Hello, everyone. Welcome to another BlueStacks Stream Academy video. My name is Koopa, and today we’re going to be talking about how to reward your loyal subscribers. First off, your subscribers are subscribed to you because they want to support you, they believe in you, and they want to see your be successful. They don’t want you to stop because you stream their favorite games, you bring them joy, you make them smile.
What better way than to figure out ways to reward them for that? One way to reward your subscribers is with more emotes, the favorite thing your subscribers will enjoy. Not only do they want to support you, but they want to enjoy the community with something personalized, which is your emotes.
As you can see here, the more subs you get the more emotes that you will obtain. It starts off fairly simple, going from zero to 25 to 50, but then it starts to double. Once you get to that 250 mark, it starts to get pretty tough to climb because you’ll have some people that move on, they will unsubscribe. Without being super consistent it’s tough to get to that 500 or 1,000 sub mark.
For some people that’s about where they kind of cap out. Make it your first goal to get to that 100, 250 mark as a new partnered Twitch streamer. That should give you eight to 10 Twitch emotes that you guys can use globally as a community.
Once you do become a partnered Twitch streamer, you’ll have access to your partner settings dashboard. Go to the Badges and you will see your base three month, six month, one year, and two year sub badges once you’ve been streaming for that appropriate amount of time. As of right now you can currently only obtain up to a two year loyalty sub badge. This is a nice reward for your subscribers, for the longer they’ve been subscribed the more epic of a sub badge that they will obtain next to their name.
Having these on a channel panel, described or advertised in some way, shape, or form, is a good idea. That way when someone subs or they’re decided to subscribe, they can kind of see one of those benefits that they get later on down the road. Over time it just pretty much gets advertised throughout your subscribers that you’ll have. Some subs will have a two year, one year, six month. Some are just going to have that base and three month, but others will see it and if they hover their mouse over those sub badges they’ll get a general idea of what you have to offer.
Another tool that you can use as a selling point to possibly get someone to subscribe is kind of mention that you have a sub Discord, and if you try to stay active with that by getting a chance to interact with your viewers at an entirely different level. Being able to do voice chat with your subscribers is very important for some people.
One streamer that does a real good job at this is Lynxaria. Here’s her Twitch Discord, and she has a super active Discord and a variety of channels with all the RPGs that they play. They have their chats for Final Fantasy XIV or a bunch of others. This is the one that she’s been currently playing a ton of, so she’s been getting a lot of new followers from the Final Fantasy XIV community on Twitch.
She’s been able to make a lot of really cool new friends for that directory, but also she’s getting a lot of new people to play with during her sessions for the RPGs. Then she can also go with the voice chat for them. If you’re looking for another reason, someone may ask, “What do I get for subbing?” Say, “Oh, you have access to the Twitch … To the Discord, and only subscribers have access.” You can also choose to make the Discord available for everyone publicly. This is your choice.
Besides the Twitch badges, the Discord, what else can you really offer your subscribers? Something exclusive, something fun. One of the other parameters that you can use that’s built into Twitch is subscriber-only mode. If you notice that your chat is getting too crazy and you’ve grown up to a point where chat is unmanageable, there are some streamers such as Lirik where he doesn’t even allow non-subscribers to chat. You can go into subscriber-only mode.
You can also do maybe certain days a lot of people will choose to do subscriber Sundays, or game recommends by subs on Sundays, and only subscribers can chat on that one day. This is something that, the direction that you really wanted to go, you’re more than welcome to. There have been some random points in time for a special event where I’ve gone into subscriber only mode with only 200 to 300 viewers. Coincidentally, sometimes someone will subscribe. They’re like, “I can’t talk right now? Okay, I’m gonna subscribe.” You’d be surprised. Even if it’s only for 15 minutes to 20 minutes you go into sub-only mode for whatever reason, you’d be surprised. You might actually get a subscriber out of it.
The only thing I’ll really warn you about being careful with with this kind of stuff is doing too many giveaways focused around subs. I would say you generally don’t want to do a giveaway that’s only for subscribers. You could use a tool like Gleam where you have an added chance to win the giveaway if you are a sub, and if you’re following on Twitter, and if you’re following on Twitch, and blah blah blah blah blah.
Definitely you want to be able to have everyone to have a chance at winning. Whether it’s if it’s just a regular follower, if they’re not subscribed, juts to prevent as much salt as possible. You don’t want to have an entire chat that’s showing hostility towards you because you’re biased towards your subscribers. However, don’t feel like that’s a bad thing because they’re your subs. They’re supporting you, that’s the reason why you can stream. Just be careful, try not to do too many sub-only giveaways.
Remember, its your community, its your channel. Come up with something unique and creative that fits your brand, your community as far as when someone subscribes. Come up with your own thing, your own way to celebrate when someone resubs for a year, or two years. Or their first time, or only three months. Come up with something to reward to your followers and to your community to where they feel like, you know what? This is worth it, I love this guy, I love this girl. I’m going to stay subscribed forever.
This has been another BlueStacks Streamer Academy video. My name is Koopa, we’ll see you in the next one.