Did you know that you can earn money by just being a full-time Twitch streamer? Founded in 2011, Twitch has become famous as an online service for watching and streaming digital video broadcasts. At first, Twitch’s focus is on providing video games but later on extended and enriched to cater other topics such as art, masterpiece, music, talk shows, and other occasional television series.
Can you really earn with just streaming and watching videos on Twitch? Sure, you can. But the probability depends on how often you do it. That’s why it is advisable if you do it full time. Here are some of the ways on how to become a full-time Twitch streamer:
1.) Be Consistent:
As what Dwayne Johnson said, ‘Success is about consistency.’ If you decided to be a full-time Twitch streaer, you need to be consistent with your decision. If you love the job, there will be no problem about it. It is also helpful if you surround yourself with people who will support and motivate you doing the job. Furthermore, you have to be consistent in uploading or streaming videos for your audience.
2.) Start From The Basic:
As soon as you have firmly decided, you need to ensure that you will be able to start streaming on Twitch. Below are the things that you need in order to start:
1.) A Good Quality Computer:
In order to provide quality videos, you will need a quality computer. Although Twitch has now launched an app downloadable to mobile phones, it’s still best and more convenient to use computers in uploading and streaming videos on Twitch.
2.) Twitch Account:
You can make a Twitch account for free. You’ll just have to go to Twitch.tv to join and register online. As soon as you create an account, you can also customize it by maximizing the features of Twitch.
3.) Streaming Software:
This software that you can download online lets you record your gameplay and show it to everyone. There are two popularly used streaming programs: 1) Open Broadcasting Software or OBS and 2) XSplit. The first one is completely free of charge while the other one requires a payment.
4.) Microphone And Camera:
When you say Twitch, microphone and camera are the two essentials that you need. You need to secure a good quality of both items. Of course, you want your viewers to see and hear you clearly.
As soon prepare all these things, you can now start to upload and stream on Twitch.
3.) Get More Viewers For Your Videos:
In order to build viewers, you have to have followers on your Twitch account. To attain that, you can buy followers on Twitch or you can opt to gain followers organically (though it will take some time). The more followers you have, the more views your videos will get. If you buy followers on Twitch, make sure that you get the service from trusted and safe sites.
4.) Upgrade Your Videos:
Having lots of followers isn’t enough. You have to think of ways and things to upgrade the quality of your videos. Doing this, you will gain more viewers and followers. You can be creative and make your own trademark when it comes to streaming and/or uploading videos. It would be better if viewers will remember something iconic whenever they watch your videos. With that, they will continuously support watching and following your account. You can also create a YouTube Channel to promote your Twitch account.
5.) Find A Twitch Partner/Affiliate:
If you are confident enough with the quality of videos you provide, you can now start looking for a Twitch partner/affiliate. Partners and Affiliates are Twitch accounts wherein you can monetize your streams. In order to be a twitch partner, there are lots of things to be considered such as the number of your followers and the influence of the streams.
6.) Spread The Twitch Prime Subs:
Twitch is owned by Amazon. Hence, it is not at all surprising why some of the perks on Twitch can be enjoyed by Amazon Prime members. Anyone with a Prime membership can access one free channel to subscribe to Twitch without ads. So, if your target subs are Prime members, it’s a win-win situation. Your prime subs will save money streaming your video while supporting you on Twitch.
7.) Time And Devotion:
Even if you reach the point where you get lots of followers and hit many views, you still need to devote time and effort to this job. That’s why it is indeed advisable to do this as a full-time job.
8.) Love What You Do. Do What You Love:
You will never get tired of streaming on Twitch as long as you love what you do. It will be of great help if you often go back on why did you start doing this job? Just then, you will realize how far you’ve gone, and that it’s no longer worth it to just turn your back.
Being a full-time Twitch streamer can make you some good money. Many people already experienced that. However, going back to the first bullet, you need to think about it carefully. It is no joke and once you started, make sure you’ll be consistent. Any job becomes lighter as you enjoy it.