Thumbstick Mafia Podcast Season 2 Episode 2 – Diversify Your Platforms

Sharkyshood and Seeker here with a new mini series: Diversify Your Platforms. We’re assuming you listened to S2E1 All About Your Coins – We continue our mission to get your right by breaking down all of the options you have as a Broadcaster/Streamer/Content Creator.

In this episode, we cover the four major platforms: Twitch, YT Gaming, Beam and FB Live. We break down their main features, partnership options and give you a bit of insight into the respective communities function.

We discuss Twitch features, new affiliate program for non-partnered streamers, and how to get partnered on Twitch.

Youtube Gaming features (like 4k streaming) how to make money on Youtube, the removal of their fan funding feature, their new monetization policy and why analytics is important.

With Beam only being a year into the live-streaming market does the platform have what it takes to compete with Twitch and Youtube Gaming? Also, Beam has recently changed their guidelines for partner and what does the future look like for this platform?

Facebook and video game live-streaming? Why the unlikely pairing might be a match made in heaven for some video game streamers and content creators.

How does one decide which platform is best for streaming video games? Also, what is Restream?

Articles Discussed:
Twitch | Tips for Applying to the Partner Program

Twitch | Guide to Cheering

Livestreaming Q1’17: Twitch vs YouTube, Avg. Spend, LTV and Tip Volumes

YouTube will no longer allow creators to make money until they reach 10,000 views – The Verge

Youtube’s Super Chat and Eligibility

Partner application requirements changing 5/15 | Beam – Forum

*Video* Beam Staff talks about changes to their partnership requires
Beam Feature Roadmap

Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop live streaming | TechCrunch

Immortals to Simulcast Streams to Twitch and Facebook Live – PVP Live

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