By CEO National Master Evan Rabin
While the end may ultimate justify the means, it is important to celebrate each milestone. Every time we get another 100 likes on our Facebook page, we will publish a celebratory post. We are currently 7 likes away from 8400.
Over the last few months, I have had a lot of fun playing with live commentary, listening to live music, most notably my favorite two bands- The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers, hosting lectures and recording podcast episodes on our Twitch channel. The road certainly does go on forever.
I am excited to announce that this past weekend, we made Affiliate on Twitch, which means we can start earning revenue via subscriptions and bits.
For a streamer to become eligible to be an affiliate, there are 4 requirements:
-500 total minutes broadcast over the last 30 days
-7 unique broadcast days in the last 30 days
-average of 3 or more concurrent viewers over the last 30 days
It was fairly easy getting the first 3 requirements through some cross promotion on our Facebook page, website and newsletter. While I didn’t have much difficulty getting 189+ followers, it was difficult building active viewership so that wed’ get an average of 3 concurrent viewers.
Here are few things that helped get us there:
-Build a network between friends that can support one another’s streams.
-Notify people ahead of time on social media and newsletters, of when I am planning on streaming.
-Organize matches against other streamers; check out channel to see a 10-game 3-2 match I am playing against Chess Coach John, Today, August 4th at 9:00 PM CST.
I will never forget how my former Vice President at Oracle Kevin McGee used to always ask “What have you done for me lately?” It didn’t matter if you close a massive deal the month before, he always drilled into what pipeline was in store. Therefore, while affiliate is a nice milestone, I am definitely not going to stop here! Off to partner we go as we aim for those requirements:
-Stream for 25 hours
-Stream on 12 different days
-Average of 75 viewers (concurrent viewership excluding hosts, raids and embeds)