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Thinking About Creating A Twitch Channel? Building An Audience Takes About 3 Years

If you’re thinking about creating an account on Twitch to earn money and build a large following, you’ll be competing with over 2 million broadcasters, many with the same goal in mind. Additionally, you’ll want to think about the time commitment required to build an audience significant enough to sustain yourself. Data from channels that […]

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Twitch Channels Increasing Revenue With Coaching

As eSports grows from an $84 million industry in 2014 to a predicted $1.2 billion in the United States alone, gamers are looking for an edge in the next competition. With purses approaching $2 million for the winners and a growing gambling industry, it’s understandable why people are turning to popular Twitch and YouTube channels […]

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Don’t Waste Money On Twitch Bots — Twitch Fraud Is Easy To Detect

Twitch is waging a war against firms promising viewers and followers through bots that channel owners can pay for. This causes very serious negative externalities for the Twitch ecosystem and leads to gaming the system. As a marketplace, Twitch knows that governance of its platform is a key to its success, and they cannot allow […]

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Joining The Twitch Partner Program Will Likely Require 11k Followers

Joining the Twitch Partner Program gives Twitch channels access to monetization, quality, and features that can increase a channel’s revenue and engagement. But what does it take to get access to this program? Twitch has an application process and encourages channels that demonstrate high community development to apply. On June 14, 2016 we analyzed 4,213 […]

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Twitch Followers Are Generating A Lot Of Views And Revenue Per Channel

As you might expect, the number of followers that a Twitch channel has directly impacts the total number of views the channel earns over time. Based on a snapshot of channels streaming one of the 11 games listed at the end of this post on June 14, 2016, we calculated an expected return from each […]

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Twitch Data Reveals Secrets About Gaming

Publicly available Twitch data tells a fascinating story about the gaming industry today. First, let’s reflect on how big the Twitch audience is. In 2015, Twitch averaged 1.7 million broadcasters (people who stream game footage on the site) each month and 100 million viewers. Throughout the year, those video game streams were seen by more […]