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The Mike James Content Experience
61 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
End of a chapter - My journey as a streamer and coach!
Ever heard of a stream coach? I was one, for a year, I also streamed full-time for 3 years. I met some amazing people and became obsessed with the idea of building an exciting new business in a space that could have seen some amazing things happen! However, I quickly became attracted to the idea of working towards creating a better experience but with that came the price of Twitter, a platform I grew to hate, more so in the streaming circles. I've broken the episode down so that I can discuss this chapter of my life and keep it structured! I'll begin with what got me into streaming and how meeting one pivotal individual changed my life for the better and how it got me onto the path of helping other streamers develop their mindset and work towards a more successful strategy for their own content! I also wanted to talk about a previous guest and good friend Ashnichrist who was a big inspiration for discovering the world of online business and how she's also helped shape who I have become. Discussing also the attacks she's faced in trying to grow a business from the ground up and a space that has never seen something like it, therefore, it is ridiculed and misunderstood in a world where they're so much free information, how can we apply it in a structured manner? How we get people to interpret their own value as an individual and how they can wrap it up in a fantastic show for their consumers! My journey as a streamer is over, yet another begins! I'm still on a road of content creation, facing different platforms, pushing myself beyond my comfort zone and simply sharing it all over on YouTube, Podcasts & maybe soon to be Tik-Tok (maaaybe). I want to show the world an average-joe kinda guy can achieve any level of success and live a life worth living!
66 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
0028: ft. KATNIPP - Building a 100k Art Business
Welcome back to yet another episode of the content experience podcats. This week I'm bringing you the journey and experience of a widely loved artist and creator, aka, my boss and future sister-in-law Katnipp illustrations (Catherine Kay). She's always had the vision to work for herself, coming out of university she began a clothing business before moving onto to becoming a social media marketing agent at a friends business. This is when she founded Katnipp. Now Katnipp wasn't always pins & banners with YouTube content, it began as commission-based portrait business, operating locally at events, selling portraits and her services. In fact, she started out without even having an Instagram account! When Katnipp started her Instagram journey it was agonizing, hours and hours of going through posts and hashtags to comment and like things and attempt to build genuine connections with those around her, which is surprisingly the only growth tactic that really still works on the platform... It was then in 2018 a cold December when Catherine began her YouTube channel and in a year has been lucky enough to hit 100k subscribers! To this day she's bringing home over 30k a year for a paycheck and investing thousands more into products and a team to help expand Katnipp into an empire. Which is where I come in... She opted to take me on as a freelancer to help package orders and develop the business. I've been there almost 6 months and it's one hell of a journey!
77 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
0027: ft. SNOWSTOP - Is TikTok good for growth?
Hey guys, welcome back to another podcast. We've all heard of TikTok and how it's for kids however more and more people are joining and becoming 'famous'. Well we're here to speak to someone who can help us answer the question... "Is TikTok good and useful for growth?" Well Introducing Stopstop, a streamer on Twitch who began his TikTok journey a few months ago. He has been consistently trying to make people laugh and posting weekly. He's had hundreds of thousands likes and views across his tik tok videos and we couldn't be happier! But he goes in depth to discuss if its helpful to use for growing your other channels such as Twitch or YouTube. The answer seems more difficult than it does simple. There's a lot of bits to consider when talking about how helpful it is such as your value you provide, seems tik tok has a main audience for comedy and how confident you are at portraying things on camera.
58 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
0026: Ft. 'BottomFraag' - Discovering your true purpose as a creator
Hey there, Welcome back to another episode of the content experience, the show in which we share the successful journeys of full-time & successful content creators. We hope to help new creators learn the ins and outs of what it takes to grow as a creator on different platforms in 2020 and beyond. In today's episode, we have BottomFraag, a gamer turned streamer who is intent on building his brand around inspiring a positive mental attitude in his community. He wants to help others like myself who are struggling to find their way as a creator.
49 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
0025: Updates & goals - MY advice for going full time streaming in 2020
Welcome back & Happy new year guys! In today's episode I welcome you back to the content experience where you can learn to stream and build your dream with a career you love to do. I know we've not updated an episode in some time so let me address that. Firstly, Ashleigh my Fiancée lost both her job and a family member towards the end of 2019 and I wanted to make sure she was ok, she's not been in the best frame of mind since and I always prioritize her in my life. After all she is becoming my wife in 2021... She now has a new job and is on the mend. I also wanted to just share my views and ideas on what you guys should be doing in 2020 to make sure you're maxamising income from streaming and/or content creation.
65 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
0024: ft. Spofie - How to succeed streaming everyday!
Welcome back, everybody! It's been a short heckin' time since we've uploaded an episode. In today's episode, we're looking at someone who goes against the social 'norms' and has become a successful streamer by streaming everyday for over 2 years! Focusing on the Final Fantasy game series, Sofie, our guest, has built a following which expects her to be live every day. She even told us of a story in which she streamed the same day she has surgery! (and I thought me canceling due to a headache was bad?!). Streaming every day is a sure way to burn out for most, it is not a tactic I recommend for most, however, if you're a streamer of habit and like routine in your life it could be something worth trying. I really hope you enjoy this episode if you're after more, yo ucan hit me up on Twitter @itsthemikejames
50 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
0023: My fiancée opens up about supporting a content creator
Hey Guys, Today I sat down to bring you a special episode, staring my partner of 5 years! She's classed disabled but works a full-time job so I can chase my dreams so there's hopefully a pay-off in the near future allowing her to quit her job and chase her own dreams.
80 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
0022: ft. MacnCheesep1z - Importance of networking to improve growth
Welcome back, Today's episode we sit with MacnCheeseP1z a YouTube creator & Twitch streamer who has seen incredible growth recently after becoming a viral trend. The episode focuses on how her viral trend came about through networking and how it led her to becoming a partnered YouTube creator.
69 minutes | Sep 11, 2019
0021: ft. Mark - Hitting 1 million clicks on your website
Hitting 1 million views is a worthy celebration no matter what platform you're on. However, in this episode, we sit down with Mark who created The Emergence a website built for streamers hosting a range of guides. I'll finish this description tomorrow once I've slept.
97 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
0020: ft. MaidMama - How to set up your Twitch channel for success!
Hey everyone, welcome back to another episode. We're sitting down with MaidMama a Australian streamer who is in the same Twitch stream team as myself and many other great streamers. Like me, she focuses on channel branding, reviews along-side playing some great games. Setting up your channel is hard, there's no guides & there's technically no right or wrong way to do it. However, there are certain bits of information and panels that you could have missed which could be holding you back! Some of the main panels include 'About Me' 'Schedule' & 'Donation'. Some wouldn't deem these to be 'difficult' however, you'd be surprised at how many people have generic panels that all sound the same. MaidMama suggests taking a look at your panels and attempting to add some unique characteristics to them to make them more personable. It could help take the panels to that next level! Try avoid Twitch panel makers, we agree that not everyone has a budget for a designer, however if you can just make something simple yourself in the Photoshop tiral, is all you'd need to begin having a unique look to your brand. Ultimately, you want to stand out in your content, even down to the panels. It's all about brand brand brand! You can let me know what you think over at @itsthemikejames Join us at http://www.facebook.com/groups/contentexperiencepodcast
63 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
0019: Ft. BlessRNG (Brad Jolly) - How to get a global emote on Twitch
In this episode of the Mike James Content Experience podcast we're sitting down with Brad Jolly, A.k.A BlessRNG Twitch emote. Brad is a Twitch partner who has streamed on the platform for over five years. He's lead a distinguished career moving from television into the online scene. This Twitch journey has led him into the position of meeting some incredible individuals. One such individual scouted Brad to work for a Twitch third party software platform Stream Elements. Now Brad travels the world, hopping from event to event working on behalf of Elements, since he began he's now shifted into more travel blogging & vlogging. Sharing his travels on Twitch and Instagram as he attempts to break into the travel influence market. Despite becoming partner in a much different time, Brad shares some of his top tips for becoming partner, some of which can be heard within the show. Such as being personable, unique or being good at a particular game. If you're looking to discuss these episodes or join like-minded creators. I welcome you to join facebook.com/groups/contentexperiencepodcast And you may reach me over on Twitter @itsthemikejames
69 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
0018: ft. Third_Artifact - How innovation is the key to building her stream!
Hey listeners, Welcome back to a brand new episode. This week we have a fantastic guest! I chose Third_Artifact despite not being partnered (she deserves it for sure!) She represents herself in such a way that it stands out from a mile away! Art (Third_Artifact) has taken to something I think is underrated to content creators, especially within the streaming community, that is innovation. Art and I sit down to talk about her innovation and how she's constantly battling to keep herself 'relevant' and keep her audience entertained. For the long time listeners, you'll have heard some of this before, more specifically talking with ImStallion (Ep 0004), Where the concept of building his experience for his audience was the key to his growth playing Fortnite on Twitch. If you're looking to find someone new that streams RPG games such as Skyrim alongside learn how you can grow your audience on Twitch and gain viewers. Then Art is your girl! I also would like to take a moment and invite you to our new Facebook group, built specifically for the podcast audience who are looking to network and find free resources to growing their content. https://www.facebook.com/groups/contentexperiencepodcast/ Further more if you want to find Art online you can do over at http://Twitch.tv/Third_Artifact
72 minutes | Aug 15, 2019
0017: Ft. DontRachQuit - Dream job goals!
Hey guys, In this episode we have DontRachQuit a fantastic Twitch streamer. However, she has a hidden job working for a channel on YouTube, one which I'd consider a dream job for sure!
67 minutes | Jun 12, 2019
0016: ft. Kenji - The showmanship
Welcome back! Kenji is a partnered streamer on Twitch. However, he also travels the US as a Wrestler. As you're aware wrestling requires a level of showmanship! This episode we discuss his journey as a wrestler and how it opened him up to the potential of not being a 'suck-up' and being himself. Kenji explains how he used to feel reserved and used to keep his comments to himself. Whereas now he's the opposite, allowing himself to speak freely and how this helped him grow his community!
54 minutes | Jun 5, 2019
0015: ft. ShiaBun - Maintaining a Full-time job & stream schedule as a partner.
Welcome back, This weeks episode is going to be a fantastic episode. Bringing you another Yamfam stream team member from Twitch. Shiabun, A variety streamer with an interest in horror & indie games. Shiabun is a fantastic entertainer & streamer. However, what makes him truly unique in this episode is his attitude towards working full-time & streaming full-time. When pressed, he claimed that he never wishes to persue streaming as a full-time sole income. I believed this may have taken a toll on his mental health as this amount of work can be difficult to maintain especially for a Twitch partner. Not wasn't the case. Going back we're looking at how he got into streaming onto how he got partnered, discussing his take on 'Partner pushing' a term used for pushing your community to band together to help the streamer achieve partnership.
85 minutes | May 29, 2019
0014: ft. TinkTV - Going full time as a Twitch affiliate.
Welcome back everybody! It's a brand new episode of the Mike James Content Experience this week and it's going to be a fantastic episode! Today we're joined by a long time friend of mine, TinkTv, who is a Twitch affiliate streaming full time for just over a year. Tink describes how full time streaming isn't easy, of course the obvious implies that you need to make sure you're going to be financially stable. However, the secret to building an income as a full-time streamer lies within the content. You HAVE to make your streams an experience for your viewer. Something that makes them want to return for the unique experience each time. We had a very similar discussion back with streamer 'ImStallion' in episode no. 0004. The trick is creating an experience. So you may ask "how can I go full time?" The answer is simple, somewhat.... You need to reflect on your content, going live and streaming a game won't cut it in 2019. You need to step things up in your streams. Enjoy cosplay? then cosplay once a week. Don't mind playing with people? Create an in-house tournament or play with viewers. All of these suggestions require hard work... but it's doable. As these guests can confirm. You can reach out to me on Twitter @itsthemikejames
71 minutes | May 22, 2019
0013: ft. DyllonKG - How his mental health inspired his journey to partnership
Welcome back everyone, In this episode we're featuring partnered streamer Gooperatives (Goop for short). This episode hits close to home while Goop has had a different path, we share a similar origin story. Being we both were skaters who moved into the gaming scene, after years of creating content on YouTube we both switched to Twitch. This episode focuses again on mental health and how Goop struggled with his, however, without letting it get the better of him, has become incredibly determined to create a platform where people can learn and feel safe in an environment while building an income. Of course Goop hasn't been without his failures and this episode will cover them. You can learn his growth method on Twitch and what he did to hit partnership! You can let both him and I know what you thought of this episode over on Twitter @itsthemikejames & @gooperatives
68 minutes | May 15, 2019
0012: ft. ShaydeHDx - is DLive worth it?
Is Dlive better than Twitch, Mixer or YouTube? Obviously a vague question isn't easy to answer. This episode we are interviewing comedic duo Shannon & Jade whom together makes Shayde. They are Twitch streamers, however, they began streaming on Dlive occasionally to test the platform. This episode is to focus on their own experiences and how they feel the two platforms compare. You can leave your feedback by Tweeting "itsthemikejames
77 minutes | May 8, 2019
0011: ft. DoodyBeard - Standing out from the crowd at Cons!
Welcome back, Are you visiting Twitch con this year? if so, Doodybeard's journey could be an amazing episode to listen to and take notes! Doody used to play in a band. This taught him lessons about expressing himself and building his brand. When you attend a con the go-to easy handout is a business card, yet, like streaming, everyone else is already handing them out! This just turns into a competition to make sure you not only give each and every meeting your best personality but also design your cards to 'stand out' Doody explains how you can simply remove the cards and utilize other hand-outs such as stickers, pins and other freebies that will give the receiver a little bit more. They'll go home and stick the sticker somewhere and when people question it "oh that's from someone named Doodybeard, just gave me it at a con". Doesn't that sound better than "I got all these business cards, I'll put them in the cupboard for now...". doody also goes on to tell us about the mistakes hes made growing his stream such as the common 'follow 4 follow' or otherwise known as 'f4f' or 's4s' which relies on two people lurking each others streams and not becoming invested into the content. Since usually the individuals are off playing games, or not actually on their pc at all?! You can continue the convo at @itsthemikejames on Twitter. I also urge you to check https://youtube.com/themikejames
75 minutes | Apr 18, 2019
0010: ft. Kevy - Not everyone is meant for streaming.
Welcome back to episode 10 folks, we're back with another Twitch Partner (yes I'm working on getting some YouTubers in here soon!) To discuss the journey of Kevy. Kevy is an amazing streamer who focuses on Nintendo based content such as Sonic, Smash Bros and so much more! In this episode we discuss his take on why streaming isn't for everyone! He believes there's viewers and there's streamers. Some people are meant to stream while others are more suited for watching from the back seat, do you agree? I hope you enjoy the episode!
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