(Last Updated On: May 20, 2019)
Sodapoppin Net Worth – $6.5 Million
Sodapoppin is a popular Twitch streamer whose real name is Thomas Jefferson Chance Morris IV. He has an estimated net worth of $6.5 million. He also posts his content on his YouTube channel multiple times a week. He mainly plays World Of Warcraft but has also streamed gameplay of other games like IRL, Overwatch, Dead By Daylight, The Joy Of Sex, Slay The Spire, God Of War etc.
Morris started streaming on Twitch in 2012 after he switched from Xfire. He has grown his following to be among the top 20 most followed streamers. He has also co-owned the Canadian eSports organization, Northern Gaming.
How Much Money Does Sodapoppin Earn On Twitch and YouTube?
The YouTube channel has over 1 million subscribers as of 2018 and has accumulated over 400 million views. It is able to get an average of 150,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $600 per day ($220,000 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.
Sodapoppin’s main income source is Twitch where he makes money through ad revenue, paying subscribers, Twitch bits and donations. He has over 2.6 million followers and has accumulated over 300 million views so far. He gets an average of 26,000 viewers per stream. He has accumulated around 17,000 subscribers from which he makes at least $2.50 per month from each. This should add up to $37,500 a month ($450,000 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.