Contributors: Bluejay, DizzyDizaster, Imperial, Jeff Brutlag, Miabyte, MrHappy1227, Rencamo, StreamerSquare, TheLadyFriend1

What to expect in this course:

Growing your stream, starting business relationships with publishers/developers, and getting your name out there means you’ll need a social media presence.

But where do you start? How do you get your foot in the door? And what are all of these social media sites for? This course is here to help answer all of these questions for you!

Jeff Brutlag

He/They

Jeff is a writer and full-time Twitch partner. He is passionate about LGBTQIA+ representation, storytelling, and creating safe spaces. His background is in creative writing, literature, professional social media, and streaming. These backgrounds contribute heavily to his perspective on gaming, community management, and creating content for audiences that enjoy learning how to maintain welcoming, positive environments, especially for marginalized communities.

What’s most important about having a social media platform is that you’re actually using it, and using it in a way that feels authentic to you. If it’s giving an authentic view as to who you are when you’re not creating content, then it will help you with the goals you have, both for your social media platforms and your main platform for creating content.”

Course Goals:
  1. Overview available social media platforms that exist and highlight what their best uses are
  2. Discuss key ways to utilize social media in your business

Social Media Platform Overview

  Twitter Twitter is one of the most highly valuable platforms to focus on as a creator because of its networking and discoverability benefits. The bird app is a fantastic way to interact with other streamers, post when you’re going live, or stay involved with what’s going on with other content creation platforms. If you know where to look, you can also find out about upcoming games to keep an eye on, publishers and developers looking for streamers to play their titles, and more! If you’re looking for more potential friends to play a game with, artists to work with for new stream assets, and streamers to check out and learn from, Twitter has that too. Take advantage of these benefits, and try to keep yourself active on Twitter to grow your brand! ImperialShe/HerImperial is a Denver-based Twitch Partner, lifelong gamer, & sewist bringing her unique perspective to content creation. She's passionate about sewing accessibility for future generations & brings a fresh new perspective on fiber arts. Her community is kind and inclusive, focusing on real talk and overcoming obstacles. She also streams a variety of games, from cozy sims to FPS. She's been featured in live TTRPGs, and her content regularly focuses on charity fundraising, with over $80K raised for various causes since 2016. “Twitter is valuable because it’s easy to consume and disseminate social information and conversations among a geographically disparate group. I couldn’t talk to so many people so often without it!” A good rule of thumb is to ensure that your tweets are varied! Instead of just dropping your link and saying you’re streaming, add some photos, gifs, or even videos to draw eyes to your tweets and increase engagement and potentially new people checking you out. This will help you stand out and give you...

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