Earning a sub button on Twitch is one of the greatest achievements, as realizing that goal allows creators to start earning from their content.
However, this requires quite a bit of work, as well as earning the status of a Twitch Affiliate.
In the guide below, we’ll show you how to set up subscriptions on Twitch, so without further ado, let’s get into it.
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What Is A Twitch Sub Button?
If you’ve used Twitch at least a few times before, you’re most likely familiar with the subscribe feature. Viewers can support their favorite creators by paying a fixed monthly price and receiving channel perks in return.
Besides donations, this is the best way to directly support creators while receiving something in return.
Viewers can also gift subscriptions to other non-subbed users, as well as choose what tier of subscription they want to purchase for themselves or others. This, usually, determines the type of channel benefits you’ll receive as a reward for being subscribed.
You can learn more about Tier Subscription benefits in this official, helpful guide by Twitch.
However, not every channel has a subscribe button right away. For people to be able to subscribe to your channel, you have to earn a few “achievements” on the platform and match the criteria for becoming a Twitch Affiliate.
To learn how to do that, take a look at the section below.
How To Earn It
Earning the Twitch Sub Button requires you to become a Twitch Affiliate. This is easier to achieve compared to becoming a Twitch Partner but still requires effort and dedication.
The requirements for becoming an affiliate on this platform are the following:
- Have at least 50 people that follow your channel
- Broadcast at least 500 minutes during the course of the past month (last 30 days)
- Stream on seven different days
- Have at least three concurrent viewers during your broadcasts
Once you meet these requirements, you’ll be invited to join the affiliate program. The notification might not appear immediately, but you will surely receive it, usually after between one or three weeks.
You can track your progress towards becoming a Twitch Affiliate by following the steps below:
- Open Twitch and log into your account.
- Click on your avatar in the top-right corner and choose Creator Dashboard.
- In the Creator Panel, click Insights in the left sidebar menu, then click Achievements.
- Click the Path to Affiliate achievement to expand it. By doing so, you will be able to view your progress towards completing what’s required to earn it.
Upon earning the achievement, you’ll receive an e-mail notification with instructions. You’ll need to provide basic information and some details to register for the program.
When you officially become a Twitch affiliate, your viewers will be able to earn channel points by watching your stream. Also, you now have your Twitch sub button.
Note: To register for the Twitch affiliate program, you must have Two-Factor Authentication enabled on your account.
You can read more about the Twitch Affiliate program in detail and the benefits in one of our helpful guides here.
Now you know what it takes to become an affiliate and, more importantly, how to get a subscribe button on Twitch.
If you are already an affiliate but looking to become a Twitch Partner instead, we have a helpful guide on that topic that you can find here.