Streamer’s Guide to Weathering a Recession

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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 […]

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Three rules for surviving Twitch TwitchCon 2017

WINNER WINNER PARTNER DINNER: The Three Rules for Surviving Twitch [TwitchCon 2017 Panel]

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For more information, visit our full list of TwitchCon 2017 panels. Panel: WINNER WINNER PARTNER DINNER: The Three Rules for Surviving Twitch VoD Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/201751373 Moderator: BadNewsBaron Speakers: TVSBOH, Smashley, DeejayKnight, DasValdez, DanieltheDemon How To Survive Twitch? Rule 1: Have a Plan Rule 2: Ditch the Plan Rule 3: Reiterate Rule 1: Have a Business […]

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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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Moderators Building Community

Moderators: An Important Key to Building a Great Community

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Have you ever shown up to a party where you may not know everyone and as soon as you walk through the door are welcomed with open arms, are given a drink, and then are told to make yourself comfortable?  It’s like heaven, right?  That’s the kind of party you want to stay at for […]

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The Importance of Regulars over Views/Followers

Why Are Regulars More Important Than Views/Followers?

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If you ever happen to be in any kind of Twitch forum or comment section, they always have one thing in common: there are always new streamers asking the same question.  How do I get more followers/views on my channel?  And even though there are numerous articles (ex: first impressions), forums, and YouTube videos out there that answer this […]

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Elgato Delay Fix

The Elgato Capture Card 2 Second Delay: Fixed

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SPECIAL NOTE: The below guide will work with any external capture card that uses USB 2.0 speed, as all of those cards will have some type of delay.  To find out how much delay, see the “How to check if you’re Synced” paragraph. So you’ve hooked up your Elgato capture card perfectly.  You’ve sat down […]

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Controlling Chat: The Good, The Bad, and The Moobot

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“I don’t get it…Why would anyone watch someone play video games?”  Every time I tell someone that I stream video games, that is always the first question out of their mouth.  And if they’re not fans of video games or the Internet, the conversation is usually a lost cause.  But the question still remains: Why […]

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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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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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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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How to Stream Kickstarter and Other Crowdfunding Games

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For serious streamers, streaming is more than just playing video games. It’s having a schedule, creating “theme days”, and providing viewers with unique entertainment every day. One great way to add variety to your stream is by featuring Kickstarter or other crowdfunding games on your channel. Viewers will get to check out never-before-seen games and […]

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