Getting Started with Facebook Gaming

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So maybe you are a new streamer that loves social media, or maybe you are looking for an alternative to Twitch. Whatever your reason, Facebook Gaming provides an established platform to create your content on, especially since they have been in the social media game for over a decade now. So why Facebook? Good question! […]

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How to add Closed Captions to your Stream

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What exactly are closed captions? Are there open captions? Should you add them to your live stream, and how exactly you go about doing that? In our comprehensive guide to closed captioning for your Twitch stream, we will answer all these questions and more! What are captions? Not all captions are created equal! While there […]

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Twitch Studio Basics

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Despite Twitch Studio currently being in beta, it’s still a robust broadcasting software that allows anyone to start streaming on Twitch with little to no experience. The application comes with built-in integrated Twitch alerts, a broadcaster dashboard, and a clean user interface. After installing, users are taken through a guided setup. This avoids the “information […]

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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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Twitch Affiliate

Everything you need to know about “Affiliate” on Twitch

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It used to be that only Twitch Partners made money directly from Twitch when streaming. But with the Twitch Affiliate program, streamers can monetize their streaming career sooner. Want to learn more about what it takes to be a Twitch affiliate? Read on! What is a Twitch Affiliate? The Twitch Affiliate Program helps streamers make […]

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Setup and Using Twitch Channel Points

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                Are you looking for a way to allow your community to have stronger engagement options? Twitch released a wonderful feature called Channel Points that could help your viewers feel involved in the stream and increase engagement across the board!                 What exactly are Channel Points you may ask? It is a simple addition to […]

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Getting Started with StreamElements

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Introduction StreamElements is a featured-packed tool for streamers; it provides cloud-based overlays, a chat bot, stream stats, as well as merch and tipping solutions. It’s a one-stop-shop that can handle most streamers’ needs. With so many things to manage, StreamElements is a wise choice and keeps all your tools in one place. This guide covers […]

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The Basics of Lighting Your Stream

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If you are reading this article you’re probably wondering, “How important is lighting to my stream?” We often find ourselves prioritizing other aspects of streaming like software, overlays, alerts, audio devices, and camera equipment. However, lighting is also a particularly important element that you should take into consideration. In this article, we will be covering […]

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YouTube Basics – Doing Your First Livestream

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When it comes to recorded video content, YouTube is king. According to Youtube’s own statistics, there are over 2 billion site visits every month, and many content creators see a thriving YouTube channel as a metric for success. What you may not realize is that YouTube is also a fantastic platform to stream live content. […]

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Streamlabs OBS Advanced

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Introduction So, have you got the basics of Streamlabs OBS down? If not, head on over to our previous Streamlabs OBS article. Already got the basics down? Well, friend, there’s a lot more you can do. This article covers more detail when managing sources, scenes, and managing your event feed. This document also summarizes the […]

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OBS Guide – The Basics

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Streaming has become a major competitor in the entertainment field. Between major streamers, pro athletes, and celebrities taking up the reigns, there’s no better time than now to begin your journey into the streaming world. OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) is a free program to use that can be set up in a few simple steps […]

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YouTube Basics – Uploading Your First Video

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There is no better time to become a content creator. And there’s no better platform to create content on than YouTube. With over 2 billion monthly user logins worldwide, it is one of the most visited websites worldwide. If you’ve ever watched a YouTube video and thought, “I could do this…” good news – you […]

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Lightstream Studio Getting Started Guide

Lightstream Studio Basics

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Introduction Lightstream Studio lets you stream straight from your web browser, making it a powerful broadcasting solution. If you’re looking to stream without downloading, installing, and configuring an application, Lightstream Studio is for you. This guide walks through the basics of Lightstream Studio so you can stream in minutes. Although Lightstream Studio already provides a […]

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How to Start Streaming on Twitch in 4 Easy Steps

How to Start Streaming on Twitch in 4 Easy Steps

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The world of video content creation can become a never-ending rabbit hole of analytics, settings, optimizations, social media, and technical know-how. The amount of information available can sometimes seem overwhelming. Worry not, friend! We’ve broken down how to get started streaming on Twitch in just 4 simple steps. If you’ve already been broadcasting on Twitch […]

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Streamlabs OBS Basics

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Introduction: Streamlabs Open Broadcaster Software (Streamlabs OBS) is a free program that integrates Streamlabs services directly inside a well established broadcasting application. If you’re looking for a broadcast solution that ties in a number of useful tools from Streamlabs, this a great option. This guide walks through the basics of set up so you’ll be […]

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OBS Studio Guide

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A pivotal corner of the streaming market, Open Broadcaster Software is a completely free program that allows anyone to dive into the world of streaming. With many variations out there (OBS Studio, OBS.Live, Streamlabs OBS) it provides an open library that can be utilized for developers to provide extensions and alternatives to consumers. We will […]

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5 Steps To Streaming On Discord

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Hey everyone! Here’s a quick guide on how to get streaming quickly using Discord to share your screen and talk with multiple people. We’re going to start from the beginning to get you going with 5 easy steps! Future installments of this series will have more in-depth server management information. Step 1 – Download Discord […]

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The Basics of Using Zoom

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Over the past several months, Zoom, a video communication platform, has seen tremendous growth. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spanning the entire globe, people and businesses have been flocking to online tools that help us stay connected. Whether you’re looking for better tools to work remotely and communicate with your team, or simply stay connected […]

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Mixplay: The How-To Guide

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Now that you’ve gotten acquainted with Mixer and how to set up an account, let’s talk about one of the monumental features that made the website what it is today: Mixplay. What exactly is Mixplay? Imagine having the creative freedom to provide interactive features for your audience members. These can be simple like social media […]

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Common Bot Commands

Common Bot Commands for Streamers

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Multitasking is a common theme among broadcasters. Handling production, ensuring quality, problem-solving, talking with chat, and more. As a result, many utilize channel bots to offload some of that work. It can make your life easier as an entertainer and provide more value to an audience. Why use Manually Triggered Commands? There’s a whole host […]

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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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Initial Business Steps for Streamers

Initial Business Steps for Streamers

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There’s a lot of information out there on running a business. If you’ve been following our posts you know that you should decide whether your stream is a hobby or business and act accordingly. But how do you know what “act accordingly” means for a business? Here are some first, vital steps to take whether […]

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Twitch Steps to Take as Affiliate

Steps Streamers Should Take as Twitch Affiliates

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By now you’ve most likely heard of the Twitch Affiliates program. I think it’s so cool that they’ve added it! After all, many small streamers were using other services like GameWisp and tips via PayPal that the business model was fairly clearly proven. Now you have the opportunity to participate in what Twitch has to […]

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Important US Tax Documents

Important U.S Tax Documents for Streamers

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You, a streamer earning income from streaming, have opened up a world of opportunity but also a world of new forms you’ll need to fill out for the IRS. It’s tax time folks. We’re going to cover some basics on the different forms you might need to fill out as a small business owner. Please […]

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