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How To Get Your First 100 Followers on Twitch

Your initial 100 followers is an important step in building your Twitch channel, and you want to get as far away from the “follow4follow” groups as possible. Make real connections, real friendships and a real following will follow.

We asked our Twitter following, Discord channel, Facebook Groups and our favourite people for their advice on how they grew their initial Twitch following and collated the below tips:

What really started driving traffic to my channel was doing collabs. It made my commentating way better because it is easier to talk to someone rather than by yourself when you are just starting out. I worked hard on trying to squeeze the best quality I could get out of my current hardware. I practiced commentating while I wasn’t recording, like commentate what I was doing around the house. — SuperAaronNova — YouTube / Twitter / Twitch


Let’s round up the best tips from everyone:

  1. Focus on one particular game — build a following through being “that funny guy who is amazing at Steep” or “He plays building games like Cities Skyline and Stardew Valley every Wednesday and Friday evenings”
  2. Share your channel to friends and family
  3. Persuade your friends to start streaming and get auto-hosting!
  4. Get creative with your stream titles
  5. Utilise social media — use Twitter to discuss topics, develop friendships and let people know when you are going ‘live’
  6. Do something different
  7. Keep on talking — just because your viewer count says 0, it does not mean zero people are watching!
  8. Host other people and (hopefully) get their attention — but don’t expect anything from them!
  9. Be consistent!
  10. Just be you.

Want to know more? Read our guide to growing your following and community:


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Written by Mark Longhurst and thank you to everyone who helped build this!

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