BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Many people dream about getting paid just to play video games, and this dream might get closer to reality for some of them. There are many tools which help ambitious gamers earn some money from their favorite activity. Soon, Twitch will release a new program suitable even for those who do not have such a successful channel.
Next week, Twitch, the streaming service owned by Amazon, will release this new program which is perfect for most of their users. This includes all those who have an active streaming channel but not enough followers. A higher number of followers would have made them Twitch partners.
Increasing the number of users who can make money from Twitch
Being a Twitch partner means earning money and even making a living just by streaming your gameplays. The platform owners aim to make it more accessible for more users. Thus, they think that this new service will allow them to start partnerships with tens of thousands more streamers.
Twitch will automatically select those who meet their criteria for the new program. Thus, streamers do not have to sign up, as they will receive invites to join the project. The requirements are the following. To be part of the program, you need to have at least 50 followers.
Then, you should have offered streamings from at least seven days of the past month, summing up a total of 500 minutes. Also, you have to have an average of three concurrent viewers. At the beginning, the only way to make money for the streamers would be cheering.
These “cheerings” are actually animated emoticons which viewers might choose to buy. This will be the only monetization method available at the time of the release but, after some time, Twitch will introduce new ways of offering money to the streamers.
Difference between older partners and the new branch of affiliates
Some users might embrace Twitch’s attempt to offer financial benefits to a broader category of users. However, older partners might not be so happy. Some of them have been collaborating with Twitch for years until they could get a special contract.
Thus, they will differentiate between older partners and the new affiliates. Thus, partners will get special access to exclusive features and will have more benefits that the other users will not have. Also, affiliates will enjoy certain advantages, too, such as access to subscriptions or advertising.
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