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Beginner’s Guide to Streaming

New to steaming? These guides will get you started on the right path toward Affiliate status and beyond!

Beginner’s Streaming Guides

Streaming Basic Requirements

The two necessities of streaming is a capable PC and a fast internet connection. Many streamers are able to use a PC that they already own and add a microphone and camera.

Choose a Platform

Read our reviews exploring the pros and cons of popular streaming platforms and learn how to broadcast to multiple audiences at once.

New Account Set-Up

Everything you need to know about setting up your account. From what to display on your profile to how to pick a memorable name.

Channel Branding – Banners, Panels, Overlays, Alerts & Emotes

Streamers use custom graphics for their logos, avatars, banner, Twitch panels, and emotes. They also design unique stream alerts and overlays that they can use with their broadcasting software. Content creators who are serious about their channel go the extra mile to make sure their graphics appeal to their community.

Software For Streaming on Twitch or Mixer

We reviewed the top software options and talked to several streamers to see what they like best. 

Managing Your Viewers

Once you have a handle on the basics it’s time to improve your channel management. Using these guides will help you enhance your viewer’s experience.

How to Get More Viewers, Followers, and Subs

The best way to get more stream viewers is to establish your brand and promote content that appeals to your target audience. Be sure to use high-quality equipment and always chat with your existing viewers to build a community.

How to Make Money Streaming

Streamers earn through subscriptions and donations. They also generate revenue through ads, sponsorship opportunities, selling their own merchandise, affiliate marketing, YouTube videos, and by offering streaming-related services to other broadcasters.

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