Twitch streamers generally make money through a combination of subscribers, donations, and advertisements. For streamers, subscriptions are a very stable source of income. Being a subscriber of a streamer gives fans a way to support their favorite content creates and provides perks such as emojis, badges, subscriber only chat, no ads, and more.
How Much Do Twitch Streamers Make From Subscriptions?
It is difficult to provide an exact number for how much money a streamer makes on Twitch per subscriber, as the amount will vary based on a number of factors, including the streamer’s popularity, their subscriber count, and the total amount of time they spend streaming.
The amount of money a streamer makes from subscribers can vary based on the type of subscription the viewer has chosen.
Twitch offers three subscription tiers: $4.99, $9.99, and $24.99 per month.
The streamer receives a portion of this subscription fee, with the exact amount depending on their individual agreement with Twitch.
As a rough estimate, a streamer could potentially make around $2.50 for a $4.99 subscription, $5.00 for a $9.99 subscription, and $12.50 for a $24.99 subscription. However, these amounts are just estimates and the actual amount a streamer receives per subscription may be different.
To calculate how much a streamer makes per subscriber, you can use the following formula:
(Number of subscribers) * (Amount received per subscription) = Total income from subscribers
For example, if a streamer has 100 subscribers, and they receive $2.50 for each $4.99 subscription, their total income from subscribers would be:
100 subscribers * $2.50/subscription = $250
Keep in mind that this is just a rough estimate, and the actual amount a streamer makes per subscriber can vary greatly.
How Can You Get Subscribers on Twitch?
Not all Twitch streamers are eligible for the subscription program mentioned above. For that, you will have to get Twitch affiliate status in order to start earning money from streaming on Twitch. And of course, if you’re already a partner, you’ll be able to continue with this perk.
The requirements to become a Twitch affiliate in 2023 are as follows:
At least 500 total minutes of streaming in the last 30 days.
At least 7 unique days of streaming in the last 30 days.
An average of 3 concurrent viewers or more over the last 30 days.
At least 50 Followers.
But how much money do you make per subscription on Twitch?
Before answering the question of how much money is earned per subscriber on Twitch, it is important to distinguish between the different types of subscriptions, because depending on the level of each one or the other we will earn more or less money.
Free subscription with Amazon Twitch Prime: If you are an Amazon Prime user, you have a free subscription every month, which you can use with your favorite streamer. This subscription is equivalent to the level 1 subscription.
Regardless of the type of subscription, Twitch keeps 50% for each subscription. However, the most famous streamers usually have special conditions with Twitch, some of them can receive 70% of the total for each subscription.
I’ll show you some examples to better understand how much is earned for each subscription on Twitch (with 50% commission):
Streamer with 300 tier 1 subscription
Streamer with 1000 level 1 and 200 level 2 subscriptions
VAT must be subtracted from this total, and the streamer is self-employed, so social security and taxes must also be subtracted, so the final figure is somewhat lower.