Change revenue split between streamers and lower payout minimums
I believe these recommendations combined would positively make a huge impact for every streamer and supporter.
Change the payout split between streamers and Twitch. Right now affiliates and most partners only get a 50% split from a Twitch subscriptions ($2.50 USD). I would like to see all streamers get a minimum 70% revenue split from subscriptions with a higher revenue split for all partners 80%. Currently both Facebook and YouTube streamers get a 70% split from subscriptions (and they have the option to create custom subscriber tiers with Youtube).
In addition, I would like to see Twitch lower its payout minimum which is currently $100 USD to $10 - $20 USD. A $100 USD payout is the equivalent to 40 subscriptions not including bits or ad revenue. For the smaller streamers to benefit from that financial support a viewer gives them, they need to be able to actually receive it in a reasonable amount of time.
To put this in perspective: Amazon Affiliates monthly payout minimum is 10 USD (they also give the option to pay out with gift cards) and Patreon's monthly payout minimum is only 3 USD.
If I can stream on an 18+ platform who has a smaller account base than Twitch does and yet they do WEEKLY payouts to their creators, then why can't Twitch of their so big, high and mighty?
Creators do all the work and bring in the viewers to support we should get more. When it’s a lot of us bring in the money.
lower payout minimums and increase payout frequency. you can do both of those with little to no cost for you
Creators deserve more, especially since we are not receiving the protection or support from the website. Being held accountable for actions of other who purposely try to band us. And how the site constantly has issues that the creators have to find way to solve using others sites is not worth a 50% cut.
Completely and entirely agree, creators deserve more for the revenue and audience they bring to this platform!
This needs to happen, great small creators are being robbed of the support given by there viewers...
we DESERVE change
Agreeing with the revenue split, personally not into the idea of them lowering the payout minimum, I think it's okay as it is. Yes, for some of us that means we're not getting monthly paychecks, but let's be real nobody is living off $20 monthly anyways and I don't believe it's in any way realistic we'll get both options. Revenue share is definitely my priority.
With the lower priced subs now, I need to collect subs from 3 months instead of 2 to be paid out as an affiliate.
That is ridiculous and kinda loses the intention from my viewers to be able to support me on a monthly basis.
We deserve more. 50% is what we should get according to Twitch. Every time I check my dashboard, a single sub is anywhere between $1.60 and $2.38 and not higher. Be honest and raise this. It's terrible to say it's 50% and not even give us that.
Highly agreed. Twitch needs to fix this honestly. I sit at getting barely over $100 every two months. Twitch needs to do something about this, it isn't fair to Affiliates.
If you won't protect us, at least pay us.
Indeed, the amount of limitations the current system implements. Once a month, 50% of all earnings (not donations at least) being kept. That is ridiculous really.
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Plus, once a month is pre ridiculous, I get the trying to get around to everyone, but come on. Once a month, really?
Shae makes a good point, but two weeks should be the payout time for everybody.
Couldn't agree more.
there shouldn't even BE a payout minimum. people should be paid in a timely manner like wages. every two weeks for affiliates, every week for partners.
EDIT: Spore, saw your comment and realized I had the times wrong. fixed.
every two weeks for everyone *at least*!
Idea inspired by Elle Rows, thank you
50% is honestly disgusting, twitch. you would overall get more of my money if i knew most of my sub was going to the streamer, js.