If you’re thinking about creating high quality video, then you’re in luck. It’s easier than ever to create streaming video online for the world to see. With so many different options in terms of providers, it can be overwhelming when deciding how to go about streaming your content. That’s why we’ve put together a short guide that should get you on the right track when it comes to streaming low cost, high quality video for the first time.
Come up With Ideas for Content
Any high quality video starts with an idea. It’s important to think through what interests you and whether others will be interested in what you’re trying to present through video. While you may be extremely excited about creating streaming content for the first time, it’s best if you have a plan for your first video.
Create a script of your video content to ensure that you stay on task and that you don’t miss anything. By having a written script in place, you’ll find that you’re able to record your video much faster than if you’re trying to come up with content as you go. As you get more video-streaming experience, you’ll be able to come up with the video script at a faster rate, but it’s important to put in the time ahead of time so that your video content will be enjoyable for your viewers.
Find a Video Camera
Once you’ve outlined the content of your video, you’ll need to find a video camera. In the past, you would have had to spend several thousand dollars for a suitable video camera, but now, you can get a high quality HD video camera for a few hundred dollars. If you’re tight on cash, you can even use your mobile phone, but remember that the quality will probably not be nearly as good as that of a dedicated video camera.
Choose a Reliable Content Delivery Network
One of the most important components of a high quality video is the streaming provider that is actually hosting the content. If you’re new to the streaming world, you’ve probably heard have of all of the providers that offer to host your content for free. While you may think this is the best option, if you’re on a budget, you may be mistaken. Choosing a streaming provider that has a robust infrastructure can do wonders when it comes to helping your video content succeed online.
Online viewers are extremely impatient. If your video content is slow to load or has buffering problems, your viewers will likely go elsewhere for content. With many of the streaming providers, you have little control over these kinds of issues. However, if you choose a provider like TikiLIVE, you know that you’re choosing a company that has been in the streaming industry for over a decade and is constantly working to improve our infrastructure so that your content will be accessible by your users regardless of how popular your content becomes. We have a large network of streaming servers located around the world to ensure that your content is always delivered with the least amount of buffering and streaming issues possible.
Create Your Own Streaming Channel
Once you’ve recorded your content and picked a streaming provider, it’s time to create your own streaming channel. With providers like TikiLIVE, you can easily create a streaming channel from your online dashboard. Once you have your own channel, it can then be accessed across a myriad of devices.
With TikiLIVE, your streaming channel can be viewed online, on mobile phones, tablets, Roku set top boxes, Chromecast, Apple TV and a wide selection of Android powered set top boxes. TikiLIVE ensures that your content is accessible across as many devices as possible to give you the best shot at sharing your content with the largest audience possible.
Market Your Content to Your Users
Now that your content has been created, it’s time to grow your audience. You may think that all you have to do to succeed online is to create high quality video, but this is simply not the case.
Marketing your content can help you separate yourself from others in your niche and put you on the path to success. A few marketing tips that do well with streaming content include:
- Social Media – Do you have a strong following on social media? If so, this is the perfect place to start when marketing your video streaming content. Video content is extremely popular on most social media platforms and streaming providers like TikiLIVE make it extremely easy to instantly share your content to your social media followers. Ensure that your friends and family know about your streaming content on social media so they’ll hopefully share your content with others, which can help to quickly grow your reach online.
- Website – Even though you’re just beginning to stream content online, you should not discount the need for a website to market your content. Creating your own website doesn’t have to cost a fortune or require a full-time programmer. With a platform like TikiLIVE, you get your very own website for free when you sign up for an account. You can access your WordPress dashboard through your control panel to instantly create a website that will look professional and that will easily allow you to market your content.
- Email Marketing – If you have a list of individuals that have shown interest in your content, you should most definitely email this group whenever you create new video content. Users who have expressed interest in your content by signing up for your email list are much more likely to enjoy and possibly share your content than someone who has never seen your content before.
It’s Time to Start Creating High Quality Video!
With this useful guide, you should have everything you need to create high quality video at a low cost. If you have any additional questions about the TikiLIVE platform or streaming content, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 305-743-6722. We’ll be happy to walk you through the process of setting up a TikiLIVE account, and before long you’ll have your very own streaming channel!