Diversify Your Platforms + Twitch Affliate Program

#TMPOD is byke and we’re finishing off our Diversify your Platforms mini series. If you didn’t catch part 1 of this series, then make sure you listen here.  In Episode 2 we covered Twitch, Youtube Gaming, Beam and Facebook Live. This episode we talk a bit about a few more options for you; Ustream, Hitbox, YouNow and MobCrush.

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Show Notes: S2E3 #TMPOD

What are the best live-stream websites for video games?

Ustream is still around? We talk about our first introduction to Ustream and how Ustream has rebranded itself to focus more on providing livestream services for businesses with their Ustream Pro service.

Hitbox has been acquired by Azubu.tv and we’re excited – Azubu.tv’s esports background will likely bring big changes the culture and dynamic of the platform. In addition to this new change, we talk about Hitbox guidelines for getting a sub button.

YouNow is fairly new to the livestream industry. Sharky first noticed YouNow because a couple of Youtuber’s she follows uses YouNow to live-stream. YouNow has a feature that allows streamers to co-stream with each other.

Going to a smaller, unknown platform means you will have to work harder to grow your audience.  

Using Restream to stream on multiple platforms and why you should take advantage of that.

Mobcrush, the game live-streaming site that focuses on mobile game live-streaming. We explain the slight differences in the culture between MobCrush and sites like Twitch and Youtube Gaming.

In the second half of the episode we touch on the major points of the Twitch Affiliate Program.

Twitch just launched the affiliate program for non-partnered streamers this past week. We have been patiently waiting for Twitch to introduce a program that will allow smaller, non-partnered streamers to monetize their content. Shockingly, Seek3r was invited to join the affiliate program even though she just got back into streaming.  With the excitement, we try to break down the pros and cons of joining.

What are the requirements for the Twitch affiliate program?

Twitch’s Live Content Exclusivity period for their affiliate program. How we interpreted the clause based on the words used and is this necessary? Also, should you sign-up for the affiliate program? In addition, what are the differences between a Twitch Affiliate and a Partner? #TwitchAffiliate

How the gamification of tips can turn around and bite us in the butt? Speaking of, a wife discovered that her husband spent their entire savings on Twitch donations. 38K ya’ll.

If you signed up for Twitch’s affiliate program, why you should consider supplementing your revenue stream with Streamlabs, Gamewisp, Patreon and possibly Square Cash if you are running as a business.

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