It’s already wonderful for free, imagine being able to earn your livelihood by broadcasting matches online or chatting with the channel’s audience. See below, how to earn money on Twitch and get paid to play your favorite games.
How to make money on Twitch
The first step to earning money on Twitch is to join the streaming platform’s Partner Program. The program is made for streamers who are committed to their streams and ready to go beyond the affiliate level.
Twitch Partners are creators who stream a variety of content, whether it’s games, music, interviews, art or anything else they can imagine.
If you’re ready to share what you do with a live community and are able to build a sizable audience on Twitch or other services, you can apply now.
Twitch Partner Requirements
The platform defines some criteria for the streamer to become a Partner on its platform. If you do not fulfill any of them at this time, it is still possible to start your career at the School of Creators and be able to complete the achievement “The route to being a Partner”.
- Complete the “Route to Partner” achievement or demonstrate that you have a broad and engaged audience/follower number on other streaming services;
- Content that conforms to the Community Guidelines, Terms of Service and DMCA Guidelines, all documents available on the Twitch website;
- In addition to achieving the achievement “The route to being a Partner” they must be able to consistently maintain the criteria established in the title, the number of the audience must consolidate and grow;
- Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee the partnership, only the possibility of being evaluated by Twitch.
How Twitch monetization works
Having already fulfilled the minimum requirements, applied to become a Twitch Partner, and having been approved, the financial gains begin. But how does this monetization work for streamers?
There are basically 3 ways to monetize your channel, turning your broadcasts into cash, while having fun.
- Channel Subscriptions and Emotes: Twitch Partners can earn income by accepting subscriptions from their viewers. The subscription options are R$4.99, R$9.99, R$24.99, or Prime Gaming’s free subscriptions. Partners can also unlock up to 50 channel emotes. Prime Gaming subscribers receive a free R$24.99 subscription to subscribe to their preferred channel;
- Bits: Serve as virtual merchandise that viewers can purchase to send a Cheer on your channel, allowing them to support your channel without leaving Twitch. Twitch provides participating Partners with a portion of the revenue they receive from Bits, equal to 1 cent per Bit used to send them Cheers. As a Partner, you can customize your Cheermotes and Bit badges;
- Ads: Partners earn a portion of the revenue generated by any ads played on their placements. Partners can determine the extent and frequency of mid-range ads on their dashboards. The balance is critical between monetizing and not weighing the transmission down.
Special Resources for Twitch Partners
The platform offers a series of specific features for Partners, facilitating the expansion of their audience and customizing the entire process.
1. Channel Customization
- Custom chat badges: can create custom chat badges based on the length of subscriptions (how many months subscribed);
- Custom emoticons: Partners can unlock up to 50 emote slots based on the total member points they have accumulated;
- Custom emoticon prefix: you can customize the prefix code in front of emotes;
- Custom Cheermots and Bit Badges;
- Verified user badge;
- Free lifetime channel subscription to your chatbot;
- Up to three additional free, lifetime channel subscriptions: for friends and family according to the total number of subscribers.
2. VOD (Video On Demand) Features
- Extended VOD storage: Partners store their streams for 60 days while Affiliates store them for just 14 days;
- Reruns and Premieres: You can re-stream past content and show new videos to your audience.
3. Priority support
Twitch partners have access to a dedicated support team. By accessing “Partner Help” while logged in the streamer will receive a response from the team within 1 or 2 business days.
Partners can create their own broadcast team by requesting one through “Partner Help”. When the amount of transmissions gets bigger, it will be a big help.
5. Video transcoding
Partners will always have priority access to quality options for their channels. Options allow viewers to adjust the viewing quality of the broadcast, improving the experience. Partners are guaranteed transcodes for all transmissions, while non-Partner channels receive transcodes according to available capacity.
6. Transmission delay
Broadcasts can be delayed up to 15 minutes to ensure regularity during competitive games. This option leaves competition broadcasts with some streamer control, allowing for more fluidity.
Now that you’ve seen how to make money on Twitch, are you just going to have fun or try professionalizing as a streamer? Good luck!