That was until my biggest supporter called me on Skype and said "There will be a lot of people who make it on Twitch, but it will never be you." With that, he pulled his support, and suddenly I couldn't pay my bills anymore.
My dream had been taken away from me. I was depressed and anxious, gained weight, felt sick, felt like I had no direction, and didn’t know what was next in my life.
I was fed up!
So to try and lift my spirits, I went to the gym, where I began to discover podcasts.
Suddenly, my ears were awash in new and exciting information about entrepreneurship, building brands, growing audiences, and how to build a long term career path. It finally made sense! I spent 3 years building the knowledge that I needed to return to Twitch.
"Ashni is one of the hardest workers and most business savvy people I have ever met. She works day and night to empower others to succeed in the streaming space while also growing and evolving herself. I’m very grateful for the content she creates. It has helped me stay inspired and keep everything in perspective." -@Spofie, Twitch Partner
Right now, there are streamers who are finding massive success and making tons of money by playing video games. You know who they are... And they make it look so EASY... So you decide to start streaming yourself.
You stream for months and months, but nothing happens. You watch YouTube videos and join Follow 4 Follow communities, but still, no one shows up to watch you. So you stop.
You don’t meet ANY new people or make any money, and the thing you loved - playing video games - is ruined by your frustration. Gone are your dreams of having of thousands of adoring viewers and Geoff Keighley’s personal invitation to the Video Game Awards.
Here’s the truth: streaming is hard. But why does it seem like everyone else is growing, and you aren’t?
With Build Your Dream Stream, I'll guide you through the process I took to finding success in the streaming world.
I spent years learning what how to grow my stream. With this guide, you won’t have to spend years just trying to get started: this book is a combination of the knowledge I used to grow my stream.
I’ll walk you through my journey of growing from a streaming novice, to becoming a full-time Twitch partner with over 200+ average viewers. I use advice and strategy from successful business coaches, habit researchers, branding experts, and more, to curate my best information for streamers, in a single book:
How this book will shift your perception of what Twitch really is and can do for you.
How putting in effort will put you ahead and how to gain an edge against other streamers.
Why networking is critical, and how to cultivate (not exploit) relationships in this space.
How to build a strong and consistent foundation, a reality check of how to keep content going without burning out.
How a strong brand will secure you in your niche, the 7 essential components of a brand, and exercises to help you.
How to build long-term sustainable growth with a presence on multiple platforms, a guide to content strategy.
Why great streams are led by great people, how to set boundaries and manage a community.
How to build a better business model around your content.
A bonus workbook filled with 6 exercises I used to find my niche and an audiobook so you can listen instead of read.
"Ashnichrist is like an encyclopedia of streamer knowledge that keeps growing more and more. Her coaching has been very helpful to me, as well as her podcasts and YouTube videos. I'm grateful for her content and advice!" @Crakie, Twitch Partner