Fast-growing livestreaming social community BIGO Live enables users—expert and newbie streamers alike—to broadcast in real-time to share life moments, showcase their talents, and interact with people from around the world.
Bella (BIGO ID: dyosaaa18), a Filipino sales and marketing professional based in Doha, Qatar, started livestreaming during the peak of the pandemic. She had no expectations or themed content, but her personality attracted audiences to her livestream, which contributed to her success as one of the top content creators in the Philippines.
“I was first introduced to BIGO Live by a friend, who encouraged me to try livestreaming my content. I was hesitant at first, but eventually decided to try livestreaming on BIGO. I started with stories about my daily life and gradually moved to streaming music performances. Although I am not a professional singer, my viewers enjoyed my quirky and fun-loving personality. I was surprised to see my following on the app started to grow,” Bella shares.
Bella now has more than 23,000 fans on the app. “I honestly didn’t expect this kind of outcome two years ago. I was just trying an app out of curiosity, and now this same app is opening opportunities for me to pursue my dreams and grow as an individual,” she says.
“Because of the exposure I have on BIGO Live, I am much closer to fulfilling my dream of opening a restaurant in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija, where I grew up. Even as I continue to work hard overseas, I look forward to cooking my favorite kare-kare in my future restaurant. With BIGO, I feel that my dreams are now within reach,” adds Bella.
Livestreaming on BIGO
Unlike pre-recorded videos, livestreaming is more organic and therefore engages and resonates better with the audience. However, creating successful content and connecting with the audience while being mindful of livestreaming requirements is no mean feat.
For Bella, success did not come without roadblocks; patience, hard work, and the support of a closely knitted livestreamers’ community in BIGO helped clear the path.
“I consistently streamed daily since I started with BIGO Live. I livestream for approximately two hours a day just to strengthen my connection and engagement with my followers. I would also make sure I interact with them as it is important to make them feel that they are part of the story. I think that with this consistency and reliability, I was able to build a relationship with my audience. I did not expect the monetary rewards that I have received from BIGO for my livestreams, and I am so grateful,” says Bella.
Bella recently won the Crazy End of April event, which is based on the most number of beans received in a month. She credits this achievement to the BIGO Live community, whose support gave her a sense of belongingness among the different streamers, viewers and across BIGO Live communities.
Why Bella recommends BIGO
“The user interface [of BIGO Live] is much friendlier with features I enjoy using, such as fun filters and interactive backgrounds. The video quality is also better than other apps,” she adds.
BIGO Live is available in over 150 countries with more than 400 million registered users. This provides opportunities for aspiring livestreamers to access a huge number of viewers across different countries helping hosts rapidly achieve online success.
“BIGO Live is much more interactive. I like how my fans can drop a message or speak to me while I stream. I can also personally invite fans to join me during my livestreams. All these help streamers to build authentic relationships with our audience, many of whom I was fortunately given the chance to know personally,” Bella shares.
She adds that interaction is very important in a successful livestream. “I don’t think reading the messages of the audience or followers is enough. On BIGO Live, I get to talk to my viewers on audio streams or share a stream with them, which makes them part of my content. This is also one of the many reasons why I love using BIGO Live for my livestreams,” Bella says.
BIGO Live is available to download via the App Store and the Google Play Store.