STREAM TEAMS 101

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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 […]

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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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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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6 Lessons Creators and Brands Can Learn From the Artesian Builds Fallout

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Over the last several months, you may have heard of a company called Artesian Builds. Artesian Builds was a custom computer company, building various rigs aimed primarily at content creators and gamers. Like most companies within the world of gaming technology and custom builds, there was an effort to build a line of content creators […]

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Nintendo Lifting Restrictions on Creators Program

Nintendo Lifting Restrictions on Creators Program

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A few years ago, Nintendo decided they were going to tailor who could make content with their products via the Nintendo Creators Program. Making any content with any of their products or logos in it could result in consequences, including take down notices and channel strikes. It was a sad day for many that enjoyed […]

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Mixer Releases Season 2

Mixer Releases Season 2

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Mixer, the ever-evolving streaming site owned by Microsoft, has started the next move in its evolution, dubbing it Season 2. Why the name? Mixer staff wanted to reflect that this isn’t just one massive update, but more of a progressive move that will continue to evolve over time. The first new feature available is Skills. […]

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Dream Streamer Contest

AVerMedia Launches Dream Streamer Contest

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AVerMedia has announced their Dream Streamer contest which gives content creators the chance to win the Grand Prize of a 4K gaming/streaming rig including accessories. While in theory, this sounds like a great idea, there are some issues we’ll cover later in this article. The contest has various prizes provided by AVerMedia, CyberPowerPC, Cooler Master, […]

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Twitch Bounty Board Beta

Twitch Launches Bounty Board Program (Closed Beta)

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Twitch has recently launched their Bounty Board program into closed beta. Bounties are paid sponsorship opportunities that streamers can accept directly from their Twitch dashboard. Through this program, Twitch will become the middleman in connecting you with brands to stream specific games as sponsorships. This means you won’t have to do any of the work […]

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St. Jude PLAY LIVE 2018

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Do you like video games? How about kids? Do you wanna make a difference in some lives and have fun doing it? St. Jude, a children’s hospital that diagnoses, treats, and researches cancer, is having their annual PLAY LIVE event and you can participate! How? By playing your favorite games and encouraging people to donate […]

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OBS 21.0 Update

OBS 21.0 Update Introduces Scripting and Other Cool Features

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Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) released their latest update including a hotfix patch. Version 21.0 introduces scripting support, new audio features, and new production features. Luajit/Python3 Scripting Support What exactly does this mean for the average user? OBS now includes a number of example scripts for things like a countdown timer, analogue clock, or instant replay. If […]

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Streamlabs Streamtember Daily Giveaways

Streamlabs Starts ‘Streamtember’ Daily Giveaways

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Twitch’s new ‘Extensions’ is a huge step for the website and Streamlabs is celebrating their own Extensions launch with a bang by hosting a Streamtember of daily giveaways! Everyday for the month of September, Streamlabs will be hosting a giveaway via Gleam.io and posting it to their Twitter. Make sure to be following them and keeping […]

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Restream Trash Meme Contest

Restream.io Trash Meme Contest

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Want to win some PC gear? Restream.io is currently running a contest dubbed the ‘Trash Meme’ contest. It runs until September 15th, 2017 and will have multiple winners. Restream.io, for those who don’t know, is a cloud based re-streaming service which allows you to livestream to multiple websites simultaneously such as Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and more. […]

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TwitchCon 2017 Purple Ticket Contest

Twitch’s #PurpleTicketContest Returns

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Win a Trip to TwitchCon 2017! Twitch returns once again with the #PurpleTicketContest! This is an opportunity to win a trip for two to this year’s TwitchCon which happens October 20-22nd in Long Beach, California. This is an all access pass prize which grants you and a friend access to the VIP party, top broadcaster […]

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Initial Business Steps for Streamers

Initial Business Steps for Streamers

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There’s a lot of information out there on running a business. If you’ve been following our posts you know that you should decide whether your stream is a hobby or business and act accordingly. But how do you know what “act accordingly” means for a business? Here are some first, vital steps to take whether […]

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Twitch First Meetup Experience Kiratze

My First Twitch Meetup Experience

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When 99.9% of our time in the Twitch-verse is spent online, it may seem unnerving to some when a local Twitch meetup is heading their way. The idea of meeting your local streamers (and potentially viewers) in person can seem like a daunting task for some. I am quite a shy person and while I […]

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Twitch Desktop App Overview

A Look at the Twitch Desktop App

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Twitch recently launched their Twitch Desktop App. Thanks to the acquisition of Curse last year, they now have a new VOIP service. Alongside their launch of Pulse, Twitch is starting to make their mark on the Social Media world. The service is an upgrade and re-skin of the old Curse VOIP service but as someone […]

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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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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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Host Alert Twitch Podcast

Introducing Host Alert – A new Twitch podcast with insight for small streamers

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Trying to be the next big streamer is tough and when the world of Twitch is so big, it’s nice to have as many resources as you can to help you out. Introducing Host Alert, a brand new Twitch podcast for the little guys out there on Twitch! Join Marstead, Pythagotron, and GalacticKodiak as they discuss […]

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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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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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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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