Now that the technologies are here for just about anyone to start streaming video content online, many local venues have become quite popular and this is why we look at the question of how to make money with streaming video online.
There are group streaming sites like Twitch.tv where people actually broadcast their own shows. Most are of people playing video games. One such show that gained popularity was Man vs Game where a fellow would play video games online and review them during gameplay. His enthusiasm and funny commentary ushered in a new wave of copy cats but none actually matched up to him. His success led to him earning good money and expanding his reach in the gaming industry.
Other shows feature cooking, fishing, pets, science, paranormal, sports commentary, and more. One can literally broadcast from home, from one’s living room and with ad revenue and a fan base can make a lucrative living. You have to be interesting and entertaining and have more than the average but it’s possible and is done everyday. It’s a matter of math. A person with a streaming broadcast might have 10,000 fans. Those fans come in daily or weekly and click ads or subscribe. They might buy merchandise as they form their fan clubs.
Churches and other non profits can produce entertaining content and get their parishioners to share that info and contribute via donations or subscriptions or even merchandise. You don’t need a million viewers, just enough loyal viewers to bring in consistent revenue and attention. With today’s social networking it can spread like wildfire.
It’s not difficult to broadcast as some of the software is free. If your content is good other streaming sites may ask you to join them and they’ll pay you. Funny and entertaining and educational always win out here. So with the average desk top, laptop, tablet, and even smartphone can turn into a broadcasting center with just a camera, microphone, and free or purchased software.
Give it a try and broadcast to your family and friends and see how they like your skills. You might end up surprised.