It’s a common misconception that to be successful with streaming, you need to have a vast number of followers. Because of this many streamers fall into a cycle of F4F or follow for follow, which is honestly nothing but hollow follows. Your viewers are more important than your followers. Don’t get it wrong you need followers, but you have to invest time and effort into networking and content.
Here at Ghostborn, we want to provide the material to help you, the streamers, produce the best quality content for your present and future viewers. To do this we asked a fairly successful affiliate from Twitch, to answer five questions. Before we get into the Q&A, we should introduce the gentleman who was kind enough to take the time out of his day to enlighten us in the ways of streaming live content.
He goes by Forice, and he is a prime example of what it takes to be successful in the streaming community. He’s a skilled gamer, who also puts a little extra effort into keeping his viewers entertained. Forice is also knowledgeable in his content he produces, and he is willing to share that information with us.
If you have some free time we recommend that you check out his channel, or watch him live to see him really shine.
Find him at: Twitch.TV/Forice
1)What is your favorite thing about streaming?
Forice: Community first for sure, I love making new friends. And with that, making people’s day better even for a second makes me feel accomplished.
2) What do you think is your greatest tool to be successful at streaming?
Forice: Bring the content! You have to put on a show and not just play games. Be a personality that people can either relate to or appreciate. Also, a camera brings you a long way to making a connection with viewers.
3) How long did it take to get where you are right now on Twitch.
Forice: I’ve been streaming since February 2019, so 5 months.
4) There are a lot of people doing F4F, and around the internet it is a controversial topic. What is your take on F4F?
Forice: To me, F4F is an artificial way to making followers and viewers that dont actually enjoy or engage in your content. Past getting you to affiliate, F4F to me has no advantages and can be a detriment to your chat health if the only thing appearing in your channel is !lurk and F4F. I’ve never used it and I’ve always advised others to focus on content and enjoying yourself on stream first – the viewers will come after those first two steps.
5) If you could go back in time to when you started streaming and give your younger self any advice, what would it be?
Forice: I would tell Forice from 5 months ago to focus on 1 (maybe 2 games tops) and to prioritize audio quality on a higher level than video quality.
As you can see, you can move quickly through the ranks, but you need to make smart content decisions. Again if you’d like to see his methods in action, click the link above or search for him on twitch. Just type Forice into the search bar and enjoy!