Introduction To Twitch TV Video Game Live Streaming

Learn How To Get Started With Twitch TV and Streaming Your Favorite Video Games Live Online!
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  • Lectures 36
  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

*Updated October 2016*

Are you looking to get started with Twitch TV?

In this course we walk you through everything you need to know to start streaming your favorite video games live.

What is Twitch TV?

For those of us who love to play video games Twitch is the perfect platform to get out there and start broadcasting your game play to the world. Twitch TV gives you the platform to start building an audience through the online gaming community.

Here is what you get in this course:

In this course we walk you through everything including setting up your channel, getting artwork, picking a streaming platform to use, building your audience and even learning how to receive donations while you play your games live.

We discuss topics such as:

  • Setting Up Your Channel
  • Comparing different streaming platforms
  • Using a Greenscreen on your stream
  • Getting High Quality Artwork Designed
  • Becoming Personable With Your Audience
  • Running Contests & Giving Away Prizes
  • Building Your Audience Through YouTube, Facebook and more.

What are the requirements?

  • A willingness to play games on a regular basis
  • Patience to setup a streaming platform such as OBS or Xsplit
  • The motivation to want to build an audience and expect it will not happen overnight

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to setup a Twitch TV Channel
  • Setup a Greenscreen
  • Understanding different streaming platforms
  • Use Facebook & YouTube to build a Twitch Audience
  • How you can earn revenue with Twitch from Donations and Affiliate products

Who is the target audience?

  • Those who enjoy playing video games and live broadcasting should take this course

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction To Twitch.TV
Thank you for taking the course! What do you get out of it?

In this video I talk a bit about who I am and my background with video games.


In this video I walk you through the platform and explain what it's all about.

Why do you want to stream on Twitch?

In this video I discuss the partner program and some ways to potential earn as a streamer.

Section 2: Case studies of success on Twitch.
Noahj456 used YouTube to build a large Twitch audience.
Syndicate has the most Twitch followers and built from YouTube.
Socialblade has hundreds more case studies you can view.
Section 3: Which game to play? What are people watching?
League of Legends is the top game on Twitch.
Looking deep into the browse features will show you a lot about streaming.

In this lecture I talk about what games you keep an eye out for and why playing more popular games can potentially bring you more viewers on your stream.

The opportunity is to find a game you like where people will watch.
New games on release day provide a great opportunity to get new viewers.
Section 4: Hardware Setup and Picking a Streaming Platform
To stream you need hardware to stream and software to manage it.
Simple getting started streaming solution: direct from the console with Twitch.
Entry level streaming solution: BenQ monitor and Elgato HD capture card.
The microphone is one of the most important pieces of equipment.
Wirecast is what I use to stream on my iMac with a green screen.

In this video I talk about the Open Broadcaster Software and what it's all about. There are many free guides for using this all over the internet and on the OBS forums. This is one of the most favored platforms out there for streamers.


This is another streaming application which is worth exploring. They charge to use this but there is also a free trial available.


Xsplit is currently my favorite software due to it's ease of use and setup. I paid a flat rate price to get access to use the software for an entire year and so far it's been worth it for me.

Section 5: Setting Up Your Channel

In this video I walk you through some basics of setting up your channel on Twitch.


In this video I show you how you can go about finding some high quality artwork on Fiverr for your Twitch overlay.


In this video I show you how you can go about looking into setting up a Greenscreen for yourself. This will allow you to display just yourself and your chair while streaming without seeing the entire background around you.

Section 6: Consistency & Your Personality
Doing a little bit every day is the most effective way to do anything.

Being bad at games does not mean you can't build a following. I've seen people who are simply just entertaining on stream do really well with building an audience and engaging their fans on twitch so I discuss that in this video.


In this lecture I discuss playing games on a consistent basis in order to build a following. If you stream once every couple of weeks with no real plan to build a following nothing is going to come of it. Just remember your playing games because it's fun, but you also can build something bigger too.

Giving back to your streamers will ensure they come back.
Section 7: Building a Following
Uploading videos to Facebook works great for me to get people watching me game.
Uploading videos to YouTube works great to get organic traffic over time.
Follow for follow Facebook groups help to get your initial following fast.

Making friends with people is always a smart idea. Find new streamers to play your favorite games with, stream together, compete with one another and more.


In this video I show you an application called Streamtip which you can use to get donations with while you stream. There is nothing wrong with being able to earn some extra money while you stream too!

How I handle haters and negative comments.
Section 8: Conclusion

Thanks for taking the time to go through our course! If you have any questions feel free to start a discussion and we will be glad to help you out however we can.

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Instructor Biography

John Shea, Owner of No Shame Income

I run the online blog No Shame Income where I share what's working for me in the world of online marketing.

I started learning about online marketing as a way to generate additional income, I enjoy connecting with others and helping people achieve their goals.

I have experience with Amazon, eBay, eCommerce, Social Media, SEO, Affiliate Marketing, Podcasting, Lead Generation, Landing Page Design, Wordpress & More.

I have created all kinds of courses on different topics such as Amazon, SEO and starting your own Podcast.

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