Ever since I was young, watching YouTube and seeing the Twitch streamers always made me want to do that and thinking I had a chance at it. I know that streaming and recording must be a ton of work and hard, entertaining people daily for hours but it has always attracted me.
Many different problems came up and made me push away from trying, but I think it's time to push through and see what I can make of myself. Before, having bad internet was a huge problem (3-4 megabit download... yeah that bad) in addition to not having a PC/console capable of streaming.
But now it might actually be viable, 20Mbps down and ~10Mbps Up, I spent last night making some overlays and screens to make my Twitch actually look somewhat decent.
Wait how did this come up?
I was talking with my brother in law talking about website design and making some extra money. In short, we ended up talking about streaming and how two of his friends make a decent amount from streaming and had only started around 7 months ago.
This had really kickstarted me into this as I feel like I'm the life of the party (sometimes, as arrogant as it sounds) and some of my friends around me already stream, so why not stream as well. The money isn't everything, but it definitely motivated me into not pushing it off because I need to save everything I possibly can while so young with college and my whole life ahead of me.
I haven't thought of everything just yet, I kind of threw myself into this but I hope to stream as soon as I have some friends to play with (I'm very shy and self conscious alone). I also need someone to teach me how to use Streamlabs OBS so I can fix any problem that arises as fast as possible.
As for games, I can foresee streaming some Warzone, Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, Minecraft maybe?, Rocket League and others. I would also like to do some design streams but I am not too sure how soon I'll do those.
Furthermore, I am aware of my bad upload speed and it worried me at first. However, I was suggested a couple things to hopefully allow me to still stream and test the waters. I have used OBS' recommended settings but if that fails, I have a fallback of streaming 720P, lowered audio bitrate and some compression to hopefully make the stream at least watchable 🤞.
As I said previous, I spent last night making some graphics for BRB/Starting soon/etc. so that my stream doesn't look completely rushed. But as I'm making it for myself, they look trash, I make an idea in my head and I can never make it as good so I settled with what my friends said look good. I will probably update them all the time as I do that with everything in my life, one hobby/look to another constantly.
Nonetheless, here are all the assets I made.
I don't know if its because I'm not partnered or anything, but I cannot seem to add the link-blocks to the bottom part of my stream. I'm not too worried about it just yet but I swear I was able to do it before. Not a plug as I don't know how this will turn out, but if you want to check me out, I'll be here. (18) I will be cussing a ton, so keep that in mind if you catch me streaming at some point.
Wasn't sure if this qualified as gaming content, but chose to put it here as my streaming will be gaming, I will delete post if needed. Thank you.