Periscope for Makers + Handmade Business : A Roundup of Top Tips
So, while I was prepping for my sabbatical/overseas, this new thing has taken the social media world by storm. What new thing, I hear you ask?
Why, Periscope, of course.
If you don’t know what Periscope is: it’s basically a way to live-stream video to your followers. And, kinda like snap-chat, your videos are only viewable for 24 hours after your ‘scope’ (there’s already a verb!!). You can save them, but not on the app itself. Your followers get a notification when you start a scope, and can then watch and interact with you live.
I know, I know, ANOTHER social media app – argh!
BUT. This one has the potential to be really, really awesome for makers and creatives. Why? Because it allows you to give people an insight into your studio in real-time.
I’m only getting started with it myself (I’m @JessVanDen if you’d like to follow me!) so I’ve been doing some research to see how others are using it.
As I haven’t got enough experience with it to give you my own thoughts and feedback, I decided the best thing to do would be to give you a little round-up of the best resources I’ve found so far.
So, if you’re intrigued by the possibilities, check out these links:
- Getting Started with Periscope – c|net
- 25 Things Makers can do on Periscope – Academy of Handmade
- What is Periscope and Why you Should use it for your Creative Business – Creative Hive
- How to Use Periscope Like a Boss (This site/resource is no longer available) – Little Farm Media
- 5 Steps to Getting Started on Periscope – Blacksburg Belle
- 20 Unmissable Tips for Using Periscope for Business – Get Response
Those are the best resources I’ve found so far – I’ll update this post as I find more!
Are you on Periscope? Does it sound like something you’d like to try?
I love talking about my work and handmade biz in general (cough, podcast, cough) so I think it’s something I’ll be getting into.
Make sure to follow me (@JessVanDen) to get a peek inside my jewellery studio, and for some creative biz advice, too. I’m already dreaming up weekly scopes I can run for you guys!
And if you’re on there, make sure to leave your handle in the comments below, so we can build up a community of #Thrivers on there!