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

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Camfrog Live star AbbyPoblador is a referral mastermind. Over the past few months, Abby‘s one link accounts for more than 25% of all clicks from referral links! How does she do this so well? We asked her.

Q: How did you first hear about Camfrog?
A: Someone from your team sent me a message about it on Instagram.

Q: How long have you been on Camfrog?
A: Nearly 4 months.

Q: How often do you broadcast live on Camfrog?
A: Around 5 days a week.

Q: What are your favorite features about Camfrog?
A: Virtual gifts.

Q: What is your secret to a successful broadcast.?
A: I always talk to my viewers like the way I talk to my friends. I don’t treat them like just my fans. I try to remember their names and greet them when I see them join in and always acknowledge the ones who send virtual gifts. I ask them about their day, tell them about my day, and occasionally I give them love and sex advice as I used to be a sex columnist for a popular men’s magazine here in the Philippines. I’m not afraid to be myself. I say what I want to say. I don’t like to people-please just to get the viewers to like me. I’m nice when they’re being nice, and I’m mean when someone’s being mean. My fans get to know the real person behind the camera and that’s why they like talking to me.

Q: Did you have a fan base prior to Camfrog? And if so, did you let you fans know you were on Camfrog?
A: Yes I have a fan base, I’m a celebrity model/actress here in the Philippines and yes I let my fans know that I’m on Camfrog.

Q: What advice would you give to a new broadcaster?
A: Be yourself, engage with your viewers and be consistent with your broadcast schedule.

Q: Since joining Camfrog you have gotten more people to install Camfrog using your broadcast link than anyone else. What is your strategy and where do you post your link?
A: Honestly I didn’t know that many people have installed the app from my link because all I did was put my Camfrog link in my Instagram and Facebook page. I think the reason why my fans downloaded it is because I NEVER went live in either Instagram or Facebook. This is the first time my fans get to see and talk to me live on a social media platform. So I think the strategy is, do not make yourself available in every platform. Use just one and your followers will install that app because that’s the only way they could reach you.

Q: If you could broadcast from anywhere, where would it be and why?
A: I like broadcasting at home. It’s my favorite place and it’s where I’m most comfortable.

RAPID FIRE ROUND 

Mobile or desktop? Mobile

Favorite color? Pink

Favorite movie? 300

What’s your weirdest hobby? Reading random things on the internet for hours

Want to ask AbbyPoblador more questions?
Chat with her live, here!

Camfrog Tip: Find Even More Video Chat Rooms!

adultroomsDid you know, that your room browser preferences are now synced across any device you login on? If you’d like to find even more rooms, including 18+ rooms on your mobile, just login to Camfrog.com and visit your Account Settings page. There you’ll see a new options “Show adult rooms” Just enable that checkbox and click Save, and you’ll have access to all available rooms, even on Android or iPhone!

Happy Hopping!

Ribbit for iPhone is here!

By popular request, our latest app Ribbit Live is now available for iPhones!

Ribbit Live is super simple to use. Instantly view LIVE cams and connect with people around the world. You have 60 seconds of live video to decide: No thanks, Fav for later, or Chat now. Then get chatting. Tap “Join Chat Room” to hop into the chatroom with your fav’s!

Hop on over to GetRibbit.com or search Ribbit Live” in the App Store

Show more rooms on mobile

We’ve heard your feedback, and would like to announce that you can now find even more rooms than ever on our mobile apps! Starting today, you can visit your profile settings page, and in your “Privacy” settings tab, you can check the box labeled “Show 18+ rooms.”18upWhen this option is checked, and you log on to Camfrog mobile apps, you’ll now see 18+ rooms category in the rooms list. This setting will sync across all mobile devices you sign in on, and in a future update, will also sync with the Windows app as well.

Also remember, as always, you can find the full rooms list on the web at https://videochat.camfrog.com

Introducing Ribbit by Camfrog!

RibbitLogoWe’re very excited to announce the latest member of the Camfrog App family: Ribbit!

Ribbit is a fun way to meet new people from around the world. Swipe through live videos to find someone to chat with.

You have 60 seconds of live video to decide: No thanks, Favorite for later, or Chat Now.

Swipe left or right to find someone that interest you, and send them a message.

Ribbit is brand new, and available now from the Google Play Store for your Android phone or tablet.

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Introducing Ribbit by Camfrog

RibbitLogoWe’re pretty excited to give you a preview of a new app we’re working on.

Ribbit by Camfrog is a fun way to meet new people.  View LIVE videos from people around the world.

You have 60 seconds to decide if you want to Swipe to the next live video, Favorite them to keep in touch, Chat with them directly, or Join the chat room they’re in.

We’d love to have you join the Beta, and give us feedback. If you have an Android phone, hop on over to http://getribbit.com to join the Beta! Be sure to sign up with your email address to stay up to date with the latest announcements, even if you don’t have an Android phone!

If you like the app, or find any bugs, or have any suggestions, feel free to email us with your Ribbit App feedback to feedback@getribbit.com