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How to Get a Sub Button on Twitch

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One of the best things about streaming on Twitch is the potential to monetize your love for video games or other activities you can broadcast to an audience. In order to start earning money, however, you do need to get to the point where people can sub to your channel or donate bits. This post will go over how you can get a sub button on Twitch. 

What is a Sub Button on Twitch?

A sub button on Twitch allows you to monetize your channel through the platform. Your viewers will be able to subscribe to your channel on a monthly basis under one of three tiers. Viewers who have Prime Gaming can also sub to your channel with their free monthly subscription. 

How to Get a Sub Button on Twitch

In order to get a subscribe button on Twitch, you must first become a Twitch affiliate. When you reach that status, the platform will automatically enable it on your channel. 

To reach affiliate status, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Gain 50 followers.
  • Maintain an average of 3 simultaneous viewers within the last 30 days.
  • Stream 500 minutes or more within the last 30 days.
  • Stream over at least 7 days over the last 30 days.

You will automatically be given partner status at that time. You will not need to apply to the affiliate program in the same way you may, one day, apply for partnership. 

How Much Can You Earn With A Sub Button?

Once you have a sub button, your viewers will have the option to subscribe to your channel. When they do, you will be paid 50% of the price of the subscription. This will break down to the following amounts:

  • Tier 1 – a Tier 1 subscription costs $4.99 USD per month. You will receive $2.50 for each sub on your channel. 
  • Tier 2 – a Tier 2 subscription costs $9.99 USD per month. You will receive $5.00 for each sub on your channel. 
  • Tier 3 – a tier 3 subscription costs $24.99 USD per month. You will receive $12.50 for each sub on your channel. 

Other Twitch Sub Benefits

Try to offer perks to your viewers to get them to sub. While Twitch offers them ad-free viewing on your channel and the opportunity to use your custom Twitch emotes and Twitch sub badges, find your own ways to make things exciting for new subs. Here are a few ideas:

  • Designated Discord Channel – set up 1-2 Discord channels on your server specifically for your Twitch subs. Frequently post special content for them and let them hang out. If you have questions about which direction you should go in with your stream, ask them. 
  • Play Games With Them – offer to play games with some of your Twitch subs or give them access to a stream Minecraft server
  • List Their Names Somewhere – whether it is in a Twitch panel in your bio or you create end credits on your stream, find ways to celebrate those who regularly support your stream. 


Once you’ve gotten your sub button on Twitch, you’ll be able start earning money on the platform. Just remember though, that will still need to pay Twitch taxes

About the Author


Luci is a novelist, freelance writer, and active blogger. A journalist at heart, she loves nothing more than interviewing the outliers of the gaming community who are blazing a trail with entertaining original content. When she’s not penning an article, coffee in hand, she can be found gearing her shieldmaiden or playing with her son at the beach.

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