Streaming Basics #3 – Setting up and Customizing your Stream Page
Like I said in the last tutorial, this portion can be absolutely crucial to a lot of things. Your stream is just about ready to be up and running, but now it’s time to also add in some things to your page. In the next tutorial we are going to be talking about what kind of streamer you want to be, but for now I am going to run you through some of the things you will need to be adding to your page.
What are you streaming? What is your theme?
Obviously we haven’t talked about what kind of streamer you want to be, I just told you we’ll be talking about that next. BUT, what we have discussed is how you can start choosing a game. So, in choosing your game you’re going to need to make a decision. What kind of theme do you want to use? You can revolve your theme around a game, a color, your favorite stupid animal, or anything really. What fits you? It’s not something I can help you with, but I can tell you that is should be something to catch the audiences eye AND also help them remember you. Don’t copy something off another streamer because this should help to make you unique.
Step 1: Decide what your theme is going to be. I will try to share some examples with you.
[Simple. It could be anything. It could even be a one color scheme with an image and text]
Step 2: Decide what your graphics are going to need to say.
- About Me
- Stream Schedule
- Social Media
- Top Donators
- Chat Rules
- Etc. Etc.
Step 3: When you’re adding the text to your page, make sure to use bold, italics and bullets to make your page stand out that much more. On Twitch you can go to this link by clicking “Markdown” like shown in the picture.
Step 4: Attempt to fit your theme and graphics into your on screen notifications and overlay as well!
If you aren’t ready to put a ton of images and a bunch of text about yourself and your stream, that can sometimes be okay. BUT that big thing is, don’t be the streamer who doesn’t add ANYTHING except the donation button. If new viewers begin coming into your stream and they see that you couldn’t take the time to tell them about yourself, or the stream, or your social media, or anything OTHER then your donation link; you can turn them off before they even have a chance to find out more about you.
I kind of already hinted towards this, but I will tell you again to get some #HYPE. The last few tutorials are all going to be revolving around what type of streamer you want to become. I’m even going to share some stories of some great streamers who have made this decision already. Hopefully by the end of the tutorial you will have the basic knowledge to get your stream up and running but also already know what streamer you want to portray to your audience.