Want to know how to grow your stream for beginners? Let’s take a look at some best practices to keep your channel growing and your community happy.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR WEBSITE
Your StreamPro website is the home for your stream and a hub for your community. It’s also a reflection of your personality and who you are as a streamer, so make it stand out! From the actual design of your website to the features you choose to use, we encourage you to customize your page to make it uniquely ‘you’.
Your website showcases information about your stream, social media, schedule, sponsors and much more.
STREAM ON SCHEDULE. CONSISTENCY IS KEY.
We’ve done a little research and discovered that the majority of content watched on Twitch, Mixer and YouTube is on a consistent, regular basis. It’s just like when you get familiar with a favorite TV show being on at the same time every week. If the showtime suddenly changes without you knowing it, it’s annoying.
What does this mean for you? Stream on a set schedule even if it’s just a few hours a week and do it consistently. You don’t have to stream at the exact same time every day, just find times that work for you throughout the week and stick to them.
NOTIFY VIEWERS YOU ARE LIVE
When you’re ready to stream, be sure to tell your viewers! Notifications are an important way to grow your stream, build a relationship with your viewers and remind them to tune in to your channel.
When you tap the “go live” button on Twitch, notifications are sent to viewers on the website, to their mobile device, or via email. Go Live notifications are “smart” so viewers will only receive one notification in the most relevant place.
Viewers that visit your channel from a notification can often be the best users that participate in chat and hype your stream. Here are some tips for making the most of your notifications:
- Personalize and get creative with your message to viewers
- Try out different messages each time you stream to see which works best over time – you can view the performance with our analytics connected to your StreamPro website.
- Remind viewers to follow your channel so that they receive future notifications so they never miss a stream
CREATE A PURPOSE
Viewers watch live streams for all sorts of reasons and knowing what they’re looking for can help you decide what kind of stream to develop. Many of the most successful channels contain a mixture of these elements. Below you’ll find some of the most common themes.
A specific game
If you love a certain type of game or subject, own it. Viewers usually like to watch live streams because they have a passion for a specific game or hobby and look for channels that specialize in that content. YOU can be that channel.
Show your skills
Some streamers focus on the ins and outs of a game, provide tips and tricks, and display a level of skill many viewers look up to. If you’ve mastered a game try sharing some “200IQ” info with your viewers like your favorite tricks, and put your skills to the test by streaming competitive matches.
Some of the best experiences are built around pure entertainment. Try talking with your chat about anything you find entertaining, even if it’s not related to the game or hobby you’re streaming.
Streamer communities center themselves around shared interests and those are largely determined by you and what you share on stream. Let your community help guide your stream, remember your most common viewers names, talk to the ones who like to chat, and learn about them.
Customize your website
Create a schedule
Stream with a purpose
Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Most importantly, have fun!
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