The Twitch Playbook: Tips for Twitch Streamers

The Twitch Playbook: Tips for Twitch Streamers
Lessons from my journey as a Twitch streamer

79 - Clipping and Highlighting Your Streams
Jul 3 • 7 min
With this workflow, you can capture more of your stream’s best moments.
78 - Stream for the Moment
Jun 26 • 6 min
Consider what you love about streaming, and take time to be thankful that you get to do it.
77 - Making Your Streams More Flexible
Jun 19 • 7 min
If you’re overly rigid about streaming, it can drive you to ruin.
76 - Growth Check-In: Getting Back on Track
Jun 12 • 7 min
Make sure you look back to see where your habits have slipped.
75 - Creating a Pre-Stream Checklist
Jun 5 • 8 min
Implement a system that prevents you from making mistakes on stream.
74 - How Distractions Hurt Your Twitch Channel
May 29 • 7 min
Letting your attention wander for even a moment has larger consequences than you may think.
73 - Combat Negativity in Twitch Chat
May 22 • 6 min
Some more extreme measures for removing negative presences from chat.
72 - Twitch Streaming Does Not Require Talent
May 15 • 5 min
If you don’t have talent for streaming, don’t worry. If you do have talent for streaming, be careful.
71 - Twitch Streaming is About the Journey
May 8 • 7 min
If your Twitch goals never came true, could you say you 100% enjoyed what you were doing on your channel right now?
70 - How to Learn from Other Streamers (And How Not To)
May 1 • 8 min
Some do’s and don’ts when trying to learn from other streams.
69 - The Dangers of Attaching Yourself to One Game
Apr 24 • 7 min
Focusing on one game for your streams can bring rewards, but often at a very high cost.
68 - Creating Twitch Emotes: The Basics
Apr 17 • 6 min
Some fundamental tips for creating your own channel emotes.
67 - Using Twitch Clips to Their Fullest
Apr 10 • 6 min
Twitch clips can be one of the most useful features in growing your channel.
66 - Streaming Under Quarantine
Apr 3 • 8 min
Take advantage of this time to build your dream, but don’t rely on inspiration alone.
65 - Dealing with Disruptors in Twitch Chat
Mar 26 • 7 min
Some tips to keep your chat fun for everyone.
64 - Making Twitch a Part of Your Life
Mar 20 • 7 min
Make streaming into a habit, but don’t forget to keep that habit in check as you grow.
63 - Spice Up Your Stream’s Chat
Mar 13 • 8 min
We go through a few ways to make your stream’s chat more interesting.
62 - Hyper-Specialize Your Channel
Mar 6 • 6 min
Don’t be what a large audience might want, become what a small portion of people truly need.
61 - Growth Check-In: Simplifying Your Streams
Feb 28 • 8 min
Actionable steps to cut back before you bloat your channel.
60 - Three Useful Scenes for Your Stream
Feb 21 • 7 min
These three Scenes will help your streams, and prevent you from making embarrassing mistakes.
59 - Would You Still Stream If No One Ever Watched?
Feb 14 • 7 min
If you want to last on Twitch, you need to be impervious to the swings in viewer activity.
58 - Learning Twitch is Like Learning a New Language
Feb 7 • 8 min
For me, learning Twitch was similar to learning to speak another language.
57 - How to Make Your Camera Look Better
Jan 31 • 8 min
Some basic tips to improve your camera placement and lighting.
56 - The Cost of Doing Nothing
Jan 24 • 8 min
Don’t let little tasks and habits accidentally push away your long-term goals.
55 - Different Kinds of Viewer Engagement
Jan 17 • 6 min
Are you engaging your whole audience?
54 - Tying Twitch to Your Life Goals
Jan 10 • 8 min
Twitch can help you achieve your life goals, even if they have nothing to do with your streams.
53 - Monitoring Your Streams
Jan 3 • 6 min
You can’t predict all stream problems before you go live, so become skilled at detecting issues as they happen.
52 - Why Viewers Stop Watching
Dec 27, 2019 • 6 min
The reason you’re losing viewers might not be what you expected.
51 - Grow Your Channel in Public
Dec 20, 2019 • 5 min
Don’t create bursts of excitement for your audience- spread the hype around.
50 - How to Take Stream Criticism
Dec 13, 2019 • 8 min
Learn to take criticism without feeling the need to ‘defend yourself.’
49 - Do More Streaming
Dec 6, 2019 • 7 min
Retrain your brain to redefine what’s possible.
48 - Fear is Great for Streaming
Nov 29, 2019 • 7 min
Let fear guide you toward the things you want most.
47 - How to Stream While Traveling Anywhere
Nov 22, 2019 • 8 min
Detailing how I was able to integrate Twitch streaming seamlessly into a trip to Tokyo, Japan.
46 - Help New Viewers Enjoy Your Stream
Nov 15, 2019 • 6 min
Imagine the timeline of your stream in a different way, and your shows will be more accessible to newcomers.
45 - It’s Okay Not to Grow Your Channel
Nov 8, 2019 • 8 min
Growth isn’t always the answer.
44 - Stream With No Complaints
Nov 1, 2019 • 6 min
If you cut down on complaining, it will help you last longer on Twitch.
43 - How to Speak Better on Stream
Oct 25, 2019 • 6 min
Solve the two biggest communication problems for new streamers.
42 - The Streamer’s Guide to Focus
Oct 18, 2019 • 6 min
Make a few simple changes to increase your speed and efficiency.
41 - Create Your Own Stream Graphics
Oct 11, 2019 • 8 min
You don’t need to be a designer to create your channel’s graphics.
40 - Stream Before You’re Ready
Oct 4, 2019 • 7 min
Learning too much before taking action can be as bad as learning nothing at all.
39 - How to Deal with Your Streaming Weaknesses
Sep 27, 2019 • 8 min
Sometimes the best way to fix a weakness is to improve in a different category entirely.
38 - Your Channel is Not a One Stop Shop
Sep 20, 2019 • 9 min
Grow faster by appealing to fewer people.
37 - Perfecting Your Stream Prep
Sep 13, 2019 • 8 min
Cut down your show’s prep time, while also making fewer mistakes.
36 - Don’t Apologize for Your Streams, Just Improve
Sep 6, 2019 • 8 min
Many Twitch streamers get caught in the same deadly spiral.
35 - Growth Check-In: Boosting Your Streams
Aug 30, 2019 • 8 min
It’s important to look backward before taking too many steps forward.
34 - How to Free Up Time for Twitch
Aug 23, 2019 • 8 min
Rearrange your day and make time for your passion.
33 - The Power of Positive Streaming
Aug 16, 2019 • 8 min
No matter what happens, keep others in mind when you interact on stream.
32 - Just Keep Streaming
Aug 9, 2019 • 8 min
Don’t let other factors get in your way, just keep streaming.
31 - Make the Most of Your Streaming Setup
Aug 2, 2019 • 8 min
If you force yourself to work with only the tech available to you, there’s no limit to what you can come up with.
30 - Surviving Your First Ten Streams
Jul 26, 2019 • 8 min
Your first ten streams will be the toughest, so get them out of the way as quickly as possible.
29 - How to Get in the Habit of Streaming
Jul 19, 2019 • 9 min
Create consistency in your streams and your life if you want to stay in the game for the long haul.
28 - Make Your Streams More Watchable
Jul 12, 2019 • 9 min
Always make your games look their best, even if it means thinking outside the box.
27 - Up Your Showmanship on Stream
Jul 5, 2019 • 7 min
Learn to take your chat interactions to the next level.
26 - Setting Limits For Your Streams
Jun 28, 2019 • 8 min
Know what you’re willing to talk about on stream, before you’re asked to talk about it.
25 - Learn to Love the Grind of Twitch Streaming
Jun 21, 2019 • 8 min
Fall in love with the mundane grind of building your channel, not the far-off rewards.
24 - Where to Find Inspiration For Your Channel
Jun 14, 2019 • 8 min
Improve your Twitch channel using lessons learned through your everyday life.
23 - The Best Microphone Setup for Streaming
Jun 7, 2019 • 9 min
Solve some of the largest problems with your streaming microphone.
22 - Don’t Be Afraid To Be Yourself on Stream
May 31, 2019 • 9 min
Let your true self appear on stream. After all, nobody can do it exactly like you do!
21 - Three Easy Tips to Network on Twitch
May 24, 2019 • 8 min
Make sure you’re always providing value to others, and you’ll go far when networking on Twitch. How to Raid:
20 - Getting Your Stream Output Settings Just Right
May 17, 2019 • 9 min
Get the most out of your Twitch streams by optimizing these two key settings.
19 - Attempt Your Worst Idea for a Twitch Stream
May 10, 2019 • 9 min
Incorporate your most obscure outside passion into your streams. Don’t worry about whether or not it ‘should’ work.
18 - Finding the Flow of Your Twitch Chat
May 3, 2019 • 6 min
Choose the best moments to talk to chat, and create new ways for viewers to become a part of the show.
17 - Your Twitch Chat is a Reflection of Yourself
Apr 26, 2019 • 9 min
The values you uphold on stream dictate what kind of community you cultivate. But it’s never too late to make a change.
16 - Your Twitch Channel Needs an Elevator Pitch
Apr 18, 2019 • 9 min
Use the lessons learned in a previous entry to introduce your channel effectively on stream.
15 - On Twitch, Failure is Your Friend
Apr 12, 2019 • 9 min
Never be afraid to fail on Twitch. In fact, you should be failing as often as possible.
14 - Optimize Your Stream Audio Without Buying a New Mic
Apr 5, 2019 • 11 min
Focus on what actually matters about your audio, then optimize it for free. How to enable Past Broadcasts:
13 - How to Stay Motivated About Twitch Streaming
Mar 29, 2019 • 8 min
Losing motivation is the enemy of many Twitch streamers. Here’s how to never deviate from the path to success.
12 - Three Easy Ways to Stand Out on Twitch
Mar 22, 2019 • 10 min
These three tips will help you to stand out on Twitch. Don’t leave things up to chance!
11 - When Streaming on Twitch, “We” is Better Than “Me”
Mar 15, 2019 • 7 min
Make sure you’re not alienating your Twitch audience with your mindset about streaming.
10 - Twitch is the Only Social Channel You Need
Mar 8, 2019 • 8 min
Don’t bite off more than you can chew. It’s time to take a step back and reassess your expansion outside of Twitch.
09 - How to Find the Time to Stream on Twitch
Mar 1, 2019 • 10 min
Aspiring to quit your job, or even waiting for a three-day weekend so you ‘have more time’ to stream on Twitch, are misguided aspirations. Here’s how you can find the time for your passion.
08 - Who Is Watching Your Streams, And Why?
Feb 22, 2019 • 10 min
Quick tips about the different kinds of viewers who you might see on your channel.
07 - Fix One Thing About Your Stream Every Day
Feb 15, 2019 • 8 min
You might think your goal on Twitch is to never run into problems with your stream, but I think it’s quite the opposite. By identifying as many problems with your channel as possible, you can start on the path to a much more polished stream!…
06 - If You Can’t Describe Your Channel, Who Can?
Feb 8, 2019 • 10 min
Don’t let your Twitch channel be generic! Find out how to brand yourself around the things that make you unique.
05 - Host Your Streams Like Nobody’s Watching
Feb 1, 2019 • 8 min
Why it’s a danger to take engagement for granted, and how to improve your personal style as a streamer.
04 - Gain Your First Followers Using the Power of Celebration!
Jan 25, 2019 • 7 min
Are you making these fatal mistakes that will hurt your channel’s growth? Find out my preferred way to attract new followers.
03 - Build Your Twitch Channel Like You’re a Secret Agent
Jan 18, 2019 • 8 min
One of the biggest killers of your Twitch streaming dreams is something you might be doing right now, without even realizing!
02 - Start Your Twitch Channel with No Money
Jan 11, 2019 • 8 min
Exploring the best way to start a Twitch channel, and the mental blocks that can stop you from achieving your dreams. How to enable Past Broadcasts:
01 - How to “Make It” on Twitch: An Intro
Jan 4, 2019 • 8 min
A look into the most common issues faced by new Twitch streamers.