Hello mates! Welcome back to my blog. Today blog I’ve wanted to create for so long it’s how to grow as a twitch streamer I’ve only been saving for about 2 years now I looked up so much of this advice was trying to grow I see so much this content out there and a lot of it just isn’t that great or doesn’t apply to any streams it’s people who have really famous friends all have made content with other bigger creators or they have like a company platform they posted on. All the devices aren’t that great as someone who started out on 0 viewers, 0 followers 2 years ago didn’t get any big house, didn’t make content with any massive creators to start off with. I just grew my stream like a normal person. I want to help you out and give you the tips and tricks that got me to the point I’m at now where I have about 2 to 3000 viewers I’m about 4000 subs on teaching again
This isn’t to flex, it’s just to show you that if I can do it literally anyone can and often today’s video I guarantee you’ll increase in viewership. I actually promised that because some of the advice I’ll give you today will be massively important and I guarantee you’re not doing it right but also as a little bonus thing I want to help some of you guys out. So please put you straight in the comment down below just put your tweets link, put your YouTube link whatever is just whatever you’re streaming, let me know I want to come check out some of your streams and see if I can actually help you with some of the advice I’ve given out today. so make sure you do that but let’s just jump straight to video How you gonna grow as a streamer
The most important thing I can teach you before we even get to the concrete stuff later on is that to gain you viewers we need to talk about mentality. one of the biggest things for my career was getting the chance to interact with and become quite good friends with other big creators is not because they hosted me all because they made videos with me and because I grew off them just because I got to learn that then no different from all of us that are different from you they’re no different from me.
I was lucky enough to hang out with Mr. Fresh Asian mused Oak Laughlin, lazy being some of the biggest creators in the world and I very quickly realized and they’ll tell you this too. They are not special, they are nice people with good skills and they have a passion for creating content. And then not insanely smart did not like some of my better games than others but at the same time anyone can make it a stream on. That’s what I want to teach you need to have passion for it, you need to enjoy it and you need to focus on the content, not the numbers, even though today’s view is going to help you grow the numbers because it all makes it more fun streaming to small people. let’s focus on things you can do that will grow your content, grow your community so then you’ll get better numbers but that’s not the focus and just know whoever you are whatever your set up whoever you are as a person, you can make it as a streamer
It’s not gonna be easy though that’s what I want to make clear it is going to take a lot of hard work but if you’re watching a video like this you’re out there looking for content that’s helping you be better as a streamer, you can make it you already have the better mentality but I want you to know who you are right now has every capability of becoming a 10000000 subscribers on YouTube and 5000 streamers are you just going to go through the steps and you can do it.
Now motivational stuff aside, let’s jump into what you can actually do that is just concrete that you can change today that’ll make your streams better. Let’s start talking about how your stream actually looks and some of the hardware. I’m not going to go super super in depth there’s 2 things that I believe every streamer should have if they’re trying to grow as a streamer technically 3 but one of them you know we’ll see a good microphone. Now good microphones don’t have to be expensive. I don’t think you have to be a massive streamer to be able to afford all the awesome things to make it as a streamer. my first microphone was a $50 blue snowball and even though I don’t recommend snowballs anymore because that is not a great microphone that is good enough to make it but the better you can afford up to a certain point, we’ll help you stream quality.If someone dumped in a stream if I jump in the stream and I’m trying to watch someone and then Mike is just picking it sounds terrible that’s awful compression on it just doesn’t sound great no matter how nice they are supposed to no matter how good they are at their game I’m not gonna be able to watch them to some of the recommendations I would give you. Some of the $250 US microphones that great quality they’ll get you really really fall if you can’t afford one of those maybe get a blue snowball as a last resort but try to get that extra bit of money because microphones like the HyperX cord casts, I love it I’ve used it it’s a phenomenal microphone you’ve got the road & T US Baby microphone, you got the audio Technica US, like this so many good microphones out there I can personally vouch for the Cord costs because I’ve used it myself and it changed my whole opinion on USB microphones but you need a good microphone to get started. I know you’re gonna come at me and say all these people out there like stable right now though they have headphones and a microphone. There’s gonna be a lot of exceptions to these rules but I guarantee you for 99.99 percent of you these are going to apply. So don’t look at the exceptions because it’s not going to help you right now. For example, there are great friends with clicks and playing games with him to 30000 viewers. If you’re good friends with colleagues, let’s stick to getting a good microphone.
The next one is overlays. Now overlays don’t have to be expensive, you can get 5,10 dollar overlays somewhere on Fiverr. You can even use the free ones the built streamed labs that’s how I started I didn’t pay for my overlays very early on I went on 5 O. and I found the guy and I spent $50 and he made me some custom overlays They want the cleanest they what is nice is ones I have now but they will mind they were unique and they were different and it let people identify my stream, that’s what you want. When I join a stream I’m going to make an impression within the first 3 seconds about that stream but also I need to know who it is. I need to remember them. so we’re gonna get into webcams next but a lot of people don’t want to stream the webcam I get that. do not get a stream of the webcam you need a logo you need some kind of a banner, you need an overlay that says this stream is yours because if I come back later and you don’t have any of that I don’t know who you are I don’t know what your stream name is I don’t know what’s going on who is this who my watching. So if you have a bit of money go on to Fiverr and find Sony makes some cool overlays. Over there many find someone just telling you that you won’t give a color scheme. Hey I want you to know mind’s blue and white and black, blue white and black and I don’t really know. But a logo you got any suggestions. it can be that simple and there you go you can outpace owns the overlays they will be unique to you and will identify your stream.
The last one is a webcam and I get this a lot all Mr fresh Asian, they don’t have webcams again the day the exception a webcam is so important because what I’m about to start talking about isn’t just focusing on content it’s community building. building a community: letting people want to be friends with you wanting them to know you wouldn’t get to you know be a part of your circle so you can make some friends like you would in the real world. Doing that without seeing someone is really really hard. I know some of you guys might not be so comfortable with putting your face out there. I get that. you don’t have to use the webcam but if you can, it’s going to help you grow so much more as a small streamer. All you need is if you can afford to get a Logitech C. 922 they’re like Diego to webcam I used up until I upgraded to my DSLR I still use it for hidden cams I use them when I did a family stream downstairs with my fiance they’re great and they’re only about 100 $250. If you can’t afford those drop downs a little bit in the Logitech maybe try to get a 720 P. Logitech cam it’ll save you a bit of money but honestly the C. 922 1080 P. 60 FPS is all you need even if you have a hand count. If you play games decently competitively, don’t show your face, have a hand cam, just something that lets them see that you’re a real person and build that connection with you because that’s the next topic we’re going into that is so important for growing.
Interactivity: Building your community
This is where we really start to get into the stuff that’s gonna make you or break you as a streamer. This is building your community. One of the worst things and one of the biggest mistakes I see streamers make is they grind. I go to this very much okay okay cool what’s this grind all you just playing for 8:00 hours straight you’re playing phone I fade out straight or you’re playing you know the card for 8:00 hours straight you play minecraft whatever it is you talk to straighten every 10,15 minutes maybe someone comes in and follows and you react to the fuller walk someone comes in and says a message all what usually happens no one says anything at all and you just play the game. That’s no grinding, you are making content for the same time that’s YouTube videos, you get the highlight reels and you put it on YouTube which I’m gonna get to next but the main thing you need to do is a streamer is grow your community your streaming they come because they want interaction they want the back and forth look at 10 the time in who has tens of thousands of U. S. he still starts every stream full face cam talking to his view with, Nick Merck’s as well excuse he talked to his chat when you can actually see it but you know what I mean the streams to community grow and talk to the chat of the ones that make it the ones that a massive and you look at any E sport right you look at even for not pros you look it over what you look the pros that make it and really grow and continue to grow pasta games is because they build a community. it would be a good example made all for not but he’s not like a fortnight kid now he’s going to wars aren’t insanely popular because he focuses on talking to his community and growing his community. that’s one of the biggest parts of yours here if you were streaming I always get this. Hey man I talked to chat but I have no one to talk to. I get that. when I started you sound kind of crazy just talk like all the streams do. If I’m playing for not I’m going along and you know I still have to stop a good shot man off. I don’t usually like that. That was a tough one and someone shot him a good shot. If you don’t say anything, they don’t have any reason to say anything. even ask questions to nobody if nobody’s there and nobody heard it then you don’t look like an idiot and if someone is there somebody does hear, they might respond.
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someone responses talking to them grow your community it sounds weird you might think right now how many hospital play video games well the maybe streaming is not for you and that’s the tough and stuff but if you want to grow as a streamer, you need to grow up interactivity and streaming, you know making YouTube videos over here your streaming, you’re trying to have a connection and build a community with other people who want to watch you and talk with everyone. That was the biggest secret for me when I first thought about streaming . When I went from 0 to 5 to 10 views, I was just playing random night games and I talked to people who came in. Once I had a few people that were not invited to play with me. Hey guys you want to squad up. One of the biggest things that grew my stream was I was like how do I get every single person in my stream involved. So I started doing giveaways where I would get 3 people in my party to supply squads for me. I’d pick them at random through it. I chat bot extensional. how if you want to do a giveaway then I would then let everyone else stream by getting them into a discord call what I would do a countdown when I was coming up and I say: Hey guys you’re more than welcome to come straight back trying to kill us it was a bit of fun. So not only do they have a chance to play with me, the people who didn’t play with me got a chance to vote for me and still be involved in the stream. That’s what you need to build your interactivity especially on an early level and when it comes to growing discord when it comes to going to a community is huge. Do as many things as you can in your discord funnel as many people from your stream into discord because I agree it is a community where they can chat even when you’re not online they can get to know each other so it’s not all just on you to build the community. your community will grow each other as well they’ll tell their friends but also disclosed is great because notifications are guaranteed to go out. so when you start doing my next step which is growing your other social media platforms like Twitter like YouTube, like Instagram, when you post things you can make it in it now so on discord and they see it everywhere where if you make a Twitter video and you know you know you know streaming right now no one single stream knows you did it so let’s talk about that, let’s talk about growing on other platforms because this is a big step, and even usually when it comes to streaming don’t have a lot of discoverability.
They just did so what I mean by that is if you go to a game the 0 to 5 U. S. streams all the way at the bottom they don’t get recommended so when you have the new recommended feature on tweets. if people are watching your stream, then what’s all the streams you won’t get recommended no one finds you this is where content on other platforms is so important. don’t do that 8 hour stream, do maybe a 5 hour stream, spend the next 3:00 hours making a Twitter video, making an Instagram video, making a tik tok video, making a youtube video that’s what you need to expand your content. To all the platforms that have more discoverability and then bring them to your twitch. That’s the most important thing. This is the one piece of advice that I see a lot of people give new streamers and it is that important but don’t be lazy with the content, learn the other platforms, learn what does well and try to learn what does well and take content that does well on Instagram. cater the content to the platform don’t just take a 5 minute clip of your stream that wasn’t that great and Chuck it straight on youtube no. make some highlights try to be smart with if it’s take talk try to use some of the you know songs or some of the effects that are trending at the moment. If it’s Instagram’s way to learn how to use good hashtags, there are really massive important skills that you need to use to grow your platforms, your content, other platforms and then bring them to your street. My stream is by far my biggest platform. I have about 220000 followers on twitch now. each is growing quite fast now but the same time twitch is it for me and which is all I use for the first 6 months also and I massively regret it I wish I posted more content early on a different platforms because it would have brought more people to my tweets with discoverability because tweets just doesn’t have any but now the point I’m at I don’t play mind crossed in sometimes on top 5 sometimes on the second most viewed personal minecraft it’s very easy for people to find me it wasn’t always like this though and that’s what you need other platforms.
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