If you’re ready to start making money on Twitch, getting subscribers is the most reliable path. That’s because subscribers support your channel on a monthly, predictable basis. While there are several paths to profit through Twitch – ad revenue, selling merch, donations, etc – consistent income is going to come in the form of subscribers. Once someone clicks that subscribe button, you’ll start seeing a portion of that revenue.
So, the big question is, how do you get that sub button?
To help you out, our Streaming Coaches are going to walk you through exactly how to get a Sub button on Twitch.
Becoming a Twitch Affiliate
Basically, to get a Sub button, you have to be a part of the Twitch Affiliate Program.
The Affiliate program is like a bridge between being a casual streamer and a Twitch Partner. It’s also an “invitation-only” program. This means that you have to meet specific criteria, and once met, you’ll get a notification to your account to become an affiliate.
Twitch Affiliate Criteria
As of right now, the guidelines you have to meet to be an affiliate are to have:
- At least 500 total minutes broadcast in the last 30 days – just a little over 8 hours total.
- At least 7 unique broadcast days in the last 30 days – meaning the 8 hours minimum must be spread over 7 different calendar days. You can’t just play 500 minutes in one day to meet the requirement.
- An average of 3 concurrent viewers or more over the last 30 days.
- At least 50 Followers.
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Checking Your Progress
The good news is that you never have to guess about your progress toward meeting the standards as becoming an affiliate is considered an achievement, and your progress is tracked. To check your progress, go to your creator dashboard.
Once there, select Achievements from the left-hand dashboard menu. You’ll see your achievement options, such as
- It Begins for new Twitch Users
- Build a Community
- Path to Affiliate
- Path to Partner
Choose Path to Affiliate
There, you can keep up with your progress.
Affiliate Program Notification
Once you meet the requirements, you’ll receive an email, notification, and an announcement on your dashboard inviting you to become an Affiliate. You’ll have to accept the terms and conditions. Part of that includes providing tax info, so you can get paid.
Once accepted, you’ll have a Sub button on Twitch so you can start getting subscribers!
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