Common Challenges that 0-Viewer Twitch Streamers Face (and Potential Ways of Overcoming Them)

Streaming to zero viewers isn’t something to be ashamed of. Roughly 88% of active streamers have an average concurrent viewership of 0-5 viewers. Many in that group never see viewers at all. It took me about a year of floundering on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch before finally finding my footing above the 0-viewer threshold.

For those who have ambitions of climbing out of that hole, maybe I can help? Though I certainly don’t have the experience or wisdom to help you become the next Ninja, the experience I do have may be enough to get you past 0-viewer Andy status.

Using the site nobody.live for reference, I decided to watch over 100 0-viewer streams and make note of some common factors that could be holding these streamers back. Here are some common challenges I noted and some potential solutions for overcoming them!

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CAT-ASTROPHIC FINALE! Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Live Stream!

PlayerTwoStart and I claw our way to the dramatic conclusion of Super Mario 3D World! Along the way, we celebrate MAR10 Day with a unique look at the history of Super Mario!

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Godlike Grenade Kills! – Rogue Company Live Stream

Better late than never? I finally see see the light when it comes to grenades and I enemies do too…just before they blow up! Joining me in today’s Rogue Company matches includes PlayerTwoStart, jennathefool, Qowface, and Macgyverisms!

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Take Your Twitch or YouTube Streaming Overlay Presentation to the Next Level With This Trick!

During the peak of my Among Us frenzy, my wife and I stumbled on a jacksepticeye video of him and a number of other top gaming content creators playing the game together. During the voting phase, the camera punched inward to focus on Jack, making for a better viewing experience in that moment. Other streamers do this with their VODs as well, such as Pokimane, Disguised Toast, Ninja, and more.

The thing is, this zoom effect is done after the fact in a video editor. But could an entrepreneurial streamer implement that same effect in a live environment?

Yes!

I have implemented it on my stream and I love having for the sake of having an “aside” with viewers without taking them completely out of the game. Here is how you can implement this zoom-in during gameplay!

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Making the Jump From Console to PC in Rogue Company!

Having played Rogue Company on console for many months now, I think I’m finally ready to compete on PC! I talk through some of my reasoning for moving to PC and some of the struggles I’ve run into along the way. Also, we get in a few matches with Kestral and Dima!

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Double Struggle! Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Live Stream!

My brother and I try our best to work as a team, but Mario games are notoriously awkward to play in multiplayer. How far can we get? Also, do I have the world’s largest bag of popcorn?

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Scrubs On Blast! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

Between intense Tetris 99 matches, I read aloud a very important message that scrub players in any competitive game need to hear! I also share my latest anime glass art creation and I can’t believe how well it turned out!

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Add the Twitch Chat and Event List in OBS the Easy Way

One of the big criticisms levied at OBS versus other broadcast software is that it doesn’t have the chat and event list built in. Having to look at different windows to see all of the information you need as a streamer is a nightmare, which oftentimes drives users to alternatives.

Some go to Streamlabs OBS, which does offer these features, as well as direct integration with Streamlabs alerts and overlays. While this is more than enough for some, its walled-garden approach gives it a much lower ceiling from a technical perspective if you really want to push your streams to the limit. I used to use StreamElements OBS Live, but recent hiccups in the software would cause my OBS to crash on start-up. Uninstalling it did the trick and I’ll never recommend it again.

So what does one do now? Well, there’s actually a very easy trick to add your chat, event lists, stats, or anything you can see in a web browser inside OBS! Best of all, you don’t need to install any intrusive software to make this work!

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Leap of Faith! Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Live Stream! (FINALE)

Desperate times call for desperate solutions! During the final stretch of Bowser’s Fury, I come up with some…outside-the-box solutions for getting some of the tougher Cat Shines in the game! We also discuss video games being adapted to board games (such as Stardew Valley) and my latest anime glass art!

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Rogue Company With the Stars! Featuring DiehardGG and a 59 Elim Match!

A star-studded cast of players joins me for this Rogue Company set! One of the biggest Rogue Company content creators DiehardGG gets paired with us for a match. Also, we squad up with the best Rogue Company player we’ve ever seen and they put up an absolutely mind-blowing performance!

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