Monetizing your content can be hard. You might receive a tip here and there which helps you on your way, but if you are looking to take streaming up as a career you are going to need a little more than that. There are of course many options out there to boost your revenue, one of the most popular being merch, but sometimes that might be a little too expensive for your viewers and even for the ones that can afford it… Your supplier will be taking a hefty cup of that.
Streamloots however, might just be the thing you are looking for! You are able to reward your viewers for supporting your channel in a unique, interesting, and affordable way. Setting it up can honestly be quite daunting though, which is why in this article we will be looking at exactly what you need for Streamloots and how to set it up ready to use on your live stream.
Requirements to Use Streamloots
There are not a lot of requirements for you to use Streamloots. You will need a PayPal, which if you are streaming I’m sure you have anyway, to withdraw your funds once you’ve reached the payment threshold. You will also need an account for the site you are going to be streaming to. You can sign in to Streamloots using your account for most streaming sites including; Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, Google, or even Glimesh.
Streamloots also has alerts to boost interactions and make the cards actually relevant. For this, however, you will need SLOBS, OBS, or the StreamLabs mobile app which allows you to add browser sources. So if you are a console streamer looking at using Streamloots to boost engagements, you might want to think of using them for something other than to play a funny GIF on your stream.
How to Set Up Streamloots for Your Stream
To set up Streamloots for your stream, complete the following steps:
Head over to Streamloots and click create your page. Next, log in using one of your preferred social accounts. It is recommended to log in using your details from the platform you will be streaming from.
Answer the question Streamloots prompts you with. Don’t worry, choosing an option does not mean you can not do all the other things. All this does is help Streamloots recommend your collections to help you gain what you would like from using the site.
Choose a collection based on your type of stream. You will have the option to add, remove and even create your own collections and cards once your Streamloots is completely set up, but to be completely honest the defaults are so good that you might not even need to.
Answer the last question you are prompted with. Then read and accept the streamer terms and conditions and click the last step. Make sure you do actually read those terms and conditions. When you click accept you are entering into a contract with Streamloots, it’s wise to know what you can or cannot do.
Go to the public page tab on your Streamloots dashboard and copy the url. Now add this URL as a command, and/or timer, to whichever chatbot you are using so your viewers are able to easily find your page. From here, viewers can watch your stream, buy packs and play the cards which they have collected.
Boost engagements by adding alerts and goals to your live stream. Go to the Alerts & Widgets tab on the dashboard then configure them by clicking whichever you need to edit. Once you are happy with how things look, copy the browser source url and add it as a browser source in your streaming software.
In the same tab, there is now an option to add a bot to your channel to show alerts in chat. If you are a console streamer, I would suggest doing so to get the most interactions through Streamloots. There is even a Streamloots Extension which you can add to your panels and display your top supporters and potentially boost interactions even more.
Streamloots is a handy tool that can be used to better monetize your content. It’s free, easy to set up, and has all the tools you need to boost engagements on your live stream.