With the majority of the group and social events shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online parties are on the upward trend. Before everyone started practicing social distancing and staying at home, Zoom wasn’t new to the show, but it was generally used for business meetings. By March 2020, however, a report by Business of Apps, Zoom Revenue and Usage Statistics, showed that over 200 million daily meetings were happening on Zoom used to replace in-person social interaction.
If you’ve been thinking about putting together your own get-together online, here are a few ways that you can find some local entertainment to bring some life to that Zoom party.
Use an App to Book a Livestream Show
Musicians are among the many who have taken big financial hits during the pandemic crisis. Since nearly all performances were canceled, they were left to find new ways to make money using their talents. One of the creative ways that people have helped their community is by booking local entertainment for their online events. This allows the musicians to perform in front of an audience, earn some money and maintain the stay at home and social distancing orders. It’s not difficult to find great artists in your own area by using an app like Special Guest App that will connect you to the best available without having to go through a pricey talent agency.
Schedule a Virtual Character Visit Through Online Ads
It’s especially difficult for kids on their birthdays who are used to having lots of friends come over to celebrate. But one way to brighten things up and make them smile is to take advantage of the outlets online for securing talent who will dress up and do a Zoom call with your little one, perhaps a princess or their favorite cartoon character. Simply search Google for online ads for people in the local area who can attend your little one’s party virtually.
You can also find talent to live stream or film a video for your child on Fiverr.com, a freelance website that offers a wide variety of services and digital goods. While it may be a bit more difficult to locate someone in your local area, there are many gigs for sale on the site, so you might just find someone advertising their services in your area that can be customized to the needs of your online party, no matter the type of entertainment it is that you’re looking for.
Consult YouTube for Entertainment For Hire
You’ll find an abundance of online talent available through YouTube as well, where almost all of today’s performers are flocking to showcase their talents. As there is no charge to create a channel on YouTube, many artists use the video streaming platform as a way to get noticed and form a following, and you’ ll probably find some that are in your city or nearby. There are lots of YouTube artists who are open to being hired for entertainment virtually as well as all that’s required to attend is a camera or mobile device with a microphone. Paying for their services has never been easier with all different options for online payment services like Venmo and PayPal.