How to Set Up Donations on Mixer

Donation done the easy way

When it comes to making money while streaming, the best way to do it is by setting up donations to your broadcast. Unlike donations on Twitch, Mixer doesn't offer a way to donate directly through their app but there are a variety of different services that will let you get the job done.

How to Set Up Donations with Mixer

When it comes to donations with Mixer you have two basic options. You can leave a link on your profile to your Paypal, Venmo or Cash App and let watchers donate to you that way. Paypal is the easiest way to go since you can set up a business account making tracking your taxes much easier in the long run, or use your personal account. Just remember that if you use a personal account, your email will be viewable by anyone who donates to you.

Remember to check the fine print as most apps will take a small percentage of your donations when you deposit them to a bank account or debit card.

Thankfully, there are a variety of third-party services which are built specifically for donations to streamers. Each of these works a little bit differently, and will need to be set up independent of your Mixer stream. Most of these applications offer more than just donation functionality too, they give you access to all sorts of different features that can enhance your stream to make it better than ever. Mac users are going to have the most issues though, as several of the third-party programs are only available for Windows 10 or Xbox One.

  • Paypal Link: You can drop a link in your bio that directs users to your Paypal account and let viewers donate that way.
  • StreamJar: A free service that lets you accept tips and gives users incentives when they donate. StreamJar does not take any cut of the tips you receive.
  • StreamLabs: A free service built specifically for Windows. It lets you accept donations through Paypal, add overlays to your stream, and is open source. StreamLabs also gives you access to chats so you can easily stay in touch with viewers while you are broadcasting.

In order to set up a third party service, you'll need to sign up and follow the instructions on the page. This means creating an account, and getting everything set up so you can start streaming again!

How to add a Paypal Link to Your Mixer Account

A finished link is shown in the About section of a Mixer profile.
  1. Open Mixer.

    The Mixer website is open with a variety of streams displayed.
  2. Select your Avatar.

    The Mixer website is open with username in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Broadcast Dashboard.

    User settings for Mixer are displayed in a drop down menu.
  4. Select Customize.

    The Mixer Broadcast Dashboard is open with Channel management options on the left.
  5. Scroll down to Channel Description.

    The text editor for Mixer Channel Description is displayed.
  6. Select Edit.

    The channel description in Mixer is displayed.
  7. In another tab open Paypal.

  8. Select Manage Buttons.

    The option to manage buttons in Paypal is displayed.
  9. Under button type select donations.

    The option to choose a button type in Paypal is displayed.
  10. Scroll down and select continue.

    The option to continue while creating a button is displayed.

    Paypal gives you a ton of different options for a button, but you won't need them. So, you can ignore all of those options and scroll right down to continue through the process.

  11. Select continue again.

    The option to continue is displayed on a second page in the button creation menu.
  12. Select the type of currency you want to receive donations in.

    The option to change the type of currency you'll receive donations in is displayed.

    Make sure you select the currency that you want to receive donations in, especially if you don't want USD. This is particularly handy for any users who are streaming from outside of the US.

  13. Select finish and get code.

  14. Select shareable URL.

    The code you will use to create a link back to your Paypal is displayed.
  15. Copy the URL.

  16. Go back to your Mixer tab.

  17. In the Channel Description highlight the text you want to use as a link.

    Text is highlighted in the Channel Description box on Mixer.
  18. Select the link icon from the text editor.

    The link icon is highlighted inside the Channel Description text editor.

    The link icon looks like a chain and is directly to the right of the format buttons.

  19. Paste the Paypal Url to create your link.

    A URL is pasted to create a link inside of the Channel Description on Mixer.
  20. Select OK to save your link.

  21. Select Save.