How to Get Viewers on Twitch: 40 Proven Methods

The hardest part about becoming a Twitch affiliate is getting the viewers. Three average viewers don’t seem like a lot, but after you’ve streamed to nobody for weeks, you’re probably asking how to get viewers on Twitch.

While it’s true that it isn’t always easy, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Here are a ton of tips for how to get viewers on Twitch and start building your community!

Why Is it Important to Get Twitch Viewers?

Viewers are the key to success for any live stream. Viewers are fans and the more viewers you have, the more likely you are to make money on Twitch. 

More viewers allow you to join Twitch’s affiliate program. Once you are in, you have the opportunity to monetize your stream with subscribers, bits, and display ads. The more viewers you have, the more money you are likely to make from these three sources. 

How Do I get my First Viewers on Twitch?

Your first goal is probably getting three average viewers so you can achieve affiliate status. Getting your first three viewers is fairly easy, and you can probably do it within a month!

Here are some easy ways to nab your first three viewers:

1. Ask Your Friends to Play with you and Watch

Do you have IRL friends who enjoy gaming with you? Play your favorite games with them and ask them to tune into your Twitch channel. This will not only give you some views, but it will give you that boost you need to get even more views.

People are social creatures, and many of them won’t go into a stream with 0 views. However, if they see other folks in the chat, they are more likely to check you out.

  2. Join a Streamer Support Discord

Streamer support Discords are great tools to network with fellow streamers and grow together. Some of them do raids to help their members with view counts, and others just ask that everyone support each other. 

I run a fairly successful streamer support Discord, it’s called Partners in Fire, and our top goal is to help other streamers reach their streaming goals. Sometimes that means reaching affiliate, other times it means getting higher average views, and sometimes it just means having a sense of community.

Be careful of follow-for-follow discords and schemes. Usually, those who follow in these situations don’t come to watch, and you’re stuck with a massive follower list and no viewers. Having viewers on Twitch is far more important than getting followers.               

3.  Be Personable

While you’re streaming, you have to always be “on.” Treat your chat as if there are 100 people in it all the time, even if you’re at 0. Talk about what you’re doing in the game, your life, your brand. Say hi to new viewers as they come in and ask them questions to get them engaged.

A lot of people surf Twitch, looking for new streamers to watch. They want to stay with someone who is fun, energetic and makes them either feel good or makes them laugh. If you are consistently doing these things, anyone who pops in will want to stay.

4. Make Sure Your Tech is Right

Is your microphone working? Is your stream lagging? Can your viewers hear and see everything correctly? Double and triple-check all of your tech before hitting that go live button. Make sure your microphone, webcam, and streaming system are all working properly.

It’s horrible to hop into a stream and listen to someone sound like a fuzzy robot because their microphone is broken. Also, ensure that your sound settings are correct so that your voice isn’t overshadowed by obnoxiously loud game music.


How Do I Get More Viewers on Twitch?

Now that you have your three average viewers and have become a Twitch affiliate, it’s time to grow. Getting those three average viewers may have been hard, and it might seem like getting the 75 you need to become a Twitch Partner is impossible!

It’s not. There are a lot of things you can do to improve your stream and grow your viewership. If you want to make money streaming and become a full-time streamer, you need to be doing these 36 things.

1. Promote Off Stream

Do you have a Twitter and Instagram Account? If not, you needed to make one yesterday! Post to these platforms every time you go live.

Ask your Instagram followers to watch your stream. You can even connect your Twitter account to your SLOBS dashboard so that it automatically posts to Twitter when you go live. You need to be posting everywhere so that your audience knows when you are live and knows to come watch you.

2. Build Communities on Social Media

I bet you are already posting on social media, and that’s great! But perhaps you don’t have many followers and are struggling to grow your chosen social media platform.

 The biggest mistake I see streamers make with social media is only posting that they are live. They don’t engage on social media, they don’t post outside of their stream, and they don’t do anything to grow their communities.

Here’s a secret: Being a Twitch Streamer means you need to build a community off of Twitch. Start by gaining your first 500 Twitter followers, and grow from there. You may be surprised to find that when you actively engage with your social media audience, they become your twitch audience.

3. Play the Right Games

I know that everyone wants to play Fortnite and League of Legends. But the problem is that everyone is playing and streaming those games. Unless you are amazing at those games, and I mean Esports competition level amazing, it’s going to be incredibly hard to get viewers.

You might look at Fortnite and say, well, there are over 60K viewers! That has to be a great game to stream! But, there are hundreds of people streaming these games at all hours. The top 15-20 Fortnite streams already have over 500 viewers each. What are the odds that someone looking to watch Fortnite will even see your stream in the sea of other Fortnite streamers? Let’s be honest; the odds aren’t that good.

However, you also don’t want to play a game that has 0 viewers. Bubble Bobble is one of my all-time favorite games, and I decided to make my first stream a Bubble Bobble stream. But guess what? That category has a big fat 0 viewers. No one was going to find me because no one was looking to watch Bubble Bobble.


Instead, you want to choose a game that, although popular, isn’t as saturated. Try niche games like Dark Souls, older games like Super Mario 64, or less popular games like Tales of Vesperia. These games might not have 60K watchers, but they only have one page of streamers. This means that it’s far more likely that someone browsing this game for a streamer to watch will find you.

One important thing to note is that you will want to play a game that you like. If you don’t like Tales of Vesperia, don’t play it just to appease an audience. Check out your favorite games on Twitch, and see which ones have the best streamer to viewer ratio. Stream that game.

4. Time Your Stream

Timing is almost as important as game choice. The great thing about Twitch is that it’s an international platform, and people are both streaming and viewing at all hours of the day. You should try to plan your stream around the time that your audience is available.

For example, if you’re American, you might want to stream for an American audience in English. Streaming around 7 pm EST is a great time because most Americans are off work and ready to relax! However, it’s also the most saturated time. If you stream in the middle of the day, fewer people might be around to watch, but you will also have less competition.

Timing your stream is tough when you have a full-time job and other obligations. You generally have to go with what works for your schedule. However, this ties into the game choice. Be sure to check the viewer to streamer ratio for your chosen game when you are available to stream. This will help you determine whether it’s a good choice.

5. Stick to a Schedule

Once you’ve decided when you can stream, try to stick with it. Building an audience is all about consistency. People love settling down at 7 PM and doing what they expect to do, whether that be reading their favorite book or watching their favorite streamer. If you have a consistent stream schedule, your viewers will know exactly when to find you.

I understand that this isn’t always an option. Some folks have random work or school schedules. Others have disabilities that flair up, and others have a variety of family obligations. That’s okay. You don’t have to do everything on this list. Do what you can do.

But if you can’t have a consistent schedule, be sure to tell your viewers why. Talk about your job or your disability on stream and social media. Let them have a peek into your life and let them commiserate with you.

6. Know your Brand – and Stick to it!

Branding is tough. A lot of people don’t even know what it really means. It’s hard to define, and it often takes some trial and error and figuring out. That’s okay. But it’s important to start thinking about what your brand is and start gearing your stream and your social accounts to your brand.

A great example of branding is Dr. Disrespect. He built a brand around being a jerk, basically, and people love it. His ugly wig, his stupid sunglasses, and his horrible attitude were part of the fun. Everyone knew it was an act and for show, but people loved it.

You need to find your own brand. Many people find success as wholesome, positive streamers, while others use their hometown culture as part of their brand identity.

Others even find their brand in the type of streamer they are. There are horror streamers whose brand revolves around getting scared and retro streamers whose brands are all about the 80s or 90s. There are thousands of ways to build a unique brand that people will love.

7. Stay True to Yourself

The idea of building a brand leads us to an essential aspect of branding, and that’s staying true to yourself. Dr. Disrespect was one of the most famous streamers ever, and as a result, many streamers tried to emulate him. And guess what? Most failed. It wasn’t unique anymore, and it wasn’t genuine.

VTuber  Oehrchen has some great advice for streamers looking to build their brands, and that’s keeping it real. Don’t pretend to be something that you aren’t. Be natural and be true to yourself. This may make your growth a little slower, but the people who join your community will know you and like you for you.

8. Play Party Games with your Audience

Engagement is key to growing and maintaining an audience.  A great way to do that is to play party games with your fans. Host a Jackbox night where your viewers get to play along with you. Have an Among Us tournament. Play Marbles on stream. These games are interactive and great ways to engage with your viewers.


Another thing you can do, if you’re interested in monetization, is limit access to these games to subscribers. Stream to everyone, but only allow subscribers the opportunity to play with you. Obviously, this won’t work if you don’t have a lot of subscribers or viewers, but it’s something to keep on your radar for when your stream grows.

9. Host Giveaways

Giveaways are great tools for getting people to come to your stream. Many streamers give away steam codes, video games, or even toys related to the game. You could even be super hard-core and give away gift cards.

Gamers generally conduct the giveaways on stream, but you could also use it to build your social media following and choose from your followers on any of the platforms. If you are doing it on stream, be sure to abide by Twitch’s terms of service. You can not limit your giveaway to subscribers, as that makes it seem like a paid item. All followers or viewers should be eligible to enter.

10. Participate in Collaborations

Some streamers see other streamers as competition, but that is the wrong way to look at it. There is enough room on twitch for everyone, and other streamers are your colleagues! So work with them!

Play games with other streamers. Host challenges amongst a group of streamers. Participate in streamer interview series and podcasts. Get involved in as many collaboration opportunities as possible. This will get you, and as a result, your content, in front of new eyes. The other streamers involved will probably also advertise on social media so that you can leverage their audience on off-stream platforms as well.

Working with other streamers will help you grow faster.

11. Double up with Youtube

If you are a Twitch Affiliate, you can not stream to multiple platforms at once. You can’t stream to Facebook and YouTube while streaming to Twitch. This is the one limitation of Twitch and the only reason the other two platforms are worth checking out from a live streaming perspective. Still, even with that limitation, I prefer Twitch, and it doesn’t mean you can’t use YouTube.

Here’s an example where I doubled up by posting a win on Youtube!

The only limitation is that Twitch has exclusivity of your content for 24 hours. After that, you can absolutely upload your content to YouTube. I recommend editing it and putting the highlights on YouTube. This way, people on YouTube can see your best content, and some of them may even come to watch you on Twitch.

Even if they don’t, it never hurts to build your community on YouTube as well. Who knows, your Youtube channel may explode and you might be able to join the Youtube Partner program, giving you even more ways to monetize your gameplay. 

12. Have Fun Channel Rewards Points

Once you become a Twitch Affiliate, you can start playing with channel rewards points. These are fun little events that basically reward people for watching your stream. Twitch already has a few general rewards points built-in, like drinking water and unlocking an emote. But, if you want people to watch your stream, you want to customize the points and make it worthwhile.

You can have a reward point do anything you want as long as it’s within Twitch’s terms of service. My personal favorite is when people have a song mode, where they sing their words for a few minutes. It’s so fun watching people attempt to sing while they are playing a game on hard mode!

Other fun redemptions are things like working out, eating a hot pepper, showing an adorable pet, or having to drop an important item in a certain game. Your channel redemptions should relate to your brand, but they should also be fun things that people want to see you do. This will make them want to watch you so they can earn those points!

13. Create Your Own Discord

If your goal is to be a big streamer, you need a Discord. This is a place where your fans can come together and connect not only with you but with each other. Your Discord server is your place, your private little community where you can engage with your biggest fans.

Discord has a ton of integrations and customizable options. It allows you to automatically make an announcement every time you go live, so your biggest fans will always see it. You can create your own channels and categories that correspond with your brand. Your fans can have a community that’s all about you. The bots can help you with moderation, and the custom Discord emotes can help you with branding. 

It may be hard to get people to come to your Discord in the beginning but start anyway. This is a place where your biggest fans can come to support you, and it’s important to have that as soon as possible.

14. Play in Tournaments

Many games have tournaments, whether they are hosted by big Esports companies or small streamers. If your main game has a tournament, join!

You may not be the greatest at the game, but playing in a tournament has a lot of advantages. First, you get to network with other players of that game, which may help for future collaborations. And second, you get your content in front of fresh eyeballs! Any event that can get your content in front of potential fans is an event you should consider participating in.

15. Have a Compelling Title

How much attention are you paying to your stream title? Are you putting something generic, like “Playing some Warzone”? Would you watch something with that title?

Another thing streamers do with their stream titles that is a huge turn-off is beg for followers/viewers. Don’t put things like “Please follow” or “Please subscribe” in your title. A viewer needs a reason to watch, and although you might think you are awesome and they should watch, they don’t know that. A compelling title gives them a reason.

What that title is depends on you and your brand. If your brand is wholesome, make it light and happy, but if your brand is related to horror, make it scary. It’s tricky to find a compelling title that relates to your brand, but with a little trial and error, you will find something good. Anything is better than the generic titles, so start by being a little unique, and you will stand out.

16. Raid Out to Random Streamers

Raids are a great way to get attention on Twitch. When you are finished streaming, find someone to raid. If you don’t have many viewers, try to find someone playing a similar game who has fewer viewers. They will really appreciate the extra audience. Then, stay and engage with their chat a bit. They may return the favor someday, and some of their viewers may turn into some of your viewers.

You may also want to do the opposite sometimes and raid out to streamers with big viewer counts. Don’t raid the biggest stars, a small streamer raiding someone with hundreds of views won’t likely mean much. You may get a shout-out, but it will be difficult to convince their viewers to watch you. Instead, try for someone with a medium-sized audience in the 20s or 30s. The streamer is still small enough to appreciate it, and you will most likely get a shout-out. Then, continue to engage with them and the audience. You may make some new friends, and you may get some people who decide to follow you!

17. Use Bots Correctly

Bots are amazing. They can help moderate your chat, and they can highlight your important content. Many bots ask people to follow, join a discord, or check out a social media channel. Some thank viewers for following and subscribing. They do a lot of cool things, but they can also be a turn-off.

One of the biggest issues new streamers have is too much moderation. Everyone starts with Nightbot, but Nightbot gets really mad if people use caps or use too many emotes. And for Nightbot, too many is just three. People want to be able to throw a ton of emotes up; it makes the chat fun. They also want to be able to shout with caps. There’s no reason to time people out for doing these things, and this could be a turn-off for potential viewers.

Another huge turn-off is bots that are always active. Be sure to set your bots on a message timer, not just on a timeframe. A bot that goes off every five minutes will spam your channel with bot nonsense if no one is chatting. Instead, set it to go off after 5 minutes and 10 messages. This way, your entire chat won’t be bots, and it will look better to new viewers.

18. Complete Your Twitch Bio

Some people actually read Twitch Bios. It’s crazy, I know, but you need to do everything you possibly can to build your audience. So make a Bio. Give people something to know about you. Let them read about you and understand your brand.

Completing your bio gives them a tiny starting point, especially if they find you while you are offline.

19. Use a Webcam

Millions of people stream without a webcam, and some do it very successfully. However, Twitch is a social platform, and many of the people watching want to know that they are engaging with a real person. The webcam helps build that trust and helps build relationships.

Streaming is usually more about the streamer than it is about the video game. Sure, some folks only want to watch the best gamer play the biggest challenge, but if you aren’t the best at your game, your stream is about you. So let people see you.

If you want to remain anonymous, you can try Vtubing instead. This is where you use a cartoon avatar instead of your own image. The cool thing about this is that you can play a character who is different than you. Your entire brand can be about your character rather than yourself.

20. Stream from SLOBS or OBS rather than Console

Xbox and PlayStation have streaming capabilities built-in. However, the production value of these systems is never going to be as good as if you are using a computer and SLOBS or OBS.

These programs are specifically designed for live streaming. They allow you to create overlays, add other sources, such as webcams, microphones, and greenscreens, and create an epic show. These capabilities are limited when streaming from the console. If you want your stream to look professional, you need to get a computer and use a real streaming program.

21. Get Media Shout Outs

The internet is a big place. Social media is huge, but you can increase your reach if you can get featured on other websites, like gaming blogs or other publishers.

One way to do this is to network with content creators on other platforms. Connect with bloggers, podcasters, and YouTubers. Collaborate with them like you would with other streamers.

You should also sign up for HARO, which stands for Help a Reporter Out. Sometimes, reporters are covering streaming services or games and need expert quotes. Who better to give a quote about a game than someone who streams that game? The video gaming requests are few and far between, but it’s free to sign up and worthwhile when you find something that fits.

22. Conduct a Charity Stream

Fans love an altruist. A great way to grow your stream and show that you care about something other than yourself is to conduct a charity stream.

Charity streams are stream events where all of the money you make during that specific stream gets donated to charity. Choose a charity that is near and dear to you, and make a special stream to promote the cause. You may get new viewers who are also into the cause, and you will probably get a few extra social shares when it’s for charity.

23. Push your Limits with 12- and 24-hour Streams

People really love to support folks who are pushing their limits. Long streams, those that are 12 or even 24 hours, are great ways to build hype for your channel. Set a date a few weeks in advance and make an event out of it. Have a schedule for the full-time of the stream. People will come and support you just to see if you will make it!

Another advantage of a 24-hour stream is that you might find fans in time zones that you had never streamed in. You may be able to get a few people from another country to check you out, and they may come back during your normal stream. It’s a great way to get your content in front of people that normally don’t see you.

24. Participate in Web Forums

Web forums, like Reddit, are great places to engage with other people who have shared interests. There are forums about streaming, Twitch, creating content, building a brand, and everything else you can possibly think of. These are great places to network with like-minded individuals.

But, there are also forums for specific games, specific consoles, and fans of specific genres. These are places where you might be able to find fans of your content. Be careful not to be overly promotional on these platforms. Engage with people first, and only invite them to your stream after you’ve built a connection.

Self-promotion is against the rules in many forums, so be sure you are following all of the rules before attempting any type of self-promotion.

25. Be Good at the Game

A great way to get and keep viewers is by being really good at the game you are playing. Some people want to watch someone flawlessly defeat an enemy, or do secret moves that only the best players can do. Others want to watch the pros uncover secrets or beat a screen in record time.

If you can do these things in a certain game, own it. Develop your skill at the game and become one of the best. This will help you gain a huge following.

26. Be Funny

Let’s face it, though, we all can’t be the best at all games. Most of us will never be the best at any game, and that’s okay. You can do the next best thing, and that’s to be entertaining.

People watch Twitch to be entertained. If you can’t be good at the game, being funny about it will help you build a loyal following. You can become a pun master or crack constant dad jokes; you can be self-deprecating about your gameplay, and you can even partake in dark humor. There are tons of ways to incorporate humor into your stream. This is something that should also be a part of your brand, so when people tune in to watch you, they know what type of humor to expect.

27. Create Clips

Many people may find your Twitch channel when you aren’t streaming, and to entice them to follow, you want to have amazing content available. Clips are small segments of your stream that you can keep on your Twitch channel. They showcase your best (or worst!) moments and live on even while you are offline.

Clips are easy to share on social media. They can be tweeted out or posted to other platforms. This can drive traffic to your Twitch channel, and people who like what they see can give you a follow and tune in while you are live.

28. Commission Amazing Emotes

Twitch emotes are wonderful because they are one of the few things you can use to promote yourself in other channels. If you aren’t good at graphic design, you should hire someone to create your emotes for you. You can easily find someone on Fivver or even through Discord channels who creates emotes as a side hustle.

using emotes to get Twitch viewers
Hype Cat – Cats are a part of my brand as a crazy cat lady, and the flame is for Partners in Fire

Your emotes should correspond to your brand, and they should be things that people will want to use all over Twitch. A great way to grow on Twitch is to get your subscribers to drop your emotes in other channels. If the emote is amazing, others might even ask where they got it, and that may be enough to compel them to check you out!

29. Complete Crazy Challenges

People love to see folks do crazy challenges. The 12- and 24-hour streams are just the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of challenges you can complete (or attempt) on stream.

One of the big ones that went around a few months ago was the Satan’s Toe challenge. This is supposedly the hottest sucker in existence, and streamers would try to eat it on camera. You can make a crazy challenge be a channel reward redemption, a community challenge, or you can do it if you hit a certain sub or follower goal.

The challenge can be whatever you want. It can be a workout stream, a cooking stream, eating spicy food, or any of the numerous viral internet challenges that go around. Completing a challenge is a fun way to mix up your normal stream and engage with your audience.

30. Create Content off Twitch

We’ve already talked about some social media channels and how they can help you, but you need to be creating actual content off of Twitch. Tweet about the newest game release. Make clips for Tik Tok. Post images of your gaming set up to Instagram.

There are so many content creation platforms out there, and there are different people on each. Appeal to each of them in different ways. Get your content out there in front of as many people as you can.

I get that it may be hard to be on all of these different platforms. If that’s the case, pick one and master it. Once you have a strong following, then branch out into another one.

 I’d recommend Tic Tok and Twitter for streamers. Tic Tok is easy because you can upload clips of your stream, and Twitter is one of the best platforms there is for networking. It doesn’t matter which ones you choose, though; the important thing is getting your content in front of fresh audiences.

31. Network on Twitch

Twitch itself can be used as a networking platform. A great way to grow your own viewership is to be active on Twitch.

Drop into people’s streams and chat with them. Engage with other small streamers and their audiences. Lurk with your colleagues when you aren’t free to watch. Help them grow. Some of these fellow streamers will turn into lifelong friends who you will tune into every day to support, and they will support you in return.

32. Follow Twitch Etiquette

Networking on Twitch is a great way to grow your own audience if you do it correctly. Following proper Twitch etiquette is an important aspect of networking on Twitch.

Don’t go into someone’s chat and ask them to follow you, and don’t beg for viewers. Go into someone’s stream because you genuinely want to support them. Their stream is about them, not about you, so don’t make it about you.

33. Use Stream Tags

Some people filter out Twitch content by tag, so make sure you are using the correct tags. This way, people who want to watch a first-time playthrough or don’t want any spoilers can find you easily.

Discoverability on Twitch is not the best. The only way to filter content is through these tags that Twitch offers, so be sure to use them whenever one applies.

34. Integrate All of Your Accounts

Discord integrates with Twitch. Twitter integrates with SLOBs. Facebook integrates with Instagram. Use all of these tools. Have a bot automatically announce that you are going live on both Twitter and Discord. Use automation to post things to your social media accounts.

It’s hard to be present and active on every account all the time, so use the available tools to make it easier for you. These integrations help you advertise your stream in numerous places all in one!

35. Have a Strategy

Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. If you want to be a successful streamer, you need to strategize. You need to know what you want and make a plan to get there.

The strategy will look different for everyone. Some may want to focus on building their Twitter accounts to expand into affiliate marketing both on and off Twitch. Others may focus on developing brand relationships for media shoutouts. In contrast, others still may focus on being the most supportive, wholesome Twitch supporter there is so that others on twitch will reciprocate.

There is no right or wrong strategy. Some things on this list will work extremely well for some and not so well for others. This isn’t a “you must do all of these things” list; it’s more like a buffet. You just read 40 strategies for how to get viewers on Twitch, and now your job is to build a plan based on these different strategies. Take what you like, and leave what doesn’t work for you. Use these tools to create your own plan for growth.

36. Be Patient!

The final way to get viewers on Twitch is to be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Most overnight successes were years in the making. Even if you follow all of the strategies on this list perfectly, it will still take you years to become a Partner. That’s just how it is.

Streaming on Twitch is not a way to get rich and famous quickly. It takes a lot of time, commitment, and hard work. But, if you do follow these strategies on how to get viewers on Twitch, you will see your account grow in the long run.  

How to Get Viewers on Twitch: What Not to Do

One final thing we need to address is what not to do. These are things that will turn most viewers off, so avoid them whenever possible.

1. Sniping

Sniping is when you go into someone else’s stream and then say that you are about to go live. Don’t do this. If you are hopping into someone’s stream to say hi before streaming, just say that you have to go.

When you announce that you are about to stream, everyone knows that you are really trying to get their viewers to come watch you. It’s rude, and it’s a huge turn-off. You’re more likely to get blocked and banned from that channel than you are to get new viewers.

2. Begging and Whining

I’ve seen streamers beg and whine for viewers in Discord, on Twitch itself, and on social media. Don’t do this; it’s a bad look.

Now, there is a difference between being polite, “Please come check us out!” and begging, “I really need views, please come watch me.” One is a friendly, polite way of saying something, and the other reeks of desperation. Can you see the difference?

I’ve mostly seen the whining on support Discords, where streamers get frustrated that they aren’t getting the support they think they deserve. They get upset with the Discord and start displaying a negative attitude toward the members.

I know it can be frustrating to feel like you are supportive without getting anything in return, but turning to negativity will just make matters worse. Instead, reflect upon your content and your schedule and see if there’s a reason why people aren’t tuning in. Are most of the other members in a different time zone? Are they generally streaming horror games while you are streaming animal crossing? The community might not be a good fit. Instead of being negative, find a community that aligns better with your content. And if you ask in a polite, respectful way, others will be more willing to help you out.

3. Only Promoting Yourself

People don’t like to support folks they consider selfish. Many people think that they are the greatest person on Earth, and everyone should watch them just because. They only promote themselves, they get mad at communities that support each other, and their social media feeds are all about them.

You may very well be the greatest person on Earth, but the odds are against you. Even if you are, it takes support for others to find you. Acting like you are the best and most important person on the planet is selfish and a huge turn-off for folks who like to support others.

4. Being Rude

People want to support folks who are nice and respectful. Unless your rudeness is clearly an act that makes people laugh, knock it off. Be nice to people, and people will be nice to you in return.

Go Get Your Viewers!

Now that you know how to get viewers on Twitch, it’s time to do it! Grab your favorite ideas and put your strategy into action! Be the next big thing on Twitch!

Other Ways to Make Money Online

If you read this and it seems like a ton of work, that’s because it is. Live streaming is not a way to make passive income, it’s a lot of work. If you’re looking for something less labor-intensive or that could be passive someday, consider starting a blog or a Youtube channel. 

If you’re looking for an easy way to earn extra money, try paid survey sites or a traditional side hustle like pet sitting or driving for uber. Although these don’t have high-income potential, they are easy ways to earn extra cash. Making money with streaming is not easy, but it is doable, and if you put in the work, you can turn your love of video games into a lucrative side gig.