The Gaming Careers Podcast

How To Go Full-Time on Twitch: Seize The Opportunity

March 18, 2020 Episode 4
The Gaming Careers Podcast
How To Go Full-Time on Twitch: Seize The Opportunity
Chapters
00:00:00
Introduction
00:02:15
Growing on Twitch playing a new game
00:03:45
Going full-time on Twitch
00:05:45
Using YouTube to grow your Twitch stream
00:07:02
Streaming vs content creation
00:08:24
The two types of stream viewers
00:13:06
Why viewer count doesn't matter
00:15:45
Reaching out and working with sponsors
00:20:55
Getting featured on Twitch front-page
00:24:43
Making the most of a new game launch
00:27:56
Branding your stream and keeping it unique
00:30:26
Day in the life as a full-time streamer
00:33:51
Struggles of being full-time
00:36:09
Seizing the opportunity
The Gaming Careers Podcast
How To Go Full-Time on Twitch: Seize The Opportunity
Mar 18, 2020 Episode 4
Pete Wilkins / Valkia

We talk to Valkia, a full-time Twitch Streamer who grew to popularity by combining his love for marketing with FPS games. In this episode we discuss what it takes to grow your stream from hobby to full-time career, how you can best utilise YouTube to funnel viewers to Twitch and what it's like trying to branch out from the game that made you famous. 

Timestamps: 

  1. Who is Valkia? (0:52) 
  2. Growing on Twitch playing a new game (2:15) 
  3. Going full-time on Twitch (3:45) 
  4. Using YouTube to grow your Twitch stream (5:45) 
  5. Streaming vs content creation (7:02) 
  6. The two types of stream viewers (8:24) 
  7. Why viewer count doesn't matter (13:06) 
  8. Reaching out and working with sponsors (15:45) 
  9. Getting featured on Twitch front-page (20:55) 
  10. Making the most of a new game launch (24:43) 
  11. Branding your stream and keeping it unique (27:56) 
  12. Day in the life as a full-time streamer (30:26) 
  13. Struggles of being full-time (33:51) 
  14. Seizing the opportunity (36:09) 

Links mentioned:
Valkia's Twitch Stream
Valkia's YouTube
Valkia's Instagram
Amazon Affiliate Plugin for Twitch
Escape From Tarkov Streamer: Pestily 

Connect with Gaming Careers:
https://gamingcareers.com
https://discord.gg/GamingCareers
https://podfollow.com/GamingCareers
https://twitter.com/GamingCareers
https://instagram.com/Gaming.Careers
https://youtube.com/GamingCareers
https://twitch.tv/GamingCareers 

Show Notes Chapter Markers

We talk to Valkia, a full-time Twitch Streamer who grew to popularity by combining his love for marketing with FPS games. In this episode we discuss what it takes to grow your stream from hobby to full-time career, how you can best utilise YouTube to funnel viewers to Twitch and what it's like trying to branch out from the game that made you famous. 

Timestamps: 

  1. Who is Valkia? (0:52) 
  2. Growing on Twitch playing a new game (2:15) 
  3. Going full-time on Twitch (3:45) 
  4. Using YouTube to grow your Twitch stream (5:45) 
  5. Streaming vs content creation (7:02) 
  6. The two types of stream viewers (8:24) 
  7. Why viewer count doesn't matter (13:06) 
  8. Reaching out and working with sponsors (15:45) 
  9. Getting featured on Twitch front-page (20:55) 
  10. Making the most of a new game launch (24:43) 
  11. Branding your stream and keeping it unique (27:56) 
  12. Day in the life as a full-time streamer (30:26) 
  13. Struggles of being full-time (33:51) 
  14. Seizing the opportunity (36:09) 

Links mentioned:
Valkia's Twitch Stream
Valkia's YouTube
Valkia's Instagram
Amazon Affiliate Plugin for Twitch
Escape From Tarkov Streamer: Pestily 

Connect with Gaming Careers:
https://gamingcareers.com
https://discord.gg/GamingCareers
https://podfollow.com/GamingCareers
https://twitter.com/GamingCareers
https://instagram.com/Gaming.Careers
https://youtube.com/GamingCareers
https://twitch.tv/GamingCareers 

Introduction
Growing on Twitch playing a new game
Going full-time on Twitch
Using YouTube to grow your Twitch stream
Streaming vs content creation
The two types of stream viewers
Why viewer count doesn't matter
Reaching out and working with sponsors
Getting featured on Twitch front-page
Making the most of a new game launch
Branding your stream and keeping it unique
Day in the life as a full-time streamer
Struggles of being full-time
Seizing the opportunity
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