Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Thinking of hosting a webinar to promote your local business? What you need to consider

Modern businesses have many advertising and marketing options, but as a small local company, it can be difficult to think outside of the box.

One popular option in today’s market, where many individuals enjoy online events, is webinars. A webinar is an online conference that you can host for a select range of paying individuals or open up to anyone who’s interested.

Webinars are a flexible option, as you can host them online, meaning that you don’t need to hire a venue or arrange travel and accommodation. That makes them the ideal choice for small local firms seeking to grow their reach throughout their area and further afield.

If you’re a local Lincolnshire business considering using a webinar to promote your company, then keep reading. We’ve put together some practical tips and insight into the factors that you need to consider.

Plan A Rough Outline Of The Webinar

Before you start exploring webinar hosting and all the other fun parts of launching an online conference, you must plan a rough outline. Without one, you might find that the event descends into chaos or that you don’t deliver the right message. Consider attending other webinars by business leaders in your industry to see how they structure theirs and the information they focus on sharing with their audience.

Check Out A Webinar Speaker

When you’re planning a rough outline of the webinar, you should also consider who will speak at it. While you might be the host, listening to one person talking for a long period can be tedious and might put off your listeners. So, it would help if you tried to find speakers to talk at your webinar. These could be local community members, your staff, or even celebrities and industry experts. If you aren’t well connected and don’t feel confident asking prominent members of your industry to speak at your event, then you can always hire someone to speak at your webinar. Speakers Corner have this service, and they offer a range of webinar speakers, so you can find someone who will enhance your event and inspire your audience.

Consider Charges And Other Monetisation Schemes

Webinars require a lot of time and effort, which you, as a local business leader, can’t afford to spare for free. However, charging for tickets is less common with online webinars, as many attendees expect them to be free as you haven’t had to pay for a physical venue. Therefore, you need to consider both what you will do about tickets and how you will make money from your webinar. You could consider offering free tickets and then using the webinar to promote your products and services. You could also offer tickets only to those who follow your company’s social media accounts to improve your reach quickly and easily. Consider ways you’ll be able to earn data, followers and leads through your webinar.

Find A Hosting Platform

With a rough outline in place and an idea about how you are going to earn from the event, you can start to search for a hosting platform for your webinar. There are many webinar hosting platforms, so you can find one that suits all your needs and will allow you to host the perfect online event to promote your local business.

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