BECOMING A TWITCH STREAMER
2. Set a Schedule
3. Do Your Research
There are a lot of ways to learn how to be a good streamer. The most basic is to watch what others do and take notes. What do they do right? What do you like as a viewer? How much do they interact with and how often do they stream?
But beyond that, put on the grown-up pants and get more serious. Look into things like Muxy.io or streamhatchet.com. Both of these companies set out to make it easier to understand how to look at streaming like a business, which you gotta do.
4. Personalize Your Homepage
5. Brand Yourself
The best streamers aren’t just a person, they are a brand. Maybe the best example of this is Nightblue3, the League of Legends streamer. Nightblue has his own Discord, his own Youtube, and even his own music channel for electronic music. This is how you do branding correctly, and though it might take a long time to reach his level, it’s a process to examine. Follow these steps to understand how to brand correctly.
- Get a solid streamer name other than your real name. This is your brand.
- Get a logo. You might have to pay for this one (not all of us are artists). Upwork is a great place to scout people’s portfolios and find someone fitting your need.
- Create a persona. DrDisRespect is the king of this. You don’t need a stache and wig to make it work though. Imaqtpie’s hair worked as his trademark, but it’s about your personality. It’s what you name your followers, its phrases you say, like Nightblue3’s ‘Get outta my jungle!’. This will take you awhile to perfect, but it’s how you talk on stream, how you interact with your fans, and what you bring to your stream.
6. Check Your Rig
7. Get Your Gear
You should have equipment appropriate for streaming. Not all streamers use cameras, but some definitely should. Fans love to see streamers get scared or amped up or frustrated. That makes it more entertaining. So if you’re going with a cam, make it a good one.
Blue Yeti is the standard for mics. Something close or better is what you’re looking for.
A camera that offers 1080p (such as Logitech HD Pro C920) is a good idea if you want to show your face
As for headsets, the Logitech G430 is a cheap and very functional pair. Sennheiser also have pretty exceptional headsets, but if you aren’t willing to spend a lot of cash for the HD 598, you are better off going for something cheaper.
8. Create Video/Clip Backlogs
10. Follow Twitch Guidelines