Tag for Non Affiliates (or even Category)
There are some, a few, or maybe more than I think- who stream just for fun.
I would appreciate a tag "non-affiliate" or even a category for people like me so we, non-affiliates have a chance to be found and viewers know they are also people who stream just for fun.
I often feel like an alien when viewers come in and ask "Why no sub button?", "why no donations?", "Everybody likes money! Why the denial?" and they start to discuss about it when I explain it "It's just a hobby, I don't wanna feel I have to stream everyday because of my dues. I wanna have fun while streaming and not think about money. I love my real job! People who skate, or ride horses, swim, simply do their hobby are also doing it because they like it and do not get paid for their hobby!" ... and they often simply don't accept it. :(
At least in the community (country) where I'm hanging around.
Why are non-affiliates so "different" in the eyes of viewers?
What if we have a name, a tag, a category. So people know non-affiliates exist! And it's okay to stream just for fun and not for money. (no offense <3 )
Monetary compensation should not be the primary goal for doing any hobby. If it is, it's not a hobby, it is an attempt at making income. There are people like myself that stream as a hobby, where we stream what we'll enjoy and what we think others will enjoy, and when money gets involved, the money often manipulates broadcasters and audiences in certain ways. If I don't feel like streaming for two months, I won't, and no one will complain about channel points of sub badges because of that. And if I - or anyone else that uses this tag - change mind, then that's a personal choice.