TikTok is a well known time wasting app. The short clips let you consume content in short spurts, and can be viewed for a couple minutes or a few hours. Creators can spend a short amount of time (or a long time) creating videos for said consumption. Gaming clips are not very popular at the moment. Yet a few Hype Horizen and Hype Rizing members have started making content for the emerging market. It fills a niche that neither YouTube, nor Instagram can satiate. In this article, we’re going to get a walkthrough of Tiktok from HaiSayaka, as well as some thoughts on the format from a few other members.
I’m HaiSayaka, here’s my take:
Are you a new content creator and thinking about focusing on creating a Youtube account or a TikTok account?
If you’re a part time stream with a full time job like me, the time you have available to play your favorite games and grow your following are very minimal. Growing on Tiktok is a lot easier for someone like me because the time it takes to edit videos on TT can be anywhere from 5-20 minutes. For my Youtube account, editing videos is so intricate that I had to hire an editor to do them for me. This route is only feasible if you continue it for a year and stay consistent. However, I had to pay an editor to do the videos so I found that the growth per commitment ratio was not worth it.
For TT, I can edit my own videos quickly using an app called “CapCut”. It’s super user friendly for people like me who knows nothing about editing. I am able to grow my TikTok while working full time, going to the gym and weekly volleyball practice. I edit videos during my lunch break at work and upload them at the end of the day. I grew about 1000 followers in 2 months, I try to post 1 video every other day. If I had more time, I would post 2 videos every single day, but with my time management as is, I post 1 every other day, here is my highest viewed video:
Another thing for TT is I recommend using hashtags.For example, the hashtag “#apexfunny” has 2.4billion hits, meaning a lot of people use that hashtag so your chances of people viewing your video will be high. Here’s a video I used with that hashtag and is my 2nd highest viewed video:
Last piece of advice, choose one game to focus on (apex, fortnite, ect) and post only content for that game. If you post multiple different types of content, it will be harder to retain a following because people will constantly follow and unfollow when you post something they didnt follow you for.
That’s my take on TT vs Youtube!
Let me know what you think in the comments below. If you enjoy Apex Legends contact, follow me through my socials: https://linktr.ee/Haisayaka
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What do you do when you have a full-time job, an addiction to Apex, and a goal to become a content creator with no time to edit a whole video without throwing sleep completely out the window? Start posting clips to TikTok of course!
There are several perks to using the application such as being able to combine music, filters, and several effects into a 15-second or longer video. There’s also the fact that if you’re consistent with your posting enough, the algorithm is sure to start reflecting your clips on the “For You” page (FYP). And if you ever get creatively stuck, there are tons of videos to go through to draw inspiration from. I have also found several Twitch streamers through the application just because they were able to either wow or amuse me in less than 30 seconds and hope to draw a following on my channel too.
For me though, the reason was much simpler than that: Time. I simply do not have the time to do a full video edit that meets my standard. Being a perfectionist by nature, I want to be putting out the best content I can at all times, no matter which social platform it is. TikTok allows me to simply convert one of my twitch clips (however grand or nonsensical it was) into a video fit for posting in less than 10 minutes. Several websites can make this conversion for you and honestly the most difficult part of this process is remembering to clip while streaming.
I have only recently started posting and I am already so excited to post as often as possible! Who knows, maybe I’ll be showing up on your FYP too!
SkaJohnny’s brings the sweats with Fortnite Clips
My wife kept sending me funny TikToks, so eventually I made an account. After a few dozen unsuccessful tries at making YouTube content (editing is a nightmare when you hate your own voice), I realized I could capitalize on quick either funny or epic moments with TikTok. So I used my account to start posting there. I don’t have much of a following, but I have gotten a decent amount of views on a few of my clips. It’s also a better repository for my highlights/clips than Twitch or Youtube.
I also think it’s easy to get into the editing. There are loads of programs out there that you can use to edit. I’m even using the Windows 11 app “Photos” which has a built in editor to it. It usually doesn’t take me too long to get something together once I find the clips I’m looking for. Sometimes the clips can run a bunch of different scenes, so the editing can take a bit longer, but it’s still just a matter of stitching it all together.
I think TikTok is an emerging market for gaming. There are lots of clips, they have a live platform. It wouldn’t surprise me to see more content get posted there than say YT or IG Reels. Even YT Shorts had more restrictions to it, so I thought of cross-posting, but it wouldn’t even let me with the format. The great thing about TT is that it’s quick, and it’s on everyone’s phones. It’s everywhere. I’m looking forward to growing on that platform as much as I can. Come check it out!
DoodleyWoodley loves the Creativity, and varies his approach
I decided to use TikTok as opposed to other social media platforms in the same genre (e.g. Instagram Reels) as it provides a wide range of editing options and available songs. Although I have not gotten to use many of the editing options yet, it does provide so many avenues for people to let their creativity shine and it shows with a lot of the creators on the platform.
With the amount of people (both creators and consumers) using the platform, it also allows for content creators to try and reach a wider audience and be able to be more discoverable. This is especially true for creators that post videos on the platform regularly.
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