If you’re a streamer and you’re looking to start making more revenue with your content, you’ve probably looked at the income options from the platform through which you broadcast to your viewers, and there’s a chance you might actually be wondering if there’s anything you can do to boost your earnings compared to the default values.
Subscribers can be the most reliable source of income for live streamers, but if you’ve been paying attention, there’s an active discussion about the actual value of subscribers for creators and if the hard and long hours of effort put into creating fresh content translate to an adequate income.
For that purpose, in today’s blog post, we’re comparing the subscription methods from Twitch and YouTube in terms of Platform Cut, Frequency, Audience Ownership, and Flexibility, and also comparing how do Streamloots Subs fare in comparison to both so that you can make an informed decision when choosing your preferred support channel from your community for the growth of your channel. For every section, we’ll categorize how each platform performs in comparison with the following Emoji Legend:
- 🤩- Best in that aspect
- ☹️ – Worst in that aspect
- 🤔 – Somewhere in the middle
Revenue Share for Creators
Revenue Share Ranking:
Currently, Twitch offers streamers a 50% revenue share for creators regarding channel subscriptions. This means that if a viewer pays $5 to subscribe to their favorite streamer, roughly $2.50 goes into the streamer’s pocket.
YouTube offers a slight advantage through its Membership program, where Creators receive 70% of membership revenue. In the same example, for a $5 membership, the streamer gets $3.50.
Streamloots Subscriptions provide the highest revenue share in the market to benefit streamers and creators, with 80% of the revenue cut going to the streamer. Out of a $5 Streamloots Sub, the streamer gets $4.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria
Minimum Eligibility Ranking:
In Twitch, you can only have a sub button available in your channel when you hit the Affiliate status. This means that a streamer needs at least 500 total minutes broadcasted in the last 30 days, at least 7 unique broadcast days in the previous 30 days, an average of 3 concurrent viewers or more over the previous 30 days, and at least 50 channel Followers.
You also must meet minimum requirements to be considered for channel memberships on YouTube, and even meeting them does not mean you’ll automatically get channel memberships. The list has over 8 different criteria, for which some standouts are specific regions being excluded, your channel needing to have more than 1,000 subscribers, belonging to the Partner Program, and more.
To use Streamloots Subs, all streamers are eligible without any excluding criteria for channel size, geographical location, type of content, or account status.
Viewer Value Ranking:
🤔- Twitch & YouTube
On Twitch, subscribers (subs) get access to your emotes and other benefits that are exclusively tied to that platform.
Youtube Channel Memberships give subscribers a choice of “tiers” they can join with specific perks and rewards, also tied to YouTube.
Streamloots Subs provide viewers with several reactions and emotes that they can redeem when a streamer is live to show up on stream, with complete control to the streamer. In addition, Streamloots Subscriptions are fully platform-agnostic, which means that streamers have complete autonomy over their audience. this way, they can set a full suite of Sub Tiers, perks, and rewards even outside of Twitch or YouTube, enhancing its value.
Minimum Payout Ranking:
🤔- Twitch & YouTube
Both Twitch and YouTube share a minimum payout to creators of $100, meaning that creators won’t get any revenue unless they hit this threshold.
Streamloots Subs minimum payout is $20, which benefits all creators and allows them to manage their earnings with more expansive options.
Payout Frequency Ranking:
On Twitch, payouts are made 15 days after the end of the month of revenue being earned. In YouTube, the earnings are paid out by the 21st-26th of the current month as long as your total balance has reached the payment threshold and if you have no payment holds.
Streamloots Subs offers three payout options: once per month by the middle of the month, once per month by the end of the month, and two times per month (middle and end of the month), providing streamers with added flexibility on how they wish to receive their earnings.