"Get good," says one streamer.
"Produce better content," says another streamer.
Do you stream? If so you may have heard those two phrases above. Maybe more hurtful comments at one point. But I'm here to tell you this: those aren't streamers that'll help you grow or want you to succeed.
We do. RavageLands does.
Very quickly: RavageLands Production started on September 2015 with a small YouTube channel making regular gaming videos and the occasional livestreams.
On Tuesday, June 17 we became verified partner on DLive. Dlive is a young platform that gives creative control to the content creators. DLive takes ZERO cuts from the makings of a content creator. DLive community is supportive, encouraging, and enthusiastic about content creators. We didn't become verified partner overnight. We made an account with DLive on March 14, 2019 then once we reached the requirements—smaller at the time—we applied and took the champions quiz. Recently, new rules and direction have been implemented. Any DLive streamer that meet the old requirements would still receive partner. For anyone else that didn't apply yet and met the old requirements had until June 12th to complete the application. After that date, everyone needed to wait until July 1st to apply but adhere to all new rules for the different tier status of partner. We waited for three months until we pushed for an update to get partner. It was a struggle. We came over to DLive with no audience. Our YouTube channel barely had any people. Our friends and family barely watched. New York City makes people you know work long extended hours to make money for bills and food. The city isn't the suburbs. The city is constantly moving, you're invisible, and friends barely stick together for supportive reasons.
Anyway, we have a saying: We retweet all with a DLive handle so ALL can watch.
That's how we build our community. That's how everyone knows RavageLands Production. That's a way of networking besides joining so many discords you can't keep up. Ever since we started retweeting all, mostly everyone passed by our streams and thanked us. Dropping love and gratitude. We are forever thankful for that. We are forever grateful for the core audience we gained over the last couple of months.
Let's talk about some strategies you can implement today to reach Verified Partner:
What software are you using? What social media platforms do you find the best for your brand/business? Let me know! Let's have a discussion! Thanks for reading!
Streaming Streamers: An Inclusive Content Creator is a publication founded by Marie Shadows to discuss RavageLands Production experiences—good, bad, ugly—to the streaming and content creator world. It's a guide for those who don't know where to start or have started and are stuck. If you have questions, leave them in the comments or email: firstname.lastname@example.org