Are you ready to take your Twitch streaming game to the next level? Are you tired of streaming to zero viewers and feeling like you're talking to yourself? Well, fear not my fellow gamers and streamers, because I've got 33 easy tips to help you grow your Twitch channel from zero to hero!
1. Create a stream schedule!
First and foremost, set a consistent streaming schedule and stick to it. Your viewers need to know when to expect you to go live.
Atomcal (which is this website is about) is out there to help you easily create recurring events schedule on Twitch, and add the games you're playing.
Once done your steam events will discoverable on Atomcal.com with the game you're playing driving millions of users to your stream! People search for new game related streamers regularly on Twitch.
2. Stick to your schedule!
Major mistake Twitch streamers make is they are not consistent! After seeing 1 or two viewers they stop streaming, because they think it's not working. But trust Swiftor the massive streamer! This is what he said
I had 5-10 users for an entire year when I started streaming
The trick is in being consistent and not giving up, which bring us to our next point
3. Stream because you love it
Don't stream to grow or to be famous, stream a game that you love playing. Find friends who share the game you play and play together. Have fun and share a laughter and sooner than you know it people will be watching you to view the same game and share the fun with you.
Did you know... using Atomcal, you can create Discord and Twitch schedule together? And you can create event on Discord and it will show on Twitch ...
4. Run community events/streams
Playing with you viewers is the best way to have fun with your viewers. Even if you have 1 or 2 viewers, invite them on your game. Play a game together. Become friends. In that way more people will be attracted to you stream before you're so friendly! Which I am sure you are...
Next points are slightly obvious; but make sure you check them off the list.
- Make sure your audio and video quality are top-notch. No one wants to watch a stream that's all blurry and sounds like you're speaking through a tin can.
- Engage with your viewers and build a community. Respond to comments, ask for feedback, and make them feel like they're a part of something special.
- Play games that you love and that you're passionate about. Your enthusiasm will be contagious and keep your viewers coming back for more.
- Network with other streamers and collaborate on streams. This will help you reach new audiences and build your following.
- Utilize social media to promote your streams and interact with your followers outside of Twitch.
- Consider investing in some cool overlays and graphics to make your stream look more professional and engaging.
- Be yourself and let your personality shine through. Authenticity is key to building a loyal following.
- Utilize Twitch's built-in features like Clips, Highlights, and VODs to promote your content and make it more accessible to viewers who may have missed your live stream.
- Join online communities and forums related to your games and niche to connect with other like-minded individuals.
- Create a Discord server for your community to hang out and chat in outside of your streams.
- Participate in charity streams and events to give back to your community and promote a good cause.
- Don't be afraid to experiment with different types of content like creative streams, IRL streams, or podcast-style discussions.
- Make sure you have a strong internet connection and invest in a good microphone and webcam.
- Use Twitch's tagging system to help your stream get discovered by new viewers.
- Consider creating a YouTube channel to repurpose your Twitch content and reach a new audience.
- Be consistent and stick with it. Building a successful Twitch channel takes time and dedication.
- Don't be discouraged by slow growth or low viewership. Keep working hard and creating great content, and the viewers will come.
- Take breaks when you need them to avoid burnout.
- Encourage your viewers to follow and subscribe to your channel.
- Create unique and engaging channel rewards for your subscribers.
- Use Twitter to interact with your viewers and keep them updated on your streaming schedule.
- Consider hiring a graphic designer to create custom graphics and branding for your channel.
- Collaborate with other streamers and content creators in your niche.
- Utilize Twitch's Prime benefits like free games and in-game loot to offer giveaways and incentives to your viewers.
- Set goals for yourself and your channel, and work towards achieving them.
- Be open to feedback and constructive criticism from your viewers.
- Play new and upcoming games to keep your content fresh and relevant.
- Celebrate your milestones and achievements with your viewers.
- Engage with your viewers on a personal level and build real relationships with them.
- Consider creating a Patreon or other subscription-based service to offer exclusive content and perks to your most loyal viewers.
- Attend conventions and events related to your games and niche to network and build your brand.
- Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the journey. Streaming on Twitch should be a fun and rewarding experience, so don't forget to take the time to enjoy it.
Make a list of these tasks locally and check off as you do these things.
Good luck with growing on Twitch, we're with you <3