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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Tax Basics US Streamers

Tax Basics for US Streamers

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Did you know that if you’re a US citizen and you’re earning any income from streaming you might be on the hook for taxes? Even if it’s not your full time job. Despite their name, donations are not tax free like the kinds of donations you give to a charity. They’re income! Uncle Sam can […]

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Evolve Terminals and Keymailer

A Look at Press Key Request Websites – Keymailer.co + Terminals.io

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Press key request websites give content creators the opportunity to preview, review, and show off games from many different developers/publishers. Since many of us create content online as a hobby, we may not always have the money to purchase every new game that comes out. The two websites I am about to share with you […]

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Improving Speech and Mastering the Monologue

Improving Speech and Mastering the Monologue

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Streaming can be an overwhelming thing. With things like overlays, stream settings, and game choice to worry about, new streamers may overlook one of the most important things to learn which is the ability to speak properly. Speech is not discussed very often in the world of streaming which surprises me considering it makes up the majority […]

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Getting Started with Viewer Engagement

Getting Started with Viewer Engagement

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Streaming on Twitch, YouTube Gaming, or any other platform can be really frustrating, especially when it comes to making your first streams. You will probably get very few people, wonder if things are going well, and when you get a new viewer you may even ask him for a follow. Well, you’re probably doing it […]

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Avoiding Dead Air

Avoiding Dead Air

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One of the biggest challenges streamers face, especially smaller streamers, is avoiding dead air. What is dead air? Dead air is a point in a stream or cast where there is a lull in activity from caster, chat, and/or game. The impact dead air can have on your stream can be quite negative, possibly resulting […]

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The Importance of a Schedule

The Importance of a Stream Schedule

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When it comes to the actual stream schedule there can be a number of things you need to remember and consider as a streamer, while live and before even going live. Understanding what to do and how to go about best managing your stream time can leave many scratching their heads. This article aims to go […]

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Streaming For Money

Streaming for Money

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Streaming for money and accepting tips when you first start streaming has recently become a point of discussion within the streaming community. When you begin streaming, often one of the first steps taken is to set up a tip button or a way for viewers to support the stream financially. Many people make the mistake […]

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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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Dos and Donts of 24 Hour Streams

The Do’s and Don’ts of 24 Hour Streams

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24 Hour Streams are an event that many Streamers, both experienced and not, do for a variety of reasons. They may do it as a milestone for their channel, to challenge themselves, to fund raise money, or maybe just for fun. I’m actually writing this after my second 24 Hour Stream of the month which […]

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Moderators: The support group to every good streamer

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Ah, Moderators. The most trusted of a Streamer’s family. The many tasks that are assigned to Moderators make them one of the most important pieces to the success of a stream as well. You want to choose someone that can be trusted, upholds all standards, and understands the rules and general vibe of the channel. […]

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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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