In this YouNow Review you’ll discover a new income opportunity and I’ll answer the question ‘What is YouNow?’
So if you are an influencer or want to make money by becoming an influencer then you should definitely, read on.
What is YouNow?
YouNow has been around since 2012 but seems to be finally hitting its straps during this popular era of live streaming.
It’s a live streaming chat application that can be setup on you phone or computer.
However unlike, Periscope and Facebook Live, YouNow is an interactive platform, and allows your audience to directly interact with you on a live stream.
The closest competition is probably Google Hangouts, but YouNow is far superior as it allows you to earn monetary rewards when your fans send you tributes or gifts.
With over 100 million user sessions per month, it’s harnessing the attention that creators deserve.
YouNow, is about to pop into mainstream so now is a great time to get started on the platform.
How Does YouNow Work?
So you are probably wondering ‘How does YouNow work?’ however, this depends on whether you are a creator, influencer or simply a fan of great content.
For the Fan:
First, you sign up and then can join live videos watching and engaging your favorite broadcasters. And by signing in you can comment or even join in on a video chat.
And by simply participating you’ll earn YouNow coins which you can use to gift to you favorite YouNow broadcaster or use them to buy gifts or tributes.
You can even use your coins to boost the popularity of someone’s feed if you think they deserve more viewers.
And if you really like them, you can buy ‘bars’ which can be used in a variety of ways to get the broadcasters attention.
For the Creator or Influencer:
As a host or Broadcaster on YouNow, your job is to entertain your viewers. Most popular YouNow creators have running themes or series to keep the audience engaged.
And as this is interactive live stream, people might join your Live stream queue so they can directly interact with you on video. It’s just like having personal skype calls with your fans, although everyone can see them.
And when you regularly live stream and gain a decent audience, YouNow will ask you to partner with them, so you can take a slice of the money pie for yourself.
Then things start to get really interesting, as your numbers and engagement with your audience will really start to pay dividends as you receive more gifts and coins from your fans throughout your broadcast.
So let’s take a look at the YouNow review video…
How to Make Money with YouNow
How to Sign Up for YouNow
How to make a YouNow account – Making a YouNow account is as easy as signing in with a social media account. Then you’ll want to head over to settings (click on your avatar, top right) and update your details.
How to Use YouNow
YouNow Log in – You can use Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram accounts as you YouNow login.
How to Become a Fan on YouNow – To become a fan just click the ‘Fan Button’ next to the artists profile. Then you’ll get notifications when they are online.
How to Change your Name on YouNow – Just go to settings on your profile and change you Nickname in there. This will be the name that is shown to all viewers.
How to Earn Coins – You get coins for signing up, logging in and even just chatting in the broadcasts. It’s that easy.
And you can then use those coins to donate to your favorite broadcaster, or use them to get their attention.
How to get Bars – Bars are another form of currency on YouNow and enable you to buy better gifts and to promote the broadcasters. However, bars can only be purchased with cash.
Making Money with YouNow
As I alluded to earlier, you can actually make money on YouNow. However, the catch is you need to be a regular host and have already established an audience before YouNow will offer you a partnership.
However, it’s claimed that popular YouNow broadcasters earn up to $10,000 per month, so it’s definitely worth your time building your audience.
But if you are already on social media and have already established a following you can encourage your fans to interact with you on YouNow. In fact, you can link your YouTube account to YouNow and this will allow you to notify your YouTube subscribers of your YouNow Broadcast.
Sounds great doesn’t it?
So to get started you’ll first need to set up a YouNow Log in.
(Just sign-in with one of your social media accounts)
Next, you’ll want to start joining live feeds and interacting with the broadcasters.
This serves two purposes.
- You learn how best to engage an audience.
- You’ll start earning ‘coins’ which can be used to gain the attention of other broadcasters.
And when you think you are ready to start broadcasting just setup your first live stream.
Of course, you’ll want something to talk about so you can keep the ‘live stream’ interesting for your viewers, but don’t be too worried about your initial audience numbers.
Your viewers will grow over time, as long as you are engaging.
Just remember YouNow is an interactive entertainment platform and people want to be entertained.
YouNow Referral Program
There is currently no YouNow referral program, but I’ll update you if this ever changes.
I’m loving YouNow as an alternative to the YouTube Ads income model, and engaging with your audience will help you to understand what they like and dislike and allow you to adjust your style accordingly.
And as this mature platform is now getting the attention it deserves, getting in while it’s still relatively unknown is a great way to establish yourself on a new platform.
If you are prepared to put in the work and are over 13 then you can make a decent living on YouNow.
Potential Earnings: 8 MoneyBags
Time Required: 2.5+ Hours
Thanks for taking the time to read this YouNow Review and if you have any questions, come and find me on Twitter @365waysto and I’ll see if I can help. Otherwise, take a look around and discover some of the best ways to make money online.