How to monetize Twitch streams and earn money by being an affiliate

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Monetize your Twitch channel it's not as simple as it sounds, but there are several alternatives so that you can generate revenue by playing video games.

Obviously you have to have certain characteristics and skills that attract people and they get them to enroll, such as grace, eloquence, the ability to narrate and, of course, the video game console and skill in them.


I ways main to earn money with Twitch I am with the affiliate program and partner; However, in the following article we will explain all the existing ways to monetize Twitch strem.

Requirements before you can monetize your Twitch account

The first step in trying to monetize your Twitch account is create a community that consumes your content, since it is useless to broadcast for hours, if no one will see the broadcasts.

Creating a stable community can be the hardest step as you need to be present on social networks to attract more audience. Likewise, it is advisable participate in the community and chat ! with other Twitchers to try to gain followers.

When you have a good number of followers, you can start generating revenue, moreover, this will open a number of doors for you get more ways to monetize your Twitch account.


Affiliate program

This is the first and easiest way to make money with flussi Twitch, but to join the affiliate program you have to meet a number of requirements.

The first thing you should get are 50 followers, so you have to respect a set of broadcast times, where you will have to reach 8 hours during 30 days, spread over 7 different days, and in addition, you must have an average of at least 3 viewers.

With the affiliate program you can earn in several ways, first of all the program allows you to offer your followers a VIP membership which has a monthly cost. Each user who becomes a VIP will have a number of special benefits.

The platform will keep some of the money and the rest will be for you. Another method of getting money with this program is with bits, which is a virtual currency that users can buy to encourage you and later exchange it for real money.

Partner program

This program also has a similar set of requirements to the previous program but much more stringent and difficult to achieve, as they will ask you 25 hours of broadcasting over 30 days, spread over 12 different days and with an average of 75 spectators.

By participating in this program, you receive part of the profits the platform receives from its own advertisers. That is, you will receive a percentage for each ad shown in your streams.

It should be noted that the income generated will vary in based on multiple factors. However, accessing this program is quite complex, as you have to go through an evaluation process, so nothing guarantees that you will be chosen.


This is another alternative to generate revenue on Twitch and consists of generating a button where users can make donations through platforms such as Paypal or others. This alternative is very useful for new channels, finding another way to finance themselves and motivating them to continue producing content for the platform.

(to become a sponsor)

This method is not directly involved with Twitch, but that's what you can get with thanks to Twitch. If you reach a good number of subscribers, different brands may contact you to offer you all kinds of activities and collaborations.

This way of generating income can become the most profitable of all, since it can range from using sponsored products and receive money to use them in broadcasts, to take paid trips and tournaments and document it in the broadcasts of their own channel.

Sale of merchandising

This can become a very profitable business for you as a brand creator if you can form a solid community you can start offering your own brand products, it can be anything from sweatshirts, caps, jackets and even shoes.

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