If you're a gamer and are trying to make a name for yourself on a streaming site, then you know how difficult it can be to get viewers. If you're using one of the large video game broadcasting channels, you are going to be competing with many other gamers who have already established a big following. However, it is certainly possible to gain traction and build a loyal following, but it does take some effort and the right plan of action. Here are three things you should do to make sure you have the best shot at succeeding.
Set A Schedule and Keep To It
Viewers won't be able to find you and follow you if you choose to broadcast at random hours. It's best to determine a schedule and then stick to it. The great thing about streaming from your home is that you can do it whenever you want. Log on to any video game broadcast site and you will see people broadcasting. It's a 24/7 world. However, you will also notice that the popular and prolific streamers all keep a schedule. They list it on their bio pages, blast it out from their Twitter accounts, and generally are professional about keeping to it. So, that is exactly what you should to. When you sign up for a video broadcasting site you will have the option of creating a bio. This area is where you should list your schedule. Also have links to your social media and post on FB/Twitter/Instagram when you are streaming to keep people up to date.
Get A Good Camera and Microphone Setup
Most people want to see the person playing the video game when they are watching, so that means you will need to be on camera. You should opt for a good webcam, something that is popular with streamers (able to handle low light, not jumpy). It's also a good idea to get a dedicated microphone. This way you can talk to your audience and it will sound crystal clear. One of the great things about the streaming community is that other streamers tend to tell you what equipment they use. So, just find a broadcaster you like and check out their FAQ page. If it's not listed, you can always ask them in chat.
Lights and Room Decor
You don't want a messy room, or a dark room. You want the area to look cool, and visible. So, clean up the area that the viewers will see. Perhaps hang artwork, a neon sign, colored lamps, or video game themed posters. Also, make sure you're thinking about lighting. A ceiling light might not be enough. For the bare minimum you should get a "key" light for behind your screen. This will help illuminate your face and make it so that the viewers are not looking at a shadowy figure.
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