Few things not to do as a small streamer

1. Do Not Check Your Live View Count

Hide the view count in your dashboard. On, that is easy. You can do that in your dashboard by clicking on the viewer number. Most of the time, it is not even correct! Instead, focus on the streaming and check your stats weekly or monthly. As a small streamer, one extra view or less doesn’t matter much in the grand scheme of things. What really matters is for you to become comfortable with streaming and to find your own style and approach.

2. Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Many people like to talk about adding this or that to their stream or doing events and so on. Empty promises are never good for anyone. Either do it or do not talk about it. It might feel nice to brainstorm with the few viewers you have, but in the end, it’s just a waste. Many people who check out your stream might click off if they encounter such segments.

3. Do Not Fish for Shoutouts and Attention

You might feel left out, but shoutouts generally do not lead to new followers. Most people are lazy or lurking. Moreover, the streamer giving you a shoutout might do you more harm than good by introducing you in a way that does not represent you or your content.

As someone who is watched only by a few friends, I cannot tell you how many times other streamers have advertised my content completely wrong.

4. Do Not Allow Yourself or Others to Put You on FOMO!

Many times, people might ask if you’re going to play any of the 20 games coming out in the next few months. You should not give in, especially if you cannot afford it. Focus on what you love and what excites you. You won’t lose viewers by not playing the latest and hottest games.

5. Do Not Look at This as a Job!

Many people will tell you to be consistent and to have a schedule and so on… Don’t! In the beginning, you are trying out the waters. Even if you really want to be a full-time streamer someday, take your time and have fun with it. I’ve seen people put themselves under pressure and slowly become disheartened, eventually quitting streaming altogether. Start it as a hobby, and if it picks up, then you can think about your future.

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