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Monetizing a twitch stream

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kingmitch, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. kingmitch

    kingmitch Junior Member

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    So I'm playing around on my playstation I just bought and I notice there's a section called live from playstation (still figuring out all the new features aside from just playing video games) so I check it out. It's a bunch of twitch streams from all different games and different people. A cute blonde girl catches my eye so I decide to check it out. I mean other than a cute girl playing video games on cam it's nothing that special but she has over 400 people watching her play. Me being me I try there's gotta be a way to make a buck outta this but I can't quite put my finger on it.

    One thought I was make a website that's a guide for the game your playing monetize it with whatever cpa ppc and use the stream to drive traffic to it. I mean I wouldn't really want to be live on camera playing my games myself I get really mad and belligerent when I die or the game glitches and that's not really something I want the world to see lol Maybe that'd be a selling point come watch me get mad and stupid at a video game and laugh lol

    How would you monetize it?
     
  2. CazuaL

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    Majority of them just throw aff links in their description. Sites like G2A, Amazon products etc.. Could even contact some membership sites, see if they will offer some sort of discount to your viewers.

    Female + Cleavage + Streaming = $$$
    Lots of little kids willing to throw money at you
     
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  3. Mimissor

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    Hell, a lot of people have links to Patreon on their pages or just straight up ask for donations. If it's a chick, she doesn't need to be good or even funny in order to attract views and donations. Guys, you either have to be really skilled or really entertaining in some way. I know a couple of guys that run Twitch streams and get no one watching them because they take themselves too seriously and try to be all "pro" and shit. Don't go that route.

    Also, the "angry gamer" thing is so over done, it's practically pointless. There's so many "me too" youtube channels and twitch streams it's not even funny.

    That said, I've been delving into youtube a lot lately. Checking up on a lot of gaming channels for research into a future project. One guy does hilarious reviews of mods for certain video games. He has a huge following. Recently started a twitch stream, his fans followed him over there, it was so popular twitch gave him his subscription button almost immediately.

    Another guy does tutorials on different games and a few let's plays on youtube. He started a twitch stream, almost exactly the same type of scenario.

    So, if you don't have tits an easy method is to build up a following somewhere else first and then bring them with you over to Twitch to help boost your channel initially and get you ranked higher and attract more viewers once you're streaming.
     
  4. SnoopyDrew

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    Some female twitch streamers make more money than 90 % of members on this site. If you are hot and you play video games on stream and you are a girl you will get viewers and you will make money. I have seen some girls make 30k in a day from donations alone.
     
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    I've seen this too but I've got to wonder how many people are just spamming the donation system for the attention and their payment doesn't actually go through.
     
  6. kingmitch

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    I think I'll just stick to playing the games and trolling with the headset leave that kind of shit to the professionals. Mixing work and fun has never fared me well in the past usually end with me hating it in the end.

    That being said my pvp group on eso could always use another member pm me if your interested lol
     
  7. blackag

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    I have seen some channel where user has to pay to subscribe (it was $5 or $7 i think). People can also donate money. I have seen people donating several thousands dollars and i exchange they get a banner below the video. You need a lot of subscribers for that