How To Become a Twitch Affiliate

Mark Longhurst
Jan 28, 2018 · 4 min read

In the race to Twitch Partner, becoming an affiliate is the halfway-house to the ultimate goal for many broadcasters. But what is a Twitch Affiliate, and how can you become one?


What is a Twitch Affiliate?

Twitch Affiliate is a programme that supports streamers in making a living from doing what they love to do; streaming. Available globally, the affiliate programme allows streamers to:

  • Earn on Twitch with Subscriptions
  • Start Earning on Twitch with Bits
  • Earn revenue from the sale of games or in-game items on Twitch

If you want to connect it to real life, Affiliate is like the “part-time” of streaming while Partner is “full-time”.

You can find more about Twitch Affiliate here.

What are the requirements?

At launch, Twitch deemed the affiliate requirements to be:

  • At least 8 hours broadcast in the last 30 days
  • At least 7 unique broadcast days in the last 30 days
  • An average of 3 concurrent viewers or more over the last 30 days
  • 50 followers
Example Path to Affiliate Requirements

It’s do-able for any one who is willing to put in the time, create good content, form a consistent brand, be consistent in the time you play, the games you play and the way you play.

Your Twitch Achievements tab (within your dashboard) will show your ‘Path to Affiliate’ tab which enables you to see how close you are to being invited.

Learn how to use Twitch stats here

How do you apply and where do you sign up?

You cannot apply to be a Twitch affiliate. Twitch says that:

You can lose your affiliate status if you are an “inactive streamer”, this is on a individual basis but mostly involves inactivity over the course of 12 months.

How does it compare to Twitch Partner?

There are loads of things that are different between a streamer, a Twitch Affiliate and a Twitch Partner. The below chart provided by Twitch shows all the differences.

from twitch.tv
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Tips for becoming a Twitch Affiliate

  • Plan your streams and be consistent (read our guide to building a community and growing your following)
  • Interact with your viewers — make them feel like part of your family, ask them how they are, discuss funny things that are happening
  • Network with other streamers in the games/genres you play — host them, play games with them, become friends with them (but don’t spam them)
  • Build a community off-stream — think Discord, Twitter or Facebook Groups
  • Looking for more ways to become successful on Twitch? Here’s a huuuuge guide to becoming successful on Twitch!

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❤ Written by Mark Longhurst

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The Emergence

The Emergence is a streaming education, guides & tutorial website. We are dedicated to teaching content creators everything they need to know to help them start or grow their streaming journey. ⚡

Mark Longhurst

Written by

Gaming, podcasting and social media - founder of The Emergence | theemergence.co.uk

The Emergence

The Emergence is a streaming education, guides & tutorial website. We are dedicated to teaching content creators everything they need to know to help them start or grow their streaming journey. ⚡

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