(Last Updated On: May 20, 2019)
Day9TV Net Worth – $2.8 Million
Day9TV is a popular American Twitch streamer and professional e sports commentator whose real name is Sean Saintmichael Plott. He is also a game designer, event host and player. He has an estimated net worth of $2.8 million. He is best known for his contributions in the professional StarCraft scene where he was a player and later a commentator and host at various tournaments for the game. He currently mostly streams Hearthstone, Magic The Gathering, Dota 2, Bloodborne, Dark Souls, Stardew Valley, Slay The Spire and others.
Plott grew up in Leawood Kansas and was raised Catholic. He went to high school at Rockhurst High School and afterwards joined Harvey Mudd College in Claremont California. He has a degree in Mathematics and a masters degree in Fine Arts. He worked on a real time strategy game known as Guardians Of Atlas while working at Artillery till 2016 when he quit his job.
How Much Money Does Day9TV Earn From Twitch?
Day9TV has over 500,000 followers as of 2019 and has accumulated over 90 million views so far. He is able to get an average of 3,200 viewers per streamer with his highest peak being 7800 viewers. Streamers make money through subscribers, ad revenue, donations and bits. Day9TV has around 7,000 subscribers from which he makes a minimum of $2.5 per month from each subscriber. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $17,500 per month ($210,000 a year). He makes an equally high amount from the other revenue generating options.
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.
How Much Money Does Day9TV Earn From YouTube?
The channel has over 560,000 subscribers and has accumulated over 230 million views. It is able to get an average of 50,000 views per day from different source. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $90 per day ($33,000 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.