BangTheWall – Twitch streamer & TikTok expert

If you want to start promoting your stream on TikTok, but you don’t exactly know how, this interview is for you.

T help you with this, in this #StreamingInsider episode, we contacted Brait aka BangTheWall, to share his wisdom with all the streamers out there struggling to grow their metrics and to manage a community outside of their streams.

Brait is a rather new streamers, he started only a few months ago after finding enough motivation to conquer the Twitch sphere. Streaming variety games, from Rainbow 6 Siege to Terraria, he managed to reach almost 300 followers on his Twitch channel. But his TikTok expertise helped A LOT to achieve this performance in such a short amount of time.

Created to help him grow the Twitch channel, his TikTok account now turns out to be 27 times bigger than his Twitch. The TikTok channel has amassed more than 300k likes, averaging 5k views on every videos. And he even buzzed with a 1.7M views video on Minecraft!

Brait is passionate about TikTok. He studied the platform for countless hours, and he’s been trying things out for a while now. Only to come up with a ton of advice for you guys.

Gimbl:

Hey Brait! How is your stream progression going so far? Are you satisfied with it/does a game works better than the others?

BangTheWall:

The stream progression is going well. I recently crossed over the 10 viewers average on my streams and have had streams with averages as high as 15. Not only that, but I have an active chat about who cares about me and who I care about as well. It has honestly even been a bit quick for me, and I feel a little overwhelmed with constantly having to adjust to it, but that, in my opinion, is a good feeling.

I’ve also noticed that Minecraft is the game that works better than others have so far. While I don’t get many new viewers while streaming Minecraft, I do get all the people on that have followed me between streams.

Gimbl:

That’s incredible; these are fantastic stats for a channel so young! Does TikTok have anything to with it? Why did you start producing content for TikTok then? Did someone tell you about it?

BangTheWall:

I can most definitely say that TikTok has helped a ton with the growth. I usually get about 5-10 followers through TikTok every day, even when I do not stream. Of course, not all of them turn into viewers, but I know that many people who have turned into regulars are from my TikTok account.

I started doing TikTok content after hearing about the great discoverability that the app has from other streamers (Mainly from the people in the SSC Discord server). My initial plan was to create Youtube content as well, but so far, I have focused on TikTok since a) It is a lot easier to create content for thanks to clips not having to be over a minute long and b) it is better for exposure, no matter how many followers you have there.

Gimbl:

You sound like you’ve done some research before diving in; it’s incredible to find such passionate people within the streaming community! Could you tell us what are some of the dos and donts for you to build a TikTok channel to convert people to Twitch..? I’m sure it can help plenty of people!

BangTheWall:

Let’s start with some dos:

  1. Don’t be afraid to post content on TikTok and to experiment. You won’t get punished for posts that don’t do well, so there is nothing to really be afraid of. As someone wise said, “You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take”. You never know which clip is going to go viral, so don’t be afraid to post anything that you think is even a bit funny or interesting. Learn what works for you and what kind of content you enjoy making as well.
  1. Do link your Twitch on EVERY SINGLE POST. I learned this the hard way by having a clip blow up, but I didn’t link my twitch account, so I barely got people into my stream. Put your twitch link in the clip itself, in the caption, and your TikTok bio. That’s the only way people know how to find your stream.
  1. The most important metric on TikTok is average view time. I have found that 25-40 seconds is the sweet spot for the clips. That being said, don’t try to stretch out a clip to fit into those seconds; that will only hurt you.

And the donts:

  1. Do not post clips where you ask for F4F or promise to give shoutouts to your followers. First, it is not very effective, and secondly, you will only grow a community of other streamers that are there to gain some exposure themselves. This is not that great for growth.
    1. Follow 4 Follow is a practice among streamers that consists in following a channel and asking for the owner to follow you back to grow your stats. This isn’t a great way to grow your channel, since you’ll just benefit from hollow numbers: you’ll have loads of followers but no viewers on your live sessions.
  1. I would generally say that you should try to stay away from the so-called “TwitchTok” since, again, it only consists of other streamers. Yes, it is great for networking, but it won’t land you many people who will actually hang around in your streams.

These are just the general “rules” that I follow for my own posts, and your results might be different.

Gimbl:

You really sound passionate; I love that! And these tips will surely help a lot for anyone who wants to dive into TikTok. But what kind of content do you put in there exactly? And what is your editing process?

BangTheWall:

I have found that posting the best clips from my streams works quite well. Those being generally posted where something funny happens or that I like. But from time to time, I post clips that I actually film separately. For example, tips or tutorials about the game you play, content about other things you are passionate about, etc. I feel like I have found my niche, but I still experiment with a variety of ideas.

I have tried to make editing the clips as simple as possible for myself. While streaming, I also have a stopwatch running on my phone where I mark the times where something interesting or funny happens. This means that I won’t have to go through the whole stream later to find the funnier parts. I usually cut out all clip-worthy portions from my stream and save them separately for later use. To make raw footage into a clip, I first make it phone screen friendly, add some animated captions, and work on the audio and color correction. Editing one clip usually takes me about 20-30 minutes, so it’s not that time costly either when compared to youtube videos, which take hours upon hours to finish.

Gimbl:

That’s a lot of interesting insights, but as you said: you found your niche, and this doesn’t necessarily apply to everyone. One has to test plenty before finding his own niche! You mentioned a stopwatch running during your streams. Does it mean that TikTok changed the way you’re streaming on Twitch? Are you more conscious about creating quality content so you can use it for TikTok?

BangTheWall:

The stopwatch thing is actually something that I learned a long time ago. So it’s something that I use anyway when recording or streaming since it also makes it easier to create content for youtube as well.

But honestly, TikTok has made me a bit more conscious about creating content for other platforms on my stream. There are moments where I feel like, “If I do that right now, then I will get a great clip out of it.” But I wouldn’t say that it affects my stream quality in any way. I still focus on my chat more than I focus on creating content.

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Gimbl:

Chat always goes; first, I like that! I might keep the stopwatch trick in the back of my head: that’s a great one! Do you have any other personal advice you’d like to add to the table before ending this interview?

BangTheWall:

I am trying to think of something smart to say, but honestly, I think I have had my chance to tell you about everything already.

Gimbl:

Alright, thank you so much then! Your contribution means a lot to us. See you around on Twitch!

BangTheWall:

Thanks to you as well. It’s really cool that you are doing stuff like this.

Gimbl:

Always a pleasure to put small content creators under the spotlights!

We really hope this interview will help you take some perspective about TikTok and that it will motivate you to start creating content for it. It is an undoubtedly powerful tool, but since it’s rather new, content creators still have to run test drives to see what’s best for their niche.

Brait enlightened us with his expertise, and we thank him a lot for that! He provided us with a range of tips that will help a lot to get started efficiently on TikTok.

If you want to support him too, feel free to join BangTheWall on his social media platforms:

And if you want to improve your TikTok handling, you can always check out our How to grow your Twitch channel with TikTok? article.

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