How To Make Money From Twitch Streaming

27 April 2017, 16:09 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:40

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By Benedict Townsend

You ready to start making bank?

Live Streaming is a ton of fun, but did you know that it can also be a viable career option too? No, seriously. If you put the work in and play your cards right, you can actually make a pretty decent living from playing video games live on the internet. So, here's a quick guide on how to make that sweet Twitch money!

Unlike YouTube, which can often be dominated by a small handful of successful gamers, Twitch offers enough of a variety of revenue streams that even a smaller streamer can bring home some decent cheese.

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Twitch offers different tiers of money making opportunities, ranging from subscriptions to tips. These money-making opportunities used to be limited to 'Partners' but since the introduction of the new 'Affiliate Program', it's much more possible for anyone to bring home cash from their streaming prowess.

Here are your options to make bare Twitch money:

  • “Cheering”; Twitch’s emoji-based tipping system, where users can pay for emotes to tip their favourite streamers with.
  • Subscriptions (which comes in $4.99, $9.99, and $24.99 monthly flavours)
  • The ability for streamers to receive commission from (certain) games that are sold through links on your profile

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All of these are about to open to streamers in both the Affiliate Program and the Partner Program and anyone can join the Affiliate Program, provided Twitch thinks you have the chops. Members are chosen based on factors like the amount of time they spend streaming, their viewership, and their follower count.

So basically, your hard work has the chance to be very immediately rewarding, so the more effort you put into make your account awesome, the more the service can open up ways for you to make money.

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