2 - Crowdcast Free Webinar Trial Plan
Crowdcast is a traditional live event software that will support free and paid events. There isn’t a completely free plan, however, you might consider the 14-day free trial if you’re looking to test run a few different platforms.
During the free trial, you’ll have access to all features, but live sessions are limited to 30 minutes in length and 10 live attendees.
One of the downsides of Crowdcast is that invitees need to sign up for an account before they can attend the event. The extra step is definitely a pain point for customers who want quick and easy access.
3 - Demio Free Webinar Trial Plan
Demio is a webinar tool focused on lead generation and sales engagement. Like Crowdcast, Demio offers a few different plans but no option is completely free. The 14-day free trial includes all the features on their Growth plan, but live sessions are limited to 60 minutes in length and 20 live attendees.
On GetApp, some users have reported frustration with the fact that Demio doesn’t have a separate Q&A tab, making it less user-friendly for hosts and event organizers.
4 - Facebook Live
Facebook Live may not have a traditional webinar layout with options like screen-sharing, but it can be used to live stream events for free from your mobile device or browser.
As a broadcasting tool, Facebook Live has proven popular among freelancers and start-ups as an informal way of communicating with a broad audience.
You won’t be able to capture leads (e.g. emails) or invite a speaker on stage (unless you stream from another platform at the same time at risk of causing network lags!). However, you will be able to quickly scale your audience through your Facebook community. Your recording will be automatically posted to your followers, making it easy for your audience to share and respond.
This tool is most suitable for businesses with a strong Facebook following.
5 - YouTube Live Stream
Similarly, YouTube isn’t a traditional webinar tool but it does offer live streaming. If you want a more typical webinar layout with screen sharing, you’ll need additional software like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) on mac to create your own.
YouTube Live Stream is ideal if you already have a YouTube audience.
However, just like Facebook Live, you won’t be able to capture email leads or have multiple hosts or speakers accessing the event remotely.