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How to Host a Webinar Using Squarespace

One of my favorite ways to learn online is through interactive webinars. It is SO FUN to invest in myself while learning and turning it into a productive afternoon or Saturday morning.

Webinars are easily one of the best ways to unite your audience for 1-2 hours of valuable + actionable information and expand your content reach.

While there are some paid platforms that can host your webinar, sometimes you need a creative way, that you control to get the job done. Here is a three part process in:

  • Creating a Landing Page for your webinar
  • Creating a GoogleHangouts Live Stream via YouTube Live
  • Organizing a chat window

What you will need:

YouTube Account (personal gmail account preferred)
Squarespace Website
Chatango.com Account
Graphics for your Webinar (logo, header image, workbook or any other digital downloads)

Setup your Google Hangouts Live Stream Feed.

Log into YouTube > Creator Studio > Live Streaming > Events

Click on New Live Event

  • Fill out the Title
  • Set the date (in the future) for the webinar
  • Fill out the Description
  • Set to 
  • Select Quick, using Google Hangouts on Air.

Note: there have been some errors with using this feature with a BUSINESS GMAIL ACCOUNT (Now called GSUITE). You’ll want to test this before your webinar goes live. In that case, create a YouTube channel/account using a personal or @gmail.com email address. It’s okay to do this. You can stream professionally even with a personal account too; you really just need the embed code.

Get the Embed Link

Save the embed code in a Text Document or remember where to come back for it; You’ll need this for your Squarespace page.

Bonus: Here’s a video on how to schedule + grab your embed code for Google Hangouts.

 

Pro-tips:

Click on Show More. You can adjust the width of the box.
Recommended: Set the size to 853 x 480

Step 2: Create Your Chat Area

Chat boxes are perfect for continuing the conversation among your visitors. They also allow you a way to interact and have a Q&A.

There are multiple resources used to setup this type of content. You can start with Chatango.com it’s free and customizable.

  1. Go to Chatango.com
  2. Create your account or login
  3. Click “Add a group chat to your web page.”
  4. Select “Box
  5. Set the Width to be similar to your Youtube window, so it fills the screen
  6. Look at the images

Create Your Webinar Page in Squarespace.

You will need:

  1. Your YouTube streaming embed code
  2. A chat box to encourage engagement and questions
  3. A password to protect the page (+ send out to your viewers via email)
  4. Header Graphic and more (for the name of your Webinar)

Here’s a screenshot of a Sample Webinar page

Use the code block in Squarespace to paste any Embed codes (e.g. YouTube embed link + Chat software).

And that’s about it!


If you need any additional help or something is missing, leave a comment below and I’ll respond ASAP

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