How to Make Your Channel Appealing to Stream Sponsors

One of the most important milestones streamers will reach in their careers is to collaborate with brands and sponsors. Content creators who make a full-time wage typically make most of their money through sponsorship deals to their channel. It is important to know what it takes to build your channel in a way that companies […]

Stream Checklist – 5 Things to Do Before Going Live

When it comes to creating content on Twitch, experienced streamers will tell you that the job doesn’t start when you click the “Go Live” button. In fact, many successful streamers will often spend the same amount of time planning and preparing for each stream that they do actually broadcasting. This post will cover 5 things […]

Tutorial: 3rd Party Integration Layers

https://youtu.be/A35Lvw4Vz1U What are 3rd Party Integrations? 3rd Party Integration layers allow you to bring in dynamic content from other websites. Sites like Rainmaker, Streamlabs, and Streamelements are a great way to showcase recent subscribers, donations, stats from your game, and more. Personalized messages are a great way to engage your audience and encourage more active participation […]

3rd Party Integration Setup

Getting setup with any streaming software can be a daunting task, especially when you’re not familiar with what’s needed before you go live. With this guide, you will learn how to add 3rd party integrations into Lightstream and understand what’s best for you and your content. What are 3rd Party Integrations? 3rd party integrations are […]

7 Key Tips for Building Your Socials

It is hard to build a brand by streaming alone. One of the most important things a streamer can do to increase their brand is to build a following on another platform and funnel it to their Twitch, Facebook, or YouTube channel.  Sponsors will often check socials before reaching out to a streamer, so even […]

Game Selection – How Much Does It Really Matter?

Making the decision to stream can be very exciting. Most beginner streamers daydream about building a following playing their favorite games. What many don’t realize that unless you can funnel a following from another platform, streaming a popular AAA game is detrimental to early growth on Twitch. This post will explain why and give you […]

Tips to Become a Successful Streamer

Looking to become a more successful streamer? Here are some tips you should follow to make your streaming career a success. Mental fortitude If you are seriously interested in becoming a successful streamer, there are two qualities that stand out above all others: 1) perseverance and 2) motivation. Building a community usually takes a lot […]

How to Grow Your Viewer Count as a Console Streamer

Console streamers are typically under-represented on streaming platforms. That being said, there is a large viewer base who specifically seek out those who broadcast from their Xbox, Playstation, or Nintendo Switch. There are several strategies that you can utilize to grow your viewer count as a console streamer. This post will go over 6 easy […]

What live streaming destinations should I use (for non gamers)?

One of the early decisions you’ll need to make as a streamer is choosing the best live streaming destination for your content. There’s a long list of streaming platforms, each offering different strengths — from audience size to customizability to special features — so it’s important to consider your goals and what best help you […]