There has been a lot of advice on how to become a successful streamer, including this site, VarietyStreamer. However, none of it has actually been good. Sure, step out of your stream, make a youtube channel, practice consistency, network, and make friends. While that’s not the worst thing to tell someone, it’s also tired, worn-out advice that’ll get you nowhere. So today, we are going to take a deep dive into what makes some streamers rise to the very top of the mountain, forever remembered, tattooed on the fine buttocks of the Internet. Some of the things in this article are going to sound counterintuitive to you, but stick with it, your channel will grow larger than you ever thought possible.
1. Disregard Everything Advice Influencers Tell You
Don’t listen to them. I mean it, don’t listen to them. They’re going to tell you something ridiculous, like create a schedule. Think about it, do you want to be an Internet God or do you want a 9 to 5? Schedules don’t do anything for you except take up your precious time, it’s like locking yourself in a room with a computer or something. Stream when you want with no regard for the viewer’s availability. Advice influencers don’t know what they’re talking about, and that’s why they’re advice influencers, they only made it where they are by giving you all bad advice, and it worked. Follow their advice and you will find yourself in a gutter, wondering why you didn’t take my advice. Also, I’m not the same as them, so you can trust me.
2. Tell Everyone You Know that You’re Going Live
Trust me on this one. You’re going to need the support of everyone you know. Tell everyone at work, including your boss, they will be especially interested in seeing how your personality is developing outside of work. The double-edged sword of this is that you will become so important in the eyes of your peers, you’ll likely face promotion and opportunities outside of streaming. People are going to want in on all the action so be prepared to turn down a lot of people because you are laser-focused on being the next Asmongold. The important part is that all these people are going to show up to your stream and they’re gonna love you because you have the courage to put yourself out there. Don’t be surprised when they all start their own stream though and it’s a good thing. They will be your underlings, your army, and their tiny communities will send their people your way.
3. Make at Least One Romantic Connection with a Viewer
I know I know, counterintuitive right? WRONG. You’re a streamer and everyone adores you. But there is that one viewer who knows their way around Twitter. They know how to make posts go viral and they’ll do anything for love. Let the relationship grow as much as you can stand. Then, when the time is right, you cut them off. You might think this is mean, or sociopathic, and it is. However, they’re going to do what they do best and stir up a controversy that’s going to break Twitter. Everyone is going to hate you, but they’ll be talking about you, albeit in a bad light. You know what they say though, publicity is bad publicity, or is it bad publicity is publicity… good publicity? Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is they’re gonna be talking about you. The degenerates of the world aren’t going to care about you misleading some Internet shmuck. Congratulations, you just earned yourself a community.
4. Make a YouTube Channel
I know what you’re thinking, I told you not to listen to the established Twitch Advice Influencers like HarrisHeller or DrDisrespect. Because after all, they are frauds. But they do give one great piece of advice: make a YouTube channel. However, not like how they say it, because they’re wrong. Make a YouTube channel but don’t upload anything to it. No Lets Plays, no dumping your VODs on there, no cute little skits or TikTok compilations. And definitely do not ever, under any circumstances, do a yoink and twist like that weirdo Ludwig (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, good.) YouTube is a waste of resources when you could be live, and your empty YouTube channel will signal to your community that you are dedicated to 100% uncut live content, that is what your viewers want!
5. Ignore the Terms of Service (TOS)
Do you know where following the rules gets you? Nowhere, because rules stay in one place. Nobody likes following the rules and nobody is going to follow someone with no forward momentum. Besides, how many big streamers do you know that showed a little sack and were rewarded with publicity? Think of the TOS as a guidebook for how to make your stream better. Read them and then do the opposite. Those temporary bans you hear about are just vacations for the rich and famous streamers, and you’re part of that club now.
I hope this list has been helpful to you.