Stream On! — Twitch Rises in Quarantine

Source: Google Trend, keyword “Twitch”

The Economy of Twitch

Streamers on the platform typically earn their income through three different ways. Subscribers (monthly fixed fee), donations (sort of like a tip), and sponsorship with brands. The most transparent data that we can publicly gather and quickly analyze is the number of subscribers that each streamer has. Currently, Twitch takes a 50% cut from the subscription money that the majority of these streamers receive, and there are three different sub-tiers:

  • Tier 1 for $4.99
  • Tier 2 for $9.99
  • Tier 3 for $24.99

Who’s behind the scene…?

And….. its Amazon!



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Marco Manoppo

Marco Manoppo

Research Director @DAR_crypto. Writing crypto, investing, venture building, strategy, and life musings. A pragmatic dreamer.