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How to Set Up Streamlabs Donations

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Donations are an excellent way to increase revenue made from your live stream! They can even be set up before you are a Twitch affiliate, allowing you to monetize your stream regardless of how long you have been streaming! In this article, we will be going over how to set up your own donation link for your live streams!

To set up donations on Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook, you will need a product like Streamlabs. This post will cover how you can take another step toward monetizing your account.

How to Set Up Donations Through Streamlabs

To set up donations on Twitch through Streamlabs, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Step 1

    Log in to your dashboard on

  2. Step 2

    Settings Under Account

    Scroll down and click on ‘Settings’ under ‘Account.’

  3. Step 3

    Donation Settings Method

    Click on ‘Donation Settings’ and ‘Methods.’

  4. Preferred Payment Methods

    Choose your preferred payment methods, and go through the necessary requirements to connect your account.

    For this example, we chose PayPal since it is a widely used method of payment. You will have to enter your PayPal email address and other details to connect your account on Streamlabs.

  5. Step 5

    Once connected, your donation page should be available to access!

    You will be given a custom Streamlabs donation link with your username. It appears in this format: You can customize the page but it isn’t necessary.

    Additional Tip Page Settings

    Streamlabs allows you to set a minimum amount to receive donations. And, you can change the currency to that of your country. This makes it easier for both you and your viewers to know how much the minimum donation is when converted to your native currency. Lastly, you can add a custom message and image on your donation page.

    Requirements to Set Up Streamlabs Donations

    There are, however, a couple of requirements that must be met before you can set up your own donation link. To own a PayPal account (which is the most common payment method) you must be 18 years of age.

    If you choose to allow donations by credit card, you will have to enter lots of personal information such as full name, birthday, address, and even your SSN if you are in the US. You must also supply a picture of your ID, which must be a government-issued identification. You must also have a bank account in order to set up credit card donations.

    When Can Streamlabs Donations Be Withdrawn?

    You will be able to see your pending and current balance by visiting the ‘Donation Settings’ on the Streamlabs Dashboard. The available balance is the amount of money that you are able to withdraw. The pending balance is money that is being processed. It will usually take 2-3 business days before it is added to your balance.

    Money can be withdrawn as frequently as you like, so long as there is an available balance to withdraw from. Each withdrawal usually takes 3-7 business days before the money will appear in your account.

    Donations through PayPal will typically be sent straight to your PayPal account.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How Do Streamlabs Donations Work?

    When a fan or viewer donates to your Twitch channel, it will automatically be tallied by Streamlabs. This way, you can easily monitor the amount of donations coming in. Commonly, people choose to connect their Twitch donations to their PayPal account. With this setting, the donations received are directly transferred to your PayPal account. However, if you use other modes of payment, you will have to process the transfer on the Streamlabs dashboard.

    Does Streamlabs Charge a Fee For Donations?

    The great thing about Streamlabs is they do not take a percentage of the donations your Twitch profile makes! The Streamlabs link for your donations is completely free to use. So, you will get the entirety of your tips.

    Do You Need a PayPal Business Account for Streamlabs?

    It is important to note that Streamlabs only allows and processes tips paid via credit cards when the payment method you chose and connected is a PayPal Business Account. Another advantage of using a Business account is for privacy reasons. You may have an alias you are using on your Twitch platform. If you do not wish for your viewers to know your true name, then it’s best to create a PayPal Business account.


    Hopefully, with this information, you can set up your very own donation link for your Twitch account and start monetizing your Twitch streams! If you have any problems or have other queries, I suggest submitting a ticket to the Streamlabs team.

About the Author


Brodie is an Australian University Student with a passion for gaming! He is also a Twitch streamer at PMDkat where he plays a variety of games!

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