Tips for starting a Twitch channel in 2021

Luis Sebastian
By Luis Sebastian ยท May 18, 2021

If you are stepping into the Twitch game, then you've come to the right place. In this post, you'll learn a lot about the basics of Twitch. After considerable experience in streaming and advertising on Twitch, we know how to optimize the channel and what's needed for the streamer to achieve a big success on the platform.

Let's start! 

 

Stream something that popularity but less competition

Well, you may say that it won't be easy to find a niche, but don't get discouraged. It's easy to find a streaming space where you can make money, have fun, enjoy the streaming process and have lots of viewers.

First of all, don't start with gaming right away. If you want to stream games, then it's acceptable to learn more about discovering popular games without losing streamers on the platform. We always advise you to stream a hobby - something that makes you feel great inside. Keep in mind that Twitch competition is not easy. You'll find lots of competitors, and at first, you may want to give up. That's why we say that hobbies that make you happy would be a perfect fit. The hobby is something that you love and won't be discouraged by the lousy streaming results. You need to stay consistent with streaming, and eventually, over time, you'll gain more traction (check the image below - you see a short-list of Twitch categories - you've to explore lots of categories to find something that fits perfectly in your schedule).

Interact with your viewers

It's important to interact and engage with the viewers. You'll start with the first viewer, and it will be a great feeling. Don't forget that viewer and mention his/her name often in your stream. At the same time, you should stay very consistent with the engagement. Read the chat and answer all the questions that viewers ask. Twitch has an intelligent algorithm that organically boosts streams that have a high engagement rate.