Do you go Live and see the dreaded number “0” of people tuning in? Dying to get more views, even when you’re brand new to the world of video creation?
Yes! It’s possible — with hard work and persistence. But here’s the thing… There are shortcuts. You’ll still need to work hard and be consistent but you’ll be able to reach more people much faster! Are you up for the challenge? Let’s dive in!
Facebook Marketing: 6 Ways to Get More Views When You’re Brand New
We all know that videos are the bomb dot com. They have the power to amplify your message and skyrocket your success. But what are the hacks that professional video creators use in order to get their content in front of more people?
Here are 6 tips that will elevate your skills and help get more eyeballs on your video genius!
Tip #1: Have A Hook
You can ask them a question you think they’d like the answer to or you state the purpose of your video right away. Time is precious and people want to know right away, “What’s in it for me?”
Be YOU x 2! In other words, show up with a LOT of energy and project. Nothing great happens until you get excited.
PRO Tip #1: Start right away! NEVER wait for people to join because 90-95% of your views will come from the replays.
Tip #2: Diversify Your Videos
Do you consume only one type of content? No? Neither does your audience.
So what you can do is come up with 3 types of videos, and play with them. For example, you can do educational videos in a more serious office set up. Or lifestyle videos where you take your viewers shopping with you.
That diversification will keep them guessing what’s next, and will keep their interest!
PRO Tip #2: Make sure you have a selfie stick!
What’s the most powerful tool online marketers use to stop the scroll? Amazing headlines!
Think about it — what makes you click on a video or an article? It’s the title that’s so well-worded you actually feel the urge to press that button.
And here’s a little trick you can use, if you’re not sure where to start. Go to any newsstand (or just Google it) and see what the titles on the covers of magazines are! Write down the ones you love, and then simply make them work for you!
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PRO Tip #3: You can check how good your headline is by running it through this analyzer —>>> Value Headline Analyzer.
Tip #4: Go Live At Peak Times
Do you have Tips 1-3 nailed down? But you’re still not getting the results you want? Then maybe you’re going Live at the wrong time.
The overall Facebook peak times are 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm. Of course, that’s just a general stat. So pay attention to when your friends are online the most. That will help you plan out your Lives in more strategically.
How can you zoom in on the time when your Facebook friends are online? Do this:
- Open the Facebook Messenger App on your phone
- Take a look at How Many Active friends are on
Want to know the best times to post on Instagram? Check out WhenToPost app to see when your followers are on the app.
PRO Tip #4: Pick a day and time of the week to go Live. When you start doing that every single week, people will start trusting you more, and that Live will become your very own show!
Tip #5: Piggyback on Hot Trends
What’s your audience interested in? Why not take advantage of it?
People tune in when you’re curious about a topic, even if they already know it inside and out. So do a little research about what’s hot right now, and let’s get the show on the road!
PRO Tip #5: Pick a trend that’s relevant to your content. If you choose something just because it has a lot of traction, but has nothing to do with your regular topics (or you have zero interest in it), you’ll lose part of your credibility.
Tip #6: Ask Questions During Your LIVE
What creates the BEST engagement? Questions!
People love Live videos because they feel like they’re contributing to the videos being created. Bring your audience into the conversation. Give them an opportunity to share their feedback with you.
And Facebook and Instagram absolutely adore quality comments, likes and shares. They’re telling the algorithm that the content is pretty awesome, so it needs to get in front of more people. And that’s what happens! How cool is that?!
PRO Tip #6: Don’t overdo it. 3-5 CTCs (call to comment) per Live session is completely enough!
Bonus Tip: Add Captions to Your Videos
Statistics don’t lie. Most people scroll through their newsfeed with the sound OFF! So if they come across your video, and see your captions, they might decide to get their headphones and see what you’re all about!
Personal Recommendation: we use a service called rev.com and it costs $1/min to get those captions created.
So these are the 6 ways to get more views when you’re brand new. Which tip did you find most useful? Let us know in the comments below! And if you loved this article, share it with your teammates!
Let’s get those VIEWS!
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- Personal Branding: 5 Steps to Discovering Your Brand and Finding Your Voice
- 5 Surprising Ways to Improve Your Facebook Lives
- 7 Reasons Why People Don’t Buy From You (and How to Fix It)
- How Long Your Videos Should Be for Best Results
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