How To Get Verified On Twitch | 2018
How To Get Verified On Twitch
Owned by Amazon, Twitch has really taken off, eclipsing its predecessor, the now-defunct Justin.tv. It has become increasingly important for channels to have their Twitch accounts verified for a variety of reasons. With 2 million monthly broadcasters and 15 million daily users as of February 2018, Twitch is now the leading site for video game streaming. Considering there is a finite number of video games people would be interested in watch and a large number of channels, there is a lot of competition for Twitch channels. Having a verified Twitch account can help separate you from the crowd. Whether you've been with Twitch since the beginning or are just starting out, find out how to get your account verified on Twitch today!
What Does It Mean To Be Verified On Twitch?
Twitch Affiliates launched not too long ago as a way to help smaller channels in a sea of Partner accounts and other competition. It can be difficult to become a Partner. While there are no specific qualifications to be a Partner, you do have to fill out an application and it is up to Twitch's discretion if you can become one. It typically requires a lot of subscribers, content, and free time spent playing video games to become a Partner and verified that way.
There are qualifications you must meet to become an Affiliate (more on that later), but it typically isn't as grueling of a processes. With Affiliate, you get a subscribe button that "viewers can pledge their allegiance and support to your channel." Best of all, you can also generate revenue! You'll be able to accumulate Bits and track revenue from the Bits you earn. You'll also be given an emoticon slot and earn money from game and item sales that originate for your page. Sounds pretty awesome!
Why Should I Get Verified On Twitch?
There reasons why you should get verified on Twitch through the Affiliate program may be a bit obvious, but let's break it down. Partners often have to dedicate their life to playing video games - not all of us have the time to do that! To earn any real money as a Partner, you need a considerable fan base, which takes a lot of time to build. Becoming an Affiliate is something you can do even if you work a fulltime job, allowing you to play video games and earn a bit of money. Being an Affiliate also lends you credibility you wouldn't otherwise have. People will be more likely to subscribe to the page of someone they deem credible than an account that isn't.
How To Get Verified On Twitch
With Twitch Partner, you must fill out an application and hope for the best. With Twitch Affiliate, however, they get a hold of you. But they don't reach out to just anyone. As a streamer, you must meet a few qualifications first. According to the Twitch website, you must 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
Once you reach this, Twitch will send you an invitation to join their Affiliate program. It may take a little while for you to get your invitation because they stagger their invitations to every few weeks, so be patient!