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- Wed, 15 Sep 2021 08:56:56 EST TW/3Sfjr No.762224
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Sup /vg/,

I'd like to become a part time video game streamer as a way to create another source of income. I have no interest in full time because I hear it's hell.

I stopped playing video games for months because I felt like they weren't adding any value to my life. But, the other day, I figured "Why not get your shit monetized and continue to do what you like to do?"

If you guys have any advice, I'd greatly appreciate it.
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G-Man - Wed, 15 Sep 2021 13:18:56 EST Dx4mKDWf No.762229 Reply
>>762224
It's a massive grind and it's really unlikely to pay off. But if you want to try:

  • Stream on a regular schedule
  • Develop some kind of niche audience (based on your interests, identity, etc) that will continue to support you
  • Make it feel like an "event" rather than just watching someone play games; they're there for an experience
  • Be interested in these people's lives and be like a therapist/friend to them, because people who watch streamers are generally extremely lonely and just want some human contact
  • Develop a parasocial relationship with these people in which they mistake your attention for genuine friendship
  • Gush over any amount of money given to you and emphasize with animations
  • Make lots of hot takes and use EXTREME REACTION FACES. Be unstable and barely clinging to reality
  • Do not kill yourself
User is currently banned from all boards
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Princess Peach - Thu, 16 Sep 2021 04:45:37 EST TW/3Sfjr No.762236 Reply
>>762227

Uh, I hope you know he was joking, right? But yeah, too much estrogen will give you tits if you're a man.

>>762229

>Stream on a regular schedule

I could commit to 2-3 times a week. The only thing I realized that I'm missing is a microphone.

I recently bought this capture card:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DRWCOGA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

May invest in this mic too:
https://www.amazon.com/EPOS-Gaming-B20-Streaming-Microphone/dp/B08YFHYPWD/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=3D1P4W0YHVXDN&dchild=1&keywords=streaming+microphone+for+ps4&qid=1631781755&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyUUMySFZWN0ZCSFlBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTQ2NDE1MTA1QjhOMktHRVZMRyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjEyMzAwTzJCRTNSWUNKV04xJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

>Develop some kind of niche audience (based on your interests, identity, etc) that will continue to support you

I'm still brainstorming ideas for this. I don't think video games would be the main focus. As far as gaming goes, tend to gravitate towards Japanese games and RPG's.

>Make it feel like an "event" rather than just watching someone play games; they're there for an experience
>Make lots of hot takes and use EXTREME REACTION FACES. Be unstable and barely clinging to reality

See, my coworker told me this the other day. I just want to be chill and laid back. Not cringeworthy like a majority of these streamers.


>Be interested in these people's lives and be like a therapist/friend to them, because people who watch streamers are generally extremely lonely and just want some human contact
>Develop a parasocial relationship with these people in which they mistake your attention for genuine friendship

Yeah, I noticed most of the people who watch streams, or watch stuff like Game Grumps or Cum Town- they like to live vicariously through those people. I'm the type of person who can get along with most people, so interacting with watchers like that isn't a problem.

>Gush over any amount of money given to you and emphasize with animations

I appreciate anything anyone is willing to give. I stopped playing video games for several months because they weren't adding any value to my life. If I'm getting paid to do it, that's a different story.

>Do not kill yourself

Yeah, i noticed full time streamers get stressed the fuck out. Entertaining people all the time takes a real toll after a while. Reminds me of that guy Etika who killed himself two years ago. I JUST want this part time for the passive income.
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Mia Fey - Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:50:43 EST WLnHWPMQ No.762238 Reply
>>762236

>passive income

You have to work for it. Time is spent making videos, editing, posting, writing descriptions and titles etc. It is not passive income.

It is way more work than it's worth from what I understand. And your idea of being a cool chill streamer is cool, but it won't make money. There are cool chill streamers out there, they just don't have as many views or followers because less people are interested in that. Unfortunately humans are stupid, lazy, and selfish and you have to work with them as your customers. Play to primal instincts if you want to make money.
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Princess Peach - Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:35:52 EST TW/3Sfjr No.762239 Reply
>>762238

>Unfortunately humans are stupid, lazy, and selfish and you have to work with them as your customers. Play to primal instincts if you want to make money.

Fair point. People would rather watch a trainwreck of a person than watch someone who's laid back. That's unfortunate. I bet if a guy like Chris Chan had a monetized channel, he would be making an absurd amount of money.
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Rayne - Sat, 18 Sep 2021 22:01:23 EST dzodXNdS No.762263 Reply
>>762239

Don't give them any ideas. Well, or do. It might be cool? Plus, it'd be nice if it made them a living.
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Kid Ying - Sun, 19 Sep 2021 03:09:36 EST TW/3Sfjr No.762268 Reply
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>>762263

>Don’t give them any ideas

I mean, stuff like that is well documented. Just take this guy Etika for example. His mental health literally deteriorated on his livestreams, and people loved that shit until he was gone.
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Kerrigan - Sun, 19 Sep 2021 06:39:27 EST Gqd8v1Ot No.762269 Reply
>>762268
I don't think being used up until there's nothing left is something to aspire to.

I don't watch streamers myself but I've been watching youtube uploads from streamers, what I like is people that don't swear a lot (if at all) and are reasonably good at what they're playing and have some engagement with their stream chat (like when someone asks a genuine question about the game they answer)
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Four - Sun, 19 Sep 2021 08:34:55 EST xtI+/C2c No.762270 Reply
>>762268
You ever consider being one of those Virtual tuber?
All you need is the program and a feminine voice and be really into your anime avatar. Used to be exclusively a Japan thing, but plenty of female weebs cater to eop losers like you and I.
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Guile - Sun, 19 Sep 2021 08:58:14 EST R8xVP9gf No.762271 Reply
>>762269
I personally gave up on people like Maxamillion Dood, dude is fun to watch at fighting games, but his gimmick is so obnoxious that it's just a turn off.

I just maybe watch like two streamers who streams/records Gran Turismo Sport and/or iRacing.
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Falco Lombardi - Mon, 20 Sep 2021 04:58:00 EST TW/3Sfjr No.762273 Reply
>>762271

>but his gimmick is so obnoxious that it's just a turn off.

You mean his cringey reaction videos?
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Soap MacTavish - Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:30:17 EST R8xVP9gf No.762274 Reply
>>762273
I liked his Real Talk (or whatever it was) when was straight shooting in a normal voice and bringing up solid points and his boss rage videos what are funny and interesting, but yeah his reaction videos, his yo videogames, his stream stuff, it's like god damn turn it down just a bit.

I remember I was watching one of his streams he finally beat a boss he was having trouble on (i think he was doing a boss rage playthrough) and he went from calm and lucid and talking his way through the fight to suddenly screaming "WE DID IT" like 5 seconds after the fight ended...it wasn't even a normal reaction to finally beating it, it was just literally out of nowhere like it was gonna be a soundbite for the video.

Like I said, he's solid at his gameplay, just he needs to tone his character down just a lot.
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Kitana - Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:31:13 EST SmEz5sgd No.762275 Reply
>>762274
A lot of guys pulling in millions of views are kind of like that so I'm not surprised he'd try to emulate being all hype and energetic.

I don't care for it either but apparently it works. I'm guessing the loud and physical acting is appealing for the younger audience.
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Glass Joe - Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:46:18 EST Gqd8v1Ot No.762276 Reply
>>762275
I knew a kid that would watch a particular streamer's videos of him grinding for a particular rare item and he would just skip to the part where he got the rare item (after 7 hours of not getting it) and the guy went crazy over it and he would just watch that scene over and over and over and then he would want to get the rare item in his game (not realizing it takes 7 hours)
But the kid is a literal child so yeah, I guess that's what kids are into now.
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Falco Lombardi - Mon, 20 Sep 2021 07:19:57 EST TW/3Sfjr No.762277 Reply
>>762275

>I don't care for it either but apparently it works.

This. If it's not broke, don't fix it. Even if it comes off REALLY cringey. Those guys are pulling in a pretty decent income.
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Soap MacTavish - Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:40:03 EST R8xVP9gf No.762279 Reply
>>762277
I remember someone donated him 4000 dollars for his birthday.

I have no clue why the fuck you would just give some person you don't know 4000 dollars but whatever.
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Jarl Balgruuf - Mon, 20 Sep 2021 15:49:53 EST WLnHWPMQ No.762281 Reply
>>762279

Lots of people have more money than sense. It seems like everyone with sense is broke.
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Alex Mercer - Mon, 20 Sep 2021 22:50:42 EST q7l7MdVE No.762283 Reply
>>762279
I don't know why people give strangers money for playing games, period
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Kirby - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 02:46:53 EST YvP3R1oW No.762285 Reply
>>762283
People pay as they choose for entertainment. It's not a hard concept to grasp.
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Tom Nook - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:19:40 EST TW/3Sfjr No.762287 Reply
>>762281
>>762282
>>762283

Eh. When I see stuff like that, my immediate thought is, "Who am I to judge?"

I don't watch other people's pockets, nor to I judge what they choose to spend their money on. Just don't come crying to me when you're stuck in life, or in a financial frenzy.
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Kuma - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:14:12 EST WLnHWPMQ No.762288 Reply
>>762283

I don't understand why people give big corporations money to see TV/movies that corrupts their brain, or generally why people pay way more than things are worth so others can profit and they can continue to struggle.

The economy has failed and is breaking apart at the seams. There are lots of new forms of entertainment and people are trying them out because the old forms suck. I agree it's weird to pay someone money to play games, but I guess I understand the market.
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Spinal - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 22:50:11 EST q7l7MdVE No.762292 Reply
>>762285
no, they are probley paying for a fake friendship. bunch of lonely fucks
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Cody - Sat, 16 Oct 2021 06:59:34 EST aDDKLL+U No.762623 Reply
>>762224
>can't just enjoy things
>have to monetize it

you sound like a miserable fuck.

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