Why does Streamer Cloud offer free website hosting to Partnered Mixer streamers?
We honestly want to help Partnered Mixer streamers generate more income by monetizing their website with Google Adsense ads.
We also want to help withh:
- Growing their brand within Google search engine results.
- Allow them to promote content they actually 100% own.
- Provides a more professional look for current or potential channel sponsors.
Getting Your New Website Off the Ground
After your new website goes live, the next steps are web design and creating good and relevant content such as video game-related articles and gaming-related product reviews. Um, Ok, stop! As a full-time live streamer, I have little to no time to start up, much less maintain a website? What should I do?
What many moderate to large live streamers fail to realize is they potentially have web designers/developers and pro bloggers following them or subscribed to them currently.
Example: Ignoring the fact that he has and makes enough to hire topnotch developers/designers and web content creators, what would a streamer such as Ninja do when starting a new website? The most likely answer would nothing. Why? Ninja has followers and subscribers in the web dev/design and blogging industry. They would jump at the chance to donate their time. Ninja would have no problem getting a kick-ass website, from the ground up filled with written content for absolutely nothing.
Savvy streamers who understand how to harness their following figure out how to use the untapped potential behind it. Think about it? If someone who does web design or writes blogs for a living is already subscribed or donating to you, don’t you think the chances would be good they would be willing to help you with your new website? Take a look at your moderating staff, and what’s expected of them? Could you add web blogging to the list? The possibilities are endless.
If you don’t have a large following or anyone in your audience willing to do it for free, the next best step when in doubt is to either figure it out or hire it out.
Wow, I have a Nice Website ! How Do I make Money?
Making money with a website can be done in a several ways.
- Monetizing your website with ads
- Third party ads such as Google Adsense
- Selling ad space to your sponsors.
- Selling brand-related merchandise and products
- Asking for donations
- Attracting new sponsors using SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
Google Adsense is a Live Streamer’s Friend
Google Adsense allows live streamers to effortlessly earn money from their site. They have millions of advertisers who compete for your website’s ad space. What this means to you is automatically populated relevant ads, your ad spaces are automatically filled, and you make money each time a member of your following visits your new website.
There are other things Google Adsense can offer a website owner, such as optimized ad placement for mobile devices. Google can maximize the size of your ads to automatically fill either desktop or mobile, translating into a higher chance they’ll be seen and clicked, thus making you money.
Placing Google Adsense ads on your new website is extremely easy since Google now offers Auto Ads. Auto Ads installs as a single line of code added to your website. Once added, Google will display ads tailored to your website’s content and layout automatically.
It’s also very simple to set up your Google Adsense account. Making money for live streamers with Google Adsense is truly one of the more manageable parts in the overall picture behind a website. Today, anyone can do it.
Maximize Merchandising Your Brand
Selling your branded merch from your website and making extra money from it doesn’t have to involve paying for a secure payment method or directly collecting funds from your shoppers.
Live streamers at any level in today’s world have looked into, or at least thought of, selling branded products to their following. It’s not uncommon to see new streamer sporting a custom link in their profile that shouts “Buy My Merch.” Why not? One follower or a million, it’s a free and simple way to start earning money.
Shirts, coffee mugs, pens, pencils, posters, and even toasters can be easily branded in today’s online world. Online sources such as TeeSpring, Zazzle, or Visible by Impulse offer live streamers a simple way to offer, sell, and deliver branded merch to their following. Dropping your newly created custom TeeSpring link into your channel’s profile area would be an excellent first step to earning while streaming. However, it’s another example of how streamers potentially could be losing out on extra income.
Instead, why not link to a custom merch page on your website from your channel profile area. Follow this up by monetizing your custom merch page with Google Adsense ads. This way, you are still generating revenue from any TeeSpring sales, but also from your following who visit your site along the way.
In a few cases, we have helped live streamers sell products from their website that were pre-purchased in bulk. They put money upfront to buy bulk quantities of a branded product at a discounted price. When it comes to selling a product this way, you can still sell them from your website and not be responsible for collecting funds.
To help with this, a WordPress plugin called WooCommerce is used in conjunction with Paypal. When making their payment, a customer is directed to Paypal. As soon as their payment is successful, the customer is then directed back to your site. This option allows a streamer to save money on the product by buying in bulk, while earn money from Google Adsense. All without the hassle or added cost of directly handling the customer’s payment.