Making money out of gaming has been growing very rapidly lately. For a couple of years ago, the most common way to make money from your gaming interests was not to easy. Most of the people was not aware of Twitch and was only using Youtube as a platform to make revenue of playing.

Today there are many peoples that make a huge amount of money by streaming their gameplay and also different types of adventures. The platform they use is Twitch which is the leading streaming platform on the market. Typical it is two types of income streams for the streamers which is donations and then Twitch also offers a subscription possibility for the streamers that I will explain later on.

The most streamers takes donations to be able to develop their streams and also in the long run the donations is used to be able to do this for a living. Many people thinks that the donations is tax free since regular donations is, but this types of donations does not count as regular donations so in most of the countries you will have to tax on the donations.

Regular ways of earning money on Twitch

Donations with Paypal

Paypal you might have heard about before, its a company that handles payments on the internet. This is a service that is very commonly used and before bits which will be explained below this was the only service that was used to donate money to show you appreciation for the content that the streamer provides for you.

Donations with Bits

Bits is something that Twitch launched in the beginning of 2018, it is a way for viewers to show their appreciation to the streamer in the chat by sending a message along with bits. The good thing about bits is that you are able to earn bits by watching ads as a user and then send it to the streamer. That is a pretty big income stream for that streamer along with the paypal donations.

Subscription

The second income stream you can get from Twitch is the subscription, to be able to activate the subscription you at least need Twitch affiliate. If you are a Twitch affiliate you will earn 50% of the revenue of below subscription.

  • Tier 1 subscription 4,99$
  • Tier 2 subscription 9,99$
  • Tier 3 subscription 24,99$

If you are a Twitch partner you will earn more from the subscriptions and also they have some other features. To get a partner on twitch you will have to stream for a long time since the requirements are high.

Read more about Twitch subscriptions here 

Other ways to monetize streams

Besides the ”regular” income sources that most of the streamers has you have a lot of different ways to get some extra money. Youtube, amazon affiliate, partnerships and different campaign deals. Going further we will mostly talk about how to get campaign deals and a service that I personally have tried and are very satisfied to recommend for you guys.

Amazon Affiliate

Besides the ”regular” income sources that most of the streamers has you have a lot of different ways to get some extra money. Youtube, amazon affiliate, partnerships and different campaign deals. Going further we will mostly talk about how to get campaign deals and a service that I personally have tried and are very satisfied to recommend for you guys. If you don’t know what affiliate marketing is read the post we have that explains it.