What is Super Chat? – Making Money with YouTube Live

What is Super ChatIf you’re interested making money with YouTube Live then you’ll be happy to know they’ve introduced a feature called Super Chat, but what is Super Chat?

Read on and learn a more…

What is Super Chat?

Well, Super Chat is a new YouTube feature that allows you to monetize your live stream while you’re on air. And Super Chat is a way that your audience can be seen in the comments and SuperChat even allows your fans to be pinned on top of your comment stream.

This is great news for your fans and even better for you.

How Does Super Chat work?

The way Super Chat works is when your live stream viewers make a comment, they’ll notice a ‘$’ sign appearing next to the comment dialog box, and if they click this icon they have the option of purchasing comment upgrades.

Super Chat costs

Each comment upgrade highlights the viewer comment with a particular color, with red being the most significant. And starting from $5.00 the viewer comment also gets pinned to the top of the comment box. This pinning starts at 2 mins and goes all the way up to 5 hours for a $500 Super Chat Upgrade.

But given a typical live stream isn’t much more than an hour, don’t expect these overly lengthy pins too often.

I’d suggest you’ll see more $5 and $10 comment upgrades during your broadcast, and when you do make sure you give them a shoutout as this might encourage other viewers to pay just a few dollars to be recognized by you.

Watch this video explaining a little more about Super Chat…

How Much Will Get You Get Paid?

There isn’t a published rate, but expect the normal 45/55 revenue share rate to apply to Super Chat as well. And after you’ve finished with your YouTube Live Stream, be sure to publish on your channel and turn on monetization to earn even more money from your video.

With this new YouTube feature, I suspect more people will be trying YouTube Live Streams to see if it resonates with their audience.

Will you be making money with YouTube Live this year?

Super Chat is Live Now

Super Chat was initially rolled out to a few beta testers, but should be available to all video creators in the following countries:-

Country availability

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • The United Kingdom
  • The United States of America

So plan on making a YouTube Live Stream on your list of things to do in 2017. And please leave some feedback on how popular YouTube Super Chat is on your channel.

I hope I’ve answered the ‘What is Super Chat?’ question and if you have any comments, come and find me on Twitter @365waysto and I’ll see if I can help. Otherwise, take a look around and discover some of the best ways to make money online.

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