3 Real Tips to Help Grow Your Twitch Channel

Growing your Twitch channel is an amazing feeling, but the road to reach your own goals of fame and steady income isn’t easy. Building a community is a pretty complicated process, and everyone has their own strategy. Here’s a few building blocks that everyone can follow to help develop the foundation of their strategy.

  1. Maintaining Consistency

Arguably the biggest factor in growing your channel is consistency. Maintaining a schedule and streaming frequently let’s people actually know when they can find you, and over time allows them to incorporate you into their daily routine.

At minimum, you should be streaming 2 days a week for at least 3 hours each.

  1. Don’t Waste Your Time with Networking

I’m just going to say it: the buzz out there about networking with other streamers and organizations is pure BS. These social media based “networking communities” are a waste of an amateur streamer’s  time. Think about it: who are the majority of people in these groups? Small streamers looking to grow their own channel, not to find other small streamers to support.

These groups are the pyramid scheme of the gaming world. They typically have 3-4 admins who get the free follows and hosts from the rest of the smaller streamers to further build their own constant viewers with lurks.

And before you go hit up Shroud or the Doc for a host, think for a second of how many small channels reach out to them weekly. It’s not gonna happen fam.

  1. Be Casual With Your Chat

For some reason, and I really don’t get this one, smaller streamers are almost always chat try-hards. Some streamers try so hard to engage with their chat that they overstep by welcoming lurkers into the chat, which scares them away. Personally, if I am just now loading into your chat, I don’t want to be greeted out of nowhere and called out on stream. I want to get a feel for the room first.

As a general rule, engage only with those who want to be engaged with. These are the people who follow you, subscribe, donate, or participate in the chat. Feel free to address everyone watching as chat, but avoid calling out anyone unengaged directly.