The Gaming Careers Podcast

The Gaming Careers Podcast

Live streaming is growing fast. Platforms like Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook are bringing in millions of users daily and streamers are building full-time careers through live content. Join Pete Wilkins and Ben Green weekly as they discuss news from the streaming world, advice on how to grow your stream, and interviews with special guests sharing some of the secrets behind their success. Pete Wilkins is the creator behind Gaming Careers, a YouTube channel which has taught millions of people how to livestream and grow their audiences on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook. Ben Green, is a familiar voice in the streaming world having previously hosted the popular Stream Key podcast.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 30 min

Twitch is looking to expand it's content options by offering incentives to non-gaming creators, just don't play live music while it happens. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss the BlizzCon live stream event, the popularity predictions of games, the Mars rover landing and more.

Links mentioned:
Twitch Sports Accelerator
Mars Rover Landing
Twitch Mutes Metallica Live Stream
CS:GO Viewership up 43%
Gaming Careers Stream Deck Alt...

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The Twitch community have officially voted in a permanent replacement for the PogChamp emote. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss the recent examples of police weaponizing DMCA claims against IRL streamers, charity auction streams, YouTube embed linking and more.

Links mentioned:
Twitch's New PogChamp
Twitch Versus
Maya Charity Event for Alveus Sanctuary
YouTube Testing Embed Badge
Chat on VODs and GDPR
Weaponized DMCA

Video versio...

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With Twitch pushing the now infamous 'Purple Screen Of Death' on websites displaying embedded streams; what does this mean for the viewer experience of the platform? Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss streamers appearing in Super Bowl commercials, legal concerns regarding Twitch VODs, CD Projekt Red being hacked and more.

Links mentioned:
Streamers In The Super Bowl
Purple Screen Of Death
CohhCarnage on Embedded Chat
CD Proj...

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Sometimes success on Twitch comes down to being the most knowledgeable person on a specific subject at the right time. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss the rise in interest of stocks in the streaming world, the latest updates to YouTube,  Streamlabs' quarterly report, technical changes on Twitch and more.

Links mentioned:
TheStockGuy Talks GameStonks
Clips Coming To YouTube
Streamlabs Quarterly Report
New Twitch Emote Manageme...

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StreamElements have delivered their report on the streaming industry for 2020 with some surprising insights. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss what these results mean, esports pledging large prize pools for 2021, inconsistent moderation on Twitch, mixed reality for streamers and more.

Links mentioned:
StreamElements 2020 Report
Tommyinnit Breaks Stream Records
Ziqoftw Banned Without Explanation
Twitch Participation Ceremony
Epic Gam...

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Twitch recently sent out 2020 Recap emails out to viewers and streamers breaking down individual statistics to look back on the year. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss what these statistics mean, the changing popularity of games, Twitch's response to PogChamp, the importance of taking breaks and more.

Links mentioned:
Twitch Sends Recap Emails
Twitch's Response to PogChamp
LIRIK Proposes Charity Channel
YouTube's Creato...

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The all-time record for peak live streaming viewership in one channel was recently broken with over 2 million viewers. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss what these viewership numbers mean for live streaming, the ongoing technical problems on Twitch, recent changes to developer content policies and more.

Links mentioned:
TheGrefg Peaks Over 2 Million Viewers
Shroud Blocked from Raiding
HasanAbi Stream Cut Off
PogChamp Emote Removed
C...

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Setting goals for your streams and content in 2021 can be a useful exercise to help you stay on track and grow an audience. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss some of the highlights of the year from Steam concurrent player records, chasing popular games, how to set achievable goals and more.

Links mentioned:
Repeated Twitch Downtime
Epic Games Buys Shopping Mall
Discord's $7bn Valuation
Steam Peaks 23m Concurrent Players
RUST Sur...

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The year 2020 has been a roller coaster for both gamers & streamers. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss some of the highlights of the year from Mixer closing its doors, best microphones for streamers, popular games and more.

Links mentioned:
Most Popular Microphone on Twitch
Travis Scott Live Event in Fortnite
The Surprising Growth of Chess on Twitch
Mixer Shut Down
Dr.Disrespect Banned From Twitch
Cyberpunk's Continuing Trou...

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Twitch had their first ever Town Hall presentation but were everyone's dying questions answered? Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss updates to the Twitch platform, Cyberpunk's continuing troubles, the growth of non-English streams, charity streams and more.

Links mentioned:
Twitch Banned Words
Unlisting VODs
Growth of non-English Streams
Cyberpunk's Continuing Troubles
Dr. Lupo makes 2.3 million for St. Jude's
OBS adds...

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YouTube have hit an enormous milestone of over 100 BILLION hours watched in 2020. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss DMCA strikes possibly becoming felonies, multiple updates to the Twitch platform, Nintendo shutting down soundtracks, fighting game documentaries and more.

Links mentioned:
DMCA strikes could become felonies
Boost This Streamer
Hype Trains coming to mobile
YouTube sponsors OBS
100 billion hours watched on YouTube
Ninten...

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November 25, 2020 39 min

Monstercat provides a deal for streamers to buy Affiliate status on Twitch, then retracts it. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss Youtube increasing it's ad coverage, game publishers supporting content creators, Twitch Rivals drama, updated features to the platform and more.

Links mentioned:
Monstercat's Twitch Affiliate Deal
YouTube spreads ads to non-partner channels
Cyberpunk 2077 adds Streamer Mode
Twitch partners with He...

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Twitch hosted it's first ever virtual event; GlitchCon with mixed results. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss the ongoing issue with music and DMCA, what upcoming features we'll see to the platform, multiplayer ads and Youtube's Creator Insights presentation and what it means for creators.

Links mentioned:
GlitchCon
Twitch's response to DMCA claims
Emmett Shear's keynote
Multiplayer Ads
Muting in-game audio
Twitch...

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Twitch's battle with ad-blockers and insistence on running frequent ads is bad news for streamers of ALL sizes. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss more DMCA updates, Twitch's new Celebrations donation feature, and the virtual replacement for TwitchCon: GlitchCon.

Links mentioned:
Nickmercs hit by DMCA
DMCA for Deleted Clips
Voyboy DMCA Ban
Twitch Celebrations
Twitch's Ads vs Adblock
Wendys Twitch Streams
Twitch Follower Sca...

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The Gaming Careers Podcast is back! Joined by our new co-host Benjamin Green, this week we discuss the ongoing DMCA strikes happening on Twitch, AOC's record breaking first stream, new tech from companies like Elgato and Shure, and the big streamers that are limiting how much viewers can donate.

Links mentioned:
Twitch Soundtrack
Best DMCA-free music for streamers
AOC's debut stream on Twitch
Broxh's stream with New Zealand ...

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We talk to Pestily, the number one Escape From Tarkov streamer about how he grew from 10 viewers to now averaging 10,000 viewers per stream. We also discuss in great detail how Pestily utilised YouTube to accelerate his growth on Twitch, and how his community are well on their way to raising $1 million for charity in 2020.

Links mentioned:
Escape From Tarkov Twitch Drops Event
Donate to Pestily's 2020 Charity Drive
Pestily Twitch
Pe...

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We talk to Bandrew Scott, of Podcastage, an audio expert who's built a whole YouTube channel reviewing microphones and audio interfaces for podcasters and streamers. We're diving deep into the data I gathered for last week's YouTube video where I researched the most common microphones used by the top 250 streamers on Twitch.

Links mentioned:
Most Common Microphones on Twitch Video
$100 Microphones: Samson Q2U, ATR2100, AT2...

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In this solo episode we discuss the best ways to monetize your live streams on Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, or any other platform. These tips apply from small streamers just starting out, up to partnered streamers that have been streaming full-time for years.

Links mentioned: 
Running a Marathon while Streaming - Highlights
Streamlabs Merch Store
StreamElements Merch Store
Amazon Affiliate Plugin for Twitch
Bounty Programs for Affiliates...

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We talk to Valkia, a full-time Twitch Streamer who grew to popularity by combining his love for marketing with FPS games. In this episode we discuss what it takes to grow your stream from hobby to full-time career, how you can best utilise YouTube to funnel viewers to Twitch and what it's like trying to branch out from the game that made you famous. 

Links mentioned:
Valkia's Twitch Stream
Valkia's YouTube
Valkia's I...

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We talk to Boom Kitty, aka Eric, a YouTube streamer who produces electronic music full-time that's been featured in games like Beat Saber and Geometry Dash. In this episode, we cover what makes a stream watchable, which streaming platforms pay the most and how one 5-minute email can change your life.

Links mentioned:
Beat Saber
Geometry Dash
Boom Kitty Spotify
Boom Kitty YouTube
Boom Kitty Twitter 

Connect with Gaming Careers:
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