Alright, I created a thread back when 1ShotGG was in beta. We received many useful advices from the community, and I would like to share it with you guys. There are a lot of ways to become a better streamer, and there are a lot of goals to set, whether you want to increase more viewers, followers, or become partnered with Twitch. These tips, offered by our community members, can help you meet that goal. So feel free to read and learn. These tips can truly help grow your Twitch.TV channel.
Quote:Be warm, Welcoming, and Positive.
- From DeAxiom
Viewers love to be included, whether thats just being chatted to, welcomed, or invited to play with the streamer. I personally like to "pal around" or joke with my viewers, comment on what they are saying and point out funny things they notice in the game. Awesome viewers that go above and beyond and share the stream or invite friends i give limited preference to game invites, And the talkitive viewers that are just as warm, welcoming, and inclusive as you are to new viewers i give mod after a few weeks.
Aside from including viewers, develope your style. What do you bring to livestreams? what sets you apart? Are you a speed runner? are you the best LoL player? Do you prefer newer games or older games? pick what you'll have the most fun doing and what you could do 8 hours a day. I personally prefer casually playing retro games with a dabble in brand new releases.
After that just keep the positivity up, whether your gaining active viewers or loosing follows ALWAYS remain positive upbeat and welcome to new viewers that show up, unless your getting raids or shoutouts your goal isnt to attractive viewers, but keep the ones that find you coming back.
Mind you i'm a small channel with 460 follows and 16k views so take what i've got with a grain of salt but these are things i've noticed
Quote:Never Stop Talking. I know it might be obvious and overstated but it's a great habit to get into. Talk about whatever you're doing on screen. Why are you doing what you're doing? How did it work out for you? Any little thought you have about the game, just say it. It may seem funny at first talking to an empty room but it's good practice. If you're having trouble with this, I find that calling up a few friends in skype or hanging out in a mumble or teamspeak server helps fill the air. Also, don't be like me when I first started and only talk when people join or say something in chat. Remember that Twitch has a pretty significant delay now and by the time you reply the user may be long gone. Nobody wants to join a room and watch someone stare blankly at a screen (although I am still guilty of this at times).
- From mattzillla
Quote:1. Consistency: Consistency is one of the most important things to take into consideration when streaming. So what do I mean when I see Consistency? Well if you see a streamer that you like and you follow he or she, and they are acting really cool and chilled out and interacting with the viewers, and then the next day you go and check them out and they are all uptight grumpy and miserable and not interacting with the viewers, well then you are not going to want to watch them anymore. What I am saying is keep your attitude the same when you are streaming always have the same mindset and keep your stream times short. So don't stream once a week, try once a day or once every 2 days. That is consistency.
- From MooseyGamers
2. Interaction: Now interaction is also a very important rule to follow. This is what distinguishes YouTube From Twitch. In Twitch there is viewer interactions which makes the whole difference. Viewers don't want to just watch and listen, they want to get involved and help out or maybe just chat and have a laugh. So interact with you viewers and remember keep the consistency.
3. Commentary: Commentary is key to success in Twitch, if you are a good commentator then you will see your view stats and follows go up. No one wants to be in a stream were no one is talking, it would be like a really boring movie. So commentary is key. When commentating don't leave massive pauses in between speaking, try and keep talking and remember to interact with you viewers.
4. Set up/Spec: Now your set up must be suitable and compatible for streaming. I am not going to go over the recommended specs as it would take to long for me to explain. However I am going to mention that if you are planning on or are streaming be sure to have 2 monitors, now this inst essential but I know from experience it is annoying only having one monitor. Having to go from the game to look at the chat with one monitor gets really stressful and you are likely to loose in the game. Remember the Interaction with the viewers, if you are in game and you can't see the chat cause you only have one monitor, it inst going to work to well. And if you have one monitor and you are in game you are likely to forget you are streaming and then the interaction goes out the window as well as commentary.
5. Be yourself: Don't try and be someone you are not because then you are just simply putting on a mask and you will start getting stressed out and keep having to put on that mask. JUST BE YOURSELF.
6.FUN: Remember have fun and enjoy yourself cause that is what it is all about
Quote:Great ways to attract an audience from what i've experienced in my fairly short time streaming:
- From Ramoach
- make a facebook and twitter for your channel
- use your main facebook to get family and friends to check out your channel when youre LIVE. get em to spread the word.
- stream little known games so you appear higher up on the channel list (maybe the top!)
- post your stream ad in the forums of all the games you play. reddit is another good one.
These are some really good tips, especially for those who are new to streaming. Here's what I have to say. The most important process is time. It takes TIME to build your stream. Patience is key. You cannot get 1000 real viewers in less than a day. If you are starting out as a streamer, build your fan base. Work hard. Our community can help you with that, but you have to do your own part in the process. Be dedicated to your stream. Be dedicated to the community. Show some personality to people around you. Give them a REASON to watch your gameplay. I cannot stress that enough. As your channel grows, have your viewers support you throughout the stream. Be loyal to your viewers. They are watching you because they support you.
Alright, to wrap it up, the only way to succeed on Twitch is being yourself. We can give you as many tips and tricks as you like, but the honest way to succeed is just be yourself. And don't think about cheating all the way to the top. It's not worth it. All it will do is bring negative vibes to your channel, and possibly to your viewers. Be honest and true to yourself. That's the best advice we can give you. You decide whether you want to be a successful streamer or not.
Remember, think about this before you stream:
Good luck, and have fun :-)