We are a live streaming network, operating as a grassroots organization. Unlike typical content creator networks, such as those on YouTube, where official partnerships with YouTube are formed to bring creators together for collaborative videos, our focus is on showcasing outdoor IRL content primarily from Twitch.tv. We aim to expand onto other platforms in due time.
Our content selection excludes blacklisted streamers, either by their own request or due to reasons like DMCA strikes. We feature both whitelisted and greylisted streamers. Whitelisted streamers receive priority for website showcasing as they have provided video approval to the OutdoorIRL Network, allowing us to feature their streams and content in our YouTube videos. Greylisted streamers are contacted for approval, but some may not respond. In a few rare cases, I have included some greylisted streamers without seeking permission, purely for experimental analytical purposes.
Additionally, we have showcase labels for Guest Streamers. These streamers are usually suggested by their own viewers to be added to the website for outdoor IRL content, or I come across their streams on Twitch. Guest Streamers are often gaming/desktop streamers on vacation trips, temporarily engaging in outdoor IRL content. They may not intend to continue outdoor IRL content regularly, and once they return to normal gaming/desktop streams, we remove them from the network. For these streamers, we do not seek explicit permission due to their short-term stay on the network, especially when dealing with larger streamers.
Our plan is to gather analytical data and share our findings regarding outdoor IRL content and how our website has impacted the showcased live streamers.
What is Outdoor IRL content?
Outdoor IRL content represents a niche within the IRL category, encompassing anything outside of the streamer’s home. The content’s purpose is to allow viewers to explore the world through the live streamer’s eyes. Regardless of how the streamer presents their Outdoor IRL content, it serves as a gateway for viewers to learn more about the streamer’s life outside their home environment. This content may occasionally include hotel rooms or other private spaces that offer a sense of “home.” For more details on this, check out our website.
Our mission is to expand and promote Outdoor IRL content to a broader audience. We strive to lower the barriers of entry for live streamers interested in exploring this content, whether they do it full-time, part-time, or during special events. Our collaborative initiative plays a significant role in bringing together the outdoor IRL community, facilitating networking opportunities through our website and, if they choose, participating in our collaborative streaming events.
Additionally, our network aims to provide abundant resources to all dedicated outdoor IRL live streamers, including learning materials and access to sponsors. Access to sponsors is of utmost importance to the network and streamers who work closely with us. Running an outdoor IRL live stream can be costly, particularly on a regular and full-time basis. Therefore, ensuring stable revenue streams through sponsorships is essential to ensuring the longevity and healthy growth of outdoor IRL streamers.
Streaming events will involve collaborating with live streamers of all kinds who participate in outdoor IRL challenge streams with a charitable goal. These streamers, also known as Challengers, will engage in challenge streams to earn points, and these points will have a cash value. The streamers can then use this cash to purchase items for their chosen local charities, distributing them on their streams. The concept behind these events is to use entertainment to highlight a common charitable goal in a collaborative fashion.
It’s important to note that streamers are not directly raising money for charity. Instead, they redirect their communities and viewers to donate to our overall fundraising pot. This approach ensures fair competition, benefiting smaller and newer streamers who may not have significant community support but can still participate in the challenge. Streamers have the option to raise funds on their individual streams, but when participating in these streaming events, they must donate the funds raised during the challenge stream to the overall charitable fund specific to the event they are taking part in.
What do we do for streamers?
• We reduce the time spent searching for consistently and actively streaming outdoor IRL content for live streamers looking to network. • We help increase your discoverability by showcasing your stream on our website (if you consistently and primarily stream outdoor IRL content), featuring you in collaborative streaming events, showcasing your content on our YouTube channel, and more! • We provide resources, including tech support, streaming tips (on YouTube), and future features like a vendor directory, DIY vault, and a bounty system.
What do we do for viewers?
• We reduce the time spent searching for new, consistently active outdoor IRL live streamers. • We offer streaming events where you can watch your favorite outdoor IRL streamers engage in collaborative and interactive streams.
We have Amazon affiliate links on all blog posts, some YouTube videos and buyer guides. Our current phase involves building the value of the network within the IRL community, and our goal is to collaborate with brands to secure funding for network advancements and streaming events. While we do not provide direct monetary compensation to live streamers (except for our future merch shop, prize winnings from streaming events, and other related ventures we plan to release), we offer many valuable benefits, depending on available resources, to specific loyal and supportive network streamers. Please check the comparison chart of the various valuable benefits you would receive here.