Creating a Global Fanbase with Google+ Hangouts

By , Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

Solo-E Certified Solo Entrepreneur Expert

Michele A Scism - Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

Have you been hesitant to try Google+?  I admit I haven’t been as active on the service as I would like.  I’ve been to a few meetings using Google+ hangout (and they were nice – the camera moves from person to person so you get an intimiate feeling in the room and the video seems more stable than Skype).  I recently saw this video put out by Google about a young musician who build a global fan base (over 200,000 people attended her last concert.)

Here’s the video that tells the story:

Are you inspired? I certainly was. I plan on using Google+ more in the future. Here are some ideas that came up with for using Google+ in various businesses.

  • I think Google+ is a natural for small group coaching. It is great to see everyone’s faces — and you can share your screen has part of the meeting. Google+ doesn’t provide a recording service – but you can record your videos using Camtasia or another service.
  • Google+ is also a great venue for demonstrations — this could be either for physical classes – I’ve heard of both yoga and cooking classes — or you could demonstrate how to use a software product (this would be great for affiliate marketing)
  • Google+ would also be great for classes – think foreign language, learning a musical instrument and more.
  • If you are planning on doing more video for your blog anyway – why not do some segments as hangouts with an audience.

The great thing is the tool is free. You can invest in higher quality microphones and cameras if you like – but you can get a great head start just by opening a google account, joining a few hangouts to get a feel for them (there is a fairly extensive list of open to everyone hangouts at, then announcing and holding your own.

Michele Scism is a decisive, driven and committed entrepreneur who helps successful business owners create passive income streams so they can stop working so hard and start enjoying the benefits of entrepreneurship.

Michele’s business expertise has been highlighted recently on NBC, CBS, Fox, and She is an international speaker, best-selling author and the Founder of Decisive Minds.

She is a serial entrepreneur who knows how it feels to fail miserably at business, at one time the bank actually called demanding their $1.5 million back, and also knows how it feels to sign the contract to sell your company for $9 million dollars. For business building tips visit

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