How to Make Money as a Twitch Affiliate

– In a recent post
about building an author platform using Twitch Creative, I shared how self-published authors could make money as a Twitch affiliate. How exactly does the Twitch
affiliate program work, and what can you expect with
the Twitch affiliate payout? Today I’ll cover those
questions and more as I explain how to make money
as a Twitch affiliate. Stick around. (heavy percussion music) Welcome to Self Publishing with Dale where you’ll learn tips and strategies for publishing your own books. Have you checked out the Twitch Creative feature on yet? And, are you thinking
about breaking ground on the live video streaming
platform of Twitch so you can make a little extra cash? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so give me a quick shout out
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exact blueprint in the best seller book launch checklist. Simply head to to download your copy today. Not too long ago I shared on this channel how self-published authors could build their author platform through the live streaming platform of Twitch. But I didn’t expand much on the topic and left a lot of questions unanswered. That’s why I thought
I’d share more insight on how to make money
as a Twitch affiliate. What is the Twitch
affiliate program, anyway? What are the Twitch
affiliate requirements, and is the Twitch affiliate
setup easy to complete? Today I’ll have the
Twitch affiliate program explained and any other
ambiguities ironed out. To be clear, anyone can
set up a Twitch account and stream their creative
process or gaming adventures, but not everyone can
become a Twitch affiliate. You should also note
that a Twitch affiliate is only the first tier of earning revenue through the live streaming platform. Twitch also has a partner program, but that requires much
more time, attention, and energy than the
Twitch affiliate program. Here are the three different ways you can earn a Twitch affiliate payout. One, cheering with bits. Viewers, followers,
and subscribers of your channel have the ability to participate in your live streams and
reward you with bits. Your viewers can get bits
by watching and engaging in short ads on Twitch
or purchasing stockpile of bits through an
Amazon-friendly checkout. Once they have bits, your
viewers can use those bits to cheer you on or reward
you for a job well done. Twitch affiliates receive
one cent per bit used to cheer their channel
and can track revenue from bits on the revenue
tab of their dashboard. For more details on how
your viewers can get bits to cheer you on in your live stream, check out the YouTube
video How to Get Free Bits for Twitch Cheers by
my brother, Bionic Vapor. It’ll help your viewers cheer you. So head over to to see the full video. Two, subscriptions. Viewers have a few options when it comes to how they watch your channel. Lurk, follow, or subscribe. The first two options
are all well and good, but it’s the latter
option of the subscribing that brings the greatest
reward for both parties. Twitch affiliates can offer
anyone who’s willing to invest in a monthly subscription
incentives and perks that the casual viewer
or follower won’t get. It can include special emoticons
for chatting on Twitch, exclusive video broadcasts,
subscriber-only chats, and additional barrier removals. A subscriber can opt in at three levels, $4.99 per month, $9.99 per
month, and $24.99 per month. A cool perk of having an
Amazon Prime account is the Twitch Prime feature
where customers get free games, bonuses, and
a monthly subscription to their favorite streamer on Twitch. As a Twitch affiliate
you are entitled to 50% of all subscriptions, so
this means you can make $2.50, $5, or $12.50
per subscription model. Three, sales revenue. In the Twitch affiliate
dashboard you can set up specific extensions that
allow you to advertise games, gear, and products available
on the Amazon marketplace. Any sales made through your link you get up to 5% of the purchase price. Not bad considering that if you use Amazon associate affiliate links, you start at about a 4% payout level. Now that you know how to get
the Twitch affiliate payout, what do you do to qualify for
the Twitch affiliate program? According to a recent post on the Twitch help page, they had this to say. For an invite to our affiliate program, you must meet four requirements. Stream for eight hours
in the last 30 days. Stream on seven days in the last 30 days. Reach an average of
three viewers per stream. Grow your audience to 50 followers. When you meet a requirement,
a check mark will appear under Path to Affiliate. If you lose any check marks, you’ll need to complete
those requirements again. Once you have all four check marks, we’ll display an invite button on your Achievements page and email you. Now, I must assure you
it wasn’t all that easy to qualify for the
Twitch affiliate program, and it did require some upfront work to get my foot in the door. For me, the key to getting in the Twitch affiliate program within one week was, networking with other Twitch streamers. Streaming two hours per
day for one week straight. And getting feedback
from experienced Twitch streamers on how I could
improve my broadcasts. What are you waiting for? Now that I’ve told you
the power of building an author platform on Twitch Creative and how to make money
as a Twitch affiliate, you can get to work right away. Of course, once you get
your foot in the door, how do you set up your
Twitch affiliate account? I’ll save that for another day. Until then, if you
enjoyed today’s content, then share it with someone who
you think would like it too. ‘Til later, it’s been
Self Publishing with Dale, and I’ll catch you soon.


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