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How Much Do Top Twitch Streamers Make?

How Much Do Top Twitch Streamers Make?

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How Much Do Twitch Streamers Make? The Top 10 Earn Over $20 Million A Year

UPDATE November 2, 2018 — This post has been updated to reflect official announcements at TwitchCon 2018, including streamer monetization and new features. 

  1. 10 Most Popular Twitch Creators And Estimated Income
  2. Methodology: How Much Do Twitch Streamers Earn
  3. 7 Ways That Streamers Monetize Their Twitch Channels

Twitch.tv, a livestreaming video platform, was purchased by Amazon for $970 million back in September 2014. Since then, many gamers have taken to the platform to share their craft with the gaming world. The more successful streamers have gone on to catapult their gaming accounts into the business realm, raking in thousands of dollars per month.

At an estimated $23 million in total yearly revenue, the top 10 most popular Twitch streamers have laid claim to an empire that appears to only keep expanding since Twitch launched in 2011. Based on this data alone, the platform could be on track to outpace its rival, YouTube Gaming. While YouTube and Twitch battle it out for dominance in the video game livestreaming arena, onlookers can witness and contribute to the immense amount of money coursing through Twitch’s top streamers.

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How Do Twitch Streamers Make Money?

How Do Twitch Streamers Make Money?

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7 Ways That Twitch Streamers Monetize Their Channels To Earn Money

Twitch.tv, the Amazon-owned livestreaming video platform, is a major player in both the video game and online video industries. Twitch livestreams broadcast the gamer playing a video game, while fans livechat and engage with both the streamer and fellow followers in a chatroom setting. Professional Twitch streamers can make hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars per year by sharing live videos on the platform.

How do Twitch streamers make money?

7 Ways Twitch Streamers Make Money:

    1. Paid subscription revenue to Twitch streamers' official channels
    2. Donations and Bit Cheers from Twitch followers
    3. Advertising revenue via Twitch and other social channels
    4. Sponsorships from video game industry brands
    5. Professional gaming, including eSports sponsorships and winning tournaments
    6. Affiliate sales
    7. Merchandise sales

Twitch is known for its generous monetization options for creators. This opportunity for gamers to make money has fueled the popularity of the niche platform in spite of fierce competition from behemoths like YouTube Gaming and Facebook Gaming. Video game enthusiasts flock to Twitch to watch elite gamers play popular games, rewarding them by becoming a paid channel subscriber or sending “Bits,” Twitch’s virtual currency. Even beyond the Twitch platform, professional gamers have found ways to earn a living by tapping into their fervent fanbase.

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How Instagram Is Changing How We Travel

How Instagram Is Changing How We Travel

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Travel Instagram Influences Our Travel Decisions

As the market for influencer marketing swells (predicted to reach $5-10 billion by 2020), the Instagram influencer market follows closely behind (poised to reach $2 billion by 2019). Brands that realize the efficacy of a robust influencer marketing strategy lean heavily on Instagram influencers for sponsored content campaigns, as these influencers offer a direct path to highly impressionable audiences.

Along with the astronomical growth in influencer marketing initiatives, the popularity of trendy travel destinations has spiked due to the increasingly large role that Instagram and influencers play. As an imagery-based app, Instagram has enabled millions of users to share photos from their global adventures. But even the steady stream of stunning and sometimes daring imagery isn’t enough to satisfy our wanderlust—many yearn to recreate their own versions of those “Insta-famous” photos.

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FTC Will Hold Media Companies Accountable For Sponsored Post Disclosure

FTC Will Hold Media Companies Accountable For Sponsored Post Disclosure

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FTC To Regulate Media Companies' Native Advertising And Sponsored Content

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) vowed in 2017 that it would hold media companies accountable for failure to properly disclose sponsored content and native advertising. Having regulated brands and social media influencers for years where sponsored posts are concerned, trade publication WWD reported that the FTC started taking notice of one of the primary sources of revenue for media companies in light of waning returns on more traditional digital advertising.

Designed to safeguard consumers against misleading content — particularly ads masquerading as organic or unpaid posts — FTC guidelines require paid content to be posted with clear, unambiguous disclosures. These guidelines aren’t new for brands, and influencers have become well-acquainted with them with the rise of social media platforms. But for media companies, this signals a new era in sponsored content, content marketing, and native advertising.

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3 YouTube Controversies That Shook The Influencer Marketing World

3 YouTube Controversies That Shook The Influencer Marketing World

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Devastating YouTube Controversies And Broken Brand Deals

Some of the most powerful voices on the internet are YouTube creators (also known as YouTubers). With followers that can span into the several millions, YouTubers are highly sought entertainers and experts in video categories such as gaming, makeup, lifestyle, travel, and more. However, these online personalities sometimes exercise poor judgment, producing distasteful content, ignoring social mores, violating rules, and even breaking the law.

When an indiscretion or offense occurs on the part of an influencer, the same machinery that accelerated their ascent can also be used to tear them down. However, the fallout isn’t always limited to the person committing the transgression. Partners, businesses, brands, and others also suffer negative consequences from their association with controversial figures.

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Case Study: 23andMe Helps Influencers Discover Their Heritage

Case Study: 23andMe Helps Influencers Discover Their Heritage

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Influencer Marketing Case Study: 23andMe Helps Influencers Discover Their Heritage

23andMe got off to a rocky start several years ago when the FDA banned the sale of their genetic health testing kits. In 2017, the company got back on track with the FDA, and tested a variety of creative partnerships in order to raise awareness about genetic testing.

The company not only convinced major retailers like CVS and Target to carry their product on the shelf, they also pioneered an animated short with Universal Pictures in which super-villain Gru discovers his long-lost brother using 23andMe.

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Based on their open-mindedness when it comes to marketing, it’s no surprise that 23andMe likes to diversify their approach to partnerships, working with large brands like Lexus and more niche micro-influencers. The theme that runs through all of their campaigns, however, is a very personal story of self-discovery.

Related Post: YouTuber Alonzo Lerone Partners With Brands Like 23andMe And Tums
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Case Study: Bose Teams Up With Athletes, Music Artists, And Millennial Influencers

Case Study: Bose Teams Up With Athletes, Music Artists, And Millennial Influencers

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Instagram Influencer Marketing Case Study: Bose Teams Up With Athletes, Music Artists, And Millennial Influencers

Many are familiar with Bose’s sleek and intelligently engineered audio equipment, which enhances listening experiences in homes, cars, studios, concerts, classrooms, and even work offices. Far fewer are familiar with how Bose designs such excellent product and then markets it. That’s because Bose tends to err on the side of secrecy and superiority, and perhaps even stubbornness when it comes to marketing. But Bose recently turned its attention to millennial influencers to stay in touch with this demographic.

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The ever-evolving consumer electronic market has forced Bose to confront critical questions regarding its plan to resonate with consumers, namely Millennials. Currently, trendy features like those you’ll find with their competitor, Beats By Dre, are in high demand amongst Millennials, and this generation frequently consults social media in pursuit of product information. Bose has struggled to satisfy the swath of younger consumers who rely on social media and millennial influencers to guide their buying decisions, and faces an onslaught of pressure to succumb to the new marketing landscape and become more relevant on social media.

In line with their mission to create an innovative culture to provide customized audio experiences, Bose has engaged with top-tier celebrities and athletes, along with large, well-regarded partners. In more recent marketing campaigns, Bose has a rich history in following the principles of teamwork and collaboration, which has led to partnerships with elite performers and the production of specialized audio solutions for the collaborative creators of the world.

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How Influencer Marketing Is Evolving With Shoppable Instagram Posts In 2018

How Influencer Marketing Is Evolving With Shoppable Instagram Posts In 2018

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Creative Ways to Leverage Influencer Marketing Through Shoppable Instagram Posts

Instagram Has Changed the Way We Learn About Products

When it comes to online growth and engagement, few platforms come close to Instagram. Touting more than 1 billion monthly active users as of June 2018, and dwarfing rival Snapchat with its own Stories feature, Instagram has become a social media powerhouse. Hugely popular with Millennials and Gen Z, 64% of those aged 18-29 are using the platform.

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Marketers have taken notice, shifting ad dollars from traditional venues like television to reach digital consumers online and through mobile apps. In the process, influencer marketing has grown to become a $1 billion industry on Instagram alone. With the recent launch of long-form video platform and YouTube competitor, IGTV, Instagram is poised to capture even more users and ad dollars moving forward.
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What Is Content Marketing? Definition, Comparison, & Examples

What Is Content Marketing? Definition, Comparison, & Examples

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Content Marketing: What Is It, Why It's Important, & Best Examples

The phrase “content marketing” gets thrown around a lot, typically without much in the way of context or explanation as to what, exactly, it means. It sounds relatively straightforward — after all, content is, in some form or another, the driving force behind the majority of marketing efforts. But understanding what constitutes content marketing, what sets it apart, and how it overlaps with other types of marketing is vital to using it effectively.

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Instagram Marketing Case Study: Chase Sapphire Markets To Millennials

Instagram Marketing Case Study: Chase Sapphire Markets To Millennials

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Instagram Marketing Case Study: Chase’s #SapphireOnLocation Credit Card Campaign

With tiers such as gold, platinum, titanium, and black, the financial industry has turned credit card ownership into a symbol of one’s status. Combined with perks such as miles, points, cash back, and discount offers, certain consumers have even developed a kind of loyalty to their credit card brand. Traditionally, however, this excitement has not translated to younger spenders. That is, until the Chase Sapphire card.

The Sapphire line has been uniquely popular among Millennials. Here, praise can be attributed to a team within JPMorgan that has looked to transform the mundanity of credit cards and point-earning into something more relevant to today’s spenders. Competing for attention in this space, however, have been prominent card companies like American Express that have conducted targeted outreach with younger consumers through their #AmexAccess campaign at events like Coachella.

In the case study below, we’ll take a look at how Chase used Instagram influencers to broadcast this message through their #SapphireOnLocation campaign.
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