He is married to Lulaboo and they have a dog.
Towelliee chose his username after a South Park character. The spelling is different because the original spelling was taken when he tried to enter it into WoW for his new character.
Towellie was first introduced to video games when he was around eight or nine years old, when his parents bought him Rambo II for the Sega Genesis Master System.
Towelliee started playing World of Warcraft (WoW) in 2005. He eventually decided to start creating YouTube videos as a hobby. He soon attracted enough viewers for him to be noticed by a representative from TGN.tv and be offered the opportunity to live stream. He tried it out and discovered that he enjoyed it, as streaming enabled him to engage with his audience and to have an impact on their lives.
However, he didn’t really attract so much attention on TGN, and so decided to switch to justin.tv (now Twitch), where he fared much better. At the time, he didn’t realize that it was possible to make money streaming, until he discovered that people could become Twitch partners and actually earn money from their content.
He joined justin.tv in June 2011. By June 2011, he had enough subscribers to justify it, he decided to pursue a career as a fulltime streamer in order to have the freedom to dictate his own schedule and content.
Towelliee is estimated to have over 4,200 Twitch subscribers. This would earn him at least $10,500 USD per month, excluding revenue from tips, merchandise sales, sponsorships and advertising.
While he doesn’t have a set schedule, he streams most days for between 5 – 8 hours.
It’s best for new streamers to stream during the hours when the big streamers are done streaming and to focus on hyped games. You need to have a strategy and test things out before deciding to become a fulltime streamer. Catchy stream titles are also a good way to attract viewers.