Are you a Talented Musician, Singer, Comedian or other Entertainer? Do you have a cause that means a lot to you and would like to raise money for? How about putting your talent skills to work and Do a Benefit Gig to Raise Money for your Cause?
Do a Benefit Gig Online
You may answer yes to the questions above but are thinking “How can i do a Benefit Gig when everywhere’s shut due to COVID-19 Restrictions? Or maybe you aren’t able to get out much anyway due to family or other commitments. Well, once upon a time that would have been a problem. But thanks to the technology we have available at our fingertips today, we no longer need to be restricted by that problem.
If you cant do the benefit gig in a venue full of people, then do a benefit Gig online. Afterall, there’s over 6 Billion People use the Internet every day. How many Gig venues do you know that hold that sort of capacity? Exactly! You have a much Bigger Audience, and when you’re raising money for a cause, a bigger audience usually raises more money.
How do i Do a Benefit Gig Online?
Okay. So this Tutorial is going to show you how to Set your Gig up on your computer so that all you have to do is Entertain.
First of all you will need to Broadcast to your Audience. To do this, you will need a Live Video Streaming Channel. For this i recommend using YouTube. For One, it’s completely FREE to join and Start Broadcasting. It also has a massive Audience as it is Part of Google. This gives you the chance of an audience before you even promote your show. Sign up and Create your Account and Complete your Profile. You may even want to describe a bit about the cause you are raising money for with a link for anyone to Donate (we’ll get to that bit).
So now you have your Channel up and Running, you may now be wondering “How do people Donate money to my cause?” Well, this is where the beauty of Crowdfunding Technology shows it’s wonder. Go to Uphatter and create an account. It’s FREE! Complete your Profile and add a picture if you want.
Remember, people are far more likelier to Donate to your cause if they can put a face to it. The internet is a Jungle of Conmen and Fraudsters. So it’s a bit much to expect anyone to donate to an Invisible Profile.
Once your Profile is Complete, Click on the “Raise Funds” Tab and Fill in the Details and description of exactly what your cause is, Who or what you are raising funds for, How much you hope to raise, etc. Again, people are more inclined to Give to a Cause that they can relate to.
Use as much detail as you can and try to demonstrate why any visitor reading about it should donate. When your cause is complete, you will receive a link that you can share that will take people to its page.
Linking it Up
So now you have your Broadcasting Stream up and ready to Go and your cause is now listed on Uphatter and actively receiving donations. All you have to do now is link the Two Together. Go to your Youtube Channel and Click “Go Live” to Start Broadcasting. Before you actually Go Live, it will give you a chance to write a Description about the Live Show you are about to Start Streaming. Use this to describe what you are doing and why. Be sure to Include the link to your Uphatter Cause Page somewhere it can be clearly seen.
If the description is longer than a few lines, then it’s probably best to include the link ABOVE the description so that it can view it clearly. Remember, this is the Focal point of your whole campaign, so make sure its seen by all.
Send People there
While you’re Entertaining on the Screen, be sure to regularly remind viewers what it is you are doing and Direct them to your link. Don’t just leave it to chance that the Audience will see your link or read your description themselves. This can be easily woven in to your show. Provide a bit of banter between songs dropping the odd reminder of the benefit you are doing the show for.
Give your Show it’s own Layer
Now you can run a perfectly Good benefit from the comfort of your own home and be seen by Millions on YouTube. However, this is only One Platform on the Whole of the Internet. Why not give your Live Stream its very own space on the world wide web. Give it a Website and domain of it’s own. You can do this very easily nowadays and completely FREE. See our article “Build your Own Website” for Step by Step instructions on how to set this up completely FREE in just a few moments.
You can use the HTML code for your YouTube Live Player and embed it on your own website so that whenever you Broadcast on YouTube, it will also Stream here. This will also let you provide extra pages if you like, giving more detail of your Benefit, Funds Raised, Future events, etc. Anything you want. You can find instructions on exactly how to Embed your Player Here.
Let the World Know
Once everything’s ready and you’re about to Start Broadcasting, let people know. You could play the best set ever heard but if nobody knows about it, then you might be stuck for an Audience. Youtube itself has it’s own stream of viewers so there’s a chance you will be noticed but don’t leave it to chance.
Share your link on Social Media, Forums, let Friends know. Why not Create a Facebook events page and let people know that you will be playing this Benefit Gig well in advance. Share it with all your contacts.
You can also recruit professionals to get your Fundraiser more exposure. You can find some of these Professionals on Fiver where you can get all sorts of digital services for hire as well as promote your own skills and services. Here you can hire someone to Make you a Website, Publish your Site or Campaign, and much more.
Best of Luck!
Well, i hope that this article well help you get set up to play your Benefit Gig and raise the money for that Cause. Now it’s up to you. Go Entertain and Best of Luck with Raising Funds and Reaching your Goal.