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FIVE WAYS TO BOOST YOUR PRESENCE ON TWITCH

Need help growing on Twitch? Learn how with veteran Twitch streamer Meg Kaylee. Here are five ways to boost your presence and grow your following.

TIP 1: MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Use multiple social media platforms.
This allows users to reach out when you’re not streaming. It also lets you cross-promote so you get a lot of eyes on your content. 

Tell your followers when you’re going live.
But don’t just copy and paste a generic tweet—give it a personal touch. Got a plushie from the game you’re streaming? Take a selfie. Got a funny clip? Share a video or gif. This drives viewers and gives your update some oomph. 

Make a streaming compilation.
Then share it.  Use the Twitch Dashboard to leave markers during your stream, and keep track of funny or interesting moments. Then go back to later and create a compilation. It’s quick and easy—you’re reusing content on another platform and reaching a different audience.

You and several friends can stream together while viewers switch between chats and see all your different streams at the same time. This is a great way for streamers to tap into each other’s communities.

TIP 2: COLLABORATE WITH OTHER BROADCASTERS

 

Use dual streams.
The concept here is that you and your friend (or friends!) are playing a game together, and you’re both streaming that to your Twitch channel. 

Cross-promote with Squad Teams.
You and several friends can stream together while viewers switch between chats and see all your different streams at the same time. This is a great way for streamers to tap into each other’s communities. 

Collaborate with other hosts.
After your stream, you can find another streamer who is currently live and send your community into their chat to so say hi, show them some love and give them a little boost.

Use game directories.
Go through all the game directories and find streamers that resonate with you. Follow them, support them, and learn from their content. Then support them by raiding them and hosting them at the end of your streams.

TIP 3: CONSIDER JOINING A STREAM TEAM ON TWITCH

 

Find a stream team you vibe with.
A stream team is a team of streamers that collaborate together and support each other. Some are large, some are small and close-knit. Find the ones that you identify with and that vibe with what you’re doing on your Twitch channel.

Then apply.
Many stream teams will have an application process detailed on their pages. Check them out and see if they’re recruiting new members.

Check their social accounts.
Their application process could be there, too. Or, just reach out to them. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.

Enable your past broadcasts.
That way, the stream team can review your content.

Having face to face interactions is so valuable and really leaves a lasting impression.

TIP 4: ATTEND GAMING CONVENTIONS

 

A great way to make contacts.
Try reaching out to industry contacts to schedule meetings, or ask if they’re doing anything onsite that you can get involved in. You can also approach contacts toward the end of the event and say, “Hey, I’d love to keep in touch; here’s my card.”

Try a range of conventions.
Hit up the big ones. TwitchCon, PAX, and E3—all the big ones you can think of—then reach out.

Get business cards.
Make sure they contain your handle, contact information, and a picture of your face so they remember you.

Remember business card etiquette.
Don’t just run down the halls of a convention center making it rain. Someone has to clean that up! Instead, have a real connection and conversation with someone first. Then when you have to leave just say, “I’d love to keep in touch, here’s my business card.” Having face to face interactions is so valuable and really leaves a lasting impression.

TIP 5: PUT A UNIQUE SPIN ON YOUR CONTENT

 

Ask yourself: “what’s my spin?”
Look over your content and ask yourself—what are people going to remember about me? A unique element makes it easier for people to remember and start a conversation.

Be your authentic self.
Then hone it. Take some time to identify the parts of your personality that set you apart. Then, give those attributes the spotlight.

Make your content stand out.
Be unique, attention-grabbing, and eye-catching. Did you stream GTA in a carrot costume? Use it.

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