SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Streamlabs, the leading provider of live streaming tools, is announcing the general availability of Creator Sites, a new content creator-focused website builder to help live streamers consolidate their online brand, monetize their stream, and grow their online business. This is “Shopify for Creators”, enabling live streamers to showcase their brand while monetizing via donations, and selling apparel and accessories from their own website.
Built by streamers for streamers, Creator Sites is integrated with leading content platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, Facebook, and Instagram. Cross-platform content aggregation allows the live stream, stream chat and an activity feed from all linked platforms to be displayed on the creator's website. Creators receive a unique web address and professional email. The platforms intuitive drag and drop user interface requires no background in web editing or knowledge about domains, cybersecurity, email server setup or SEO. Creator Sites act as a landing page to give viewers, potential sponsors, and business partners one central location to see the latest activity from the streamer.
Ali 'Myth' Kabbani, a popular live streamer with over five million followers on Twitch said, “Creator Sites give me the tools to build a website that serves as a community hub for my fans, and allows me to continue to grow my community in a unique way like never before."
Basic features for Creator Sites are free, and the bespoke user experience has been tailored for content creators. For $149 per year, creators can subscribe to “Streamlabs Prime,” a new service in which members unlock advanced features for Creator Sites and additional features for a variety of Streamlabs products.
- Domain with information protection and enterprise-grade security
- 1-click custom email setup on personal domain
- Integrated commerce and monetization
- Website builder for beginner to advanced users
- Content Creator specific, drag-and-drop building blocks
- Website theme gallery with content from top industry designers
- SEO friendly websites with 100% user control and ability to add custom headers
- Content aggregation across all major platforms
- Cross-platform stats aggregation
- Unique website layouts optimized for both desktop and mobile
“Live streamers are unique in that their online persona is their brand. Showcasing that becomes complicated when your online presence is spread throughout a dozen different platforms,” said Ali Moiz, CEO of Streamlabs. “Creator Sites provides an opportunity for live streamers to unite their online presence and reflect a consistent brand.”
This new product is enabling content creators to position themselves effectively and professionally on their journey as a brand without spending hundreds of dollars on design and web development. Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin, professional live streamer and member of esports group TSM, says, "This idea is game-changing, it makes watching and following your favorite creator easy."
The creator economy is rapidly growing. Streamlabs has processed over $400M in donations to live streamers since 2015. Hours watched on Twitch increased 35% year over year, reaching 2.7 billion hours in Q1 of 2019. Live streamers are garnering mainstream media attention, changing digital media, and influencing consumer spending habits. As the creator economy continues to develop, Streamlabs remains committed to powering the content creator workforce by providing tools that help streamers turn their passion into a business.
Streamlabs is the leading provider of tools for professional streamers. Founded in 2014, its groundbreaking software, Streamlabs OBS, offers the largest set of features that content creators use to grow their audiences, engage with fans, and monetize their streams. For more information, visit www.streamlabs.com.