The world of content creation is a wide-open one. While it’s simple to get started, it has an extremely difficult barrier to break through depending on your individual goals. Of course, everyone has to start somewhere, and your starting point begins now! In this article, we’ll be covering the basics of getting started as a streamer on Twitch. We’ll go over hardware and software requirements, how to set up your broadcasting software, and explore what type of content you should be streaming. Making an Account This might be a given, but first you have to make a Twitch account! Head over to Twitch.tv and click “Sign Up”. When you pick your screen name, it’s best to choose something that’s easily brandable for you that can also be used on other social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. This will make it much easier for your viewers to find you....

Twitch is one of the best platforms when it comes to monetizing a stream. There’s a wide variety of methods for viewers to support you and the Twitch community understands how important it is to financially support their favorite streamer. In order to start monetizing your stream with Twitch, you’ll need to become an Affiliate or a Partner. Ways to Monetize Your Twitch Stream Galen Herbst de CortinaGalen Herbst de Cortina is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and finance professional who helps content creators run their business and personal finances.He/Him“Don’t forget that most of this comes as you build your stream and viewership, not before then. It’s great to keep these options in mind and to work on them but the most important thing you can do is work on your stream itself. As you create great content, you’ll find that all of these become easier and more lucrative.” -Galen Herbst...

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