Twitch’s Affiliate Program wants to help streamers make bank


Twitch today announced a new way for small-time streamers to make money playing video games: a new tier of partnership called the Affiliate Program. Until now, the only way to make money directly from streaming on Twitch was to become a Partner. Streamers partnered with Twitch enjoy a number of benefits, including access to the Cheers tipping system, Twitch’s new marketplace, and subscription services. Non-partnered streamers didn’t have any of those benefits, and the requirements for getting a partnership were (and still are) pretty steep. Twitch says it requires a high average concurrent viewership and a consistent schedule of at…

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