Twitch Announces Affiliate Program For Thousands Of Game Streamers To Earn Money
Twitch remarked, “... for every streamer that achieves partnership, there are thousands more striving toward that goal, many of them sharing amazing content with strong, passionate communities, but without access to on-platform tools that would allow their viewers to help support them. To those emerging streamers: we see your consistent work, and we think you deserve a leg up!”
How will Twitch distinguish between Affiliates and Partners? Affiliates will have access to cheering, subscriptions, game sales, and ads, however, Partners will also receive extra features. For example, Affiliates will soon have access to subscriptions with one sub emote, while Partners will have 50 sub emotes. Affiliates will have a 60 day payout time frame and be responsible for their payout fees, while Partners will have a 40 day time frame and their fees will be covered by Twitch. Partners will also be the only level to include a verified chat badge and a channel page icon.
There is currently no launch date for the Affiliate Program. Twitch did, however, promise to announce the launch on their Twitter account.