Twitch streaming is a viable livelihood now. But how long does it take before you can get rich? Is having 9,000 subscribers enough?
A streamer with over 9,000 subscribers is doing well. Even if each subscriber only paid for the lowest tier of subscription, your monthly earnings would be big. But building that subscriber count can take a while.
Monetizing on Twitch can’t be explained in just a few sentences. So, let’s take a deeper dive.
How much a Twitch streamer with 9123 subs can make?
A Tier 1 sub on Twitch costs $4.99. Then, the Tier 2 sub costs $9.99, and the Tier 3 sub costs $24.99.
When someone subscribes to you, Twitch takes 50% of all subscription fees.
That said, if you have 9,123 subscribers who all bought the Tier 1 sub, you’ll receive $22,807.50 each month. If each were a Tier 2 sub, you’d receive $45,615 a month. And if they were all Tier 3 subs, you’d get $115,037.50 a month.
But realistically speaking, your subscribers will have varying tiers of subscriptions. So, the amount you’ll earn is between $$22,807.50 and $115,037.50. And that does not include what you get from sponsorships, merchandise selling, ads, and donations.
Different ways streamers make money on Twitch
There are different ways to make money on Twitch. As mentioned above, you can earn money from subscriptions.
Sponsorships also help you make money. The bigger streamer you are, the bigger the companies that would want to work with you. Expectedly, that also means higher earnings.
Affiliate marketing and Amazon Associates are also ways to earn money. When people use your affiliate link to buy products, you’ll receive a percentage of the purchase.
Suppose your viewers really enjoy your content. They’ll be more likely to send donations through Twitch Bits. You can also sell them merchandise.
Big streamers can also earn money from streams. How much money they’ll receive depends on how many viewers there were while they were streaming.
Do you need to reach the required subs to earn revenue on Twitch?
Yes. To earn revenue on Twitch, you must first become a Twitch Affiliate.
Here are the requirements you have to reach:
- You must have at least 50 Followers
- A streamer must have at least 500 total minutes broadcast in the last 30 day
- You must have at least 500 total minutes broadcast in the last 30 days.
- There must be an average of 3 concurrent viewers or more over the last 30 days.
Does it take long to have 9123 subs on Twitch?
So many people are trying Twitch streaming these days. Thus, the competition is tough. So, getting 9123 subs, let alone 5,000 subs, can take a while.
You can hit that milestone faster if you have skills and already have an online reputation. For instance, you are already a known content creator on Youtube.
But if you are not like that, even if you are really good at t
he game you are playing, it will take you some months before you can reach 9,123 subscribers.
A consistent streaming schedule, advertisements, and collaboration with established streamers helps speed this up.