Not long ago I wrapped up my live event in Oslo, where I spoke to a high-energy group of people from about 6 different countries on how to make money using Periscope.
So, how exactly does one use Periscope to make money?
Well, here I’ll be sharing some timeless strategies to help you do just that.
Step #1: Get your scope noticed on Periscope.
The first step is to know how you can get people into your scope on Periscope.
Every time you start the scope, you want to be sure that you have a really good, click-baiting title.
This is because people tend to judge books by their covers, and scopes by their titles.
The title of your scope is the only thing that people can base their judgment upon when looking at the list of live scopes.
If you want people to choose your scope to watch, my advice is to try and have a title that really compels people to click on it.
Also, remember to use emoticons or emojis in the title, because that can really help make your scope title stand out in the list.
Step #2: Decide what topic you are speaking on beforehand
It will really help you if you know what topic you’ll be speaking on before starting your scope.
For example, the scope I link to in this post was about “How To Make Money On Periscope”.
It’s a popular topic which most people would find interesting enough to want to click on and learn more about.
Once you come up with a good topic, plan out 1-3 points that you can expand upon briefly and teach people during your scope.
Planning your topic ahead of time will help you to be less nervous during your scope, and you won’t be fumbling for things to say while you’re live.
Step #3: Have a product to sell and a call to action.
Naturally, if you don’t have a product to sell, you won’t be able to make any money.
There are two main ways to sell a product online: either you sell your own product, which allows you to keep 100% of the profits, or sell someone else’s product.
There are tons of online marketplaces which will allow you to sell someone else’s product, like Ebay, Amazon, ClickBank – these are all online platforms which will allow you to join as an affiliate marketer, to sell and promote products which you do not own in return for commissions.
Now ultimately, if you want to sell your products online, you will need to have a website. If you don’t have a website, you won’t be able to promote products (whether your own products, or other people’s).
On your website, you need to have a call to action. For example, you might want to ask people to click on your affiliate link, or better yet ask them to opt-in to your page or mailing list so that you’ll be able to promote more products to them in the future.
Bonus tip: Get people to follow you!
Even if you don’t have a website or product, the most important thing to do is get people to follow you on Periscope.
To build your following on Periscope, the most basic call to action should be:
“If you found value from this scope, please scroll left or right on an iPhone and click on “Follow Me”, or scroll up and down on an Android device to do the same.”
Then, before you end the scope, make sure to pre-frame your next scope, so that people will be excited for what you’ll be scoping when you next go live.
So let’s recap how you can make money with Periscope:
1. Get people into your scope on Periscope.
2. List down 1-3 things that you can teach them.
3. Have a strong, compelling call to action.
And that’s it!
Feel free to leave a comment below, and I’ll be seeing you soon in my next post.