When I started streaming regularly again 5 months ago I wasn’t sure how it would go but over 550 followers and 20 subs later it has been a great success. When starting out content creating was only going to be a hobby, and this hasn’t changed nor will it in the near future. However, I have seen what others have achieved from content creating at a full-time level and what it could provide me in the future. Right now as a young disabled individual I am relatively healthy and have the ability to work a full-time 37 hour week job, alongside being committed to all my hobbies and interests. But I don’t know in 10 or so years whether my body will have the capacity to carry out my job and key hobbies or interests, which is where I can see the benefit of being a full-time content creator.
Right now I have no wish to finish a job I enjoy and start content creating full-time but if I can get to a point in the next 10 years where that is an option then I’ll be ecstatic! This is why I have decided to start having 6 monthly realistic goals to try and achieve so maybe one day I can create content on a full-time basis. So let me run through my first ever content creation goals!
Getting Twitch to add a disability tag
My first goal isn’t a personal one relating to my channel or something I can have much control over. But for those of you who have been following my social media for the past month have known I have been active in campaigning for Twitch to add a disability-related tag. With the petition now standing at over 1.5k signatures and my blog about why I think the Twitch tag needs to be added is one of my most read, I really hope this is something that can be implemented soon by Twitch.
Follower & Sub Goals
This is a goal I feel awkward setting but it is something which all content creators keep an eye on. In my mind as long as 1 person is enjoying my streams or content then I’m doing a great job. But I understand that if I eventually want to get to a level of being able to create content on a full-time basis then these goals are best to measure if it is a viable option. Therefore I have set the following goals for my Twitch channel and rewards for you guys for when I reach these goals.
Currently before my holiday last week, I was sat at 22 active subscribers which is something I am so grateful for each and every one. As I have gained this in the past 5 months I, therefore, thought it’d be a reasonable goal of having 50 active subscribers by the end of 2020. In order to reward you’ll for this goal, I will be doing a merch giveaway for my newly introduced merch!
Right now I have reached over 900 followers, which again is something which I am so grateful for. Obviously the next big goal is smashing that 1k follower mark. When this is reached I’ll be doing a horror game as requested by my community. However, I am setting goals for the next 6 months, and I don’t think I can set that goal so low. Therefore, by the end of 2020 I am hoping to have reached 1.5k followers. Right now I haven’t decided quite what the reward for you’ll once this has been reached, but just like the request for a horror game at 1k followers, I’ll be open for suggestions for a reward at 1.5k followers.
Increase and Improve YouTube Content
Out of all the main social media platforms and areas for content creators, YouTube is the area with the least content, and yet I am fortunate to have 100 subscribers. Currently, I am lucky if I upload one video every month, but this is a key area I want to change by getting 2 videos out every month. This might be in the form of highlights from recent streams, gameplay videos or videos about disability etc.
All of these goals are planned to be reviewed at the end of 2020 and I will be no way disappointed if I don’t achieve any of these. But we all have to have dreams and goals right?