GalacticElliot On Building A Sustainable Community On Twitch And Youtube

GalacticElliot’s Stats

  • 13k Twitter followers
  • 48,457 Twitch followers
  • 1.2k Youtube Subscribers
  • 2.2m Channel Views
  • 86 Average Viewers

Today, we are joined by GalacticElliot who has been known as one of the most watched Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon channels on both youtube and Twitch! We learn how to create a sustainable community while using one’s passion to fuel the fire that has led to around 50K Youtube subscribers and 48K Followers on Twitch. This is the story of Twitch Partner GalacticElliot.

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Video Questions

  1. It’s great to see you. Last time we saw each other was PAX East a couple months ago. How have things been going for you?
  2. For those that may not know, What would most people recognize you for?
  3. I’m sure that for a lot of people listening, becoming a Twitch Partner is one of their biggest goals. How did you manage to snag the coveted Checkmark and how has it impacted your stream?
  4. You have one of those uncommon channels that’s as big on Youtube as it is on Twitch. How do you manage this?
  5. Let’s go back for a moment and get some context for people. When and how did you first start playing video games?
  6. How did your online content creation begin? I see your Twitch and Youtube are a few years old and you have videos dating 7 years ago with significant views meaning you’ve always been somewhat successful here. What can you tell me about this journey from first video to where you are now?
  7. You have spent 7 years making content for pokemon. How has the world of Pokemon streaming changed throughout your time?
  8. A lot of Pokemon news is flowing around lately with Go, Lets Go, and the new Switch game coming out. How do you see the environment of Pokemon streaming grow as all this hype keeps going?
  9. What was your ‘aha moment’ in knowing you could keep playing games instead of getting a traditional job?
  10. Did this start as a creative outlet or are you pushing to make it a bigger more profitable business?
  11. What techniques are you implementing to help progress this goal. Are you focused on the business side of things or are you letting the content grow and allowing the rest to sort of figure itself out?
  12. I see you have a swag shop with Ownjaj and donation buttons, banner ads for opseat and more. What are the different techniques to make sure you can find partners, bounties, and other opportunities to profit without coming off negatively to your audience?
  13. Like we mentioned earlier your Youtube and Twitch are mostly the same size. Without getting to specifics how does your revenue across them both percentage wise? Typically we here Twitch is the more profitable of the pair. Has then your experience?
  14. How does your game or its audience impact what you do? Do you see it shift depending on where you go with your convo?
  15. Tell me about the EliteFour? How did you find this group and how has being a part of that group changed the way you stream?
  16. What is the JustPlayPokemon Channel?
  17. Most personalities like yourself have a strong character and with it comes character traits that they accredit to success. What about yourself do you think is the trait that helps you become most successful in this field?
  18. Did you ever see yourself doing this kind of thing? Were you also so creative and technical?
  19. What’s your opinion on the current state streaming as profession between content creation and streaming?
  20. I’m sure you have faith in Twitch but are there other things you see on the horizon? Where do other streaming platforms fit into your mindset?
  21. What advice can you give someone trying to become a content creator or streamer?
  22. Where do you go to learn more about what you do?
  23. Over the years there are bound to be things that don’t go the way you had hoped. If you don’t mind sharing, what has been your biggest or most memorable failure or learning experience in your path as an online personality?
  24. Are you planning on heading to any events soon where people can come meet you? Do you plan on going to TwitchCon in 2019 at San Diego?
  25. It doesn’t have to be your OPSEAT but what’s your favorite peripheral?

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