If you haven’t jumped on the Periscope wagon, the time is now. Owned by Twitter, Periscope is a platform that allows users to live video broadcast from their mobile phone. Users have the ability to notify followers on both the Periscope platform and through Twitter updates when they are live. While viewers can interact with the broadcaster by asking questions and showing love by tapping the phone screen to give “hearts”. You also have the ability to share broadcasts with your friends, and replay broadcasts for up to 24 hours before it deletes itself (think snapchat timeframe).
Although Periscope can be used to broadcast on just about any subject matter, what made Periscope notable to me was the knowledge you can gain about blogging and social media. Top bloggers and social media experts are using this platform to host “webinars” to give away some of the secrets and techniques they used to grow their brand and following.
After downloading the app and using for a week or so, I have found that some of my favorite digital experts are giving away marketing GEMS. It wouldn’t be right to keep all of this to myself. So I have compiled a list of the my top 9 Periscopers to follow for blogging and marketing advice.
Naptural Nicole– Nicole has been dubbed #ScOprah, and rightfully so. I have watched countless videos of her giving away tip after tip of marketing advice. She has quickly grown her following based on the free knowledge she provides. Nicole is adamant about helping others find the same success that she has garnered, as long as you have a hunger to succeed.
Favorite broadcasts so far: “How to Monetize Periscope” & “How to Become an Amazon Affiliate”
Chris Ducker– I happened across Chris by accident. But his broadcast on how to successfuly 5 Tips to Successful Blogging had me sold. Not only did he provide helpful tips, but he also broke out into a mini Blues concert (harmonica included) when he hit his personal goal of 100 live viewers.
Favorite broadcasts so far: “5 Tips to Successful Blogging” & “Social Media Trends w/ Sue B. Zimmerman”
Natural Hair Rules– If you are considering blogging, a blogging beginner, or even an established blogger, Tamara Floyd is someone you’re going to want to pay attention to. Tamara has over 593,000 Facebook followers, 24,900 Twitter followers, and over 9,300 Instagram followers. She is also one of the most well known 6 figure bloggers with the natural hair community.
Favorite broadcasts so far: “How to Become a 6 Figure Blogger”
Strawberricurls– Gabrielle has been blogging since 2009, and has amassed over 96,000 Instagram and Twitter followers. Like Nicole, Gabrielle hosts frequent scopes that help fellow bloggers build their brands through social media management and successful blogging practices.
Favorite broadcasts so far: “Blogging Tips”, “Top Blogging Resources”, & “Facebook Tips That You Didn’t Know About”
Rachel O Beauty– Not only does Rachel give you blogging tips, but as an estician, she also gives amazing advice for radiant skin. I’ve enjoyed her scopes that provided business advice that she’s learned while building her online brand just as much as her scopes on creating a daily beauty routine.
Naturally Glam– Jonna started her blog in 2012 and has quickly acquired a substantial following. She gives tips on blogging, such as creating media kits and finding your niche, while also helping you to figure out your business goals and desires.
Favorite broadcasts so far: “Finding your passion” & “Tips on Creating a Media Kit”
Mattie James– A newly dubbed full-time blogger, Mattie of Mattieologie.com has been using Periscope to show her viewers how to balance and maintain a healthy blogging schedule. You can tell she takes the time to write notes and prepare before her scope to really give you value for your time.
Favorite broadcasts so far: “How to Balance Blogging” & “How to Get Further in Your Blogging Career”
Courtney @ Think & Grow Chick– Courtney has admitted to being a hustler in the past, working long hours every day to make her dream a reality. However she has learned how to work smarter to continue to build her brand while allowing herself to experience life outside of work. She gives tips on creating a success plan that can be maintained over a long period of time.
Favorite broadcasts so far: “How to succeed, Getting off the Grind”
The Instagram Expert– Sue B. Zimmerman is really the Instagram expert. She maintains 6 different Instagram accounts, and has learned the ins and outs of IG marketing. Sue gives real life examples of how to grow your following and connect with your audience.
Favorite broadcasts so far: “How to gain followers by giving value” & “Periscope Tips to Get More Eyes on You”
So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t downloaded the app already, go ahead and get to it! Even if you aren’t looking for tips on blogging, Periscope is a place for you to watch broadcasts on just about any subject matter.
See you soon!