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How I picked up over 400 Twitch followers in just 4 days!

I wanted to share what I did over the last few days to capitalize on an opportunity that happens several times a year. If you play a game that has a large e-sports event you may be able to gain some extra followers just by watching Twitch and being part of the event on Twitch. I picked up over 400 followers in the last few days and I didn’t even stream once.

ESL One Cologne 2015 just happened and we saw millions of gamers tune into the event. I mostly play Counter-Strike Global Offensive so I will speak about my experience with that but if you play one of the other big games such as Dota2, Battlefield 4, Hearthstone or League of Legends then there is similar e-sports events which you may be able to capitalize on in a similar way.

Team EnVyUs - Photo by Helena Kristiansson

Team EnVyUs – Photo by Helena Kristiansson

Getting seen by over 800,000 Twitch viewers!

The value of being seen by over 800k viewers on Twitch is priceless! But the cost is just $6.99. Warren Buffet arguably one of the greatest investors ever said “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Remember this advice when trying to grow your Twitch channel because some small economic commitments can mean big rewards.

The Counter-Strike event was broadcasted on several official live streams, I subscribed to the Official ESL CSGO Twitch channel during the event. This costs $6.99 for one month. This means that I can speak in the chat room when the room is in subscriber only mode which is the case for all of the games when they are live. During this time there is hundreds of thousands of people watching Twitch and reading the Twitch chat. This is where you can gain some serious exposure, attention and followers.

Don’t get banned!

MODS can be super aggressive especially during live events, be careful what you say and how you behave! Remember that hundreds of thousands of people are watching you and what you type in chat. Don’t be a d*ck, your trying to gain the love and respect of the community. Be helpful towards people and answer questions, you will get some private whispers from people who are not subscribers. At times it can be too much to deal with, you will have alot of people messaging you and some of these people will send you some new follows.

Do not post links, if you do mention “giveaways” or ask people to “follow you” be warned you may get a ban. I had several small bans over the weekend between 60 and 600 seconds. When this happens I just calm down, usually it is because I am over talking and over dominating the chat room.

All the Top Streamers are there!

Another thing you will notice is that all of the top streamers on Twitch will be present at the event, they love the game, they love Twitch and they love to be part of the huge pro events. You are now mixing with the Twitch VIP’s.

On a Subconscious level

Another thing which I think happens and makes a huge difference is some people will say to me “I recognize your name” or “Did we play together recently?”. I think this is because I am present in these large chat room events. My name is being seen and is going into peoples minds on a subconscious level, a few weeks from now they may stumble across my stream and instantly they will think they know me from somewhere or perhaps they even remember me from a large esports event.

Remember to Unsubscribe

A word of warning a Twitch subscription will auto renew, so if you are not interested in running your subscription for several months make sure you unsubscribe during the event or straight after the event or you will get charged $6.99 every single month. You can manage your Twitch subscriptions here.

The Final Word!

I have subscribed to each of the last four major CSGO events and each time I pickup between 100 and 500 new followers. This time round I gained just over 400 Twitch followers. This will work on smaller scale events also where perhaps there is only 40,000 to 100,000 people watching but you will get some followers by simply being part of the event on Twitch and you will be growing your name and presence in the community.


Using Twitter to get Twitch followers

I wanted to share with you some of the things I do to get Twitch followers using my Twitter account. I will show you my own techniques that I use to grow my Twitter followers and my Twitch followers.

Get it RIGHT! Setup your Twitter bio like a BOSS!

The first thing you need to realise is that most people wont just find you by accident. You need to help people discover your Twitch channel and you need to tell them to follow you!

Visit my Twitter page and read my bio (Hey, send me a follow while you are there!), you will notice I use the website field to promote my YouTube channel and I use my personal bio to tell people that I giveaway CSGO skins and that it happens very often. Also I include a link to my Twitch channel because people are probably to lazy to type it.

Get Twitch FollowersMy bio is designed to lure people to my Twitch channel and I encourage them to follow me, it really WORKS!

Remember not to lie on your bio, If you are not giving away skins don’t pretend you are. Tell them something else which is cool and true about your channel. I am a CSGO streamer and CSGO players love skins, so this works great for me!

Now your Twitter bio is ready and you can generate interest in your Twitter page!

Archie.co auto favorites tweets!

I used to use TwitFox, but that service was recently shut down because it seems that Twitter doesn’t like services that auto favourite or retweet tweets. My theory in life is people get rich by exploiting loop holes while they exist. I don’t know how long Archie.co will be online but right now it generates me between 25 and 50 new Twitter followers every single day.

Archie.co searches Twitter for specific types of tweets which contain specific keywords and then it favourites them for you. This generates an email from Twitter to the user and other types of notification. Then hopefully they will visit your Twitter profile and like your bio, then follow you on Twitch. It’s a numbers game but it works!

You choose the keyword and archie.co does the rest. If you play World of Warcraft perhaps you can make archie.co look for tweets about “WOW” or “MMO Games”. This helps find people that are interested in the type of games you stream.

Unfollowers.me creates an auto-responder!

If they haven’t already followed you on Twitch after reading your bio, you can now send them a private message via Twitter telling them about your Twitch channel. Hopefully now they will follow you on Twitch.

Go to Unfollowers.me and after you login via Twitter visit the “Automate” tab. From here you need to turn on “Welcome DM” messages.

Create a good welcome message, include your Twitch URL and tell them again why to follow you. Here is my welcome message:

TY for follow, I do lots of CSGO Skin give-aways, Why not follow me on Twitch? http://www.twitch.tv/fivemandown

Now you are fully automated, archie.co is generating traffic to your page and unfollowers.me is telling people about your Twitch channel. This is how you can use Twitter to get Twitch followers!

The Final Word!

BOOM! You are officially a BOSS! As your Twitter grows you also have the ability to send cool tweets to your followers and continue to reap the rewards of your hard work! Remember people need all the help you can give them when it comes to following you, make it easy, make it worth it and be clever about your automation so your social media can work through the night and create interest in your Twitch channel!

Please leave me a comment below – I would love to hear how you have used this article to grow your channel or how you have tweaked this method to get even more Twitch followers!


Get 300 extra Twitch followers every month!

I am sure you are already using FollowTrainTV but still you are looking for even more Twitch growth, well Twitchstarter is an online community that can help you gain extra viewers and followers. Gamers of all ages and disciplines from professional gamers to people who just found out what an Xbox One is use Twitchstarter. They have many great articles and information which can help you become a better streamer. They have a bunch of cool tools, websites, forums and blogs. It’s really a go to network for Twitch streamers and gamers in general!

I have been using the Twitchstarter service now for several months. I have been a premium member, I have paid for banner adverts with them and I have used some of the free tools they have to offer.

If it suits your budget I would recommend trying everything you can, the thing about streaming is something may work for you even if it didn’t work for someone else and vice versa. You have to simply try things and see what works. I also have a bunch of Fiverr gigs that can generate you a lot of followers on Twitch. Check out some of my customer reviews, I am very proud to say I have many happy customers!

How can you get 300 extra Twitch followers every single month for free?

This is easy peasy and it just takes 5 minutes per day. There is a tool on Twitchstarter called ‘Followers Club’ this is a follow for follow exchange system. This means you will follow 10 new people per day and in return you will receive 10 new followers. This is almost guaranteed that you can get 300 extra Twitch followers every single month. You just have to dedicate 5 minutes of each day because there is a maximum of 10 new followers per day.

Visit the Follower Club here: http://www.twitchstarter.com/free-twitch-followers-club.php

At the time of writing this article I have been using Twitchstarter for several months, nearly as long as I have been streaming. I have 10k in followers and over 100k in views on Twitch. According to the data on my Twitchstarter dashboard they have sent me 1705 followers and 290775 views.

It is common that people will follow and unfollow so the exact amount of followers I currently have from the figure above is probably a little less. Also I assume the view count is something to do with my Twitchstarter profile and not to do with my Twitch video views. But I think you would agree it’s been a great help to me and my stream.

The Final Word!

Many people have said to me that followers are not important but what is important is concurrent viewers, this is true. But having lots of followers increases your viewership and it also shows people that you are someone who is worth following.

Even now when I already have 10k in followers I still try to use the Followers Club every single day because the more followers I have the better, it is as simple as that!