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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Twitch Getting Started Broadcasting

Getting Started Broadcasting on Twitch

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Looking to start broadcasting on Twitch but don’t know where to start? This is the guide for you! We’re going to cover three key areas: Basic Twitch settings, your channel page, and your dashboard. If you’re already a broadcaster on Twitch, this can serve as a great refresher and ensure you’re utilizing all the tools Twitch […]

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Microphones and Audio Beginners Guide

A Beginner’s Guide to Microphones and Audio

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Audio is arguably one of the most important things to get right with streaming. From having a good balance between game and mic audio, to making sure you’re not peaking on the mic; audio is something worth spending time on. As streamers, you want to make sure newcomers are having a good experience. First impressions […]

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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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Finding a Role in the Streaming Community

Finding a Role in the Streaming Community

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How to Find a Role in the Community Without Being a Broadcaster If you’re like me, almost all of your day is spent sitting in front of the computer watching different Twitch streams. Let’s face it, Twitch is one of the greatest websites we have ever found. Where else can you combine your love for gaming […]

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OBS Getting Started

Getting Started on OBS

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When you open OBS, or Open Broadcaster Software, for the first time, you’re greeted with a blank screen and some buttons. It’s kind of scary but we’ll get you to streaming status in no time. We’ll go through some of the menus to help get you started. Not necessarily everything, but enough for you to […]

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OBS Overview

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When talking about streaming, especially in the context of “Getting Started,” the subject of software quickly comes up. While more options are becoming available, Open Broadcaster Software or OBS has been around for quite some time. OBS is likely to be robust enough to produce any kind of broadcast you’d want to do as a new […]

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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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Upload Speed, Bitrate, and Streaming

Upload Speed, Bitrate, and Streaming

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“How fast does my internet need to be to stream?” is one of the most frequently asked questions by those interested in starting to stream. Understanding your internet speed and how it relates to your stream can be a little bit confusing at first. But, once you understand the requirements to stream, particularly your upload speed, […]

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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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Common Streaming Mistakes

Common Streaming Mistakes

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Streaming can often be a minefield of do’s and don’ts, there so many streaming mistakes that you can make and without realising it can actually hamper the growth of your channel. This article will look at addressing some of the most common of those mistakes, why they are bad, and how they can be remedied. Channel […]

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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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OBS Studio

Window Capturing Browsers in OBS Fix

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As of late a number of OBS users have been reporting issues when attempting to window capture their browser, specifically Google Chrome. To fix this, you need to turn off hardware acceleration in your browser settings. How to turn off Hardware Acceleration in Google Chrome: Open Google Chrome. Click Customize and Control Google Chrome > […]

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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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Creating Your Channel

Creating Your Channel

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So, you’ve decided to start a streaming adventure, this article will go over the initial steps and thought process when creating your channel, to help optimize the potential of your stream. We will look into choosing a suitable username, selecting a channel theme, outlining the rules of your channel, and managing your expectations. Username Your […]

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OBS Browser Source

How to Set Up Browser Source for Streaming

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If you use a donation or subscription alert system like TwitchAlerts, or maybe you are using BraneBot‘s polling system, chances are you’ve been given a long URL that you’re expected to plug in somewhere in order for it to display on your stream. This URL requires using a Browser Source in your broadcasting software. What […]

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YouTube Gaming vs Twitch: There’s more to it than you think

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Long read. Get comfy. So YouTube Gaming launched today as of this writing. If you’ve been hiding under a rock, it’s YouTube’s attempt to dethrone Twitch as the top live game streaming service. Before I delve into the debate, it’s important to note Internet traffic. According to the total Internet traffic, which admittedly is outdated since […]

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Dealing with Technical Difficulties

Dealing with Technical Difficulties

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There’s nothing like having an argument over which actor played in a certain film, and then turning to your smart phone for an instant answer. When I was growing up, we were still chiseling out our math homework on stone tablets. And also lumping our dinner over the head and dragging it into the cave. […]

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PC vs. Console: Which Platform to Start Streaming On

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WARNING: This article is not intended to start a fanboy war between PC gamers and console gamers.  So before you raise your sharpened keyboard to the sky and exclaim something about frame rates or start yelling about console exclusives…I’m here to say, “relax”.  This article is here to share some insight on what might be […]

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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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