How To Get Your First 100 Followers on Twitch

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Your initial 100 followers is an important step in building your Twitch channel as it’s the first step in reaching Twitch Affiliate.

You want to get as far away from the “follow4follow” groups as possible. They don’t actually grow your following beyond changing a number on the website. Twitch is based on average viewers, so even if you may have 1,000 followers yet nobody watches you, it’s pretty pointless.

Make real connections, real friendships and a real following will follow.

This article was originally written in early 2018. If you are looking for more ways to grow your channel and become a successful Twitch streamer in 2019, read our in-depth guide below:

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Now what are some ways you can get your first 100 followers?

We asked our TwitterDiscord channel, Facebook Groups and our favourite people for their advice on how they grew their initial Twitch following and collated the below tips.

Here are some of our favourites:

What really started driving traffic to my channel was doing collabs. It made my commentating way better because it is easier to talk to someone rather than by yourself when you are just starting out. I worked hard on trying to squeeze the best quality I could get out of my current hardware. I practiced commentating while I wasn’t recording, like commentate what I was doing around the house. — SuperAaronNova — YouTube / Twitter / Twitch


Let’s round up the best tips from everyone:

  1. Focus on one particular game — build a following through being “that funny guy who is amazing at Steep” or “He plays building games like Cities Skyline and Stardew Valley every Wednesday and Friday evenings”
  2. Share your channel to friends and family
  3. Persuade your friends to start streaming and get auto-hosting!
  4. Get creative with your stream titles
  5. Utilise social media — use Twitter to discuss topics, develop friendships and let people know when you are going ‘live’
  6. Do something different
  7. Keep on talking — just because your viewer count says 0, it does not mean zero people are watching!
  8. Grow your following on Twitter and post ‘go-live’ tweets
  9. Host other people and (hopefully) get their attention — but don’t expect anything from them!
  10. Be consistent!
  11. Just be you.

Please keep in mind these are suggestions from over 40 different people, the ways to grow may have changed since, and growing a social media or Twitch following is completely different from one person to another.

Want to know more ways? Read our guide to growing your following and community:

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Let me know how you grew your first 100 followers on our Twitter and we’ll add it to the list! (@emergencegg)

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