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STREAM TEAMS 101

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 […]

Streamer’s Guide to Weathering a Recession

This article was written by financial expert Jay Cranford from Buff Your Finances. Jay is financial planner specializing in helping content creators with their business and personal finances, you can find him over on Twitter @hjcranford. With global conflict on the rise, rapid inflation impacting a variety of industries, and stock market dips on the […]

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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Streamer’s Guide to Weathering a Recession

This article was written by financial expert Jay Cranford from Buff Your Finances. Jay is financial planner specializing in helping content creators with their business and personal finances, you can find him over on Twitter @hjcranford. With global conflict on the rise, rapid inflation impacting a variety of industries, and stock market dips on the […]

Free Resources Part 2 – Audio, Video, and Image Editors

We’re back with recommendations on free resources for creators. Last time we took a look at the basics: broadcast software, stream alerts, bots, and music. You can find that article right here. This time we’re taking a look at ways to improve your media editing skills. Need some tools to edit your audio, images, and […]

How to add Closed Captions to your Stream

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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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 […]

Chatty Part 1 – Installation and Setup

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Streamer Square did a presentation covering useful tools that Twitch moderators can use. During the course of the show, WesCisa went over some basics of a program called “Chatty”. It is a widely used IRC program that helps to effectively moderate chats. Today, we are showing our readers how to get this program and set […]

Streamlabs OBS Basics

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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