Becoming a Twitch Partner in 10 weeks: Review of the 1st week
Last Monday Christian started a big self-experiment for us: Is it possible to become Twitch Partner in only 10 weeks? The time has flown since then. We were there and were happy about every chicken dinner. Now let’s take a look at the results of this eventful week in detail. In addition, we will discuss what you need to become a Twitch Partner.
What do I have to do to become a Twitch Partner? The basic requirements
Last week we presented the project, which we affectionately call the “10 weeks challenge”, in our article in detail. However, we neglected one issue: What do I need to become a Twitch Partner? So let’s start by answering the question: In order to become a Twitch partner, you have to send an application to Twitch. This can be done on this page (Partner Application). However, there are a number of conditions that the channel must meet before such an application can be successful.
With achievements, Twitch.tv has chosen a nice gamification approach which you can check out at Dashboard > Achievements. In the “Path to Partner” box there are now three things you have to do: Within 30 days you must reach an average of 75 viewers, be live for 25 hours and stream on 12 different days. Of course, higher values increase your chances of becoming a Twitch Partner. The most important point here are 75 viewers on average.
Weekly review Becoming Twitch Partner in 10 weeks: Week 1
Enough background information, let’s take care of what we’re actually here for. A lot has happened and even if you can’t expect much in the first week, most of the expectations have been exceeded. A great community has formed around the stream, which is not only well connected with Christian but also with each other. Let’s start with a few facts and figures:
|Follower||Average viewers (day)||Average viewers (evening)|
As shown in the table, the average viewers have increased from only 6 at the beginning of the week to about 10. This is quite good for the first week, especially if you also consider that on Friday shortly before noon up to 23 viewers were watching the stream at the same time (For comparison: Monday the maximum were 13 viewers within more than 8 hours). Below one of the recordings from last week (you can watch all videos on twitch.tv/own3dtv_ in the menu item Videos).
What's next? The plan for week two
The first week is over, but the “Twitch Partner in 10 weeks” experiment is of course far from over. We asked Christian what his goals and wishes for the next week were. He told us that he would like to reach 400 followers and 20 viewers on average. We keep our fingers crossed that he manages to reach his goals and of course we will keep you up to date.