Learn how to make money on Twitch
Twitch recently opened the doors for more streamers to make money.
If you Love gaming, you can turn your passion into Profit. Streaming videos of yourself playing video games on a platform like Twitch may be a great way to earn money. If you don’t know this yet, let’s Learn how to make money on Twitch.
Let’s start with the basics.
So, What is Twitch?
It’s not a big deal if you haven’t heard of Twitch. Twitch is a platform, with 100 million page views per month, that lets gamers stream videos of themselves playing games. The platform also hosts video game related competitions and events. The potential of earning money while streaming videos on Twitch is on the streamer side and not for the viewer side.
Love playing video Games, how to earn on Twitch?
The new ‘Affiliate’ program from Twitch is a blessing for non-Partner streamers to start making money broadcasting on their service.
The company quoted – “Twitch will invite creators to join the program who fit the criteria, based on time spent streaming, viewership and followers”
How to Set Up on Twitch?
All you need to do is create a channel that streams live game play videos. Creating a Twitch channel just takes a few minutes. You can create your own login information or use your Facebook account to signup.
You need three components to be able to stream on Twitch – The game play of the game you are playing, the webcam video while you are playing and audio commentary.
The process for broadcasting will depend on how you’re playing games and on the specific equipment (computer or gaming console) you’re using.
How to make money on Twitch?
Once you have setup the Twitch Channel, you can start broadcasting your favorite game play.
You can compete with other gamers, help other gamers or get help from the community on Twitch.
Twitch also has a chat feature. Viewers might enter your chat room and ask you questions about game play, or to get to know you and your game play better.
Being effective in helping others will gain you a lot of followers on Twitch which will have good results in monetizing the Twitch channel.
Revenue from advertisements and featured games is the main source of income for Twitch.
If you’re a user, you’ll share any ad revenue your channel makes with Twitch. you can easily configure how many ads you want to play per hour, in your Broadcast Dashboard.
Visitors to your channel may view and clicking on ads and revenue will be generate which will be shared between you and Twitch and paid out by Twitch to you.
More ways to monetize Twitch account:
Once your brand is established, it will be no surprise that big game brands may approach you with sponsorship offers. Further, You can even get donations from your fans and subscribers.
Once you get a sizable following you must think to apply for the Twitch Partner Program. here are the Partnership Guidelines and the basic requirements from Twitch Partner Application page:
- An established and steadily growing audience and chat
- A regular broadcast schedule of at least 3 times a week
- Content that conforms to our Rules of Conduct, Terms of Service and DMCA Guidelines
If you are new to Twitch, Don’t just watch, join in! The potential may be huge for Gamers!