How to Experiment Free Webinars
We’re not going to lie to you. “Free webinar software” is the most requested query on Google on the web-conferencing market.
The reason is obvious, everybody wants to host live sessions for their businesses but webinar software is expensive for small businesses.
Webinar, live sessions or whatever you want to call them are indeed extremely helpful for your sales, content, community engagement, or customer training. You must do those if you wish to grow.
The real question is: how much are you willing to pay for this?
Should you pay now for a professional tool now like Livestorm? Or should you test the channel before by running free webinars MVPs?
This is a tricky question with no real answer besides…“It depends”.
It depends on:
- Your budget
- Your timing
- Your technical skills
The equation is pretty simple: if you don’t have any budget, time to experiment and the skills then testing the MVP webinar channel could be an option.
Otherwise, I don’t recommend it. This is mostly why we do provide an unlimited-in-time free trial.
So if you’re looking for a free webinar software quickly, you should first test Livestorm.
We can extend your trial until you find value in the channel.
Free Webinar Software MVP: Facebook Live
If you wish to have a traditional webinar layout with screen sharing, you should probably need a software to create your own layout like OBS on mac. Although, you can stream using your browser directly.
You can use this tutorial to help you getting started.
This could be helpful if most of your audience / community is on Facebook and if you interact on a regular basis with them on that platform.
However, you must know two things: you won’t be able to capture leads (e.g emails) and you won’t be able to invite a speaker on stage (unless you stream a Skype conversation…But brace yourself for the computer crash).
On the other hand, you will able to get a certain number of attendees quickly, you can scale easily that audience, your recording is automatically posted to your community and the local files are available after the webinar.
Free Webinar Software MVP: YouTube Live (or Twitch)
If you wish to have a traditional webinar layout with screen sharing, you should probably need a software to create your own layout like OBS on mac.
This could be helpful if most of your audience / community is on YouTube or if you host large events or podcasts. All those use cases are more live events oriented and more professionals.
However, just like Facebook Live, you won’t be able to capture emails and you won’t be able to invite a speaker on stage.
Free Webinar Software Table Recap
Here’s a quick table to sum up what you can expect from free live software vs. Livestorm:
Bottom-line, free webinars software should be only experimental, to test a channel before moving to a professional tool. Unless you have a great community on those platforms.