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Twitch Experiments: How to go from 0-15 Viewers on Twitch

Welcome to November’s Twitch Experiments. This month I have picked another video from Ashnichrist, titled “How to go from 0 to 15 Viewers on Twitch”. Within the first 1.32 minutes of this video I’m pretty much struggling, but I’ll get into that later. First off, here’s the video resource that I’m using to try to increase my number of Twitch viewers, have a watch.

Let’s touch on the main tips that Ashni gives us:

  1. Friends – Send your friends links before every stream and tell them to open it. Friends and family!
  2. Schedule the stream – Start with 3 days leaving 4 days to hang out in established communities. Find a community that is like the one you’d like to create and make friends.
  3. Consistency – Consistent atmosphere, energy, schedule, everything. Take the schedule seriously.
  4. Fun! If it’s not fun they won’t stay, but it means more than laughing. Show your personality, even if it’s not developed. Playthings you have fun playing.

The entire video makes me feel nervous, self-conscious and worried about failure. That’s why I want to give it a go sooner rather than later. I will put it out there that I am not too hopeful on seeing a dramatic change in November, but I am going to push through that negative side of me and go for it.

Twitch Plan for November

Okay, let’s break things down a little. Part one is the one that I am most nervous about. I haven’t really been sharing my going live posts anywhere in recent months. I don’t entirely know why that is, other than I am shy and as my name suggests, a little reclusive. It could be my anxiety causing small problems with putting myself out there, it could be embarrassment or that I have certain social media profiles that are full of people who I feel are not entirely supportive (cough Facebook, cough).

The Socially Anxious Twitch Streamer

Sharing my going live posts on social networks and on messages is perhaps the toughest thing for me, but I shall be giving it a go during November, even on Facebook. After years of social anxiety, I have pushed people away, I called myself reclusive for a reason. I have had far more important and true relationships online than in real life for a long time, I even met G online! I think that’s one of the reasons I love Twitch. However, combining the two could help me break through my current average viewer numbers, so I’m going to give it a go.

Full disclaimer here, I am going to hide some of my status updates so not everyone will see them on Facebook, but some people will and that’s a change. Here’s my plan for the month:

  • Create some going live images for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
  • Share my going live updates on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
  • Stick to my current schedule and try to remain consistent with everything

I won’t be posting as many Twitch Experiment blog posts this month so come and visit the stream if you’d like to see how things are going. I’ll be back with a mid-month update and let you know the results at the end of the month. Wish me luck with this one, it’s a biggie.




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