By now, every gamer knows how much money successful streamers can make. Probably the most famous example is Ninja, who reportedly brings in over $500,000 a month.
So how can you get a piece of that action by streaming on Mixer? Can you really make money on Mixer? We’re here to help!
Many tactics for making money on Mixer require sizable audiences and take time to build. That’s why we’re going to focus on ways you can begin to monetize your stream immediately.
These are the 3 most popular and easily accessible ways to make money on the platform:
How to Make Money on Mixer
- Ask for Donations
- Use Subscription Services like Patreon
- Apply for Mixer Partnership
1. Ask for Donations
Donations are the lifeblood of a streamers career. We rely on the kindness of others who enjoy our free content and donate their hard earned money to and support the stream.
Streamers are able to accept donations on the first day they start streaming. All you need is a way to accept donations.
There are many services that allow you to accept donations during your live stream. Two of the best are either Stream Elements or Stream Labs. Both of these services offer streamers a variety of tools for their streams for free including accepting donations.
These services also offer alerts you can utilize to hype up donations when they are made during your stream.
In order for donations to be a successful part of your monetization strategy you need to incentivize viewers to donate.
I have personally found that having specific goals to fund on a weekly or monthly basis is the best way to encourage donations. Do you want to attend a conference? Are you in need of a new mic? Set fundraising goals and be transparent with what you’re using the money for.
When you choose to start accepting or setting donation goals is up to you. I would start sooner rather than later in order to foster a culture of donations on your channel.
2. Use Subscription Services like Patreon
Another way for you to make money on mixer is to utilize subscription services like Patreon. Patreon is a membership platform that allows users to subscribe monthly to a creator they wish to support.
Patreon is one of the most popular subscriber service options but there are a variety you can choose from if you prefer others.
The basic idea behind any of these services is that you create subscription tiers. Each of these Tiers have benefits for the subscriber.
Maybe you give your $5 subscribers a sticker every month, or a credit on your stream. Maybe your $10 subs get a shout-out on stream. Be creative and create tiers that reward those who choose to support you.
Subscription services are great for creating regular recurring income for a streamer. If you decide to implement a subscription service you will want to make sure you’re consistent in both encouraging viewers to subscribe and in rewarding those subscriptions each month.
3. Apply for Mixer Partnership
Becoming partnered with Mixer is the gold standard of monetization. While not easy to obtain, partnership brings with it a variety of perks, the biggest one being the ability for viewers to “Sub” to your channel.
How Much Does Mixer Pay?
As a Partner, viewers can subscribe to your channel for $4.99/ month. Mixer pays you $3 and keeps $1.99 for themselves. This allows users to skip ads and gives them access to custom emotes. This doesn’t seem like much, but in streaming, emotes and membership badges are everything.
But, there are some specific Mixer partnership requirements you should be aware of.
To obtain partnership, streamers must first meet specific requirements and apply. Currently you have to have 2000 followers and be streaming regularly for at least 2 months to apply for partnership.
Once you are accepted as a partner you will be given a sub button on your channel viewers can use to support you.
Partnership should always be your goal. The culture of streaming just makes this the easiest and best way to make money on Mixer.
With a little bit of work and consistency on your part you can monetize your stream on Mixer. As with everything in streaming, the name of the game is viewers. Those with more viewers make more money.
A great way to get those viewers is to join us on Clutch. Clutch is a platform of gamers who love sharing their gaming highlight with each other. Share your clips and grow your following with us.
These followers will help you get more views streaming and help you have success making money on Mixer.