3 Ways to Make Money with Live Streaming

3 Ways to Make Money with Live Streaming


– If you guys wanna
learn how to make money on your YouTube channel
through live streaming, and this is Barbara and she’s gonna give guys some task information about that coming up right after this. Hey guys, my name is Tim Schmoyer, and welcome to Video Creators. We are all about helping
you grow your YouTube audience so you can spread
a message that reaches people and changes their lives. And you are reaching people!
– I like that. – You do a great job with it,
tell us about your channel real quick.
– Yes, so my name is Barbara, hello everybody. I live stream on YouTube
gaming every single Tuesday night starting at eight PM PST. And I play all sorts
of random video games. So that’s kind of what I do. – [Tim] Do you have the same
type of energy on your– – Yes, I am known for blowing
out my little mic audio meter. Happy Tuesday, happy Tuesday everybody. Barb Tuesday, happy Tuesday. I get excited, having fun,
interacting with an audience so I just keep positive. – How long can you keep it up for? – The longest stream I
have done is 12 hours. – Woo, awesome.
– This is just kind of how I am. – Yeah, I love live
streaming with you guys because I feel like it’s
a great way to interact, to engage, and rather
than reply to comments, you can talk–
– and building a community. You really do get to know people, especially if you’re a
regular live streamer. You get people coming
back every single week, you really do get to know
them over the course of years. You hit that play button,
and you’re on, you’re going. And you have your audience right there, they’ve been waiting for you to start. They’re so excited to do
whatever content journey you have planned for them
over the next three hours. You’ve got your captive audience there. And you’ve got chat and
all of these other things for people to be able
to interact with you. And so it’s just a
fundamentally different way for you to think about creating content. And kind of what we’re
doing here which is much more, we can’t get that
real time feedback. – We’re gonna upload this later. So on YouTube, you can
upload a video with adsense revenue that comes and there’s other ways to monetize that. Live Streaming is a little
bit of a different thing, what are some of the features that you use on your channel for
monetizing your audience? – Yeah, so I do have advertising revenue and YouTube Red, YouTube premium
revenue that comes through. But I would say the bulk
of the revenue I earn is actually more on the
fan funding side of things. So while you’re there, while
you have your audience, just have these really
tight feedback loops where people feel compelled to really
help support your channel and help contribute to
you’re creating the content that you want to make. So YouTube has a couple
of features, Super Chat, a way for fans to get their
chat messages highlighted and stand out within chat. I also have sponsorships on my channel. And so that’s a $4.99 monthly subscription in exchange for getting various
custom emojis, and things. Then I also use, there
are third party donation and tipping sites out
there that you could use to also give your viewers
more of an option range. – How do you get people
to start engaging with those on your channel? You’re like, hey guys,
I’ve got sponsors now, you can give me money, yay. – It does feel awkward, right? Because you’re not there soliciting money, and you’re not asking for it. So I try to focus more on
other types of motivation. So something fun I have
set up in my studio with Super Chat is whenever
Super Chats come in. And these are neon chat
messages, all of my lighting is actually connected to
Super Chat through the internet of things. What? Oh my god I forgot I made the– And so when a blue Super Chat comes in, all of my lights
immediately turn neon blue. And oh, wait, you want them to be red because you really
don’t like a blue color, and you wanna battle against the person who made them blue, then you drop $100, and you get the red lights. And for me, I’m streaming
in front of a green screen and so you get people who are like, I want to break her green screen. So trying to give people
other fun things to do, I also have done some Minecraft streaming. Where I have a custom
mod for every Super Chat that comes in, use on
enemies inside my game world with your name on it. And so for like $1, $5
maybe a skeleton comes in. $20 you get an ender dragon,
who starts breathing fire on you, and you’re just, I’m
just trying to build a house. Why do you have to be
burning down my house. And so those are ways for
your audience to be able to interact, be part of the
content that you’re making. And it gives them a
different motivation for tipping or donating, or contributing. – It seems like that could be the key, is to make them part of the content, or making them feel like they’re invested. I’m supporting my favorite creator, but I’m also contributing in some way, that this is like having
an impact on what we’re all experiencing together. – Yes, I’ve also done
things, so I need a new gaming PC, my graphics hurt. I don’t know if you are into computers, I have a 760, which is super old. And so I am actually
doing a little bit of a crowd funding type of thing. I have a new PC that I’m
ready to spec out and build, and as I’m building I’m
gonna be live streaming the whole thing so it’s
producing more content. And so over the past
month, I’ve had a little goal to say hey, if you’d like to help me produce better content by
purchasing a new computer, contribute to this, so that’s been sort of another way for people
to see we can all make better content together, help me buy a very expensive computer. – If you guys wanna learn
more about how to do this. There’s some links in
the description below this video that’ll take you through how you set up Super Chat, some sponsors, and how you connect them,
the cool, crazy lights, and things like that. So more information is down there below, check out her channel,
Barbara E Macdonald, also down there if you
want to have some fun watching her and hanging
out with her live streaming. I also put together a
short playlist for you guys who want to learn how to
do live streaming better. Click that on the screen right now and we’ll see you guys
over in those next videos.

100 Replies to “3 Ways to Make Money with Live Streaming”

  1. Awesome Video ! Your YouTube Tips Are Helpful, Especially, The Collaboration Or Interviews With Other Creators Are Amazing ; Overall, Amazing Channel For Great Tips !!!! ☺ 👍

  2. Might be interesting to get some dinosaur themed ideas for my channel once I get enough to start superchats!

  3. This is truly the most innovative way to get your audience to invest. Do you have any suggestions on how to do this for people who aren't gamers?

  4. I can count the number of gaming channels that I'm subscribed to on one hand. Well, not anymore…

  5. Actually both nervous and excited for my first live stream, but I am really looking forward to chatting with fans in real time. Has anyone else made the jump to start live streaming? How did it go?

  6. I still have never done a livestream , my biggest concern is starting a livestream and no one ends up watching lol 😱😅

  7. Thanks for the live stream tips. Maybe can discuss some tips for people live streaming in the field off a phone and not PC based as its a whole different animal.

  8. Hello, where is the link with how to set up lights or spawn monsters in games by hooking it up on super chat? Thanks!

  9. Damn.. all that features doesn't support in my country "INDONESIA"

    I have 50k subs on my other channel, that targeting to English people

  10. Hi Tim ,

    I have noticed some channels are live streaming over 10 days in a row if not more ! How are they doing this and does YT allow this i assume? Thanks

  11. Great video. Great tips. Despite my channel being Gaming-focused, all of these tips work across all types of content. For those interested, I use IFTTT to connect my apartment devices to Super Chat and Memberships. For on-stream alerts, I use Livestream Alerts, Streamlabs, TipeeStream, TreatStream and more! Try these things out, have fun, and tag me! I’ll come watch!!

  12. Gaming seems like a no brainer for this kind of stuff, but I'm starting to do it with comics!

    I do a weekly live show where we discuss the most important comics news. I didn't really think about superchat before, but last month my people started using it on their own and now they have asked me to open up a Patreon site. 🙂

  13. Hi, Tim! Great content as always. While we're on the subject of live streaming, do you think that YouTube will ever enable Super Chat and Sponsorships for countries like Uruguay? I'd love to do more live streams on my 250k + channel, but I feel there is little incentive with those features disabled, as they take up too much of our time to do.

  14. Been waiting for this, thanks! Just started streaming about a month ago and started wondering about this kind of stuff

  15. Luckily graphics card prices are on the decline right now, so you might be able to find a good deal. On the other hand Nvidia is releasing their next gen GPUs sometime in August which are supposedly pretty powerful so that's something to consider as well!

  16. I am afraid to live stream….what if I can't shut it off….Still new to all this, but learning!!! Thanks!

  17. Very energetic and positive! Really love that she's having fun. YouTube has always had me apprehensive about streaming to it vs Twitch, but I'm going to give it a try

  18. It's very unfortunate that you've chosen to interview this particular person on the topic… because here's what reality looks like: 3 ways to make money with live streaming. Step 1) be a woman. Step 2) be attractive. Step 3) do absolutely nothing and see the cash flow in. That's it. Women face absolutely zero challenges on the internet in terms of money making opportunities, as long as they're half way decent looking and willing to double down on that as a sellout.

    And I see how you might want to call me "sexist" and other names now, or maybe approach me politely and say: "that's kinda mean, and you're most likely wrong" – but here's the point: I would bet everything that if you were to replace the person with a dude or an ugly chick, all starting at zero followers (on an equal level), the given advice wouldn't work anymore… or at least it would be way, way harder to grow an initial audience.

    I'm not even meaning that in a derogatory way; it's just how the internet works, and people wanting to start a live streaming channel should be made aware of that, lest they could end up very disappointed.

    /EDIT: after watching the video, I can at least admit that yes, Barbara does have a good personality. She seems pretty excited and enthusiastic about the stuff she does, so that's a plus (the main reason many people fail is due to lack of personality). Yet I'm still unconvinced and would say, nonetheless, people without her looks have it harder to kick off a channel from scratch.

  19. She has under 10 thousand subs and has the sponsor button. I thought the sponsor button demanded 100,000 subs.

  20. Great content as usual. Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately super chats are not that common in brazil I think… but want to do more lives in the future. They’re reallly good for community buikding

  21. Very useful, I plan on doing moe and more live streaming. Its totally the best way to reach ones audience!

  22. This is great advice if YouTube has given you a Sponsor button, and if you have over 1000 subs (can't enable Super Chat until then). I guess I'll have to keep working until I get to the point I can actually use this content. 😄

  23. I am thinking of doing this with a GoPro live hiking at some point hopefully for my vlog channel. We’ll see how it turns out!! Thank you. Another very useful video 🙂

  24. I'm starting to feel very left out by YouTube, I mean, I'm so glad that this girl is already in the sponsorship program with just 6.9K suscribers, meanwhile I with over 170k am not, besides I reached the 100K milestone, months ago, and they have not even contact me to let me know anything about the silver button, Why YouTube WHY!

  25. Thanks a lot. Wow i like this a lot your content is best ever and This is the best collaboration ever

  26. I would actually like to know, what are the minimum specs you can have on a pc to be able to stream?

  27. Great video as always! I have a question about "Live Streams" that aren't "Live"? On my channel I make educational songs and animations for kids. My "Up Next" feed is full of other kids videos from competitors, and I'd say about 50% of them now say they're "LIVE". The thing is when you click on them they're not live at all, just pre-recorded videos, some of which have been running for months! I'm trying to ascertain why these channels are doing this? Is it just that kids are more likely to click on the thumbnails with a big red "LIVE NOW" underneath? It doesn't seem legitimate as these videos clearly aren't live, but then some of these are coming from huge channels with millions of subscribers. I just wondered what your thoughts on this were?

  28. great tips for live streaming l have not done any live streaming yet I am just starting out here on utube I was wondering what you think about adding emoji s to you video descriptions 🆒 or not 🆒 ??

  29. Is it a violation of copyright to play live on piano/ sing a few measures a rendition of a song that is copyrighted?

  30. Wow, having a modded minecraft version where your audience can spawn ender dragon as an amazing idea. i also like the lights where users can mess with your green screen. I just subscribed so I can troll you one of these days. Good luck with that house ;p

  31. Maybe i missed something. I still don"t see any popular / trusted tipping websites. I thought about using PayPal but it gives away to much personal information. The one I saw in this video said leroy! on it I could not find nothing in searching that related to it. I am just now starting a gaming YouTube channel (as of today) and trying to gather information on doing it successfully to build a great interactive community based audience. I am very excited and scared to get started but to anyone that can help me out with information it would be much appreciated.

  32. I'm starting a channel and really just want to do live streaming is that a thing or no do I have to upload videos to get a lot of followers

  33. What’s the deal with everything today being crowd funded? We pay youtubers to get what we want, we fund Kickstarter projects, gofundme, video games that are live service essentially are asking us to pay for their incomplete game and test it out. What ever happened to people make a product and we pay for that product? Done.

  34. With my sub base, I fear I won’t get anyone lol I want to stream gameplay, and animating, even singing, and even drawing requests!

  35. So what is the estimated income per 1000 viewers on live streaming? Does anyone know? I mean, general video uploads are about $2-3 per 1000 views? Is live streaming significantly higher?

  36. I just started watching this video and I have a really small channel and I'm really hoping this video will help me with my channel. Thank you!

  37. Question :
    – what's the best Livestream App for IOS?
    – What if I'm on Asia… So only Asia people can donate? Or all around the world? Cause I saw "it's not available in ur country" that time and it confused me..
    – is there 1k Views/ Money in live streaming? Or it's only from Recorded content?
    – can u put ads on Live?

    I'm on mobile.. btw

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