on the wrong side!!
Thanks. Yes we can be doing videos forever with all those blog posts.
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