Everyone is aware of video streaming of movies and web series, but there are very few who know about live game streaming. Yeah, it is a thing!!! And Twitch is an online platform that helps gamers around the world broadcast their live games and showcase their skills. But for that, you need to have the Twitch Verification Badge.
The game streaming platform is not just limited to streaming, but one can also join various communities for chatting with gamers. It is also a great way for professional gamers to generate income.
If we talk about making an income via Twitch, it was a bit tough till now for new gamers. But, with the new Affiliate Program, Twitch has enabled amateur players to start making decent money via their audience network. Obviously, for this, gamers need to get verified by achieving some milestones.
All About Twitch Verification!
To make a living with the Twitch platform, it is necessary for you to get the Twitch verification badge.
Now, what is the Twitch verification badge?
The Twitch verification badge is a purple octagon that has a tick in the middle of it. This badge is displayed by the name of the player on the top of the screen. It is a clear indicator that the player is a verified partner or an affiliate of Twitch.
Other than this, Twitch also provides other badges to its members like VIP, Broadcasters, and Staff. The color of those badges is different than the verification badge.
How to get the Twitch verification badge?
To get this cool purple badge by your name, Twitch requires you to complete some milestones.
To be an affiliate member of Twitch, you need to attain the following set of milestones:
- The player must stream for at least 500 hours or more.
- It is necessary for you to have seven different streams in the last 30 days.
- You need to have at least 50 followers and an average viewer count of 3.
Once you have met all these conditions, you can apply for the Twitch verification badge.
Note: It is possible that Twitch may not accept your application as there are many like you applying for the same thing. In that case, don’t be furious, but just ask what needs to be done for reconsideration. Do this politely!!
Is It Tough To Achieve These Milestones?
Well, if you are a good gamer (if not professional), it will be easy for you to crack these milestones in less time. Though there are some things that you need to keep in mind, such as:
- Engage with your audience. Be polite while conversing and make them feel respected during your gaming session.
- Ask your audience about their preferences and play games that they want to see.
Your primary focus should be your audience. Don’t do anything to piss them off. It will directly affect your userbase and following.
Who is a Twitch Partner?
Earlier, when there was no affiliate program from Twitch, only the professional gamers were allowed to make money from the platform. These gamers were expected to crack the following milestones for getting the verification badge:
- Stream for a minimum of 25 hours in the last 30 days.
- You were required to have an average viewer count of 75.
- It was necessary to stream on at least 12 unique days.
The one who cleared these milestones received the verification badge and was therefore called a Twitch member.
When all the conditions of an affiliate are met, you can go ahead and apply for the Twitch member partnership too.
Go Get that Purple Badge and Happy Gaming!!!!