If you rely on creating content to earn a living, you’re probably aware of the ebbs and flows that come with a single revenue stream. Month-to-month your subscriber count fluctuates and how much you earn from tips can sometimes make or break your month. Not only that but relying on one revenue source can be super risky. If the algorithm moves away from you or if you get banned, all of your income could disappear. That’s why it’s so important to grow alternative income sources outside of your main platform.

In this course, we’ll go over popular platforms creators like to use to develop additional income streams, as well as some strategies for incorporating these platforms and growing them. We’ll also talk about live stream interactables that can help boost your revenue directly through your stream.

We’ll examine how even a Microsoft-backed livestream platform can fail, leaving creators scrambling with their livelihoods in jeopardy.


Bluejay is a full time content creator that specializes in modeling and tabletop roleplay. She's also been a twitch partnered streamer for six years, playing a variety of games including Dead by Daylight, Stardew Valley, Dragon Age, and other simulation and roleplaying games.


As a full-time creator, reliable and consistent income is so important. A one-time donation can help with one-time expenses, like a medical emergency or a convention, but when using a separate platform to supplement income, it’s better to have something that you can rely on. Any career in content creation is already so variable, it’s important to find stability when and where we can.”


As a streamer, you may not have considered sources of income outside of your particular streaming platform. However, even if your subscriber revenue or tip revenue is consistent and stable it will help to diversify your revenue sources with alternatives. An alternative income source is essentially any other platform you put content out on and have monetized it to generate money. Creating alternative income sources allows creators to feel more secure if there is ever a dip in once-stable numbers, and can be a symbiotic relationship with your main content if you learn how to market and recycle your content properly. There are a wide variety of alternative income sources to choose from in order to create a revenue stream or way you make money outside of your main content, such as Patreon, Ko-Fi, Fanhouse. Review these platforms to decide which one is right for you! Why do I need...

Live Stream Interactables are exactly as the name says- they are integrations to your live streaming content that gives your audience the ability to interact with the stream in many different ways. Live stream Interactables can come in many forms that look like alerts, stream manipulations, minigames, or really anything that enables your audience to engage directly with the channel. What value can Live Stream Interactables provide?  Live Stream Interactables provide high viewer engagement. They give your audience even more ways to engage with your content which is great. More options to engage can help bring shy viewers out of lurk mode and add some variety to your content flow. Live Stream Interactables do provide more than just engagement though! Another key value these Live Stream Interactables can provide is a source of revenue for creators. Yeah, you read that right, these platforms that literally get your viewers to engage...

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