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E01: 5 tips to grow your Twitch channel

5 Tips to grow your Twitch channel

By Laagvliet

If you can’t speak Dutch you can find all tips in English below.

Tip 1: Stream in your native language

If you stream in the language you speak best, you will be able to express yourself optimally and therefore be more entertaining. As a streamer and influencer, the entertainment factor is extremely important for your audience. By streaming in your native language, you will come across more real and you will be able to get your words out more easily.

 

Tip 2: Be yourself

Don’t pretend to be someone else because eventually it will become really obvious. Viewers will notice if you’re not acting naturally and won’t appreciate it. It is much better to be yourself and let your own personality shine through so that you also attract people who are a match with that kind of character. People ultimately come to your channel for you, because they like you.

 

Tip 3: Play the games you like

The most important thing about streaming is that you enjoy what you do. If you play games just because they are popular in the hope of attracting viewers, you are doing the wrong thing. If you don’t like what you’re doing, this will very quickly shine through to your audience and create a negative atmosphere.

 

Tip 4: Set up a stream schedule

To get returning viewers, it is very important to let people know when you are going to be live. Therefore, a stream schedule is essential so that your viewers know in advance when they should be looking up your channel. It’s not always easy to consistently follow a schedule, but it helps to increase your number of viewers. If you are live at the same exact time every week, people are going to remember this and it will become a habit to come watch you.

 

Tip 5: Think of your Twitch channel as a business

If you’re really serious about growing your channel, it’s not enough to just only stream. The browse button on Twitch is going to prioritize showing streamers with a lot of viewers so it’s very difficult to start from scratch. That’s why it’s very important to bring people in through other channels. Create content on as many platforms as possible like YouTube, TikTok, Twitter and Instagram. Make sure all your socials link back to your Twitch channel so people can find you there. If they like your other videos, chances are they’ll check your Twitch as well. Streaming is obviously a lot of fun but if you really want to grow, there are other things involved that you may not like as much but are also very important.

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