More Viewers on Twitch — 3 Best Tips for Live-stream Growth That You Don’t Know
“How to get more viewers on Twitch”, “How to Grow Your Live Stream”, “How To Get 20 Viewers On Twitch”, “How To Get More Followers and Subscribers on Twitch”.
These are the most asked questions in the live stream industry. I’m not going to sit here telling you things you’ve heard a million times. Things that are practically common sense, for example, “Make sure to set a schedule and be consistent”.
I guarantee that you will learn something knew from reading this! Contrary to popular belief, these are the 3 most important tips to increase your viewer numbers on Twitch, and here is the right way to do them.
#1 FIX YOUR MARKETING
Every live streamer that is not established does this wrong. Start building your presence on social media. Leveraging and creating interactive, engaging, and relevant content on these platforms to lure new people to your live streams.
A huge mistake I see too often is content creators only using their socials for a way to tell their viewers that their going live. Ask yourself if you would be actively checking a Twitter page if 75% of their feed was “HEY I’M GOING LIVE NOW”.
Another common mistake is content creators marketing on very single social media platform. Stop over extending yourself because you’ll suffer from not being able to keep your socials active. Choose three social media platforms and stick to them. The 3 platforms I highly recommend:
71% of users on Twitch.tv use Twitter. This is a fact. If you had access to a Twitch.tv marketing media kit you would see this statistic advertised. Twitter is the ideal platform for you to network publicly with other live streamers, to reach new people via public giveaways, create polls, keeping your audience updated, expand your reach to other gamers, and find new prospects.
Screw Facebook, Instagram is the future and Snapchat is dead. With Instagram you’ll instantly be able to expand your reach via the use of high traffic, relevant hash tags. You’ll also be able to make interactive stories, for your audience to engage with. Please don’t only use your Instagram for your live stream highlights, make sure you mix it up often. By posting content that isn’t only just about you, you’ll find new people taking interest in your socials. For example, you’ll be able to increase traffic to your page with relevant gaming memes, re-posting other content from other successful Instagram pages, and sharing motivational quotes targeted to the live streaming community.
YouTube is the perfect conversion tool for more viewers on Twitch. Read over my other blog on how to properly tag your videos to get more views and subscribers on YouTube. You’ll genuinely find quick success. Having the knowledge to upload your videos and manipulate YouTube’s search engine, you can expect a massive burst in traffic.
I can’t stress enough how important it is for you to be consistent and post daily.
- Twitter posts should be at least once or twice a day
- Instagram should be a post once a day plus a story each day as well
- YouTube at the very least once a week
You’ll find ease in managing this if you spend a few days preparing a month or two worth of content. Do this and I promise you’ll find your community being built up of more loyal and interactive viewers.
#2 START NETWORKING THE RIGHT WAY
In this industry it’s all about who you know, just as it is in any other aspect of life. It’s important that you’re constantly looking to expand your network. If you’re building relationships with other streamers, you’ll find yourself within hosting circles, making friends, having more viewers, and creating new opportunities.
Networking at first can be intimidating and confusing. So where do you start?
1. Join a bunch of Facebook pages dedicated to helping live streamers network. Get in there, make an introduction, create weekly random posts to be relevant, ask if there is anyone that wants to collaborate, and plug your live streams!
2. Do some research and join a stream team. Being part of a team will allow you to easily approach a large handful of content creators who all have the same goals as you… To grow and to network.
3. Join Zasterr’s Discord server. Zasterr is a free monetization tool for live streamers to earn a source of ad revenue with. However, Zasterr offers so much more as it was made by streamers, for streamers. On the Zasterr Discord, live streamers are encouraged to introduce themselves, network, share highlights, and plug their live streamers as often as they want!
#3 Play the Right Games
I laugh whenever I read any other blog posts telling people to play games like Fortnite, Hearthstone, or League of Legends. Those games are extremely over saturated, and majority of people that are watching are only there to learn from professional players. — Clearly those gamers have never actually experienced success themselves.
If those are the only games that you’re interested in, that’s completely okay. I’m not saying to never play those games. It’s actually very important for you to set aside 1–2 days a week to play other games that interest you. This is because you don’t want to establish an audience that strictly watches you for one game and one game only.
Now, if your main goal is to build a loyal, strong, long-term following, I suggest you spend your time on other games that consist of fewer streamers and that offer a remarkably supportive viewer base. Without being in this industry for a long time, it’s impossible to know which games provide this. Well, you’re in luck, choose one of these games, stick to it and broadcast it often. You’ll find quick growth without even marketing or networking.
- Guild Wars 2
- For Honor
- Elder Scrolls Online
The games I’ve listed are flooded with thirsty viewers, hunting for new content creators to watch.
There you have it. Let me know how it works for you in the comments. Of course, I already know it will work frickin’ wonders for you… Especially the game suggestions!
Pro Tip: If you want to start earning more revenue with your live streams, try signing up on Zasterr.com. Zasterr is a free monetization tool created for streamers by streamers. Zasterr has over 2000 partnered and affiliate streamers across Twitch, Mixer, Dlive, FB-Gaming that choose to use it every day.