I recently started a series of reviews with the goal of answering one question: "what's the best webinar software available?"
As I soon found out, this was the wrong question. There are many tools that bill themselves as "webinar software", but they're made for different purposes and a single term isn't adequate to cover them all.
In this post, you'll discover the 4 different categories of online events, which one is suitable for what purpose and which software will serve you best.
Of all the webinar software reviews I've done, this one was the most frustrating... and the most heart breaking.
ClickMeeting is a webinar platform with a long list of impressive features, that inititally showed so much promise. But it also contains a fatal flaw, which is a complete deal breaker. Because of this problem, I'll structure this review differently than I usually do.
Live chat is a feature in almost all the webinar tools I've been reviewing. Chat is a familiar interface and it gives attendees on your webinar an easy way to interact with you as well as with each other.
But just because something is common doesn't mean it's good or reasonable.
In fact, I think in most cases, you should not use your webinar software's default setting for live chat. In this video, I'll explain why.
Demio bills itself as "a webinar platform built for marketing". That sounds like exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for!
What are the marketing features on offer here and does this product compare favorably to other webinar software like GoToWebinar or Webinar Ninja? That's what we're going to find out in this Demio review.
Crowdcast is a webinar and livestreaming platform. When I first started testing this service, it immediately struck me as easier to use and more socially oriented than any other webinar platform I've ever used.
Let's find out!
If you're looking for webinar software with a marketing and lead generation focus, Webinar Ninja looks like a very promising solution. As a long time GoToWebinar user, the features and screenshots shown on the Webinar Ninja website definitely got my hopes up.
So, how does Webinar Ninja measure up in practice? Does it deliver on its promises and is it a better solution than GoToWebinar?
Let's find out.
Have you backed yourself into a corner with your choice of branding? Or are you looking to start a new brand and wonder how broad or narrow your focus should be?
It's a tricky situation. Branding is important from the moment you choose a domain name and making the wrong choice can lead to problems far down the road.
Luckily, there are a few simple principles you can follow, to avoid what I call the branding trap and make the right choice from the outset. And even if you already have an established brand, knowing about this will help you in your content marketing.
Live webinars are a not-so-secret weapon in online marketing. Used right, webinars will help you build & engage an audience and they can be an incredibly powerful sales tool, as well.
I have hosted well over 100 webinars over the years and one of my ventures was built up entirely on the back of live webinars.
In all this time, I've used GoToWebinar as my platform of choice. It's a reliable and competent piece of webinar software... but is it still the best choice for marketers?
That's what we're here to find out.
I recently got one of those "make easy money" emails in my inbox. This one had such a dumb subject line, it inspired me to create this post. It read:
"[NEW] AgencyBlitz Allows ANYONE To Start An Agency NOW"
This subject line epitomizes so much of what is wrong with the make-money-online space - but it also illustrates a specific approach that has given me an advantage for many years.
Which animal do you find scarier: a shark or a cow?
Chances are, you answered "a shark". After all, those sharp teeth and serial killer eyes do look kinda intimidating. But would you believe that way more people are killed by cows than sharks? And we haven't even mentioned mosquitoes...
We're designed to judge a situation by the most overt signs and let ourselves be fooled without taking a closer look.
This could be even more challenging when we're about to spend our money online.
We're trying to avoid scam so desperately that we boo anything slightly salesy while falling prey to the real predators.
In today's episode, we're asking the question: what is ethical in marketing? What's the deal with marketing tricks and weapons of influence? Where is the line between a clever sales hack and a dirty scam?
How can you make money online and keep your conscience clear?
This and more is waiting for you in this episode.
For the past 7 years, I've been living as a digital nomad. Unlike most digital nomads, I travel with heavy luggage, primarily dedicated to video gear.
There's a specific reason why I put up with lugging so much stuff around - and why I wouldn't recommend doing this in most cases.
I've built several businesses, following different business models and in different markets. What I've never done throughout all this is take on any kind of debt or external funding.
I've bootstrapped all my businesses. Including ones that come with considerable startup cost, such as Thrive Themes. I recommend you do the same, no matter what business you're trying to start.
Keep reading to discover why the bootstrap mindset isn't only about saving money & how you can become your very own investor.