5 Tips For Turning Streaming Into A Career
Over the past decade, streaming has become one of the largest forms of entertainment in the world, and at its current rate of growth, it’s poised to become even bigger over the next few years.
If you’re interested in becoming a streamer and unsure about how to grow an audience, here’s a look at five comprehensive tips that can help you become a professional streamer;
Pick A Specific Audience
Without the right audience, streaming is pointless – hence, you need to make sure that your content is tailored to a specific type of audience.
Within the world of competitive gaming, there are multiple sub-genres of games, some of them include;
- Real Time strategy – (RTS)
- First Person Shooter – (FPS)
- Multiplayer Online Battle Arena – (MOBA)
- Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games – (MMORPG)
When you’re just starting out, it’s important to pick one sub-genre and stick with it for a while, in order to position yourself as an authority and ultimately grow a large enough audience within that genre.
Find the Right Streaming Platform
After identifying your core audience, it’s important to choose a streaming platform with a user base full of your core audience.
Twitch is by far the biggest streaming platform in the world and you generally can’t go wrong with using Twitch.
However, depending on the type of audience you’re looking to attract, it may be worth experimenting with other streaming platforms in order to gauge the interest level for your type of content.
It’s worth noting that if you’re going to be streaming popular games, then you’re better off choosing twitch as your platform, but if you’re going to be streaming “niche” e-sport titles then it might be worth testing other platforms out.
Post Relevant Content
Your success as a streamer hinges heavily on your popularity.
When you’re popular, you’ll be able to generate a lot of revenue in the form of donations and endorsements.
However, in a world full of millions of streamers, becoming popular can be very difficult, especially when you’re just starting out.
Fortunately, there’s a way to speed up the process of becoming a popular streamer – that way is centered around posting relevant content across multiple social media platforms.
Giving freebies is a sure-fire way to pull in an influx of new viewers – it’s also a great retention strategy for existing viewers, as it endears you to them.
Be careful not to overdo it, though, as frequent giveaways will make your channel more about the freebies you’re giving out and less about the content you’re putting up.
Long-term success with streaming is only possible when you continually assess your strategies, actions and constantly make adjustments where needed.
The same way a business constantly tweaks its strategies to achieve the desired result, is the same way you need to constantly evaluate your strategy in order to find out what your audience reacts best to.
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