Don't Punish New Streamers
SO for a new person like myself to stream with 1 viewer for hours just having fun it cripples my ability to get affiliate because i have streamed for 80 hours with one viewer getting to 3 average viewers means I would have to get over 10 viewers to bring the average up within a 30 day period I wish it was based on viewers per stream rather then viewers per hour
I see dozens of people here posting that they streamed 250, 300, 350+ hours to their 60 followers and only have a 1.2 average. Have you listened to ACTUAL advice? If you are actually SERIOUS about growing as a streamer, listen.
1) Stop doing 6+ hour streams to 1 viewer. It's KILLING YOUR AVERAGE. Just for a month or two, do 2 hour streams, 3-4 times a week. You WILL see an improvement in numbers. When you hit affiliate, stream for 34 hours for all I care.
2) Stop streaming EVERY DAY. Go outside. Interact with people. I'm not just saying this. You go out and do stuff, you then have INTERESTING things to talk about on your stream. People leave streams because there is no entertainment value. If you are inside every day, you are missing out on CONTENT you can entertain people with.
3) You like playing Minecraft? Find other small Minecraft streamers, watch them. Chat to them. Follow them. It PAYS OFF. That's proper networking, not spamming your link in a Facebook group every time you go live.
4) Patience. Wait for your 7 hour, 1 average streams to drop off the 30 day period. as they drop away, your average will increase.
Of course, if you are a CASUAL streamer, you don't care about numbers and affiliate, so feel free to ignore!
I mean there is some kind of "work around" if I would call that. When you have already reguraly people watching you. You just need stream for as minimal amount as possible with most viewers. I mean if you get most viewers around time 10-12. Just stream on that time +30 min or something to raise your average viewers. And after reaching Affialate milestone you can go back to streaming as much as you want. (Sorry for my grammar).
I agree totally.
I've given up on being an affiliate because of this requirement. It does not register or recognize everyone watching my streams. I've advertised, sent emails to people, posted on Twitter, FB Instagram and still this requirement is elusive for me.
Couldn't agree more this sucks!
We are being punished. Twitch EXPECTS you to get 3 people to stay in your channel for exactly 7 hours if you are trying to "beat/affiliate". Impossible w/o cheating. I've been streaming on multiple accounts over the last 5 years, and I've NEVER gotten 3/hr for 7 hours straight legit. And I won't, as I am a CASUAL Streamer, who streams in the EARLY AM. Yes, tell me again how networking helps. I've used Twitter, Insta, FB friends, FB groups, all to no avail. Yet my channel can be constantly bombarded by bots spamming "their" account holders bs, links to fake bs, whispers from aholes saying "pay to win", so on so forth, and NOT ONE of them count, as they are only in the channel for 3 seconds. So, wt.f does a casual, early am, R/L job having person supposed to do to get affiliate, w/o having their account thrashed? Yes, I do know, I had an account that you Pistachio, "keep" streaming. That account was up to 300 hours a month, and @ .1/3 Active Viewer count. THIS is what we want fixed. Twitch's math has to be "cheated" to get around it. Some can cheat, others(women who look good) can beat it quickly. Those of us ugly, casual, early am, off "prime" time, can't even get 1 view... Let alone, if you're a CONSOLE user(ie. no cam, no PC bs, no "perks"), it's even worse. Need I get into that??? Twitch needs to rethink this....I mean come on. I've burned 3 accounts into the dirt, and my newest is going down swiftly also....
Just keep streaming. You’re not being “punished”. Although it might be hurting your viewing average temporarily, think of it in the long term. Streaming more often and more frequently will always help. You might not make affiliate that month thats okay - but that viewer might tell their friends and then next stream you’ll get 2. Then 3, etc etc.
I think the point a lot of commenters are missing is that it is annoying for new streamers to have to choose between streaming a lot for fun, or only streaming when they can optimize their views.
Another possible solution would be if twitch averaged the viewers in the busiest 30 (or another number) hours of streaming to meet the qualifications.
facts I've had many 3 avg viewer streams but that past one view streams just ruin the avg
yea getting to an average of 3 is super annoying bc instead of counting per stream, it counts the average in the 40 PLUS HOURS I'VE STREAMED
So, hit all marks required for the month. Had multiple Twitch Emails saying I had "3, 5, 7, yada yada" Viewer counts. Yet when I open up my dashboard and check, it still says I only have 1.5/3....WTF???!! Why is this so broken for PS4 console users???
So much this, I have streamed 25 days in a row hit 11 viewers earlier today and can't get affiliate because I have an average of 1.72 viewers.
Tienes toda la razón, actualizar los requerimientos para hacer afiliado seria buena idea.
muy muy muy de acuerdo, en mi caso es algo parecido y ahora tengo que esperar una semana para que se me quite un mal stream que tuve a ver si ya califico para el afiliado. https://www.twitch.tv/poxeroo
i completely agree with this
post on other social medias, promote your streams, tell people about yourself, be unique, mess around with customization of your channel, etc. Big streamers didn't get big by chance they put in their work.
i agree i have been grinding the average for months i have everything else but the 3 average is just a Paine and i am getting to the point of leaving twitch possibly for fb gamming i am trying to make a life out of this but it seams harder than dirt to accomplish affiliate due to the 3 average you need in a month
Hi. I understand everyone's frustrations. I to have not got Affiliate. I have streamed for over 1000 hours. SO...ya...@Twitch your algorithm is messed!
JohnWickHitman you sure seem to have a giant superiority complex for some with a movie character as their channel name.
Stream less, reach out on Twitter, promote your stream.
I had the same issue, 1.89 viewers at 80hrs streamed. I stopped streaming everyday, promoted my steam and reached out to people more to engage my profile.
Stop streaming for a few days and let the hrs decrease and then return.
i have 1 follower and avg of 1.6 after about 59H 45M of streaming and at 577 total views :) 301 live views what ever that means.. ya.. you're all doing alot better then i am granted i stream without a web cam. correction ive streamed ( according to achievement) 106 hours and it seems only having an avg of 1.6 viewers is holding me back >.<