Content creators, Gaming, Indie Games, Social Media, Streaming, Youtube

CGN – The Social Network of Gaming

A lot of people, especially those in the streaming or video making community, are always looking for a place to share their videos/streams. Good social media platforms for gamers and content creators are few and far between, with things like twitter currently dominating the market. I have been using CGN for a long time and now it is time to sing its praises.

CGN is a sort of forum for gamers and content creators, allowing people to show off their videos they’ve made, streams they are doing, and even a shop where users can sell products like custom controllers they are making. The base UI looks good and feels intuitive, with a lot of polish to make the interface to make the forum feel inviting...

Content creators, Social Media, Streaming, Youtube

The use of Youtube and Vidme

Youtube is a very popular social media to share videos with the world. These videos will be watched by some subscribers and some people that search for that type of video.

The downside of Youtube is that it is very popular. And it now has a very large base of content creators. Also, Youtube has some problems with selling advertisements for the videos. Limiting the small guys.

Vidme is a bit like Youtube, but more based on being content-creator friendly. They replaced an ad-based system for a tip system. If a viewer enjoys a video, they can leave a tip. There is also something similar to ‘like’ button, called upvoting.

Why do I enjoy Vidme

Vidme makes it very easy for a content creator to share videos...

Content creators, Social Media, Streaming, Youtube

Accepting donations from subscribers.

Smaller content creators on Youtube get discouraged all the time. The Ad-Sense revenue isn’t that much and requires they have at least 70 euros (100 dollars) in earnings to get a payout. For smaller channels this can take years. There is the option of joining an MCN but more about that will come in another article. There are ways outside of Youtube to receive donations from your viewers. This is especially useful if the Fan Funding system isn’t available in your country. You could simply link to your Paypal for donations. But I don’t use their system so you’re on your own. Instead we’ll go over methods I’ve tried.