(Last Updated On: October 10, 2018)
Daequan Loco Net Worth – $2.5 Million
Daequan Loco is a popular Twitch streamer from Florida, United States who is al-so known as TSM_Daequan. He has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million. He mainly streams the battle royale game Fortnite on a daily basis. Other games he has streamed are like Battlefield V, Maplestory 2, Earthfall, Overwatch, Outlast, Ring of Elysium and others. On YouTube he most posts highlights from his stream.
Aside from streaming, Daequan is an Esports competitive gamer. He is part of Team SoloMid, a gaming organization which has some of the best Fortnite players.
How Much Money Does Daequan Earn On Twitch and YouTube?
On Twitch he has been able to amass over 3 million followers and over 40 million views so far. He is able to get an average of 25,000 concurrent viewers per stream and hit a peak of 67,800 viewers some time back. Twitch streamers make money through subscribers, donations, bits and ad revenue. Daequan has an estimated 25,000 subscribers from whom he makes a minimum of $2.5 per month from each. This should add up to $62,000 a month ($750,000 a year) from the subscription revenue. He makes an equally high amount from the other revenue sources.
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.
On YouTube, Daequan Loco has over 6 million subscribers and accumulated over 600 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 1.7 million views per day from different sources and this should generate an estimated revenue of around $3,000 per day ($1.1 million a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.
YouTubers get paid between $2 – $5 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 60% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like device played on, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, ad engagement 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.
Sponsorship deals are also another big revenue earner for Daequan. He has brand deals with HTC, Geico, Dr Pepper, Logitech, Cyber Power PC and others.