Today Twitch unveiled a new way for streamers to get paid through the service, called Twitch Affiliate, it has been designed to help non-partnered streamers get paid, offering a new rank for streamers to earn money from streaming, especially if they are just starting off with streaming.

As part of Twitch’s new Affiliate Program, streamers will be able to earn revenue from the Bits that are used on their channel.

Twitch explained more about it with the following:

At launch, Affiliates can use Bits to start earning revenue on their channels. They will receive 1 cent per Bit used to Cheer in their channel, same as Partners do, and will have access to all Cheering settings and features with the exception of Partner Custom Cheermotes. Affiliates will be able to track revenue from Bits on the Revenue tab of their Dashboard.

Streamers who are part of the Affiliate Program will also get some other benefits on top, for which, Twitch provided the following comparison between the Affiliate Program and their partnership.

You can also check out the following trailer for a quick look at the Twitch Affiliate program.

And here’s how you can qualify to become a Twitch Affiliate:

  • A. The criteria is likely to change over time as the program develops. At launch, we’ll be inviting non-partnered streamers who have:
  • At least 500 total minutes broadcast in the last 30 days
  • At least 7 unique broadcast days in the last 30 days
  • An average of 3 concurrent viewers or more over the last 30 days
  • At least 50 Followers

Source: Twitch

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