For some, a twitch.tv partnership sounds unattainable, but it is not as hard as it sounds. I will be running you through some tips and tricks on how to get a Twitch.tv partnership and what it means for you.
First and foremost you need to retain viewers. This can be harder for some people, but once you get the hang of streaming you will start to retain more and more viewers. A great way to get your channel viewers when you first start streaming is to stream at off-peak times. This can be a bit of a hassle for you but it will help you get viewers faster, and for longer. The more viewers you have, the higher you will show up on the channel’s broadcasting the game you are playing, which turns into even more viewers, in fact the more viewers you get means links as well, which means you could even start ranking on the homepage of google for whatever kw you are targeting.
Audio is massive part of getting a Twitch.tv Partnership. If you have a bad mic, it can definitely turn people off of your channel. Clear audio provides a better experience for the viewer which in will make them more likely to stick around and follow your stream. Music is also usually seen as a major plus. Try to have music that reaches a broad audience, as it will help keep viewers around. If someone comes to your stream and hears music they absolutely hate, most likely they will leave almost instantly.
Try to appeal to the audience of your game. If you play, for example, Fifa 13, a lot of people like to see pack openings. These types of streams, which appeal to a huge group of people, can increase your normal viewers by 2-3x. It sounds so obvious to do, but you would be surprised by how many people will do what they want rather than cater to their audience. Doing that is completely fine, but if want to grow your twitch channel as fast as you can, appealing to your audience is a much better idea.
Giveaways. Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend these for building a channel, but they can help you get partnership quickly. Partnership is completely based on average number of viewers. Twitch says they partner people who can average around 500 concurrent viewers. So if you need to do giveaways to get those 500 viewers, then you can, but don’t be mistaken by those numbers. A lot people will tune in for a giveaway and leave after the giveaway is over. Because of that, this method isn’t a great way to establish your channel and gain active followers, but it can help you boost your viewers.
These are some pretty basic tips when it comes to streaming. If you apply these tips to your channel it can drastically help increase the amount of viewers on your channel. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get near that 400 concurrent viewers mark right away, like everything, streaming takes time put in to see results.