What Does it Mean to Be a Twitch Affiliate?

Carlos Bravo
16 November, 2021

Twitch affiliate membership is a program that the platform includes within its services to help content creators improve their channels.

Streamers’ possibilities of turning their hobby into their job are boosted with the options that being a Twitch affiliate offer.

If you’re a content creator and want to know how to join the Twitch affiliate program and what the advantages are, keep reading!

Twitch Affiliate: Requirements

The first thing you need to know is that to be a Twitch affiliate, you have to meet a series of requirements stipulated by the platform.

They’re simple, and you don’t actually have to conquer the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros to become an affiliate. You can do it through hard work and good content.

Affiliate Eligibility

  • Must have broadcast for 500 hours in the past 30 days.
  • Must have streamed on at least 7 different days in the past 30 days.
  • Must have achieved an average of 3 simultaneous viewers in the past 30 days.
  • Must have a community of at least 50 followers.

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How to Become a Twitch Affiliate?

If you’ve met the requirements, you don’t have to do anything else. Twitch will get in touch with you itself to start the process of making you an affiliate.

But you should do the following to become a 100% Twitch affiliate.

1. Go to ‘Preferences’

This window is available in the creator’s Control Panel. You can access it from the Twitch page or this link.

2. Enter your personal information

Twitch will ask you for some personal information to complete the affiliate program: name, address, etc. This information is essential to join the program.

3. Sign the agreement

After filling in your information, you have to sign the Twitch affiliate agreement and accept the program’s conditions. Not a big thing, right?

4. Select the payment method

To complete the process, you have to choose a payment method that will allow Twitch to send you your profits.

The methods of payment include: deposit, bank transfer, PayPal or check.

If you follow all these steps, congratulations! You’re now a Twitch affiliate!

Now, viewers of your channel can earn Channel Points for interacting with you.

▶️ Here’s everything you need to know about Twitch’s Channel Points ◀️

How can you find out your progress in becoming a Twitch affiliate?

In the creator’s Dashboard, you can check this on ‘Data’ > ‘Achievements’. Then click on the achievement ‘Become an Affiliate’ to see your progress.

Advantages of Being a Twitch Affiliate 

If you continue to stream on Twitch, being an affiliate is worth in itself. But how long it takes you to achieve this through content and work depends on you.

What are the benefits of growing on the platform and achieving this?

✅ Earn money with your channel

One of the main advantages of being a Twitch affiliate is that you can earn money from your channel and streaming.

By being a member, you have access to different options: ads you can post in your broadcasts, cheers from your channel’s chat, and viewer subscriptions.

Are you already a Twitch affiliate and want to begin earning money?

In this post, you can learn everything you need to know about how to earn money on the platform.

✅ Expand the content possibilities

Even though Twitch already provides you with everything you need to create content and stream it on the platform, when you become an affiliate, you have alternative ways to continue growing as a streamer.

For example, it allows you to repeat a streaming and activate broadcasts for subscribers only. This option is handy when you already have a large community and can attract new subscribers with this condition.

✅ Connect with your community

Live chats are the holy grail of streaming, where everything happens between you and your viewers.

When you’re an affiliate, you have the possibility of connecting with your audience and making them a part of the event through channel points, surveys on what’s happening live, etc. This is a way of engagement that will help you boost your community.

Now you know what it means to be a Twitch affiliate, how to do it, and what the advantages for your channel are.

If you’re thinking about starting on Twitch, this Twitch Marketing Guide by Metricool will tell you everything you need to know.

Carlos Bravo

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