Are you looking for a tool that can make your solopreneurship look more professional, give you the opportunity to put on killer presentations, and allow you to create endless real-time content? Well, look no further! In this blog post, I’m going to expand upon a clip from our last Zoom meetup of the vidwheel Creator Network (vCN), which featured Garren Parkins and his presentation, The Secret Edge: How Your Business Can Benefit from Live Production. This clip is short and sweet, but it touches on one of the most powerful tools that you can utilize as a solopreneur: OBS.

What is OBS?

OBS, which stands for Open Broadcaster Software, is a free and open-source streaming and recording program. It is designed for both live streaming and recording video content, and it can be used for a variety of purposes, such as streaming gaming, creating instructional videos, hosting video meetings, and more. OBS is also incredibly user-friendly, allowing users to easily set up scenes and hit record or livestream with the push of a button.

How to Utilize OBS

Garren Parkins mentioned three main ways to utilize OBS: recording, video calls, and live streaming. Recording with OBS can be a huge time saver, as it eliminates the need for days of post-production. It can be used to create all types of talking head video content, such as those distributed on LinkedIn and courses or tutorials.

When it comes to video calls, OBS provides users with a better virtual background than those seen on Zoom, as well as the ability to use overlay graphics. It also allows users to use features such as inset video, organically sharing their screen and media, and more. Lastly, OBS is designed for live streaming, allowing users to quickly record their video or tutorial presentations with the push of a button.


Garren Parkins is right – OBS is a secret weapon that can make your solopreneurship look more professional. It can be used to create amazing content and presentations, as well as provide users with a better virtual background and the ability to use overlay graphics during video calls. And here’s the kicker – it’s free and open source!

Do you use OBS in your business? Are you interested in doing so?