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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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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Dealing with Technical Difficulties

Dealing with Technical Difficulties

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There’s nothing like having an argument over which actor played in a certain film, and then turning to your smart phone for an instant answer. When I was growing up, we were still chiseling out our math homework on stone tablets. And also lumping our dinner over the head and dragging it into the cave. […]

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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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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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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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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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Blue Snowball Microphone

Blue Snowball Microphone Review

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  One of the most important pieces of equipment in streaming is the microphone. This of course assumes you’re running your channel in a way where you want to interact with viewers. Researching and taking your time in picking a microphone is a bit of work but being able to get the most out of […]

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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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OBS Encoding Problems

How to Fix Encoding Problems with OBS

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It happens to the best of us. You’ll be streaming, everything will be going fine. Then, a little red message pops in the bottom of your OBS screen, reading encoding problems. Your stream starts to lag and your quality is hurt. Don’t worry. You’re beautiful gaming PC isn’t to blame. OBS uses the best video […]

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How You Should Be Thinking as a Streamer

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I want to take a little time and address some quick ideas to the mindset that a streamer should have. I have recently been seeing a lot of new streamers advertising inside of popular streamer’s broadcasts and must say that this is NOT the way to become a popular streamer. It takes a lot of […]

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Twitch How to Stream from PS4

How to Stream from the PS4 to Twitch

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I’ll go on record and say that I did not buy a PS4 with the intention of streaming to Twitch. However, Sony and Twitch have made the ability to stream to Twitch a breeze, so I figured I might as well give it a try. (Note PS4 also allows streaming to USTREAM) Why stream from […]

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Getting Started in Streaming

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So you want to be a streamer huh? Ah, the simple life of playing video games and interacting with your guests. Not so simple though. Dedication, hard work, a little luck, and a ton of time is needed before you can truly call this a job. That’s like any job though, isn’t it? You want […]

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