Hello. My name is Koopatroopa here with Bluestacks Streamer Academy and we’re going to talk about the content that you’re going to build offline. This is a huge misconception that a lot of your viewers will have, is they think all you do is you stream and you don’t do anything else. It kills us inside. There are so many things to do when you’re not streaming offline. YouTube, you’re playing the games that you do play to make progression, to stay relative to everyone else that’s like really high up there as far as skill tier and as far as leveling. Then there’s networking with other YouTubers or Twitch streamers or just other people in the industry. Then you also have just so many different things that you’re doing off stream that are very important to everything that we do.
One of the things that you need to be keeping track of when you’re not streaming are upcoming releases related to the type of content that you create or things that you might want to adventure into. Whether it’s PS4, Xbox, PC, or Wii U, or even on other devices, you’re going to want to be aware of upcoming games because these could be huge titles that might give you those really big bumps in viewer ship, followers, subscriptions, or even that magic game that comes out that gets you Twitch partnership.
Also, depending on what kind of game you play, a lot of times they require tons of hours to be able to keep up with some of the players. Like in Rune Scape for example, you have so many different skills that are very, very time consuming and you’re not always going to be able to do all the work on your live streams that is going to be required for your audience to stay engaged or to even where they want to watch you. Make sure that you kind of are aware of this, that sometimes you’re going to need to play the games that you enjoy off stream as well as on stream.
One of the main things you want to be focusing on if you’re going to be doing offline content is working on a YouTube channel. While that might seem very overwhelming to do both YouTube and Twitch, just with a little bit of effort, myself I’ve been able to get about 27,000 subscribers and get some chat with some videos with a decent amount of views just by paying attention to when a certain major update, major games, are being released. If you do it over time, you’d be surprised. You can get some of your best viewers just from a random YouTube video and they never would have found your stream otherwise. There’s a lot of people out there in the YouTube world that don’t even know about Twitch yet. We have to do what we can to get everyone into our Twitch channels and YouTube is a great tool to utilize that.
Pay attention to too the related channels. A lot of times these are going to be major influencers in your specific industry. Every single one of these guys here on the right I’ve met in person and I’ve talked to and spoke with at certain conventions and other events. I encourage you to do the same. As hard as it might be for some of us introverts to go out there and relate to others and talk to other people and communicate, you have to branch out. You’re going into an industry where networking has a huge impact on the way that we do business.
Let’s also make sure that we’re not forgetting about social media. This can be very powerful and is a great way to interact with your community. Make sure you’re tweeting out everyday or on other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, make sure you’re doing posts just to make sure that everyone knows what’s going on. You can use it to announce your streams in providing a link to make it easier for new people to get to your streams. You’d be surprised how many people might find your stream just by someone that follows you if they retweet it or if someone they know goes into your stream, they might check it out too.
We’ve talked about Twitter, YouTube, keeping an eye out for upcoming releases for games that are coming out, playing games that you’ve already played offline and online. It’s a lot of things. Take deep breaths. You’ve got this. One other thing that you need to do is make sure you have an email account somewhere attached to your Twitter or your social media just so that if I’m a sponsor or someone that has an opportunity for you that there’s a way for me to get a hold of you. Make sure you check it on a regular basis because a lot times these are time sensitive events or opportunities for you to take advantage of.
Once again, my name is Koopatroopa here with another video with Bluestacks Streamer Academy. Thanks for watching.