Setting up a Tip Page and Adding a Donation Button
The streaming industry is only getting bigger. In fact, "we watched 12 billion more hours of content" across Twitch, Facebook Gaming, and YouTube Gaming in 2020 compared to 2019. Whether your live stream is supported through tipping, merchandising, or sponsorships, such a massive increase in viewers means it is more possible now than ever to build a business with your content.
For many people, building a career from live streaming is the goal. It takes an enormous amount of time and a deep commitment to creating engaging content. It is possible to get there, but you’ll need some help along the way. Remember, live streaming should be something you do for the love of it before anything else. You won’t become famous overnight, and that is okay. Whether you want to turn this into a career, or you do it just for fun, enabling a tip page on Streamlabs can help you along the way. In this blog, we’ll talk about how to set up donations on Twitch and customize your tip page settings. Let’s get started.
Create a Streamlabs Tip Page
Setting up a Streamlabs tip page is one of the easiest ways to start earning an income from streaming. We work with various payment processors, including PayPal, giving you more ways to monetize your channel than anyone else in the industry. Most importantly, setting up a tip page is entirely free. What’s more, we will never take a cut of the money you receive. Setting up your tip page only takes a few seconds, so let’s dive into it.
If you are logging into Streamlabs.com for the first time, the onboarding process will ask you to add your Paypal email address or other support payment processor. Once you finish that step, your tip page is ready to go; this is the fastest way to set up your donation page, but if you’ve already logged in or skipped the onboarding, you can also set up your tip page from the settings. To do that:
- Log in to the dashboard on Streamlabs.com. Click on ‘Settings’ in the lower left-hand corner.
- Click on Donation Settings > Methods and choose your preferred Payment Processor.
- Go through the necessary steps to connect your account.
- After your account is connected, your tip page will be available at Streamlabs.com/USERNAME.
Manage Tip Page Settings
You can manage a range of tip page settings from the Streamlabs dashboard. Not based in the US? Choose which currency you’d like donations to appear in. Set the minimum amount required to donate, and even adjust the recommended amount that appears for a user when they visit your tip page.
Edit the message that appears on your page when users visit, adjust profanity filters to block out offensive words, and even customize the image that appears as your donation page header.
Visit the dashboard to view all of the tip page settings.
Add a Twitch Tip Panel
In the upper-right corner, click your profile icon.
Select Channel from the drop-down menu.
Click the About section on the next screen.
Toggle the Edit Panels option in the top left section of the screen.
Scroll down and click the box with a large plus sign in it and then click "Add a Text or Image Panel".
Now you can add a title to your panel, the link to your Streamlabs Tip Page, a Description, and an image.
Need an Image?
We’ve recently rolled out a new feature giving streamers the ability to add professionally designed panels from a selection of over 50 different templates.
Visit our Panel Maker page on the Streamlabs Dashboard to start designing your own panels today.