How to Make Money on Mixer

Can you make a living from gaming?

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 isn't as easy as it seems.

How Streamers Make Money on Mixer

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When it comes to building an income stream off of Mixer, you'll want to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. That's because streamers don't make money in just one way. You'll want a mix of donations, sponsorships, and game purchases to make your money.

  • 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 are making 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'll be eligible to receive a cut of ad revenue which, can add up quite quickly.
  • Skills: When viewers use certain skills, Embers or Sparks on your channel during broadcasts, you can benefit financially. Watchers gain Sparks just by checking out your channel and once enough Sparks or Embers have been used on your channel for skills, they can be cashed out into your bank account. However, it is unclear what the conversion rate from skills to actual money is.

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

What Is a Mixer Partner?

To become a Partner with Mixer, you'll need to amass at least 750 followers, viewer counts consistently in the 50s through the whole stream for at least 2 months, signs of growth on your channel and a resolution of 720 or higher while streaming. Becoming a partner opens up a significant amount of opportunities to make some money.

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

It's doubtful that 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!