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Published August 17, 2018

Welcome to the beginning of Twitch Streaming: World 1-1. Every week is a new reflection of my first year into Twitch streaming. From when I first decided to go live the first time to my 1 year celebration. My journey may not be the same as yours, but I hope that you can all relate.

Check out my first post of the series about why I chose to get into streaming.

Disclosure: This post may contain some affiliate links which I’ll earn some compensation that will help feed my cat, Shadow 😺

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Honestly, it wasn’t even a lot to begin with. So if you’re thinking about getting into Twitch streaming, you’re already one step closer than you think!

With a console…

PlayStation 4 Console
I had the White Destiny PS4, not this Pro one lol

a headset…

Afterglow LVL 1 Chat Communicator for PS4
Yeahhh, this basic one

and camera.

PlayStation 4 Camera (Old Model)
Look at this bulky ass PS4 camera

That’s it!

That’s really all you need to get started to stream on Twitch.

That’s all you need for Twitch streaming?!

Yup, that’s all you need.

I’m pretty sure you already own the first two things if you’re a gamer. But if you’re ready to take it to the next step into streaming, then invest in that PlayStation Camera or Xbox Kinect.

Hell, if you go back to my old videos, you can clearly see that I used the generic PlayStation setup with the crappy UI that they have made. And all I needed to get started was just those 3 basic tools.

Okay, yeah, I had a Chromebook and a nifty lap desk by my side since I was streaming right from my bed. But it made my life a bit easy during my early days of streaming.

But I’m broke as hell 😭

And that’s perfectly fine! You just need to learn how to start saving money for your Twitch equipment one part at a time. And you’ll grow and improve as you continue your streaming journey.

You seriously don’t need an expensive gaming desktop to get started. The most important about getting started into Twitch streaming is just going live for the first time.

You just gotta get over your fear, and just let it happen. (You’ll most likely only have 1 viewer during your first stream. Which would be either be you or your bot. 😜)

You’ll upgrade over time

As I told you before, you’ll grow and upgrade over time.

After a couple of streams later, my viewers told me that my mic was a bit choppy and it was hard to hear me. So soon enough I was able to save & upgrade to my Logitech G430 headset. I was able to pick up new sounds in the game and my viewers ears were saved because they could hear my voice better during my stream.

The only thing I couldn’t control unfortunately was the camera quality since it was the basic Playstation camera. But I worked what I had and I just kept on streaming. Luckily, my viewers and chatters enjoyed my energy and the games I was playing so it didn’t matter.

But how do I keep track with my alerts when someone follows or hosts me?

Even though this entire setup is super basic, I was able to find the right bot for my stream which was StreamElements. It had a chat alert feature, so even though I didn’t have cool alerts to pop up on my stream, I was still able to catch these things in my chat.

From new follows, hosts, raids, and store redemptions, I was 

If you want to set up StreamElements for your own console streaming, it’s super easy to do and their support team is super responsive if you’re ever stuck.

Start saving money when you’re ready to improve and upgrade your stream. You can even setup a donation goal and have your community to help you along the way. They want to see you succeed so they will support.

Thanks for reading my post!

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