Many streamers are shocked by the news about the Twitch revenue split. No, you are not misreading at all and yes, Twitch has changed how much its streamers get paid. Additionally, Twitch offers a 70/30 revenue split to its streamers, especially the big ones.
But currently, Twitch is moving away from that deal and bringing all streamers down to a 50/50 split. That is insane! Due to this shocking decision, protests have come from every direction, not limited to the big streamers, calling Twitch an anti-streamer. The worse thing is that Twitch did this after they’ve reached $100,000 in revenue.
Streamers’ Response to Current Twitch Revenue Split
As we all know, there are many ways for Twitch to earn money from. They can earn money from running commercials during a stream, from Twitch donations, and of course, the biggest money source is the subscription revenue. But it seems like that is not enough for Twitch.
Majority of small until big streamers stated that the current revenue split is kinda unfair and not enough for streamers. In addition to that, Twitch’s UserVoice feedback forum had over 20,000 votes in favor of bringing back the 70/30 split.
“This would be life-changing for me as a small creator on the platform that wants to eventually go full-time,” said imptris, one of the Twitch streamers.
Streamers are trying to be rational when they protest about Twitch’s new rule. The 70/30 revenue split mechanism is fair enough for both parties since streamers had to do a lot of work and spend a lot of effort to earn money on Twitch and….for Twitch.
“WE are the ones that make content! PAY US FAIRLY!” wrote karterstrophic on UserVoice.
As a comparison, both YouTube and Facebook streamers get a 70 percent split from subscriptions. Hence, it does make sense if Twitch brings back the old rule. However, there’s no sign that things are going to change any time soon.
It’s strengthened by the Twitch president, Dan Clancy who said, “You all do the amazing work you do to create great content, engage with your audience, and grow communities.” In response to this statement, many streamers just started to think that this is weird as Clancy talks as if they are a best friend or family. But still, they won’t change the rule. At least for now.
Hopefully, the previous Twitch revenue split schema will come back and Twitch could be fairer to their streamers. But eventually, all we can do is only wait and see. Apart from that, keep making great content so that you can still earn a lot of money through this platform. Good luck!
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