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GameWisp Blog

C.E.O.'s Corner: It's All About Community

Posted by Michael Anderson

Apr 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Hey, there. Mike, your friendly neighborhood CEO, back again. 

Writing today, fresh off another amazing PAX, I come away once again reminded of the ever-present importance of community. It’s impossible not to, leaving these events. Whether it’s getting to mingle with broadcaster friends, see my fellow conference comrades, or watch creators interact with their fans, the best part of conferences is seeing the reality of these communities in person.

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Topics: Opinion

GameWisp Creator Spotlight - April 2016

Posted by Greg Rozen

Apr 21, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Putting the focus where it belongs: On you!

It's that time once again! We're thrilled to be able to share the stories of these three awesome channels this month, and we're excited to feature even more of you in the future! Want your channel to be featured in our monthly spotlight? Just go right here and tell us what GameWisp has meant to you and your fans. The next spotlight might just fall on you!

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Topics: Channel Spotlight

New Feature Alert: Posts are live!

Posted by Eli

Apr 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

We quietly released our post system yesterday. Functionally, the posts system was built to replace subscriber messaging, which wasn't really meeting the needs of our growing user base. It is intended to serve as an easy way for GameWisp channels to communicate with their subscribers. Additionally, you can restrict who can view a Post based on a list of individual benefits, this means you can use the post system to deliver specific rewards to a subset of your subscribers that have a particular benefit. You can also write posts to all of your subscribers, or even public posts than anyone can see. Neat, right? 

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Topics: dev,

3 Ways You Should Be Showing Off Your Sub Button

Posted by Andrew

Apr 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

So you have a subscription button. Now, there are a few things you should do to make sure your fans know they can support you, and get great benefits in the process. Here are the first 3 things you should be doing to promote your subscriptions:

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Topics: Opinion

Location, Location, Location! Move the Button, Get More Subs

Posted by Greg Rozen

Apr 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM

We’ve been doing this whole “GameWisp” thing for a while now. It’s had its ups and downs, certainly, like any business, and we’ve had to learn a lot, not just about how to do things right, but about you, the streamer, what you want, what you need, and how you do what you do. One of the things we’ve discovered is that there’s rarely a “best way” to do something. Every creator is different, along with every audience, and what works perfectly for one person might not for the next. There’s so many different strategies, different methods, that work for different channels, it sometimes makes it hard to give solid advice, a simple answer to “what should I do?”

But, certain things are true for everyone. Sometimes, particular strategies do rise to the top, and it becomes clear that this isn’t just one channel’s ideal method, it's every channel's. Of those universals, one question everyone must ask, has, to us, jumped out as being most important.

Where should I put my sub button?

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Topics: Opinion

Money Minute: Chargebacks, and Disputes, and Reversals. Oh my!

Posted by Aaron

Apr 5, 2016 9:42:43 AM

In the streaming community, anytime someone attempts to get money back that they have paid to a streamer, the term “chargeback” is often used. But more often than not, especially when dealing with PayPal, there are many more terms that need to be understood, because in not every instance is the word “chargeback” appropriate. 

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Topics: Opinion

Streamers and The Problem with "Donations"

Posted by Andrew

Apr 1, 2016 9:47:11 AM

We live in era when the prevailing view - in many ways, the vehement and passionately held view - is that content can and should be free.  I could spend a lot of time talking through the origins of and problems with this particular sentiment, but nevertheless, the view prevails.  We’ve been taught from our youth that content is to be consumed without giving anything but our time and our attention.  

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Topics: Opinion

CEO's Corner: Setbacks, Success, and Everything Between

Posted by Michael Anderson

Mar 30, 2016 9:54:10 AM

Something I have been considering a lot recently is what it takes to accomplish meaningful and difficult things.

Have you ever tried to do something big? Something outside your comfort zone? Maybe you have a vision to do something out of the ordinary. A vision that no one else can see as clearly as you, or maybe no one else can even see at all?

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Topics: Opinion

GameWisp Creator Spotlight - March 2016

Posted by Greg Rozen

Mar 21, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Putting the focus where it belongs: On you!

It's that time again! Every month, we ask you guys to tell us just what adding GameWisp to your channel has done for you and your fans. Last month's spotlight was a big hit, and we're excited to feature another set up awesome GameWispers! Remember to keep an eye on your email for your opportunity to take a step into the spotlight. Next month could be you! And now, without further ado...

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Topics: Channel Spotlight

Is Twitch okay with Gamewisp?...

Posted by Greg Rozen

Mar 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM

GameWisp gets bigger and bigger every day, as new creators create their tiers and rewards and new viewers sign up to get them. We’ve also found that this growth, which has continued to accelerate in the past six months, has gone a long way towards answering questions about what GameWisp is, how it works, and the nature of its value to streamers and content creators. It’s been gratifying to watch, but, even so, one question continues to pop up, even in the face of all that we’ve accomplished together.

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Topics: Opinion

    

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