How to Become a Streamer and Make Money

By Promo Panda Staff

This article will explain how to become a streamer and make money, from absolutely nothing. If you have the gift to engage with the community, you can make a lot of money streaming.

Even if you're just starting, it's not too late to become a content creator. I can say from experience that the success you experience as a streamer comes with many ups and downs, but it's one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life.

If you want to get into the world of streaming, you must be able to engage with a large and passionate community.

Now that you know that you want to become a streamer, let's get into the steps you need to take in order to become a successful one.

Grow an active audience

To become a successful streamer you need an active audience. What that means is that you need to promote your streaming content as much as possible. The easiest way to do that is to sign up for other streaming platforms.

If you want to begin streaming on Twitch or YouTube you must first subscribe to their services.

YouTube is relatively easy to use, and it allows you to begin streaming almost immediately.

Social media

If you are trying to attract an audience, you should also share on social media. That means Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Don't be afraid to connect with your fans and to share content about your stream. It helps you generate word of mouth.

I recommend that you follow both Twitch and YouTube Gaming. You can even follow the respective social media accounts for each streaming service.

It's important to understand that you don't need to share every stream with your audience. When you first begin, you will likely be very nervous. I recommend that you share only important content.

Use PR

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Stream only on content platforms that are supported by YouTube

Although there are some tools out there that can help you monetize your videos, it's more difficult than you may think.

For instance, if you were to create a channel on Twitch, you'd then need to create a Twitch channel for that channel. So the video platform you choose to stream on must be supported by the video platform you choose to promote your videos.

Stream in channels in a Twitch account

One more thing to note, when using YouTube, you should link your account to your Twitch account to enable search results to include both YouTube and Twitch videos.

Lastly, before you begin to promote your content, you need to do a little research on your platform of choice and the community. You should always take a look around and see who's doing what, and learn the basics of your platform.

Sell your other content

There is also another way you can monetize your videos. This is where you can sell your other content such as photos, videos, articles, etc. This also requires that you create other content and to promote that content on other video platforms.

If you create other content for sale, it must be for sale on a third-party site such as Amazon. You can also use other sites such as other social media platforms.

To sell your videos or shirts or other knick-knacks, you can use your own website, Shopify, or Woocommerce.

You can sell your content to others for money, or for free. You can also earn money through ads on YouTube or Facebook.

To learn more about selling videos, you can read some of our other articles here: THIS is How to Be a Famous Gamer

Don't spend money on equipment

It doesn't matter if you're a professional or an amateur. You can begin to stream on any of the video platforms, but the important thing to remember is that you don't need expensive equipment to stream.

You can use a webcam or a microphone and some hardware such as headphones. This should be more than enough to begin streaming.

Once you're comfortable using the basic equipment you'll find that it's fairly easy to produce quality videos on YouTube or Twitch.

Yes, a more expensive camera will look better, but you should be comfortable developing your online personality without all the fancy equipment first.

Bored with Twitch? Try YouTube


Another great option for you to consider is YouTube.

It is more powerful, and in my opinion, YouTube has a better user experience than Twitch. You can create a page for your channel, and start streaming. YouTube is free to use, but requires you to create a YouTube channel.

You can also use this video platform as a launching pad for your other content.

The best way to promote your videos

The last thing you should think about when choosing your video platform of choice is how you can promote your videos to boost their visibility.

Some platforms let you promote your videos with ads. However, there are other platforms that have other methods for promoting your videos. For instance, Facebook and YouTube let you use widgets and banners.

Some platforms require you to use a mobile app to use their services

Another method is to add your content to affiliate marketing programs such as Amazon Associates. This method requires that you buy a certain amount of product and link it to a page that is part of the affiliate network.

Many social media platforms also have advertising options. You can choose a video banner on Facebook and YouTube, or even create a Facebook page with paid sponsorship for Facebook advertising.