How to get affiliated on Twitch


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Wondering how to get affiliated on Twitch? Twitch has been a haven for gaming enthusiasts, among others, offering an avenue to share passions, connect with a gaming community, and even earn money.

The Twitch Affiliate programme is a gateway for streamers to transform their hobby into a source of income. In this guide, we'll take you through how to get affiliated on Twitch.

While you're here, you might want to take a look at how to add commands to Twitch chat. If you're having problems with streaming, check out how to fix Twitch streams not loading issue. Also, if you're wondering which email address is linked to your Twitch account, we've got just the guide for you.

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How to get Twitch affiliate

By meeting specific criteria, you can become a Twitch affiliate too. This allows you to gain access to the monetisation features on their platforms, and start earning money from your streams like your favourite Twitch streamer.

To qualify for the Twitch Affiliate programme, you need a Twitch account that meets the following criteria in a 30-day period:

  1. Reach 50 followers.
  2. Stream for a total of 8 hours.
  3. Stream on 7 different days.
  4. Maintain an average of 3 viewers per stream.

When you're just starting out, getting to 50 Twitch followers and streaming for 8 hours might seem intimidating. But all you really need to do is stream what you enjoy the most, and it won't feel like a lot. Plus, if you're clearly having fun playing games and being engaging, watchers will naturally be attracted to press the Follow button to watch more.

You'll want to engage with your followers and even other fellow creators within the same community, by creating different social media accounts across different social platforms, including X/Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, and more. Your social media handle should remain the same so that people can find you easily, and later, it will be useful for building up a brand for your steams.

To achieve a minimum of eight total hours over seven broadcasts, allocate at least two hours for each live-streaming session. As for attaining three viewers for every stream, consider asking your friends and family to follow and watch your streams.

How to join the Twitch Affiliate Programme

Once you meet the requirements, Twitch will send an invitation to join the Affiliate programme. You're almost there! You just need to complete the following steps:

  • Provide contact information for tax purposes.
  • Sign the agreement or have a parent/legal guardian sign it if you're under 18.
  • Fill out tax forms, including royalty and service tax forms.
  • Choose your preferred payment method to get paid.

With these steps completed, you'll become a Twitch Affiliate! Now you can start earning revenue from subscribers, through viewer chat, commissions on sales, and ad revenue. Or, you could even take it up a notch and try to get into the Twitch Partnership programme.

That's all for our guide on how to get affiliated on Twitch. Before you go, don't forget to check out all about the Twitch Watch Party feature. Finally, here's how to watch Twitch from Nintendo Switch.

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