Twitch’s affiliate program offers individuals the ability to earn revenue, while streaming. The platform focuses on standard video game streaming first, but includes coverage of the rapidly growing competitive eSports industry as well.
Becoming a Twitch Affiliate enables streamers to earn as long as they stream on a frequent basis, with the option to accumulate revenue from the sale of games and their in-game items. They may also earn via ‘Bits’: virtual goods that viewers can offer, resulting in a share of the revenue for the streamer.
Successfully building up their affiliate audience and subscribers allows streamers to become a highly desirable ‘Twitch Partner’.
A Twitch Partner receives many perks, including extra emotes, 60 days of past broadcast storage, dedicated financial support and the ability for fans to subscribe to their channels. Twitch is owned by Amazon and brands can partner with streamers.
Key Twitch Statistics:
There are a number of key platform statistics that highlight just how much Twitch has grown in a relatively short amount of time:
- Twitch has more than 15 million daily active users
- Twitch has between 2.2 and 3.2 million monthly broadcasters
- There have been 355 billion minutes watched
- Average viewers at any time: 1,142,437
- Average channels on the platform: 42,984
- 81.5% of Twitch users are male
- 55% of Twitch users are aged between 18-34
Twitch Affiliate FAQ
Frequently asked questions about the Twitch affiliate program have been answered below. We will update this section when appropriate.
How Much Do Twitch Streamers/Partners Make Per Sub?
Twitch Partners and their subscription payments normally result in streamers taking home a generous 50% of the $4.99 per month cost. The other 50% is collected by Twitch itself.
There are also monthly contributions of $9.99 and $24.99 per month. For example, 1000 monthly subs roughly equates to $2.5k per month or $30k per year.
How Much Money Do Twitch Streamers Make?
That depends on the streamer. On average, expert streamers can make between $3,000 to $5,000 each month playing around 40 hours a week. That specific number doesn’t include ad revenue, which averages about $250 every 100 subscribers.
If you put in the time and grow a respectable audience, Twitch can certainly be lucrative.
How Do I Apply For The Twitch Affiliate Program?
You can apply to the program here. Twitch, in particular, is looking for streamers who aren’t already Twitch Partners. You need to have the following to be considered for the program:
- At least 50 followers, over the last 30 days
- Your broadcast minutes need to be 500 minutes or more
- You need 7 unique broadcast days
- An average of 3 or more concurrent viewers
How Quick Is My Invite To The Program?
Once Twitch has checked that you meet the above requirements, they’ll email you an invite within two weeks. During that time you should ensure you keep on creating broadcasts and provide your channel with content.
How Many Partners Does Twitch Have?
There are around 27,000 Partners on Twitch – out of a total of 2.2 million unique monthly broadcasters. Twitch is currently still accepting for the program.
Twitch Partner Vs Twitch Affiliate Key Differences Table
Twitch Affiliate Payout
There is a 45 day waiting period after the end of the month where you make $100 or more before you will receive the money you have earned. The payout is $100.
It’s worth noting that if there is not ‘substantial activity’ on your Twitch account for at least 12 months, and you have not earned at least $100 during those 12 months, Twitch retains the right to close your affiliate status.
What Are Twitch Bits?
Twitch Bits are the smallest form of payments that streamers can receive. When a viewer purchases a Bit, they’re purchasing an animated GIF to use in chat rooms.
Twitch pays the streamer one cent for each bit that is used in their chatroom. Fans spent close to $2 million on Bits within the first three months of the program.
The Top 20 Twitch Influencers
The current top 20 Twitch streamers by followers and reach are:
- summit1g (3,320,489 followers)
- Riot Games (3,230,003 followers)
- Syndicate (2,637,919 followers)
- Shroud (4,679,989 followers)
- ESL_CSGO (2,479,680 followers)
- Imaqtpie (2,433,807 followers)
- Nightblue3 (2,307,299 followers)
- LIRIK (2,267,216 followers)
- Ninja (11,940,891 followers)
- DrDisRespectLIVE (2,862,256 followers)
- Sodapoppin (2,178,693 followers)
- ELEAGUE TV (1,461,008 followers)
- TimTheTatman (2,938,942 followers)
- loltyler1 (1,911,747 followers)
- Dyrus (1,462,960 followers)
- TSM_Bjergsen (1,448,984 followers)
- JoshOG (1,497,520 followers)
- PhantomL0rd (1.4m followers – Banned)
- Gosu (1,448,233 followers)
- Castro_1021 (1,512,373 followers)
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