Blog | Tips for Creating a Live Stream That Every Live Streamer Should Know

Erikka Innes
5 min readMay 8, 2021
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You’ve been inspired by your favorite live streamer, or maybe your boss asked you to create a live stream for work. If it’s your first time live streaming, it can be a little overwhelming to get started. But with’s list of things to consider for your project, you will be live streaming your show in no time!

Brainstorming a Live Stream Concept

Some people know exactly what they want to live stream. If you already have your concept, don’t worry about this section. If you find yourself trying to come up with ideas, here’s some things to try:

  1. Look at other people’s live streams. If someone is covering a topic you’re interested in, do you see a way you can improve on their offering? If you have a different perspective, you can be inspired by their topic and then make it unique by presenting it in a new way.
  2. Look at the structure of a live stream you like. What do you like about the structure? Can you repurpose this in some way?
  3. Do you have favorite topics you like discussing? Can you make a show out of the topic? You can test by starting to write down ideas for it. See if you can create a list of ideas on one topic.
  4. If you weren’t able to create a very long list of ideas for one topic, are there several topics you like talking about? Write a list of ideas for a group of topics, where you come up with at least three ideas per topic. Then see if there’s a connection between all of them. If you find a connection, could that be a concept for your live stream?

Write down as many ideas as possible, even if some of them don’t seem like a great idea. You may find a way to turn your ideas into something later. If you’re going to live stream for the first time,

Live Stream Planning

Planning a live stream can be a big production, or it can be you pressing play on your webcam in your apartment with a couple of friends. After you pick a topic for your show, decide what level of production you want to do. If it’s your first time, simple and low cost is usually better. That way, if you don’t like your setup, you can easily make a switch instead of being stuck with…

Erikka Innes

Developer Advocate, Writer, Comedian, and Commander of the Nerd Legion