Prelude

1. This book is not a silver bullet

Live streaming has grown year over year. If you are reading this - you know the stats and the context. You see the opportunity and you want to grow. Few other opportunities allow you to have a fun, remote, and even lucrative “job” such as being a professional live streamer. It may seem daunting, and while it will take a massive amount of effort, resilience, and consistency is very possible to make a sustainable living by being a live streamer.

Before jumping in, let’s clear up a few things:

2. Everyone Is Unique, Create Your Own Path

  • There’s a saying about how you can tell somebody how to do something, but until they actually do it themselves, they won’t fully understand all that is involved. This rings true with live streaming. The best advice is to just start poking around and over time, you will learn, grow, and optimize yourself.
  • Additionally, you don’t need to be afraid to change things up if something isn’t working. This space is all about adaptability and being able to carve your own path.
  • These may seem pretty obvious, but when you get into the nitty gritty of live streaming, you will likely better understand what we mean by this. Ultimately, the decision and willingness to take action is on you.

3. The Purpose of This Course

If you’re here, it’s because you’re wanting to either start live streaming or become a better live streamer. No matter which stage you are at, we believe that you will find useful information and tips in here to help you grow as a content creator.

A few things that we hope to instill throughout the course:

  • Motivation: Understand your why, then lean into it. Write it down and look at it everyday. Whether your goal is to make extra income, take it full time, or just having fun; think about what it is that motivates you to do this.
  • Focus: Get started is the most important part, however staying focused on your goal and concentrating on how to get there are equally as important.
  • Authenticity: There are millions of people out there, but only one of you. Own that and live your truth. If you are trying to be something you’re not, it will be evident. People want to see the raw and true you.

Who are we and why listen to us?

  • We are passionate about the creator space. We are former and current partnered Streamers. We are Streamlabs employees. We are avid gamers, streamers, and industry professionals.
  • We want to see growth. Growth comes from overcoming obstacles. Growth comes from more creators providing more entertainment. Growth comes from diversity. Growth comes from community building. Growth comes from you.
  • We believe in you and in the creator space and we want to see it
  • grow.

Now let’s do this!