Of all the streaming platforms out there, TwitchTV is probably the most popular. Millions of people stream on the platform daily, most of whom dream about earning enough to make a living doing what they love.
If you are one of the streamers thinking of making money off such a platform, it is essential to know what you can do to increase your chances. While there are many ways to make money streaming, one of the best ways that, surprisingly, not many people think about is with extensions. Twitch extensions are applications that help enhance the viewing experience, building stronger relationships that motivate viewers to donate for whatever reason.
If you are interested in incorporating Twitch extensions into your stream to make money, here are the extensions you need to consider using.
1. Merch Extensions
One of the most straightforward ways to make money out of your stream is to sell merchandise. It can be anything from coffee mugs to t-shirts, all of which may contain a design of your creation. If you are interested in selling merch and are using Streamlabs to stream, you can use their extension to sell your goods. If you are not using Streamlabs, you can consider other options, such as TeeSpring.
In any case, selling merchandise allows your viewers to buy different things from you. Big fans can wear your products while providing you with revenue! Plus, having merch can help you appear more professional, which is always beneficial if your goal is to start making money.
2. Sound Alerts
Sound alerts are as simple as they come. Your viewers spend money in the form of bits to send sound alerts to you. This feature can be extremely effective in specific streams, such as when you are playing a horror game. Your viewers can spend their bits to play screams to frighten you. While you will have to embrace the fear, you can be happy knowing that you are earning from it.
There are many other ways you can implement sound alerts to enhance your stream, whether to add comedic relief or celebrate an achievement. Whatever way you decide to use them, sound alerts are a click away for your viewers, and something as simple as this can quickly help you earn money.
3. Controllable Cameras
If you want something incredibly cool for your viewers to spend their money on, consider controllable camera extensions. As you might imagine, viewers pay a certain amount of bits to control your camera for a limited amount of time.
This can give your audience a sense of control over your content. It might motivate them to spend money, as everyone else will get to see what they do with your camera. Thankfully, you don’t need to worry about your viewers panning the camera onto something private, as you can set restriction zones and still take full control over the camera if need be.
These extensions are just some of the various extensions you can use to enhance your stream to start earning money from it. At the end of the day, the choices you make should add to the viewer’s experience, not take away from it. Only when the viewer finds satisfaction in what they spent their money on will they be motivated to start throwing money at the screen for their amusement!
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