A friend of mine who streams on Twitch suggested that I buy twitch followers in order to get more people on my channel. My friend had been streaming longer than me, and he gained a lot of his followers from buying. I figured if it worked for him, then surely it would work for me. After buying the followers, my stream numbers started to go up, and I became a popular streamer. When a streamer gains enough viewers on Twitch, they can apply to make ad revenue from their streams. When they get even more followers, they can apply to have a subscription option added to the channel.
I gained enough viewers to have ads and subscriptions, but I wasn’t sure how to implement them. I didn’t want to play ads every 5 minutes and have the viewers become annoyed. They probably wouldn’t want to keep watching the channel if they saw nothing but ads. I also didn’t want to put all of my good content behind a subscription pay wall, because then people wouldn’t bother subscribing. I had to think of a way that would still let me get money, but keep the viewers happy.
I came up with a solution that would work out for everyone. I would play ads only once an hour, and I created special emoticons to be used with the subscription service. Only those who subscribed would be allowed to use the emoticons in chat. The viewers like this solution and they still come to my stream. I’ve had a lot of people subscribe to me and they use the emoticons in chat all the time. Since the emoticons work in other chat rooms as well, I had people who don’t normally watch my stream come to it to subscribe so they could use the emoticons.