Streamer’s Guide to Weathering a Recession

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This article was written by financial expert Jay Cranford from Buff Your Finances. Jay is financial planner specializing in helping content creators with their business and personal finances, you can find him over on Twitter @hjcranford. With global conflict on the rise, rapid inflation impacting a variety of industries, and stock market dips on the […]

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Content Creators

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During the time of the pandemic that many countries were under lockdown to keep folks safe, there was an increase in new streamers and viewers on Twitch. As described by Satch Garlock in an article from theChimes, “The pandemic [gave] viewers more time to binge-watch their favorite creators, as well as spawn[ed] a new generation […]

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StreamerSquare Guides: TwitchCon 19 Panels for Business and Finance

TwitchCon ’19 Panels for Business/ Finance

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Growing a business is hard and anyone will tell you it takes a lot of research and time to get it started the right way. Below you’ll find the best panels for Business/ Finance you won’t want to miss when creating a plan to grow your business on Twitch. Twitchy Business Friday, Sept. 27th – […]

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Twitch Switches to Net-15 Payment Plan

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One of the struggles with being a full time, part time, or any time broadcaster is the point of payment. Previously, the standard for payment was 45 days after the last day of the month. So, if you wanted to get paid for what you’ve earned in January, you would have to wait until mid-March […]

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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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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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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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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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Streaming For Money

Streaming for Money

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Streaming for money and accepting tips when you first start streaming has recently become a point of discussion within the streaming community. When you begin streaming, often one of the first steps taken is to set up a tip button or a way for viewers to support the stream financially. Many people make the mistake […]

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About PayPal Business Accounts

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A vast majority of your transactions and tips you receive as a streamer will be using PayPal, however some of you may have not made the change from a Personal account to a Business account. This article will go over the key points as to why a Business account is a must for all streamers, […]

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