STREAM TEAMS 101

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What is a stream team? According to Twitch, stream teams are a way to “unite and connect streamers.” Often communities of streamers gathered under a shared mission statement or values. Some teams are purely for leisure and friendship, whereas others have goals of networking, education, charity work and more. Each team can vary greatly in […]

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Content Creators

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During the time of the pandemic that many countries were under lockdown to keep folks safe, there was an increase in new streamers and viewers on Twitch. As described by Satch Garlock in an article from theChimes, “The pandemic [gave] viewers more time to binge-watch their favorite creators, as well as spawn[ed] a new generation […]

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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Branding

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Let’s ask an existential question: Do you know who you are? Sure, you have a name – most of us do – and maybe you’ve even decided on a fun username to go by. You may even already have a cool logo or signature photo you use to identify yourself. But have you ever really […]

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A Broadcaster’s Guide to Business Cards

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Business cards are an important aspect of being a creator. They’re often overlooked, despite establishing first impressions of your brand and getting your name out there. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the offline aspects when you’re dealing with an online venture. Our guide covers why business cards are important, what to do (or not do) […]

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StreamWeasels Twitch Integrated Websites

Using StreamWeasels to Set Up a Twitch-Integrated Website

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Whether you’re completely new to streaming, or you’ve already found your place in the community – there’s one thing that can help you connect with (and grow) your audience, a personal, professional WordPress site which integrates flawlessly with Twitch.tv. That’s where StreamWeasels comes in. StreamWeasels provides WordPress Themes and Plugins for Twitch.tv streamers which help […]

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Streamlabs Streamer Merch Stores

Streamlabs Launches Streamer Merchandise Stores

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Marketing and brand awareness are important aspects of content creation. One avenue to increase revenue and recognition at the same time is merchandise. Streamlabs is making it easier than ever to create and distribute many different types of merch with their release of their merchandise store feature. Getting Started To get started, log into Streamlabs. […]

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StreamElements Dream Team

StreamElements Reveals DreamTeam Partnership Program

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StreamElements looks to make a splash in the streaming world by adding a new partnership program they are calling DreamTeam. Gaining popularity from their YouTube series Twitch Moments, StreamElements is a program that handles stream alerts, applications to enhance your stream, and overlay effects. It is a direct competitor to services like StreamLabs and TipeeeStream but […]

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Three rules for surviving Twitch TwitchCon 2017

WINNER WINNER PARTNER DINNER: The Three Rules for Surviving Twitch [TwitchCon 2017 Panel]

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For more information, visit our full list of TwitchCon 2017 panels. Panel: WINNER WINNER PARTNER DINNER: The Three Rules for Surviving Twitch VoD Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/201751373 Moderator: BadNewsBaron Speakers: TVSBOH, Smashley, DeejayKnight, DasValdez, DanieltheDemon How To Survive Twitch? Rule 1: Have a Plan Rule 2: Ditch the Plan Rule 3: Reiterate Rule 1: Have a Business […]

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Twitch Sub Gifting

Twitch Subscription Gifting is Now Live

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Twitch Subscription Gifting is finally here! First announced at the TwitchCon 2017 Keynote, gifting subs to friends has easily been the most requested feature on the platform for quite some time so naturally, the community was ecstatic to find out that it was coming within the month. If you’re one of the many people who have […]

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Complete Guide to Monetizing Your Stream

Complete Guide to Monetizing Your Stream

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Let’s take a look at how content creators can monetize. The great news is that you have more options than ever. The unfortunate side effect of those options is you have so many more decisions to make! Here we’ll cover just about every way you can monetize your content. Tips/Donations Hopefully, you all know what […]

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Design by Humans Affiliate

Design By Humans Launches Affiliate Program

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Are you interested in offering clothes, phone cases, and other merchandise to your audience? Design By Humans has launched an affiliate program called DBH Ambassadors that will allow you to earn commission off every sale through your links. Design By Humans has a large selection of gaming merchandise including popular streamers such as Lirik, MANvsGAME, and GassyMexican. You can earn money […]

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Creating Your Unique Space TwitchCon 2016

Where’s Waldo: Creating Your Unique Space in a Sea of Sameness [TwitchCon 2016 Panel]

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For the complete list of panels, check out the main TwitchCon 2016 panel recap post. VoD link: https://www.twitch.tv/twitchconsandstorm/v/93348749 Sandstorm Theater Day One Moderator: Kiraeyl Participants: Dr. Patricia Todd (Peiylar), George D (itsdehprey) Logos Represent your brand Creating brand loyalty Have a story – people remember stories and can connect to them Perception is reality: understand […]

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When to make the switch to grow your audience TwitchCon 2016

When to Make the Switch to Grow Your Audience [TwitchCon Panel 2016]

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For the complete list of panels, check out the main TwitchCon 2016 panel recap post. VoD link: https://www.twitch.tv/twitchconsandstorm/v/93347091 & https://www.twitch.tv/twitchconsandstorm/v/93347552 Sandstorm Theater Day One Participants: DJTechLive, UnholyTemptress, Brotatoe, DeejayKnight Sticking to just one game all the time is difficult Your audience will know if you aren’t enjoying the game you are playing Can become dry […]

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XSplit Weekly

Promote Your Stream on XSplit Weekly

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XSplit is now giving streamers the opportunity to be featured in their weekly show called XSplit Weekly, where they talk about the latest XSplit news and events on Twitch. If you are interested in showcasing your stream on the show, simply fill out this form and prepare a video of about 1-2 minutes long, highlighting yourself, your stream, and what you like […]

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Discord Guide

Discord for Streamers: Creating Community

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For streamers and viewers alike, one of the biggest aspects of streaming is community. Viewers love the opportunity to play games with their favorite streamer and to get to know the caster better. Discord is an awesome free tool that will allow you to engage with your community in a variety of ways. What exactly […]

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Options for Playing With Your Subs and Followers

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One of the greatest ways to add interactivity to your channel outside of chat is to play games with your subscribers. I can tell you that as a Twitch “viewer”, being on the fence about whether I should become a subscriber to a channel has often been being able to play games with the channel […]

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Gaining Followers and Viewers

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“How do I get more viewers and/or followers?….” …. is probably one of the most asked questions on Twitch by newer streamers, and for good reason! It’s what drives your channel and yourself as a streamer. I might as well start with the bad news. There’s no secret and definitive way to start gaining viewers […]

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When Should You Stream a Hyped or New Game?

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One of the biggest keys to success for streaming on Twitch is positioning. Positioning is choosing when to stream a certain game and relies on a number of factors including the popularity of the game and the number and popularity of streamers playing that game. Many new streamers believe the best game to stream to get […]

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Twitter

How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Stream

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If you’re here, reading this article, you probably know that social media can be a powerful tool. Twitter is one of the most resourceful places to grow your stream. As a new streamer there are actually very few ways to promote your stream. Advertising in other streams will not only get you banned but it […]

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Managing Viewers – How to grow your stream

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What game should I stream? How do I target a certain audience? Why do I lose viewers and followers when I change games? These three questions are commonly asked as a streamer. Here is some advice to those questions. How do you know what games will bring in the most views? There are a couple ways to […]

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