There are a lot of things that we can do to bring in viewership, but the most effective long-term tool casters have is a schedule. Every schedule must have time for self care, and time for channel growth. What separates the hobby streams from the professional ones is consistency. Partner quality casters make it easy for viewers to be loyal by going live at consistent times and days. The average ideal is 3-5 times a week for 3-5 hours each time.
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