How Much Do Twitch Streamers Make?

What are all the ways to earn on Twitch?

Streaming videos for a living sounds like a dream come true. However, is it really a viable option? How much do Twitch streamers actually make?

We are not talking about the top 1% of the streamers who have made it big within the Twitch community. Here, we are taking into consideration the majority of Twitch Streamers with an average number of viewers, followers, and subscribers. So, let us take a look at how much do Twitch streamers make.

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What Do Twitch Streamers Earn?

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While game streaming has come up a long way, it is still not the most profitable option for a majority of streamers. For every Ninja, Pokemaine, and Jacksepticeye, there are a large number of streamer who only derive a minimal income from Twitch. The main reason behind this disparity is that Twitch earrings majorly rely on donations and subscriptions.

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Ad Revenue

If a Twitch streamer has a solid number of viewers but is not  able to convert them into subscription or Twitch Bit donations, they will not earn a lot from the platform. Ads do generate certain revenue for streamers once  they become a Twitch Affiliate but it is largely based on viewership. A relatively new Affiliate streamer that gets around 10 views per video can earn around $50-$100 per month.

Subscriptions

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Subscriptions

In addition, Twitch streamers get 50 percent of any Subscriptions on their channel. Subscriptions come in varies Tier with varying amount of $4.99, $9.99, and $24.99. Any time a viewers subscribes to their channel with any of these Subscriptions, the streamer will get 50% of it and the rest will go to Twitch.

Twitch Bits

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Another medium of earning for Twitch Streamers is Twitch Bits. Streamers get $0.01 for every cheer bit used on their channel. To know more about how Twitch Bits work and how much they cost, check out Twitch Bits To USD Calculator: How Many Dollars Does A Cheer Bit Cost?

Donations

The last method for Streamers to earn is through donations to their channel. This only works if the streamers has a donation platform set up. Through this method, viewers can donate directly to the streamers. This method works well for streamers that have a large community on the platform. Even with minimal donations, the earrings can rack up this way.

For similar content, check out Twitch Monetization Policy Changes.

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