About Twitch Affiliates Program
Streaming is fun and games, but it’s also hard work. Twitch Affiliates Program recognize streamers’ dedication and talent, and we’re taking another step forward to ensure Twitch continues to be the best streaming platform in the world for everyone. Introducing… the Twitch Affiliate Program.
The Twitch Affiliate Program puts qualified streamers one step closer toward the dream of making a living from their passions. Twitch Affiliates can start earning income on Twitch while they build their audience and work toward the coveted status of Twitch Partner. Click here to see a comparison of all features for Affiliates and Partners.
|Affiliate Program Name||Twitch Affiliates Program|
|Base Commission||5%, others|
|Payment Method||Wire, ACH, PayPal|
|Official Website||Click Here To Visit|
The criteria for Affiliates is likely to change as they develop the program. At launch we invited non partnered broadcasters who have:
- At least 500 total minutes broadcast in the last 30 days
- At least 7 unique broadcast days in the last 30 days
- An average of 3 concurrent viewers or more over the last 30 days
- At least 50 Followers
Within a few weeks after your channel becomes eligible, you will be invited via email and in the Notification Area in the upper right corner of twitch.tv.
Becoming an Affiliate
Once you have been invited and you have clicked “Get Started”, it will take you to the Preferences tab of your Creator Dashboard where you can complete a short process to begin monetizing your channel with Bits.
Step 1: You will provide basic, general information to be registered into the program.
Step 2: Sign the Twitch Affiliate Agreement, agreeing to the terms of the program.
Step 3: Provide Amazon your tax information by completing both the Royalty and Service Tax Interviews (TIMS).
Step 4: Tell where to send your payments by completing the Tipalti form.
- Direct Deposit to bank account
- Hold Payments (Held while waiting for Affiliate to specify new payout information)
Once you have completed the above steps, you will be a Twitch Affiliate. You can read more about payouts here. As soon as you become an affiliate, your viewers will automatically start earning Channel Points. You can edit your program on the Creator Dashboard. Select the Hamburger menu icon, then Community, then Channel Points in your Dashboard Settings. You can read more about channel points here.
Affiliates can earn revenue from Subscribers, Ads, and Bits.
Cheering (with Bits) for Affiliates
Affiliates can use Bits to start earning revenue on their channels. They will receive 1 cent per Bit used to Cheer in their channel, same as Partners do, and will have access to all Cheering settings and features with the exception of Partner Custom Cheermotes. Affiliates will be able to track revenue from Bits on the Revenue tab of their Dashboard.
Advertising revenue share for Affiliates
Affiliates earn a share of the revenue generated from any video ads played on their channel. Affiliates can determine the length and frequency of mid-roll ad breaks through their dashboard.
Twitch’s charity tool Fundraiser
Twitch’s charity tool makes it clear that a fundraiser is happening on the creator’s channel page making it easy for you to support the cause with less confusion about where the funds are going. When a creator is fundraising, the Subscribe button will become a Donate to Charity button
How to Make Donations
Donating during a charity stream using Twitch’s charity tool is as easy as subscribing to your favorite creator’s channel and you will remain on Twitch for the entire process.
You will notice that the Subscribe button is now displayed as a Donate to Charity button.
Clicking on it will bring up a popup that will allow you to select the dollar amount (USD) you wish to donate.