Streamloots Auctions, a feature we introduced a while ago, has been making waves among streamers and their communities. This timed sale allows streamers to host Auctions in their channels, where viewers compete for the highest bid. Streamloots Auctions is a feature available to all streamers (the platform fee is only 4% for Partners!), that enables them to galvanize their audiences, celebrate special events, and diversify their content. In this post, we’ll explore 5 ways streamers are using Streamloots Auctions that have resulted in remarkable experiences for streamers and viewers alike.
Timo_Redbeard’s Exclusive T-Shirt
For his first auction, Timo_Redbeard created an exclusive, one-of-a-kind t-shirt designed which fitted the theme of his special hot tub inflatable unicorn stream, to be sold to the highest bidder of his Auction. His Auction ran for just an hour and a half, which helped the reward feel truly unique to viewers who were present during that stream.
With three bids in the hectic last 15 seconds of the Auction, you could feel the fierce and friendly competition between viewers as they wanted to be the ones who came out on top. And we really loved Timo’s enthusiastic narration of the bids as they were coming down to the wire!
Auction Item: Exclusive Auction T-Shirt
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Winning Bid: $191.00
Darizard9’s Physical Holographic Card
What if you could replicate the Pokémon card craze in your own stream with your viewers? That’s what Darizard9 imagined and pulled off spectacularly in his Auction. He created a special holographic card representing him and Folagor – another streamer – and ran the auction for 45 minutes.
What’s even more special about this Auction is that Darizard9’s stream is very focused on Pokémon card pack openings, so this type of content fits in very organically with what usually happens on his channel. In fact, he has run other Auctions where he’d sell special Pokémon cards or packs.
Auction Item: Holographic Physical Pokémon-Style Card
Duration: 45 minutes
Winning Bid: 81€
Lyrenstraz’s Bead Artwork & Stream-A-Thon Combination
Auctions can be a great way to explore your creativity and as a channel to promote your skills with your viewers, expanding on your personality. Take the example from Lyrenstraz, who has been auctioning through Streamloots some of the bead craft he created from original characters that viewers recognize as his emotes.
But that’s not all. He combined the Auction feature as a way for viewers to contribute to the Stream-A-Thon event he hosted, where viewers could bid for a unique and exclusive fuse bead art piece of his Shamblegasm emote and where the Auction profit would go towards his Stream-A-Thon goals.
Auction Item: One-of-a-Kind Fuse Bead Art Piece Exclusive Emote
Duration: 1 week
Winning Bid: $102
MadbieGamer’s 1-Month Fitness Guide
Still on the topic of promoting your skills and craft, MadbieGamer made it physical! She is a fitness trainer, and her set reward for the Auction was a personalized training guide for someone’s first fitness sessions. As Madbie emphasizes, someone’s first days when starting a training routine are crucial to set the right rhythm, so by offering the first session guide, viewers could have the right conditions to start a healthy routine.
What’s remarkable in this auction is that she provided the right context for viewers to understand how valuable the Auction reward was. Since Auctions continue even while you’re offline, she realizes that people started to bid heavily in-between streams, to her surprise. And during the last stretch, when she was live again, the bid was won after a fierce battle for a very pleased winning viewer!
Auction Item: Personalized Training Guide
Duration: 25 hours 15 minutes
Winning Bid: 151€
Lexicat’s Next Tattoo
There’s a lot of special things about how Lexicat ran this Auction. First of all, and most importantly, it was inserted in the Light In The Fog event, an occasion in which 100+ Dead By Daylight streamers and creators came together to raise funds and awareness for ALS and to support one of the community’s members, Puppers, in his medical care. These auctions’ proceeds, like all others in the event, were directly channeled to this mission.
And Lexicat found an amazing way to get viewers racing to be her Auction winners. The highest bidder would have the chance to pick her next tattoo based on one of DBD’s character perks. This is a high-stakes reward that not only would be unforgettable for any potential winner but always would celebrate permanently the noble initiative in which it’s inserted. In the end, the winning bid reach one thousand dollars!
Auction Item: Choose Lexicat’s Tattoo
Duration: 4 days
Winning Bid: $1000
Three Tips To Keep In Mind
Every Auction will be different, and they will depend a lot on your personality and channel content. However, based on the examples shown above, three tips are commonly shared in successful Auctions:
1. The Last Hour Is Golden
The final moments of the auction generate excitement and participation. Being live during this period allows you to create unique and unforgettable moments with your viewers.
2. Choose Unique Rewards
Since only one person can win the auction, make sure the rewards are special and unique. Consider consulting your audience to determine what they find valuable.
3. Generate Hype
Effectively explain the auction details and the rewards to generate excitement and interest. Promote the auction before and during the event to ensure everyone is aware of it.
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