While many will unlikely make a huge amount of money from Twitch streaming. Most choose to do it for fun instea. However, it is possible to make a living from broadcasting to the world. Anyone who does get paid will know that the current Twitch payout threshold is $100. But this is about to change.
According to the Twitch blog, content creators will soon be able to draw any money earned from the site once it hits $50. The post goes on to say that this is due to roll out to countries like Argentina, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and Taiwan from July 15. Other countries will follow.
This will be great news for those who are just starting out and having to wait for the current minimum payout threshold. As anyone who’s ever made an attempt to begin a career in streaming, it can take an awful long time to begin reaping any monetary awards. Some don’t make anything at all.
The Twitch payout threshold works by calculating how much a user has earned over a period of time. This will include things like channel subscriptions, donations, and revenue from ads.
The blog post believes that this step forward will help streamers to be able to “quickly access” money earned. There is also an idea that the site could also make it possible for funds to be available pretty much straight away.
As mentioned above, the vast majority of Twitch streamers probably don’t make enough to earn a living. There are, of course, those who can essentially turn streaming into a job, possibly even full-time.
Then there are those, such as Ninja, Pokimane, and Adin Ross, that have become stars on the platform. Sadly, they are few and far between. But at least this lower Twitch payout threshold will make it easier for users to get paid much quicker.