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Handling success – Your Twitch channel is growing; now what?

You did it! All these thousands of hours of playing games and streaming them online paid off, and now you get tens of thousands of people waiting for you to go online and share your gaming knowledge. Well, now what? Everyone talks about how to become successful on Twitch, with famous streamers giving advice and […]

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You did it! All these thousands of hours of playing games and streaming them online paid off, and now you get tens of thousands of people waiting for you to go online and share your gaming knowledge. Well, now what?

Everyone talks about how to become successful on Twitch, with famous streamers giving advice and sharing knowledge. But nobody takes the time to tell you what happens after. This is why, no matter how good a gamer they are, many streamers get overwhelmed when their follower goes from a few hundred to a few hundreds of thousands in a short period of time. When this happens, the pressure can be a lot to handle.

Stick to a schedule

When messages from fans keep pouring, asking for more and more content to watch, you might be tempted to want to post more. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, you need to remember to maintain a life outside of the gaming room.

Stick to a schedule that your followers can get used to and don’t go overboard to try and make everyone happy. Fans will ask for content 24/7 if that’s possible, and who could blame them? But it is time to think more about yourself and remember that you also have other needs, like going out with friends, or simply enjoying other activities.  

Use bots to moderate your chat

Moderating chats is one of the hardest and most important parts of Twitch streaming. You need to make sure people are not posting harmful links or invasive comments, but how can you do that, while also concentrating on the game? This is where chatbots can be extremely helpful.

Chatbots can receive commands, such as inviting people to your other channels, or removing bad-intended comments, and can take the load off your back. The last thing you want is one of your followers to get their computer infected by following a link on your chat.

Consider hiring an assistant

With great power, comes great responsibility, as the uncle of a famous superhero used to say. This means that, besides the usual game streaming, your success might be followed by invitations to attend gaming events or interviews. If you feel your schedule might be too tight, consider hiring an assistant, to help you manage your daily tasks, run errands, or plan your meetings.

If you don’t have the time to plan interviews for a potential assistant, one simple thing to do is look for a virtual assistant online. “People who seem to need virtual assistants most are particularly those involved in online activities. VAs can help with managing social media accounts, financial administration, as well as writing statements or preparing interviews” explain the experts at Virtalent.

Raid other streamers

When you’ve reached a high level of popularity, it’s time to start giving something back to the community of online streamers. You can do so, by inviting viewers to watch another channel, at the end of your stream. This is commonly known as raiding and is one of the best things about the Twitch community. By doing so, you help people grow and, in return, others might do the same for you.

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