What are the chances of earning from video game streaming?

earning from video game streaming

Twitch is the biggest streaming platform owned by Amazon. It was launched in 2017 to target gamers and anyone who wants to broadcast lifestyle content such as sports, music, food etc. Users are allowed to stream and watch streamed content in real-time. It will enable gamers to use the browser and search for their favorite streamers. Streamers earn commission from games purchased through links on streams.

You can earn from streaming through various methods, e.g., monthly subscriptions, bit donations, affiliates and Partner Programs, selling merchandise, sponsorship, selling games and built-in gaming items etc. Affiliate and Partner Programs require a minimum of 50 followers. Other methods are free, and new streamers can monetarily benefit from them.Your gamers will help you purchase and earn commission and revenue from your channel games or broadcasts. You can buy Twitch subscribers to participate in Programs, earn sponsorship and have more Subscriptions from viewers.

The following are ways you can earn good money both as an affiliate and as a new video game streamer.

     I.  Donations

It may seem unrealistic to earn money by donations, but you can be a millionaire with donations. Think of how much you can earn if you have 500 000 active and solid followers who decide to donate $1 per day in a month. You will be a millionaire in less than two months. However, donations can not be used as the primary source of income for streamers because only a few followers will accept to make donations. It should be a secondary option for earning from video game streaming.

   II. Sponsorship

Brands can use a streamer for advertising their products if they have a similar target audience. The company can sponsor a Livestream event to pay the influencer to market their brand to the viewers. In most cases, such companies choose streamers with many followers and viewers to get to a significant audience. The best example is a streamer wearing a branded t-shirt or hoodie to promote the brand. Being chosen by a brand needs hard work because they monitor your progress as a streamer before sponsorship. You need to do many Livestream to be considered best to market a brand.

 III. Bits from Twitch affiliate programs

Twitch sends an invite to any streamer who consistently produces content. Twitch Affiliates programs allow streamers with at least 50 followers to earn from accumulated Bits. This is income from the subscribers and support from your gamers. You should have an average of 3 views per Livestream, and at least seven different content broadcasts to qualify for Affiliate programs and start earning from Bits income. You can earn a lot of money if your channel is popular, i.e., have many active and solid followers and viewers who look forward to receiving your content or gameplays on a regular schedule.

IV. Twitch subscriptions

Streamers have loyal and enthusiastic fans who are always eager to view the next gameplays and content broadcasts. They subscribe to the channels to get notifications alerts every time their preferred streamers post new games on their channels. Twitch allows for followers monetary support such different subscriptions tiers provided. Subscribers are given the privilege of getting special emoji and alerts; they can view freely without ads popping up, classic chatrooms etc. True fans are always willing to pay a subscription fee to appreciate your content and games. Subscriptions are the best way to earn money on Twitch for streamers in affiliate programs and new streamers. The income is split 50/50 between Twitch and the streamer.

  V. Revenues from ads

Streamers get paid for video advertisements that pop or run during live streams. As the number of followers and viewers increase, Twitch increases their ads share, increasing their income. Twitch allows live streams to take breaks and display every single picture of the ads, so viewers don’t miss out on the gameplay actions due to pop-up ads disruptions. This way, advertisers, viewers, affiliate streamers, and Twitch benefit comfortably.Streamers can disable pre-roll advertisements videos that play before every stream for a defined time frame.


Twitch provides many opportunities to earn income as streamed. It allows streamers to earn from their consistent hard work to stream unique games and quality content. You can count on Twitch to earn a living both as a beginner and an affiliate streamer. The income sources listed above are enough evidence to show the contribution of Twitch to providing equal job opportunities.

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