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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Disclosures 101 for Content Creators

The Do’s and Don’ts of Disclosure for Content Creators – Influencer101 FTC Q&A

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Note: This article was updated on December 5th, 2019 with information from the FTC’s new online influencer publication released in November. On September 20th, 2017 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a live Q&A on Twitter for Social Media Influencers. While the FTC should definitely be commended for their effort, Twitter was seemingly a terrible […]

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Twitch Streamer Dashboard

Twitch Upgrades the Streamer Dashboard

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Twitch has just released their new Streamer Dashboard which has not seen an update in quite some time. Not only does this update improve the look and functionality of the Dashboard, Twitch has gone above and beyond in adding many new integrated tools and features to provide you with a better streaming experience. If you […]

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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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Silence Is Not Golden

Beginner’s Guide to Streaming: Silence is not Golden

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If you’re thinking about streaming or have just started, then you have already read the numerous articles telling you to continually talk no matter if the chat is empty or not.  And I know what you’re thinking, “Wait?  You want me to talk to myself?  Like a crazy person?”  Yep.  Just like that individual on […]

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Streaming Upgrades for the Holidays!

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The holidays bring family, great food, and also a chance to upgrade your stream setup! 🙂 This article will be shorter but I thought I would go over some of the things you should look into when browsing for some Boxing day deals, or adding that last minute item to your wish list ;). There […]

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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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Streaming First Impressions

How First Impressions Make a Difference

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Picture this; your favorite streamers aren’t online so you’re browsing new channels to keep you occupied. You come across a channel that looks interesting and is not large, but still fairly populated. In the channel you see a fairly pixelated stream, the streamer isn’t talking at all, and there are so many overlays that you […]

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