Social Media Savvy: Twitch

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YouTube is great, but it’s important to not neglect other social media platforms as you grow your channel and connect with subscribers all over the world. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope, Twitter, and other platforms are just as important as YouTube, but navigating all of them can get confusing. We’re here to help with a series of tutorials on different social media platforms, to help you maximize your online presence and keep you connected with your subscribers. Today: Twitch!
Non-gamers probably are like, “Twitch what?” Twitch is a popular streaming platform for gamers, allowing over 100 million community members to talk about games and watch live streams or video on demand from around 1.7 million broadcasters. Periscope for gamers? Maybe. Great marketing and earning opportunity for gaming vloggers? DEFINITELY.

Tech Tips

We won’t pretend to be uber tech-savvy, so we’ll direct you to the blogs MakeUseOf and Twitch Tips for easy-to-follow tutorials on getting your gaming and computer setup connected to Twitch.

Apply For the Twitch Partner Program

Out of the 1.7+ million Twitch broadcasters, just over 10,000 are in the Twitch Partner Program. Broadcasters with a large viewership and sub-community who engage their audience, produce original content, and stand out from the crowd have the chance to become a Partner. In return, you can earn more revenue through their monetization program (and, of course, even MORE when you add MagicLinks links to your broadcasts and profile!), special access for your subscribers, TeeSpring campagins, and more. Gaining membership isn’t easy, but here are some pro tips from the Twitch team to get you started.

Involve Your Audience

Just as with Periscope, you can interact with viewers LIVE during your broadcasts. Use this to your advantage – take live polls on what they want to see next, crack jokes with viewers, take advice on what to do next in a game… The sky’s the limit.

MagicLinks It Up!

You knew we were going to indulge in a bit of shameless self-promotion, didn’t you? Your subscribers want to know where you buy games, software, game accessories, cameras, computer parts – even where you buy your favorite gaming tee shirts! Adding MagicLinks to your broadcasts and profile will always benefit you.

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