Gaming Consoles & PCs How to Get Noticed on Mixer Want to become a famous streamer? Try these tips and tricks by Jennifer Karner Writer Jen Karner is a former Lifewire writer and expert on VR and Android phones. Her work has appeared on AndroidCentral, iMore, WindowsCentral and others. our editorial process LinkedIn Jennifer Karner Updated on June 04, 2019 Getty Images/Roman Kosolapov Consoles & PCs Xbox Buyer's Guide Tweet Share Email Mixer might not be quite as large as YouTube or Twitch, but there are still plenty of people watching streams. If you're hoping to start a career as a streamer on Mixer, then you'll need to know how to get their attention and keep it too. Basics of Getting Noticed on Mixer Mixer is a platform for streamers. What that means is that while dozens of people might be playing the same game at the same time, you'll want a way for your stream to stand out. In order to be a successful streamer you need to get noticed, and there are a variety of ways to pull this off. Some streamers go in for an over the top personality while they are on air, bringing in costumes or silly props. Others stick to a particular niche of gameplay or bring audiences from existing YouTube channels or ventures. If you're starting out fresh on Mixer without an audience, then branding and consistency will be two of your biggest necessities. Consistent Streaming on Mixer It's an understanding in the streaming community that if you aren't streaming, you're losing viewers. When you first get started, create a schedule for yourself, and then stick to it. This way the people who find you will know when you're going live, and will be more likely to return to watch. Be sure to update your Mixer profile with info about your schedule. That way viewers will be able to look you up and tune in at the right times. Branding on Mixer Branding your channel probably sounds a little bit crazy if you aren't familiar with the term. Essentially it means treating your channel, and streams, like the business you want to turn them into. This means taking time to decide on good names, set (and stick to) a schedule for your streams, choose the type of games you will stream, etc. You'll also want to reach out to the community and find other streamers in your niche to follow and interact with, and consider giveaways or other incentive-based programs that will draw people to your channel. Get Noticed With Promotions When you're first getting that Mixer stream off the ground, promotion is key. Self-promotion always feels weird, and even the most experienced people in the world don't always want to toot their own horn, but self-promotion is mandatory when building your audience. Tell people about your streams. Advertise it on your other social media platforms, make business cards, network with other streamers and at local game stores. If people don't know that you exist, they can't find your channel. You'll also want to socialize with other streamers and folks who watch streams. Genuine and authentic relationships take time to build, but they'll pay you dividends down the line once you are established and well known. Coming up with a logo or brand name that you can attach to your promotion posts can help people to recognize you, even when they're just scrolling through their feed. Invest in Yourself While you can start streaming with nothing but basic equipment, you're going to want to invest in a solid rig to get the most out of it. This means ensuring that the specs on your computer are decent enough to run your game and the extra software needed. It also means picking up a great webcam, decent mic, and maybe even a few other peripherals that will make you more comfortable while you game. After all, you're going to be sitting in one place for quite a while as you do this. By grabbing good equipment you can ensure that your streams are fun to watch, and clear when listening. Viewers are here to see and interact with you, and that's more difficult without the right equipment. Have Fun It might sound silly, but enthusiasm is contagious. Find games that you like to play and share them with your viewers. When you are broadcasting it's going to be clear if you don't like the game you are playing, and people don't want to watch you have a bad time. If you love a specific long term game, or genre of games, then focusing on them may bring other fans to your channel!