It’s simple, easy, and available to anyone with a dream, a passion, or a talent they need to show the world.
Right now live streaming is estimated to be a $70 billion industry. As major companies and celebrities see the potential within streaming, it’s expected, by 2027, to be worth anywhere from $184 – $240 billion. That means that those who get involved now have enormous potential to grow, gain an audience, and make a full time income from live streaming alone.
Like all things revolving around content, it will take time for you to gain an audience. As you continue to work hard and grow you may be struck with feelings of annoyance or frustration at your pace. This is normal, and it will pass as you gain small victories that slowly turn into big ones.
At Tango we believe that everyone has the right to be seen and heard, and we want to give everyone their opportunity to be in the spotlight. As a streamer, you are picking the right time to involve yourself in a medium or art and entertainment whose potential may far outstrip anything else currently on the internet.
So what are we waiting for? Now is your moment! Let’s get started!
How to Get Started with Tango as a Live Streamer:
To Download the Tango app head to the App Store or Google Play:
Register for an account
Once you’ve downloaded the app, the next step is to sign up for an account.
Download the Tango app to your smartphone and follow a few simple instructions to create your account. Make sure to choose a secure password and login details that you won’t forget, but that also can’t be easily guessed. After all, you can never be too careful when money is involved, and you don’t want someone else stealing your hard-earned diamonds.
Set up your profile
Once you’ve created your account, you can start setting up your profile. You don’t have to provide everything the prompt asks for, but the Tango algorithm can create a much more enjoyable and personalized streaming and viewing experience if you do. Plus all of your information stays private.
You can edit any information about yourself by heading to your profile. To do this, click on the button in the top left of the screen, where your photo is. This is where you can edit any part of your profile, see your followers, fill coins, and redeem the diamonds that you’ve earned along the way.
Photos and Statuses
Tango is, first and foremost, a livestreaming app that you can use to connect, share, and earn. Obviously, you can’t be streaming 24/7, which makes for a perfect opportunity to have fun with the photos and statuses.
Don’t think of it like your typical social media posts though. These statuses and photos should give your audience a sneak peek into what your stream is like. Use it as an opportunity for them to get to know you just a little bit better.
Ready to Earn Money? – Set up a Payoneer Account
Payoneer is the payment processing platform that Tango uses. It allows you to take the diamonds you’ve been given during your live-streams and to translate them into real-world cash.
For you to be able to convert your in-app diamonds into money, you’ll need at least 10,000 diamonds, which are equivalent to $50 (5,000 diamonds for your first-time redeem!). You can redeem up to 400,000 diamonds ($2,000 USD) per day and typically receive your money within 24 hours.
Once you’ve finished setting everything up, you’re ready to start your first live stream! One of the best things about streaming on Tango is that there’s a ready built audience on the site just waiting to discover you. They’re online 24/7, which means that you can start live-streaming whenever you feel like it and there’ll be people around to watch from all over the world.
To get started, log in to the app on your smartphone and then click the camera icon on the homepage. You’ll be prompted to pick a preview image and to add a title, and you can also choose between public and private streams. You can even set a minimum gift account to set up paid live streams for premium audience members.
Use Livestreaming For its #1 Purpose
Contrary to popular belief, streaming isn’t about putting on the best show, or winning the most battles, or being the funniest, prettiest, most charming, etc.
At the end of the day, the driving force that keeps people coming back is connection.
All of those other things are just ways to help connect to your audience. Ultimately your goal should be to get to know people, make them feel like they’re a part of your club, and keep them coming back.
At the end of the day, there are thousands of other streamers for them to see, so make sure you’re providing something of value to them. Whether that’s a great show:
Or just being willing to chat, treat someone like you would treat a houseguest at a party that you’re throwing. Ask them questions, share information about yourself (while still keeping yourself safe), be authentic, and have fun!
Create a Plan
One of the best ways to livestream for longer, and feel more comfortable doing it is to create a plan about what you’re going to stream. Have at least an outline about what you’re going to do so that you’re not sitting there awkwardly.
Not only is it more fun for your audience to see you actively engaging, you’ll have more fun as well! After all, if you’re not enjoying what you’re doing, then why do it?
Share on Other Social Networks
It’s possible to build an audience purely through Tango, but you’ll find it much easier if you also link other social media sites to your Tango account. You can use this to promote your streams to your fans and followers from your other social networking sites.
This is particularly important in the early days when you’re just starting out. If you use Tango as your main streaming platform then you’ll also want to keep promoting it over time to make sure that people are coming in and checking out your streams.
Check Your Analytics
Tango goes out of its way to provide useful data to its users. These tools – located in the Statistics tab in your Profile settings – can be super powerful when you’re trying to evaluate the success of your live-streams, and they can give you some pointers on what works and what doesn’t so that your future streams are the best they can possibly be.
Use them to figure out certain details like:
- What time of day you should live stream.
- Which day of the week.
- How long your livestreams should be.
- What kinds of things you should be doing.
- Who you should do battles with.
At the beginning of your livestreaming adventure it may be a little difficult to know if your success is due to proper planning or just dumb luck. As you continue streaming over time, check your analytics in order to get the best, most reliable information to help improve your broadcasts.
Which brings us to our next topic…
Building on from the last item on our list, there’s no point in checking your analytics if you don’t take what you’ve learned and use it to improve. Your goal should be to continue to get better over time, constantly testing out new approaches to figure out what works best for you and your audience.
Everyone is different, and no one else can tell you the exact strategies you should use or the paths you should take. Instead, you need to learn to rely on a combination of instinct and analytics. The good news is that when you get it right, you’ll be able to tell, and it’ll be your analytics that will give you the information you need to show that.
Slowly Improve Your Gear
One of the best parts about Tango is that you don’t need anything more than a smartphone to start livestreaming. While you can still use your phone and have terrific broadcasts, over time you might want to consider some incremental improvements to make the best possible shows.
This might be something as simple as just having a couple of extra lights in your room. You can also order basic lapel mics for $30 dollars and cameras that you can attach to your phone to improve the video quality.
The number one thing to always pay attention to is having a great internet connection. No amount of hardware will make up for having low broadband. If you’re having internet issues then that should be the first thing that you invest in.
Still Nervous About Livestreaming? Tip: Don’t Be
Look, we know that trying something new can be a bit nerve-wracking, and it’s true that livestreaming isn’t for everyone. Livestreaming is not your typical 9 to 5 job. It is a constantly changing form of entertainment and communication.
One day you might be having a one-on-one conversation with some from France. The next day you’re entertaining crowds of more than a dozen people. There’s no way to know exactly what your day livestreaming is going to look like, and that’s why it’s so exciting!
So if you’re ready to express yourself, to live in the moment, and do something fun and unforgettable, then take everything you’ve read so far and go for it!
Getting started with live-streaming has never been easier. Tango is specifically designed for people who just want to get started as easily as possible, which is what makes it so appealing to new users.
We’ve shared all of the information you need to get started with live-streaming, now it’s up to you to put what you’ve learned into action. The good news is that all you need to do is to decide what you’re going to stream and then you’re ready to get started. Have fun streaming and we hope you continue living your life on Tango!