How To Do A Webinar For 1000 People

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I have been getting a lot of questions on how I did last Tuesday nights webinar on blog monetization. We used a product called GotoWebinar. It was the first time I had ever done a webinar but I was pretty familiar with the GotoMeeting stuff and its pretty much the same interface.

I really like the GotoWebinar stuff because its cross platformable so you dont have to worry about if people are on mac or pc. It just works.

I think the webinar stuff is a great way for people to sell things through education. A couple of affiliate networks are doing webinars for there affiliates (clickbooth, pepperjam). I think its a awesome platform and hopefully more people will start doing webinars.

If you haven’t yet check out Gotowebinar. They have a free 30 day trial here.

60 thoughts on “How To Do A Webinar For 1000 People

      1. Quest

        Jason, the webinar was awesome. I have a super fast connection and I didn’t have any problems at all. I am looking forward to more webinars in the future and perhaps doing a few of my own. Thanks for everything. Awesome job by you and Shoe.

  1. Steven-Sanders

    I thought it was funny at the end when J had his gmail open and people were following him on Twitter just so others would see their names popup on his email account.

    Some of them kept following and unfollowing so there name would keep going to the top of the inbox.

  2. xs650 chopper

    ya I have been seeing the GotoMeeting stuff advertisements in like entrepreneur Magazine and all the other business type magazines.. they’re advertising everywhere.

  3. Hip Hop Music

    Webinars are a pretty solid tool. I’ve seen them used quite frequently in the music industry, and my regular 9-5 uses them on a frequent basis. I unfortunately missed the webinar this time around, but I did catch your video and it looks like it went pretty well. I’m not surer I’d ever use Gotowebinar for my current site, but I definitely think it might serve me well in the future depending on where I decide to go next.

  4. Ships

    I have a question to user: Hip Hop Music
    How exactly you use this tool in hip hop music. I really am interested in this, because I cannot get idea how to introduce hip-hop music with webinars

    1. Hip Hop Music

      Ships,

      A lot of showcases are run via webinars for hip-hop music. Also, you see a lot of music-related companies offering webinars to independent artists, producers, and those interested in management to gain advice from those already in the industry. A lot of times you’ll see A&R representatives from the likes of Universal, Atlantic, and others, as well as mid-range artists as well.

      I really believe most are done for a fast buck though, which is really a shame, because webinars do have a lot to offer. I used to have a few of these companies that use webinars bookmarked on google chrome, but I deleted the browser after it became afflicted with spyware and lost all my bookmarks.

  5. Aman@BullsBattleBears

    For the first time doing the webinar, it really did seem like you had it all sorted out on your end…I do recall some sound issues due to lag I guess with Big J but it was a nice tool to bring together people form all over…I wonder what the breakdown of visitors from location was last night (various countries represented).

  6. Tim

    How was the audio with this software? Did you have to use a separate conference phone bridge at all, or did you deliver the audio through the PC too using a mic?

    Have you been able to play with any of the moderation features too with an audience that large for things such as an organized Q&A, etc?

    1. big jason

      moderators and attendees can either call in through their audio service, use a third party service or VOIP (mic and computer speakers)

  7. Niche Store Builder

    Aside from a few latency issues along the way, it was actually quite clear and easy to understand 95% of the time! It seemed like Jason’s connection was hit and miss… but with the number of people that were connected, I was happy with quality!

    As far as the content of the Shoebinar – Top friggin Shelf!

  8. jim

    The package didn’t seem to handle too well under the load though, it would cut out and have audio problems throughout…

        1. big jason

          i never said that. i may have repeated what someone else said in q & a box. everyone is muted by default so would not make sense for me to request that

  9. Tushar

    I thought there were only 300 people present? You seem to have said that at the start of the seminar. I can’t imagine it jumping to 1000.

    1. big jason

      it holds up to 1000 people. way more than 1000 registered. about 350 showed up. typical. this was last minute. 2nd webinar will have more promo, etc. to fill up entire 1000, maybe 3500 need to register. just the way it is. of course exceptions but general rule

  10. mona

    Ok !
    I am going to try this webitnar because i got confused by reading all this . I think i will learn when i ll be going into all that….

  11. Mike J

    Thanks for all the great information from the webinar. I am a fairly new follower of ShoeMoney, this is a great way to get to know people better. There is something about hearing the voice of someone that makes it easier to connect and relate to them and what they are saying. Jeremy you are so great because you are real. No fake personality here thats why so many people love you and what you do.
    Once again thanks for all the killer info from the webinar.

  12. Paul Nilsen

    Jason & Jeremy,

    Thanks for the informative & free session.

    The audio hiccups didn’t detract at all from the quality of the presentation. I’ve used all the webinar platforms out there, and GoToWebinar is definitely the best.

    Were you guys both using VOIP? It sounded like you were Jason, but it sounded like Jeremy’s audio was coming in over a phone line.

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  14. Jim Hutchison

    Jeremy, I really enjoyed the webinar a few weeks ago. Thanks for the insight! I write a small niche blog about the lighting industries, and you gave me some great places to start on improving my metrics. I love what I write, and it was an eye opener to watch the webinar. Seriously, thanks!

    Jim

  15. Paul @ HollywoodDJ

    i know that webex is a pretty good solution, but we use gotomeeting as it does everything these do but i think for a better price. well, you have to decline the offer and then they offer you 50% off. fyi…

  16. Ronald Redito

    I figured out a new solution to a webinar event. You can automate it through taping anything you want to say and broadcast it on the exact time and date.

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