Over the summer, Twitch streamer DeadPirateBrandon offered some great tips to convince your audience to make consistent Dares. Now we’re back with more awesome advice for increasing engagement, this time from Facebook Gaming and Twitch streamer Kelemvore.
Stick to the games you know and love
Think of the games you love to play and consider what you can do (within reason, of course) while playing what your fans might like to see. Dream up Dares you’re comfortable with or, even better, just let your fans make them up for you. That being said, make sure to establish boundaries on what you are and aren’t willing to do.
Rules are rules
It goes without saying, but if it breaks the platforms Terms of Service, don’t accept the dare. If someone dares you to cover yourself in whipped cream and glitter, though, it’s probably not against the TOS and would be hilarious.
Plug Dare Drop!
Be sure to let your fans know what Dare Drop is! I tell my fans that Dare Drop is an added way to have fun on stream and convince me to do something different (on top of tipping). Rather than simply leaving a tip, viewers can tip with a pledge and receive the reward of some unique interaction.
Weird and wacky is wonderful
Audiences love seeing streamers do wacky things -- mine love to make me lose a game or try to make me lose my progress. They also love making the game I’m playing a bit more challenging.
Don’t be afraid to take dares IRL
Dares don’t need to be limited to games you’re playing either -- let your fans know that you are willing to do things IRL as well! Suggest Dares to get the ball rolling with their creativity. I started by creating some initial Dares and showed my fans what they were, which got them thinking of some great new ideas. One of my fans submitted a Dare (that I have yet to complete) to speak Pig Latin to chat without an explanation. That’s going to be tough to do while keeping a straight face!
Starting off small
If you’re just starting out I suggest keeping the pledges between $1 and $10 per Dare, depending on what it is exactly. A dare to drop your guns in-game and fist fight someone in the Warzone gulag: $3; a dare to eat pickles with guacamole: $10 (well, for me anyway because I hate avocados!); a dare to build something really cool in Minecraft then burn it down: $5. If you’re saving up for a new mouse or controller, that’s when you can start to complete some more involved dares for larger pledges. Speaking of...
Give the people what they want
Crowdfunding Dares is an amazing way to increase engagement across the board. If you have a Dare with a $50 pledge, for example, let your fans know that multiple people can contribute and it’ll be fully funded before you know it.
Thanks to Kelemvore for sharing some of his best tips for increasing your Dare Drop engagement. Make the most out of your stream by using tools like Dare Drop and take it to the next level by implementing some of Kelemvore’s tips. Before you know it, your audience will be making you more Dares than you know what to do with!
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