Branding and Analytics
Setting up your stream is just the first step. Now, let’s take a look at some best practices to keep your channel growing and your viewers engaged. For tips on engaging first time viewers, don’t forget to check out the New Viewer Retention lesson.
Now that you have started streaming, how do you grow your community and keep viewers coming back? Your community helps make your stream an interesting place to be, so here are some ways to keep them engaged, keep your content fresh and interesting, and show your viewers that they are an essential part of why you stream on Twitch.
Make Everyone Welcome
Viewers come to Twitch because they are looking to connect with others who share their interests.They are here for real interaction with you and your audience. so as a creator you need to remember to provide them with opportunities to get involved. Help make your viewers feel like they’re an important part of your stream, give them shoutouts to recognize their contributions, and call them out by name so they feel like part of the community.
Stand Out from the Crowd
Figure out the unique aspects of your stream that capture a viewer’s attention. What makes you different? What value do you bring to your audience? By knowing your voice and creating a unique experience for the viewer, you’ll set your stream apart from others and keep viewers coming back.
Create a Scene
You can use green screens, camera angles, decorations, or even props to create an engaging and eye catching scene for your viewers. Create a world that viewers think about when they are gone, and they are excited to come back to. Your stream is your stage!
Keep In Mind
Connecting with your community doesn’t have to end when you stop streaming. Building out your social media, communication servers, and websites help ensure you stay connected with your community while you are offline as well.
Continue Thinking Big!
You should always be looking for ways to grow and adapt. To keep your audience’s interest, always think about new ways to innovate. Don’t be afraid to try something new! You may end up attracting a completely new audience.
Love Your Lurkers
Lurkers can sometimes make up much of your viewing community. Don’t get discouraged if everyone isn’t chatting and instead focus on making those in chat feel welcome and part of the conversation.