I love Stream Deck. It saves me so much time, not only when setting up my stream but also when keeping it running. I can always get chat going with some well-timed soundbites or memes.
Light Strip doesn't only make my stream look better, it also makes it more interactive by allowing my viewers to change the color of my background via channel points. It's very easy to change colors with Stream Deck!
What advice would I give to a first time creator?
Don't be discouraged by lower viewer numbers than you were hoping for. Always try to be your best. Talk to your chat even if there isn't much going on, and try to keep it interactive.
I think about how, any second, someone new could join and I just wanna make them stay! Make a good first impression at all times and take it from there.
What is one Elgato product you cannot live without?
Stream Deck for sure! It is so convenient and saves me so much time that I could not live without it. It's an allrounder when it comes to streaming.