Looking to prove the old adage of ‘two heads are better than one’ right when it comes to webinar software is Genesis Digital. The company has created two separate platforms that allow users to truly get the most out of their webinars. On the surface, it’s difficult to tell WebinarJam and EverWebinar apart as they look virtually identical – just with a different coat of paint. However, they both serve very distinct purposes and integrate perfectly with each other. So, do you need to invest in both or is just one enough for your needs?
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Genesis Digital began with WebinarJam, first released in 2013. The browser-based webinar software allows users to host events with up to 5,000 attendees and up to six presenters at 720p. Webinars are easy to set up and are enhanced by surveys, polls, live chats, and the ability to share files with attendees. Where WebinarJam really excels is with the number of options it gives to anyone wanting to monetize their webinar. Users can charge entry fees and offer special promotions to their attendees during the event. The latter is particularly well done with the ability to broadcast real-time sales, add scarcity, and a timer for extra incentive.
If you ever have any connection problems with your live webinar – a familiar reality for many webinar users – then WebinarJam offers a helpful panic button in case you experience any issues. Simply press the button and the software will create an entirely new webinar room as well as transfer all of your attendees over.
WebinarJam allows you to record your events, which is how it links up perfectly with EverWebinar to let you use your webinars again and again. Webinars can also be shared on the WebinarJam community alongside thousands of other content creators. Unfortunately, it isn’t the cheapest solution on the market, but if you plan to use EverWebinar then it’s worth the investment to get the most out of both platforms.
Your engaging, brilliantly-presented webinar doesn’t have to end when the final attendee has left. It can keep going and going for as long as you want it to, and that’s where EverWebinar comes in. Released not long after WebinarJam, EverWebinar allows you to host your recorded webinars and promote them again for maximum efficiency. Webinars are broadcast at up to 720p and can be imported either from WebinarJam, YouTube, Vimeo, or through any file hosting service. EverWebinar also makes it seem like your webinar is being broadcast live, with features like a ‘live chat’ that can either be a replay of your previous webinar’s live chat or one that you write yourself. You also have the power to customize the number of attendees and make it look like they’re entering and exiting naturally.
EverWebinar gives you plenty of ways to find out what makes your webinar successful with in-depth reporting and analytics. You’ll be able to get a deep insight into how your attendees behave, how long they spend in the webinar, and their level of engagement. You can also see stats like click-through and dollar-per-signup ratios that update in real-time.
The price of EverWebinar is difficult to compare since there are so few pieces of software that do the same thing. While it is cheaper than its counterpart WebinarJam, there’s no way of getting them as a bundle.
If you want to host profitable webinars with a long shelf life, then the best way to do it is by using WebinarJam and EverWebinar together. Both integrate with each other seamlessly and make hosting and promoting webinars a breeze. But they do have their individual merits, too. WebinarJam is an impressive webinar software in its own right, especially for monetization. Meanwhile, EverWebinar’s unique skill set means that even if you’re not completely won over by WebinarJam, you can use a preferred software to host your webinar and then keep it evergreen with EverWebinar. Fortunately, both come with 14-day trials at a low price so you can test each service out thoroughly and see whether two heads really are better than one.