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.
As someone who streams to try and help her family out here and there, I think lowering Twitch's percentage would be a huge improvement, as would lowering the payout threshold.
>Google and Facebook can afford to take less of a split
.....and Amazon can't?
Google and Facebook can afford to take less of a split because they are collecting your usage data to help in their ad profiling data and they make better money from advertisers as a result
For twitch this would just incur extra costs, those small streamers cost twitch money which is offset by the profits from the big streamers, its a cost of doing business to give the small streamers a platform where they can potentially blow up and become a big streamer
This is ultimately why small streamers dont get higher resolutions and longer vod retention, because it costs twitch to store, transcode and restream the video feed.
This honestly might be one of many factors that eventually leads to Twitch's demise. Many other platforms are pushing to set the bar and can (and most likely will) become a huge contender for Twitch in terms of competition.
The payout structure is a HUGE selling point for content creators, and one that I haven't seen Twitch ever address. 50% payout is rough on a platform that has limited discoverability without using outside platforms like YT, FB, and other social media for growth that are offering a 20% higher payout.
At some point, a platform, whether it be YT, FB or a new one, is going to come along and provide what the users want, and there will be a huge exodus of people leaving because it makes little to no economical sense to stay on a platform that pays the lowest. Especially for a site, such as YT, where you can have all your content on the same platform, improve discoverability, etc, and make more as a content creator.
Right now, based on YT and FB's payout, if you have 1000 subs, you will earn $20k-$30k more per year than Twitch on other platforms. If Twitch wants to remain the #1 streaming platform, it needs to solidify and keep their creators happy, and competitive payout should be a priority.
This is the main reason I de-affiliated, It's not worth giving half of my revenue to twitch -.-
Absolutely this should happen
Considering the 50/50 split, I honestly don't get paid enough to endure the endless harassment and hate that I get being an out trans woman on the platform.
Twitch needs to pay it's creators a fairer percentage. If they did, a lot of us would have much better financial stability and maybe even decent compensation for the amount of labour we put into our broadcasts.
Hello yes I would like to make more money on this platform, ty >.>
It would be super beneficial to creators if payout minimums could be lowered and pay out frequency increased. your parent company amazon has 10 dollar pay outs and competitor companies can request pay outs on a daily / bi weekly basis, with as low as 3 dollar minimums.
it would also be useful to have a live dashboard of current stream revenue balance especially with the change in local sub pricing youtube has this on the front page of its creator dashboard.