Living life by making a profit playing video games is the dream of many modern-day gamers. You can achieve this by either becoming a YouTuber or a Twitch Streamer.
The thing is, you need far more than simple dedication to achieve a stable and constant income to enable you to quit your job (or any other responsibilities) and become a full-time video game player.
In today’s article, we’ll be taking a look at some of the things you need to do if you want to be a successful streamer. Keep in mind that some of these things might be out of your reach, but don’t get discouraged – you’ll be able to meet all the requirements sooner rather than later!
Stable Internet Connection
The first thing that you’ll need before you even consider becoming a streamer is a stable connection. Most internet providers offer simple and effective plans, but most of them are mainly focused on download speed. If you want to become a pro streamer, you’ll need to have an upload speed capable of uploading video in real time and high definition.
These internet plans can be quite costly at times. Many aspiring videogame personalities tend to start off as YouTubers, and only stream once they’ve developed a fanbase. In any case, if you can afford a stable internet connection (or if you already have one), you’re all but set.
As we told you before, not everyone meets the necessary requirements to be a successful streamer. Having a likeable personality goes a long way into becoming successful and getting many viewers. In fact, if you have a great personality, you can get a ton of viewers even if you aren’t too skilled at whichever game you choose to play!
Regardless of your charisma, skills are often a defining feature in streamers. Some of Twitch’s most famous personalities are incredibly good at the games they play. Ninja has grown massively since he first started, and he’s now known as one of the best Fortnite players on the planet. Other streamers, such as Cloud9’s Shroud, grew in popularity thanks to games such as PUBG.
Do not underestimate the importance of having a good computer (or console) if you intend to stream professionally. People tend to hate FPS drops, as it often discourages new viewers and makes current viewers leave the stream. Being successful might mean having to spend a few hundred dollars in decent equipment.
As it happens with most things in life, dedication is the most important thing you should have if you want to be successful. Growing a fanbase takes time, and you’ll be constantly looking for ways to improve your streams while that happens. Create social media accounts, promote yourself and work hard. Success will come on its own!