Streaming has become many people’s favourite way of spending their free time. With so many platforms around, you can stream just about anything. Of course, video games, Esports, and gambling streams are the most common. While most are free, you have the opportunity to send money to your favourite streamer, and many do. Think of it as a subscription – you pay for your favourite TV streaming services, right? This is mostly the same.
When talking about gaming streams, one can’t overstate the financial aspect of it all. This goes double for gambling streams which are sponsored by major casinos. People video themselves playing slots or live dealer games and get paid big for it, while also having fun with money that aren’t technically theirs. This has sparked a lot of controversy in the stream industry, but it just shows that gaming streams are here to stay.
If you’re looking to begin streaming, there are a few things you should first consider.
Start with a Plan
Before you begin streaming, you need to create a plan. By plan, we mean considering which niche to pick, set a budget for the gear, and plan out a schedule you must stick to. Without a plan, it’ll all fall, so make sure you have it before you start streaming your slot or live casino escapades.
Create a Channel on a Suitable Network
There are plenty of streaming platforms around, but not all of them have the same terms. Check out Twitch, YouTube, or any other network and platform that suits you. They differ in fees and fanbase, so check their terms and read reviews before you embark on this adventure.
Get the Right Setup
Viewers love seeing expensive gaming gear on their favourite streamers’ setups. This means you’ll need to invest in good hardware. As you may already know, hardware is a bit costly, especially when it comes to GPUs and monitors. But you need to look at it as an investment that will pay off in the long run. The beefier the hardware, the better the viewership. Oh, and make sure to proudly display your PC on the desk. And yes, colourful RGB helps as well.
Interact with Your Audience
If you don’t interact with your audience—no matter the size—you won’t leave a good impression. Yes, people love watching you play games, but they’re also there for you. Interaction with the public is one of the most important aspects of good streams. Make sure your audience understands your jokes and have a laugh together – it’ll be worth it.
Vary Your Content and Don’t Give Up
If you want your streams to be successful, it’s important to vary your content. By streaming different things every week, you also open yourself up to various sponsorship opportunities. And no one likes a stale channel, so make sure to vary it up.
Another important thing is to never give up. Even if it looks like things aren’t working out, move forward with your plan and things will be alright.