How to Make Money on Mixer

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Making money by streaming on Mixer or Twitch is the dream. After all who doesn't want to make a living by playing video games and broadcasting them to the world? Of course, it's never quite so simple as that. Getting donations might not be difficult, but figuring out how to continuously make money with your streams is the challenge. We explain the various ways you can generate income on Mixer below.

Microsoft shut down Mixer on July 22, 2020 and moved its existing partners and streamers to Facebook Gaming. The website and apps now automatically redirect to Facebook Gaming. Viewers with outstanding Mixer subscriptions or Embers will receive Xbox gift card credit instead.

How Streamers Make Money on Mixer

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When it comes to building an income stream off of Mixer, you want to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. That's because streamers don't make money in just one way. You want a mix of donations, sponsorships, game purchases, and more. Here are some of the ways streamers generate revenue on Mixer:

  • Donations and Tips: You can set up links, or third-party programs, that let you accept donations and tips from your followers. You can also do giveaways based on donations, which can increase the amount of money you make from this method.
  • Sponsorships: If you can get the eye of a sponsor, that's where the best money is going to come from. This might mean incorporating a particular product into your broadcasts or mentioning your sponsors during streams.
  • Ad Revenue: Once you get to Partner status, you're eligible to receive a cut of ad revenue which can add up quite quickly.
  • Skills: You can benefit financially when viewers use certain skills, Embers, or Sparks on your channel during broadcasts. Watchers gain Sparks just by checking out your channel. Once enough Sparks or Embers are used on your channel for skills, they can be cashed out for real money that goes into your bank account. However, it's unclear what the conversion rate from skills to actual money is.

Before you can really make money streaming with Mixer, you need a solid platform. This means taking the time to build a following and your channel brand so you get noticed by companies looking for sponsorships since that's where the real money is at.

What Is a Mixer Partner?

A Mixer Partner is essentially when the service acknowledges you as a professional streamer and delivers benefits for that. You have to apply to become a partner. If you aren't sure if you're ready, Mixer offers up a FAQ that breaks down all of the aspects of being a partner, and what they look for in channels that apply.

To become a partner with Mixer, you need to amass at least 750 followers, have viewer counts consistently in the 50s through the whole stream for at least two months, show signs of growth on your channel, and have a resolution of 720 or higher while streaming. Becoming a partner opens up a significant amount of opportunities to make some money.

It's doubtful you're going to start making money by streaming right away. Even if you do, it's probably not a good idea to quit your day job until you have a stable channel that can support you financially!