40+ tips for streamers to acquire and retain viewers (part 1)
Hello everyone, since there will be more and more Stadia game streamers, today I will give you the key to answers typical questions like:
How to get 20 viewers on Twitch?
How to grow my channel?
How to get viewers and followers on Twitch?
How can I set myself apart from other streamers?
You’re about to go live..but hold on a minute!
You spent time and resources to power-up your streaming career, but…you have 0 viewers — Where do you go from here? Should you just start streaming?
Luckily in this long blogpost I will explain every single aspect of successful streaming on platforms like Twitch, Mixer or YouTube.
Everything you need to know. No exceptions. The first and most important thing to remember is that there’s only one true rule on these platforms: Work hard, play nice and don’t give up.
Wait — what’s this all about?
I did the research and hard work for you, armed with Excel, pen and paper I took notes and researched the biggest channels on Twitch — what do they do, how they do it and why are they successful? Then I looked at the uprising stars, smaller channels with hundreds of viewers and finally channels with under 100 average viewers. The results are compiled in the advice below.
I will go in-depth through a lot of topics including strategies to improve your channel and stream. Read it once, read it twice and or check this handy checklist out if you’re not someone who likes explanations:
Quicker but less informative⚡
Remember! You’ve got to commit. Success doesn’t happen for everyone and definitely not overnight.
Just like training your body for a triathlon, doing your math exercises to pass your exams or pretty much anything in life, streaming requires commitment. Short introduction about viewer behavior As an avid viewer, you will feel that watching a streamer is just like watching television. Except it’s better and more interactive.
However: Most viewers will be lurking in your stream, especially if you don’t know how to break the ice.
Remember: It is commonly known in the world of content producers that only 5–30% of your audience will interact with you (depending on audience size). This includes the chat and donations. Some viewers will interact repeatedly over periods of days others more rarely, maybe once in a full-moon.
Don’t freak out. Break the ice.
As your channel grows the number is likely to be closer to 5% than 30%. What this means is that if you have 100 viewers, 30 will probably interact with you over the chat, or through other tools available in your channel. On the other hand, if you have 10.000 viewers maybe 500 will be.
Streaming can be very rewarding but for most beginners it will likely become stressful, unfulfilling and…lonely, before getting much better.
Remember: Viewers are hard to please, you need to show them that you’re worth their time. And if you’re going after a niche it will probably require a lot of planning. Remain positive and focused.
Everyone starts with one viewer and then a few and then a lot more.
Part 1 would end here since I don’t want you to read too much. See us at Part 2 🙂