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The Different Ways Gamers Earn From Streaming

According to gamer Suzzysaur.
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Nowadays, many of us resort to gaming as a hobby. Since we're all at home with nothing but our phones and the internet to keep us company, the thought of diving into the world of video games sounds very promising (Not sure where to start? Here are some video game recos that's worth saving up for.)

Aside from being a stress reliever, many gamers also use streaming as a means of earning extra income. If you're serious about playing games and want to take it a step further, streaming might be an option you can explore.

In Episode 1 of #CandyHangout, Rumble Royale gamer Suzzysaur also got to talk about how she's able to earn money from streaming. Suzzysaur has over 255,000 followers on Facebook, the primary platform she uses to stream the games she plays (she does a lot of Valorant and League of Legends!). Read on to learn more about making money through streaming:

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Partnering up with platforms

Aside from helping you build your page, the platform where you stream can also offer perks that help you earn income. "Right now I stream on Facebook," Suzzy shares. "There's a subscription, 'Supporter' yung term nila. People will pay para mag-support. Para [ma-support] ka, you need to make special content for them, gano'n."

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Facebook also has a feature called Facebook Stars which allows streamers to monetize their streams. If viewers enjoy your content or stream, they may send you Stars by purchasing them. You will be able to "cash out" once you receive a certain number of Stars. According to Facebook, each Star you receive is equivalent to $0.01 and you'll be able to receive the payout once you reach 10,000 Stars (equivalent to $100 or approximately P4,859).

Aside from Facebook, other popular video game streaming platforms that allow you to monetize streams are Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer.

Sponsors

Once you've established a dedicated fanbase, sponsors will approach you to collaborate with them. Sponsors may tap you to promote their brand or products to your followers like a regular content creator, similar to how YouTubers or Instagram influencers team up with brands.

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To learn more about Suzzysaur and streaming, watch the episode here:

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