Growing your Twitch stream is going to take a lot of hard work and dedication as you navigate the crazy world of streaming. There are a number of different things that you can be doing to give your Twitch channel the best chance of breaking through the sea of content that’s out there. Setting up your Twitch stream was the easy part, now it’s up to you to get your channel in front of as many people as possible.
Here are a few ways that you can get your stream off the ground as you work your way to the tippy top.
Reach out to other streamers around you
Having a quick look on Twitch will show you that there are thousands of new streamers, with these numbers growing every day. The good news is that you’re all in the same boat, and you can help each other to grow together.
Start to reach out to other streamers around you that you like the content of or share some similar aspects to your content. For example, if you play a particular game on most of your streams, you might want to get in touch with other streamers who are playing the same game. Start to create some relationships with them, and maybe consider playing the game together with them on stream (if the game offers multiplayer).
Get your content on YouTube
When you think about where your potential viewers are, one of the top platforms you need to consider is YouTube. Editing your streams down to nice and professional videos to post to YouTube can help you to acquire new viewers and get more traffic to your Twitch channel.
Make sure to provide the relevant links in your profile and video descriptions to help show people the details of your stream.
Add professional elements to your stream
If you really want to grow your stream, you’re going to need more than just your face in a plain square in the corner of the screen as you’re playing a game. Think about adding a Twitch stream overlay to give your stream a more professional look. You should try to find one that matches your brand or links with the colour palette that you’re trying to achieve with your Twitch stream.
Some other elements that you’ll see on other top Twitch accounts are Twitch offline banners. These are useful in letting your existing and new viewers know that you’re offline and when you’ll next be on for a broadcast. These banners can also contain links to your other social media profiles, so your audience can get to know you a bit better across these channels while you’re not streaming.
Many sites will have an array of graphic elements that you can add to your stream in programs such as Streamlabs OBS. Search around for the best Twitch offline banner template to slot nicely in with the rest of the elements that you have on stream.
You might also want to think about getting some Twitch alert sounds, which can be triggered when someone subscribes to your channel, follows you or leaves a donation. This is another great way for you to engage with your audience as they’ll have something to look forward to when they support your channel.
Chat With Your Audience
This may sound simple, but engaging with your audience is key to getting your stream off the ground. In the early days when you may only have a few viewers at a time, it’s essential that you respond to all the messages or comments that they may leave you. Take the time to understand your regular audience members and check in with them when they visit your stream or start chatting.
Remember that Twitch is not like YouTube in that people come to have a real-time engagement with you, so don’t deprive them of the opportunity to do so.
As much as you’d like for your stream to blow up overnight, you might want to be a little more patient than that. Keep consistent with putting out high-quality content, remain patient and you’ll begin to see results!
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