The Raw Truth On Being A Successful Live Streamer- As told by EllieBella

Written by EllieBella

First of all, not many people like the way they look or sound on camera. If you’re anything like me, your first couple of streams will feel like the first day at a new school or job, a little awkward. Once you meet a few people, that feeling goes away!

It took a bit for me to earn the trust of my fans. Keeping a schedule really helps me make sure no one misses out on the fun! I always go live at 7PM CST, 7 days a week!

SOCIAL MEDIA is so important! Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Emails, or texts – Share your broadcasts with anyone you can! Exposure is a good thing.

Being camera ready sounds so cliche, but it doesn’t hurt.

Don’t get me wrong, I have my pj’s with a messy bun streams. Though most of my streams I try to look as put together as I can without going too crazy.

Don’t be scared! Everyone is terrified of saying the wrong thing, tripping over a cord, or stubbing their toe. It’s natural to be nervous, it’s live!

Ellie advice– brush off any fear you may have. My fans see me on my good days and my bad days. I’ve had countless of embarrassing moments. It’s all about rolling with the punches and being able to laugh at yourself too.

My moderators are my everything! Not only do they know what kind of phrases I don’t appreciate, they know me. We chat throughout the stream & I’m not having to key out any trouble makers on my own. Find a few users you can trust and you’re chat will run nice and smooth with the extra hands on deck.

Equipment.. Would you honestly believe me if I told you that I made my first $500 dollars streaming off of my phone? Stepping it up on my PC with a few very helpful items definitely did a lot for my broadcasts, but if your starting out with a decent phone, don’t fret, below are some helpful (and affordable) streaming must haves.

Everyone says thiseven I was a skeptic when I first got on my own live stream, BE YOURSELF. Nothing at all has gotten me farther than being absolutely and completely me. I’m goofy, I tell stories, we play games, raffles, I laugh at myself even before others can. Your confidence will shine so much brighter than any persona. Going live as YOU means you never have to fake it. I promise, your fans will love you more for it.

Have a little space you like to stream at. I can stream anywhere on my phone, but when I like to settle in, I have a spot that I call my “broadcast corner”. It’s set up with a backdrop and all the things I need to have fun on my stream are within reach!

5 minutes! Every streamer needs to hop off screen for a few moments every once in a while. If you put up a sign while you’re gone, you’re fans know you’re coming right back!

Commit to your live and your fans. I have a passion for streaming. Meeting people virtually and letting them get to know who I am while I learn about them is special to me. Showing that you’re passionate about what your doing & being consistent can take you a long way.

It’s not over when the camera is off. I am in contact with my fans and other streamers all the time! Social media gives me a way to let my fans know whats going on with me and my daily life.

There is no secret code or algorithm. Trust me, I’ve spent countless hours trying to figure this one out. Streaming live is taking a chance on yourself and showing the world what your made of! There is no recipe for that.

 

Want to tell EllieBella what you think? Talk to her when she goes live next, on Camfrog

Santa Hats Win You Prizes!

Send or receive a Santa Hat and you could win prizesHappy Holidays!

This December, each time you send or receive a Santa Hat Virtual Gift you’ll automatically be entered to win some fun prizes!

Each Monday this month, we’ll pick 6 Camfroggers to give prizes! Each winner will get an exclusive Santa Hat Flair Icon next to their jolly RED nick, in addition to the weekly prizes below:

Date Prize
December 3rd 1000 Camfrog Coins
December 10th 3 Months Camfrog GOLD
December 17th 2500 Camfrog Coins
December 24th 6 Months Camfrog GOLD
December 31st 5000 Camfrog Coins

How will these weekly winners be chosen? Each Monday, prizes will be given based on Santa Hat Virtual Gifts sent the previous week (Monday-Sunday, UTC) to the Camfrogger who SENT the most Santa Hats, the Frogger who RECEIVED the most Santa Hats, a randomly selected Frogger who SENT any Santa Hats, a randomly selected Frogger who RECEIVED any Santa Hats, 1 Random Camfrogger who only SENT ONE Santa Hat, and 1 random Frogger who RECEIVED ONE Santa Hat.

Note: Each week, a Camfrogger can only receive ONE prize at a time. If a Frogger happens to be in multiple winning selections, only one prize will be awarded, and the next "runner up" will be selected to receive the second prize. For example: If Johnny sent the most Santa Hats, but was also chosen as a random recipient, Johnny will only get the prize for the most hats, and a new random recipient will be chosen.

What about the GRAND PRIZES?

How could we have such a holly-jolly time, without some great GRAND prizes? On January 2nd, we’ll choose four Monthly winners, based on Santa Hat Virtual Gifts Sent or Received between December 1st and December 31st. These will go to the Camfrogger who SENT the most Santa Hats during December, the Frogger who RECEIVED the most, and one random Frogger who sent a Santa Hat, and one random Frogger who received a hat. Each of these four winners will receive One Year of Camfrog Gold!

In addition to those, we’ll award one GRAND PRIZE: A Lifetime Camfrog Gold Membership! This Grand prize will be chosen at random from every Santa Hat gift sent or received. Each Santa Hat Virtual Gift you send or receive throughout December will count as one entry. The more you send or receive, the more entries you’ll have!

Congrats to our first group of winners for December 3rd: They’ve all been given 1,000 Camfrog Coins!

Congrats to our second group of winners for December 10th: They’ve all been given 3 months of Camfrog Gold, and the exclusive Camfrog Santa Hat nickname flair! Don’t forget to send or receive a Santa Hat this week for a chance to win 2,500 Camfrog Coins next week!


15 Years of Camfrog, now get 15 Years of Gold!

We’re still celebrating Camfrog’s 15th anniversary all month, and you can celebrate with us. During the entire month of October, if you spend more than $50 on camfrog.com, or in the Camfrog mobile apps, you’ll automatically be entered to receive 15 YEARS of Camfrog Gold to your nickname of choice. Upgrade your membership, subscribe, give the Gift of Camfrog Pro, or even buy Camfrog Coins. They will all add up to enter you for a chance to win!

On November 1st, we’ll randomly select 1 lucky Camfrogger who buys at least $50 worth of Camfrog Coins or Camfrog membership upgrades throughout the month of October to get 15 YEARS of Camfrog Gold, and the bragging rights of being our “Anniversary Frogger!”

Each $50 worth of Camfrog products you purchase from Camfrog.com or in-app during October will count as one entry. (Example, if you buy $100 worth of product, you’ll have 2 entries)

Already made a purchase this month? It already counts! Haven’t made the jump to a Camfrog premium experience? Upgrade Today to get started!

 

Congrats to Camfrogger: mix56 for being our “anniversary Frogger!” and getting 15 Years of Camfrog Gold!

Get Even MORE with Camfrog Gold!

Right now, when you upgrade to Camfrog Gold, not only will you start earning Gems for each virtual gift you receive, even when you’re not broadcasting on Camfrog Live, but now you’ll earn XP every time you SEND a gift!

Camfrog Gold Members will get 50% of the XP of a gift back to themselves when they send a gift to anyone! So if you have Camfrog Gold, and send a gift with 1000 XP to a friend, your friend will get the 1000XP, but you’ll also get 500  Bonus XP!

If you have Camfrog Extreme, you’ll get 25% of the XP back to yourself.

Ready to climb up the achievement ladder, or the leaderboards faster than ever? If you have Camfrog Gold, and send a 1000XP gift to yourself, you’ll still get the 500XP bonus for sending a gift, for a total of 1500XP! Want to see all the Bonus XP you get? Just hop over to your Profile Page on Camfrog.com

Want to start earning Bonus XP? Upgrade to Camfrog Extreme and get 25% back, or upgrade to Camfrog Gold and get 50% back for a limited time!

Note: Bonus XP is currently available for a limited time. Upgrade to Gold to start earning bonus XP for all gifts you send today!

Go Gold, Get Gems!

Ready for a new way to earn Camfrog Gems?

For a limited time, when you upgrade to Camfrog Extreme or Camfrog Gold, you’ll earn Gems with every Virtual Gift you receive, even if you are not broadcasting in Camfrog Live!

Right now, if you are a Camfrog Extreme member, and you receive a gift, you’ll get 25% of the Coin price of the gift in Gems. If you’re a Camfrog Gold member, you’ll get 50% of the Coin price in Gems.

That means if you’re Extreme and receive a 100 Camfrog Coin gift, you’ll get 25 Gems. If you are Gold, you would receive 50 Gems! Remember, you’ll always get 100% of the value in Gems when you’re broadcasting in Camfrog Live!

What do you do with Gems? Other than rising up to the top of the Leaderboards, you can exchange Gems to cash directly to your PayPal account, or convert them back into Camfrog Coins!

Ready to get started earning Gems, even while you’re not broadcasting on Camfrog Live? Upgrade to Extreme or Gold now!

Note: Gems are not earned on virtual gifts sent to yourself.

15 Years of Camfrog

In 2003 something wonderful happened. A brand new live group video chat app appeared, ready to connect people all over the world. Before iPhones and Androids, there was Camfrog. 15 years later, Camfrog still leads the world in group video chat, has helped many people meet new friends from all over the world, and even helped a few people meet the loves of their lives! In the last 15 years, hundreds of millions people have used Camfrog to connect with new friends and chat about their passions, and recently find exciting new people to follow on Camfrog Live. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank each and every one of you, and hope we can continue to be the best video chat and streaming platform for 15 more years! — The Camfrog Team

The Great Parrot Party!

Don’t get your feathers ruffled, because it’s time for the Great Parrot Party! You’ve already got the Rude Parrot sticker pack, but now that wily parrot is ready for some good old fashioned fun! From today through September 30th, send or receive any of the 4 Parrot Party gifts to be entered to win!

We’re going to be giving prizes out to the 3 users who send the most Parrot gifts, as well as to the 3 users who receive the most. We’ll also be giving out random chance prizes to 3 users randomly selected who sent OR received any parrot gifts!

Visit the Camfrog Store to get your first Parrot gift!

Also note: Each prize winner will get an exclusive flair gift of a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal that will last until January 1st. These flair gifts will not be available to anyone else during this time. Each gift sent or received enters you to win. You can send a gift to yourself to count as 2 entries. One prize per winner. If a member qualifies for more than one category, they will receive only the higher prize. Prizes will be announced and awarded Monday, October 1st.

Winners Update! The winners of the Parrot Party are below:

Congrats to all 9 of our winners! Prizes have been sent according to the above table.