Building a Stream - Caliverse


Intro

Intro  

Hi my name is Bree, and I am a broadcaster on twitch known as Caliverse. I have had a passion for gaming ever since the Sega Genesis Nomad; playing Sonic, Mortal Kombat with my dad, and Joust. Free internet points to anyone that knows what Joust is. My passion grew throughout my childhood, hoping from console to console, until I landed on X-Box 360 playing Halo 2. I joined a clan that encouraged community values, and my passion for gaming and people reached a new height. This is when I found out about youtube and started making gaming content to share with others. A couple of years later, a friend introduced twitch to me, where I streamed casually for a period of time. Eventually, I realized how much of a positive impact the streaming community was having on me and my passion, and that was when I moved to full time streaming. I have been a partnered streamer now for 2 years, and the relationships I have made with both the viewers and other creators in the community have kept me motivated through the good and the bad. Knowing that there was potentially somebody counting on me to stream and keep them company has helped me to push through some difficult days. Full disclosure, It’s not always easy being a full time streamer; You give up a lot of your social life and you can spend long hours developing your brand and your community, but with time you will find a healthy balance that works for you. I have personally overcome a lot of obstacles throughout my time streaming, and I plan to share with you the experience I have gained from this journey. It can be a difficult road to get started, but it is very rewarding.

Breaking into the Scene
02:57 mins

Breaking into the Scene  

As you start to grow your stream and build your Twitch audience, you have to decide on what kind of streamer you want to be, and how you can start to differentiate yourself from other streamers on the feed.

Brand Building
04:30 mins

Brand Building  

Personal branding is something that most streamers dont think about until it’s too late. Your personal brand is what people associate you with, your image. Big companies look to gamers with strong brands when forming sponsor relationships. When talking to successful streamers, one of the biggest common problems they face is due to issues with their brand that they didn’t handle when they first started.

Stream and Fan Engagement
07:35 mins

Stream and Fan Engagement  

We’ve discussed how important fan engagement is in a few of our other courses on streaming. In this lesson, Caliverse expands on those points as well as discusses how to engage with your community offline. A strong community is pivotal to a streamers success. Your community is the backbone of your stream.

Addressing Bullies
04:42 mins

Addressing Bullies  

Bullies are everywhere. It’s an unfortunate truth that we all have to deal with. Fortunately for you, as a streamer, there are best practices in place on how to deal with bullies and trolls. You are the gate keeper to your community, and it’s your job to ensure that your stream is a safe environment for you AND your viewers.

Moderators
05:19 mins

Moderators  

If your community is the backbone of your stream, than your mods are your immune system. Silently fighting off those who would harm your stream in the background. Picking mods is extremely important, they are extensions of yourself and seen by the community of representatives of your brand.

Delegating Time Off Stream
04:19 mins

Delegating Time Off Stream  

Streamers are notoriously bad at work-life balance. It can be especially difficult when you aren’t a full-time streamer. Balancing a day job, streaming, and your family is no easy task. If you forego your health, emotionally and physically, your stream will suffer.

Learning the Hard Way
02:39 mins

Learning the Hard Way  

We aren’t defined by our success, we are defined by how we react to failure. Mistakes are fine, everyone makes them, we’re all human—it’s pivotal to make sure that you learn from your mistakes. In this lesson, Caliverse discusses some of the hard lessons she’s learned in her streaming career, and how you can learn from them.