Twitch, a live streaming video platform, recognized their streamers’ dedication and talent and launched the Twitch Affiliate Program to ensure that their streamers can let the world know about the platform. Twitch is looking for streamers who aren’t yet Partners, but who have at least 50 followers and over the last 30 days have at least 500 total minutes broadcast, 7 unique broadcast days, and an average of 3 or more concurrent viewers. As an affiliate, you can generate passive income through subscriptions and bits.
Twitch.tv is a global community of millions of streamers who come together each day to create their own entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable, never-to-be-repeated experiences created by the magical interactions of the many. With chat built into every stream, streamers don’t just watch on Twitch, but they are a part of the show. Watch this video to know more about what being a Twitch creator means:
Twitch Affiliate Program
Affiliates can earn on Twitch by accepting subscriptions from their viewers. Affiliates will have access to all subscription options: $4.99, $9.99, $24.99, and the Twitch Prime free subscription. Affiliates also get one global subscriber emote for all subscribers, with the options of adding two additional for $9.99 and $24.99 subscribers.
At launch, Affiliates can enable Bits to Cheer on their channels so viewers can offer support without leaving Twitch. Bits are a virtual good that viewers can buy to Cheer in chat. The streamer in whose channel the Bits are Cheered gets a share of the revenue. Bits can take the form of animated gem emotes, or Cheermotes, which are animated versions of global emotes. As the program develops we will introduce additional monetization tools for Affiliates.
Affiliates can also earn revenue from the sale of games or in-game items on Twitch. When streamers play any game on stream that is available for sale or has in-game items for sale on Twitch, a purchase offer appears on the channel page below the video window. Affiliates earn a 5% revenue share of the purchases that originate from their channel pages. Viewers who buy not only help support Affiliates but will also be rewarded with a Twitch Crate for any purchase of $4.99 or more.
Qualified streamers will be invited via email, Notification, and an announcement in their dashboard. Invitations will continue to be sent out on a rolling basis as new streamers qualify for the program. Once a streamer has been invited, a new section will appear on their Settings tab that allows them to register for the Affiliate Program and enable Bits.
$0.01 per bit
50% per channel subscription revenues
- From time to time, Twitch may run general special programs that may provide you with the opportunity to earn additional or alternative fees (“Special Program Fees”).
- Twitch may make specially-formatted links appear on your Twitch channel page (a “Special Link”), which would direct Twitch users to the purchase of a Product. For every such purchase of a Product that is a Qualifying Purchase, you will receive a fee (a “Product Purchase Fee”) that will be calculated as a certain percentage as published by Twitch in the Supplemental Fees Statement, currently available at https://www.twitch.tv/p/legal/supplemental-fees-statement/ or a successor website (as may be updated from time to time) (the “Supplemental Fees Statement”).
Why Join Twitch Affiliate Program?
- Generate revenue through subscriptions and bits
- Extra emotes
- Dedicated support
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you be a Partner and an Affiliate?
What monetization features do Affiliates have access to?
Affiliates can earn revenue from Bits and Subscriptions, with additional tools to follow in the coming months.
In what countries is the Affiliate program available?
The Affiliate program is available globally.