(Last Updated On: August 20, 2021)
Chica Net Worth – $900,000
Chica TV is a Canadian Twitch streamer whose real name Maria Lopez who is based in New York United States but has also lived in Ontario, Canada. She has an estimated net worth of $900,000. Her content is mostly about highlights from her Fortnite streams on Twitch. She uploads an average of 2 – 3 new videos per week on a regular basis. Aside from livestream gaming, Maria Lopez is also a professional gamer and has represented the esports organization Doom Clan. She currently plays for TSM.
How Much Money Does Chica TV Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 1.5 million subscribers as of 2021 and has accumulated over 120 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 300,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of $1,500 per day ($550,000 a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.
YouTube content creators based in the US, UK, Canada and Australia generally get paid $2 – $12 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views usually range from 40% – 80% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like the device played on, time of the year, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, type of advertisement, ad engagement, type of content, etc. The cost of an ad view is based on an auction between advertisers based on views. Advertisers have to bid a minimum of $0.01 per view.
There is also a program known as Google Preferred where deep-pocketed companies can target ads on the top 5% most popular content. The ad rates here are higher than normal. Apart from ads, YouTubers also generate extra from YouTube Red viewers who pay a monthly fee to view premium content on YouTube plus watch videos without ads. Here they get paid based on watch time on their videos. The longer the viewers watch their videos, the more money they earn.
How Much Money Does Maria Lopez Make On Twitch?
On the platform, the streamer is referred to as ChicaLive. She has over 2.5 million followers and has accumulated over 20 million views so far. She is able to get an average of 3,500 viewers per stream and has had a peak viewership of 16,900 viewers. Streamers on Twitch make money through ads, subscribers, donations and bits. ChicaLive has an estimated 5,000 subscribers from which she makes a minimum of $2.5 from each every month. This should translate to $12,500 per month ($150,000 a year).
Officially, Twitch Partners and Affiliates receive 50% of the total subscription fee, so for the $4.99 tier, the streamer would get around $2.50. Twitch has been known to increase this amount for popular streamers to encourage them to remain on the Twitch platform, with some being upgraded to anywhere from 60% to 100% of the monthly fee.
Streamers make money through the Cheering feature when a fan cheers with bits in the chat. A Cheer is an animated chat emote that uses bits. Typing “Cheer1” will generate a grey bouncing triangle, and cost you 1.4 cents. “Cheer100” brings up a dancing purple diamond, and costs you $1.4. You can Cheer any amount you please (including irregular figures, and the corresponding emotes get larger and larger, up to a “Cheer10000,” a $140 tip represented by a fractured red star. streamers will get 1 cent for every Bit pledged while Twitch will keep the 0.4 cents.
Fans can also donate directly to their favorite streamers through Paypal and also cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, litecoin or ethereum. There are a variety of third-party services which Twitch streamers can connect to their account to activate additional features such as donations and alerts. Some of the more-popular services are Gaming For Good, StreamTip, Muxy, Stream Elements, and StreamLabs. All of these services create a unique donation page for your channel hosted on their own server which you can direct your viewers to make a donation.
Maria Lopez makes extra income through sponsorship deals from brands like GFuel, Legion, Logitech etc.