Are You New to Twitch Streaming & Get the Same 1-2 Viewers?
Or maybe you have been at it for a few months, but you aren’t seeing the same growth that others have received.
We put together our top 5 reasons we believe your number of viewers aren’t where they should be.
Luckily for you can start making these simple changes to your channel today.
(5) You Just Launched your Channel
Yup, its the truth. There is no magic pill or web application that is going to instantly give you hundreds of live viewers right away.
It takes time to build a active community and it falls upon your shoulders to commit to a schedule. You need to show your followers that it’s worth their time to keep showing up when you go live. This means to give yourself a break at the initial launch.
Rather than get down on yourself about only having 1 viewer think about how their is actually 1 person in this World who is taking time out of their day to watch your stream.
Once you flip your mindset this can be a very empowering way to think.
(4) No Schedule
Imagine if your favorite TV show went live at random times. What if the NFL just randomly decided to play games whenever they wanted?
How would that change their popularity? How would that change your ability to watch and be a fan?
There is absolutely no difference between the importance of their scheduling and your scheduling. You need to commit to a weekly schedule and you needed to do it yesterday.
Before you do anything else involving your stream commit to a schedule moving forward. Make sure its at the same time each week. Be vocal about your schedule with your audience.
One last thing…stick to your schedule. If you don’t your fans won’t show up.
Imagine if the NFL just decided they weren’t going to play any games this Sunday? #RageQuit
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(3) No Communication
If you’re aren’t at least using a microphone when you stream you’re missing out on one of the biggest strengths of Twitch and live streaming.
Communication with your LIVE viewers is what makes all this so special. It allows for a different type of experience that not even the best YouTubers can replicate (unless they live stream on their channel).
Being able to actively acknowledge your followers on Twitch, not only strengthens your relationships with your fans, but it also makes for a more entertaining stream.
If you can’t commit to a face cam at this moment, you need to commit to getting a simple microphone to chat with your audience.
(2) Your Stream isn’t About Your Audience
The reality of streaming is that the channel isn’t about you. It never will be.
Your stream is about your audience. If your viewers are low you might need to take a step back and look at why this is. Are you communicating with each person that shows up?
Are you doing giveaways? Are you giving mod status to followers that constantly show up for streams?
What value are you providing to your audiences life? If you can make your viewers lives better through your stream you will see it grow.
If your stream is about you and not your audience your number of viewers will be proof of that.
(1) You’re Not Promoting your Channel
No this doesn’t mean to spam your channel to other people. It means how are you trying to introduce your channel to new viewers?
Are you watching other peoples streams? Are you contributing to others streams in order to grow yours?
Most streamers mess this one up. They think promotion has to be sleazy and the “bad press is good press” mentality will lead you down a path you don’t want to go.
One of the best ways to grow your channel is through already established streamers, but how exactly do you do that?
The key here is building relationships with those established channels, but how are you supposed to do that?
You need to ask yourself this one important question…
“How can I make this persons life easier/better”
This is about being real. Its about being a real person with real emotions and actually caring for the well being of others.
Provide value to other peoples lives and you will see it come back to you.
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