Why streamers should save for retirement

Why Streamers Should Save for Retirement

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Retirement planning is not generally a topic that gets a lot of attention in the streaming space. After all, it’s pretty boring, the industry is relatively new so the focus has been on monetization, and it’s complex. Hopefully, this article clears up some of the reasons you should consider saving for retirement. If you want […]

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How the new tax law impacts streamers

How the New U.S Tax Law Impacts Streamers

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and You This article was co-written by Ernest Jones and Galen Herbst de Cortina. Galen: So, the new tax bill passed. Remember when it was supposed to simplify the tax code? Theoretically, I should be happy since it’s pretty good job security to mess with what people know about taxes. Theoretically. […]

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Why Full-Time US Streamers Need Insurance

Why Full-Time US Streamers Need Insurance

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Insurance is one of those things that we all wish we didn’t need. It’s also one of those things that gets pushed by salespeople who don’t have your best interest at heart. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those things that we all need, though it’s important to determine exactly how much you need. It protects […]

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Complete Guide to Monetizing Your Stream

Complete Guide to Monetizing Your Stream

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Let’s take a look at how content creators can monetize. The great news is that you have more options than ever. The unfortunate side effect of those options is you have so many more decisions to make! Here we’ll cover just about every way you can monetize your content. Tips/Donations Hopefully, you all know what […]

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Initial Business Steps for Streamers

Initial Business Steps for Streamers

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There’s a lot of information out there on running a business. If you’ve been following our posts you know that you should decide whether your stream is a hobby or business and act accordingly. But how do you know what “act accordingly” means for a business? Here are some first, vital steps to take whether […]

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Twitch Affiliate Tax Form

Twitch Affiliate Tax Form Overview

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Congrats on finally getting your Twitch Affiliate invite! The good news is that there aren’t that many steps between you and having bits turned on. The slightly unfortunate news is that you have to do some annoying tax forms. Let’s take a peek at those and make them a little less scary. Trust me, they’re […]

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Twitch Steps to Take as Affiliate

Steps Streamers Should Take as Twitch Affiliates

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By now you’ve most likely heard of the Twitch Affiliates program. I think it’s so cool that they’ve added it! After all, many small streamers were using other services like GameWisp and tips via PayPal that the business model was fairly clearly proven. Now you have the opportunity to participate in what Twitch has to […]

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Important US Tax Documents

Important U.S Tax Documents for Streamers

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You, a streamer earning income from streaming, have opened up a world of opportunity but also a world of new forms you’ll need to fill out for the IRS. It’s tax time folks. We’re going to cover some basics on the different forms you might need to fill out as a small business owner. Please […]

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Tax Basics US Streamers

Tax Basics for US Streamers

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Did you know that if you’re a US citizen and you’re earning any income from streaming you might be on the hook for taxes? Even if it’s not your full time job. Despite their name, donations are not tax free like the kinds of donations you give to a charity. They’re income! Uncle Sam can […]

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