Growing your channel

(This guide is a work in progress.)

Listicles

Switch it up with new games

Retaining and alerting audience

Rewarding audience

Gaming audience (and yourself)

(Assuming the numbers aren’t too small.)

Schedule template

Feature something like this in a scheule panel on your profile:

In {timezone}:

          09a 12a 03p | ...
[Uge] Mon ===         | ReR
[Uge] Tue     ===     | ReR
[Var] Wed     ===     | ReR
----- Thu ----ReR---- | ReR
[Uge] Fri     ===     | ReR
[U/S] Sat     === Sub | ReR
----- Sun ----ReR---- | ReR
Shorthand Stream type
Uge/=== The usual
ReR Rerun
Var Variety stream
Sub Subscriber activities

If you know when you aren’t streaming, you can fill the gap with Reruns—not just your days off, but also within the same day outside your schedule.

The benefit of a schedule is knowing what the downtime is so you can plan around it.

Congrats, You Have an Audience

Consistent streaming

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Hang out with other, similar, streamers

Try finding like-minded streamers both to socialize with and making your streaming sessions more fun for everyone.

Second, Twitch buddies are different from your old blogroll links, because you can help each other out by hosting and raiding each other and share your chat community.

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Make realistic goals to motivate you

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What’s a lot?

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According to Twitch, these are the tiers of CCU:

Tier Viewers Class
T0 <2 Few visitors
T1 10 Small
T2 100 Medium
T3 1,000 Large
T4 >10,000 Massive channels, hype-type chat
T5 >10,000 E-sports

Healthy chat report card

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Category Metric
Channel discoverability % newbies
New user chat participation % newbies who chat
New user social inclusion % newbies receiving a mention
Regular chat participation % regulars who chat
Regular social inclusion % regulars receiving a mention
  1. Set it in your Twitch dashboard before you go live and be sure to change it back to the default for your next normal stream. ↩︎

  2. See “Switch it up with new games” above. ↩︎