Pete Wilkins Gaming Careers

Hi, I’m Pete and I’m the founder of Gaming Careers.

I’m excited to share with you the story of how Gaming Careers came to be, and a bit about myself and my background in the livestreaming industry.

Where did it all start?

The idea for Gaming Careers came to me in November 2016. I’d been livestreaming on Twitch since early 2012 and was one of the early partners on the platform. As my stream gained popularity I noticed that more and more people were reaching out to me with questions about the settings and equipment I was using, and I realized that there was a real need for accessible, informative content about building a career in the gaming industry.

With a master’s degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering and a thesis written about the H.264 codec, I had a deep understanding of the technical side of streaming. I also had experience growing my own personal gaming channel to 6,000 subscribers, creating award-winning video content like Fragmovies and esports documentaries, which helped me develop my video creation skills.

Combining my technical expertise, streaming experience, and video creation skills, I knew I had the perfect skill set to create content on YouTube for people looking to build a career in gaming. And so, Gaming Careers was born.

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The Birth of Gaming Careers – 2016

Our mission

We help creators build a career in livestreaming.

We’re passionate about helping creators turn their love of livestreaming into fulfilling careers. Our mission is to provide the knowledge and resources that creators need to succeed in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of livestreaming.

We believe that livestreaming is an exciting and rewarding career path that should be accessible to everyone. We want to empower creators to build their own brands, connect with their audiences, and make a living doing what they love.

By providing informative and engaging content, we hope to inspire our audience to pursue their passions and build successful careers in livestreaming. We’re committed to staying up-to-date with the streaming industry and sharing that knowledge with our community.

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Gaming Careers Meetup – TwitchCon 2019

What we create

As Gaming Careers has grown, we’ve expanded the types of content we create, but at the core, our focus remains the same: providing educational and engaging content that helps our audience succeed.

Our YouTube channel is home to a vast library of educational guides for streamers, covering everything from setting up your streaming software to creating engaging content that will attract and retain viewers. With over 35,000,000 views and 350,000 subscribers, we’re proud to be a trusted resource for the livestreaming community.

In addition to our guides, we also review the latest streaming tech, including microphones, webcams, lights, and stream controllers. Our impartial reviews help our audience to better understand the features, benefits, and drawbacks of a product before purchasing.

We also have a weekly podcast where we share valuable insights on growing an audience through streaming and exclusive interviews with special guests who share the secrets behind their success.

Finally, we have a newsletter where we share the latest news and updates in the world of streaming and content creation. From Twitch and YouTube platform updates to streaming hardware announcements and new tools, we’re dedicated to keeping our readers informed and up-to-date.

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The Gaming Careers Podcast – with Pete Wilkins and Benjamin Green

Our Community

At Gaming Careers, we know that no creator can succeed without the support of their audience. That’s why we’re proud to have built a thriving community of gamers and creators who are passionate about livestreaming.

From the overwhelming support, as I announced that I would be quitting my job to go full-time on YouTube, to donating significant money for charity as I livestreamed running the Manchester Marathon, the Gaming Careers community has been pivotal in the success of Gaming Careers.

Today, our community continues to grow and thrive. We have thousands of members in our Discord server, where gamers and creators come together to share their knowledge, ask for help, and support each other. It’s an amazing resource for anyone looking to build a career in livestreaming, and we’re proud to have created a space where everyone can feel welcome.

Pete Wilkins Interview in FEED Magazine
Running a Marathon… while LIVE on Twitch – Interview in FEED Magazine

Let’s chat

At Gaming Careers, we’re always excited to hear from our viewers and community members. Whether you have a question, a suggestion, or just want to say hi, we’d love to hear from you.

The best way to get in touch with us is through social media. We’re active on Twitter and Instagram, where we share updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the content we’re making.

We also have a contact form for any sponsorship, collaboration, or business inquiries.

Gaming Careers Award
Collaboration with LiveU for Marathon Livestream

If you made it this far, thanks for taking the time to read about Gaming Careers and what we’re all about.

If you’re just getting started with livestreaming, check out our step-by-step guide on how to stream on Twitch.

– Pete Wilkins

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