OpTic Gaming streamer Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop reminded his viewers that putting money towards your favorite content creators isn’t the only way to show your support.
While there is plenty of talk on Twitch about massive donations and high subscriptions counts, some viewers frequently express concern over not being able to support their favorite streamers monetarily.
This might be a common feeling shared by many viewers across many platforms, but CouRage was quick to let his own viewers know that there are more ways to supporting content creators than just spending money.
During a recent stream, one of CouRage’s viewers spoke up in chat saying “I would really love to support you but I don’t have the money right now.”
Without skipping a beat, CouRage let the viewer know that it was more than okay that they couldn’t support him by subbing since there are other ways to do so.
“You guys are supporting me by tuning into the stream. By watching. By liking and sharing my videos,” CouRage told his viewers. “Share videos. Leave likes. Get engaged in the chat. Anything like that.”
Even though the viewer was unable to give his favorite streamer a sub, someone in the chat immediately gifted them a sub while CouRage was talking, bringing everything full circle.
While CouRage’s viewer ended up getting a sub, his point is an important one that many don’t realize.
Giving your favorite streamers exposure through video likes or even just views allows them to gain a following and grow their influence, which can then turn into sponsorships and other opportunities for the content creator.
The next time you feel bad about supporting your favorite streamers monetarily, just remember CouRage’s words and keep on tuning in to their streams or watching their videos.