A lot of people are asking questions about Periscope. What is it? What’s the point in using it? Will it help a business grow or is it just another flash in the pan that has little value?
You will find the answer to these questions and more inside this scope – sorry post – that was a slip of the keyboard lol – which may be an indication of how much of Periscope has found it’s way into my subconscious mind.
What Is Periscope???
There have been some improvements since this video was made. Less glitches and you can save your scopes for more than 24 hours by going to katch.me and adding a #katch on your broadcast title
I must confess that although I have only been broadcasting on Periscope sporadically for a few weeks I am already a Periscope Addict. In fact if you could ask my family they would tell you that I am a Periscope bore.
Having said that there is no doubt that some marketers are already crushing it on Periscope in particular Social Media Experts who are selling their training courses and others who are selling products. One 21 year old guy made over $30k in a few weeks and a young woman selling websites earned over $52k. Ofcourse these results are not typical and required a level of commitment and effort which most people are not prepared to put into their business.
The main reason that I consider Periscope to be an awesome tool in your marketing arsenal is that you can get targeted followers fast. This means that it is ideal if you are looking for new methods to build or increase your list. The other thing that I really love about Periscope is that there are tons of great tips and strategies from some expert marketers and it’s all free.
Like most platforms there are some downsides. You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince and if you have only started in online marketing you may find that is a problem. Sometimes trolls join in scopes which can be a bit daunting at first but they can be blocked in an instant by clicking on their comment.
Overall it is a great community where I have already learnt a lot. You can watch a few beautiful sunsets around the world or be entertained by Charles Fuchs. He takes us on tours of his local night life in Las Vegas as well as sharing some golden nuggets on how to be a successful marketer.
Periscope is built for engagement, sharing people’s lives, lifestyles and knowledge globally. If you are wondering if I have got shares in it – the answer is no, but I wish I had. So why not pick up your courage and give it a try. It is a much more level playing field than other platforms as it is still so new so now is the time to get in and enjoy it and hopefully grow your business with it.
If you would love to start scoping but are either nervous or unsure about how to get started here is the a Simple 9 Step Periscope Formula which will have you scoping like a pro from your very first Periscope
How to Download Periscope Replays
If you are a blogger you can use Periscope to bring targeted people to your blog. You may have already engaged with your peeps (that’s what we call Periscope viewers) so they arrive at your blog after having actually “met” you you online. The combination of Periscope and your blog is an awesome way to engage with your followers.