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They say the best things in life are free, and whilst AnyMeeting might not strictly be “the best” webinar service available, it’s certainly a decent one and won’t cost you anything! In fact, since this webinar service also includes PayPal options (for you to charge participants for being involved in your webinar) it could even make you money.
Surprisingly, Anymeeting.com offers a pretty comprehensive range of features, some of which you won’t even find in paid packages elsewhere. Customising your registration forms, for example, helps to promote a particular brand or company image, and this isn’t often a feature offered by webinar services. How can AnyMeeting offer this service for free? No surprises here: advertising.
If you’re running a small scale promotion and can’t afford to pay out for hosting a webinar then the third party advertising might not be a big deal, but if you’re trying to build a reputable brand or have an affiliation with a particular institution, anymeeting.com might not be ideal for you. However, you can have the advertising removed by paying for the service, potentially utilising PayPal by charging entry to the webinar in order to cover the cost of the ad-free packages. Although this is a potentially good idea, you could pull the same trick on another webinar service provider which has PayPal features and receive a better range and quality of features.
If you’re using Any Meeting and are in need of support then there are a few decent options. The site hosts a knowledge base, a troubleshooter section, help videos, a live daily questions and answers forum, and the ability to submit a “ticket” (essentially a request for advice). Another uncommon feature of the support is the “system test”, which identifies whether or not your system will meet the basic requirements to run the webinar software. You can even read “news”, although this tends to be recent posts on frequently asked questions. However, there appears to be no phone line to call, and no live chat option, which could be worrying if you need immediate help because you’re about to start a webinar and things aren’t working properly. Or, even worse, if something goes wrong during the webinar itself!
AnyMeeting.com offers a good webinar service at free or affordable price ranges. However, it is most suitable for small webinars as the upper limit of attendees is just 200, and if you want to make best use of the free webinar services on offer then you’ll either have to put up with random advertisements or pay to have them removed.
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