caption Microsoft’s Mixer is ramping up to compete with Twitch and YouTube. source Mixer Mixer is Microsoft’s livestreaming platform, offering an alternative to Twitch and YouTube. Mixer recently started rolling out a series of new upgrades to the platform titled Season 2, giving streamers new ways to generate fan engagement and revenue. Season 2 improvements to Mixer will continue into 2019, focusing on creator support, viewer progression, and interactive features. Mixer, a Microsoft-owned livestreaming website, is in a battle with Amazon’s Twitch to win the hearts and wallets of game streamers. With its recently introduced pack of new features, Mixer is trying to position itself as the best venue for viewers to support their favorite streamers and for streamers to thrive financially. The update, which Mixer is calling “Season 2,” is focused on promoting more ways to interact on the platform and more ways for … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s answer to Twitch is giving streamers a clear path to earning money with their channel
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caption How much money you need to save for early retirement depends on a couple factors. source Kokliang/Shutterstock Saving for early retirement is one thing, but will those savings actually last an early retiree throughout the course of their lifetime? After all, thanks to inflation, $1 million is no longer what it used to be. How much money you need to save to retire early depends almost entirely on two things: your cost of living and the potential for other income and investment growth. You’ve seen the stories, touting the the hard-won feat of early retirement – “self-made millionaire retires early in their 30s,” “millennial retires early after seven years of work.” Many can’t help but wonder: How did they do it? And more importantly, can that nest egg really last a whole lifetime? Saving enough money to retire early involves diligence, planning, strategy, and usually a few lifestyle changes. After all, $1 … [Read more...] about How much money you need to retire early depends almost entirely on 2 factors
No, this is not another Microsoft “Scroogled” campaign belying the contention of Google’s practice of paid advertisers getting the top shopping search results. However, Microsoft’s campaign was trying to drive home a point which may prove relevant to those that do not pay attention to what they search for on the internet. Granted, Google is the search engine of choice, and that top spot is largely deserved. Like any company however, the goal is to make money, and Google, even with all its “free” stuff, makes a ton of money. That money is made through advertising. Not just through Google Ads that appear on various web-sites, but also through search rankings, both in the shopping section, and in the general search. It is a common practice, companies pay to be at the top of the search rankings so they attract the most customers. We all know this. However, if you are not paying attention, it might just cost you. A woman named Laura (not her … [Read more...] about Are Google ads costing you money?
Microsoft’s Mixer streaming platform will soon give its streamers another way to earn money. With Direct Purchase, you can promote the games you play during a session and receive a small cut of the revenue from every copy bought through your channel. Ben Favreau, Mixer’s product marketing manager, provided additional details on the feature on the service’s blog page. When activated, the new feature will appear at the top of the page next to your channel name. Viewers can see the name of the game or downloadable content featured on the stream as well as its price. They can then click on the price tag, which will produce a pop-up window with a direct link to the game’s store page. Favreau said that 5% of the revenue from each purchase will go to the streamer. Mixer’s streaming rival Twitch employed a similar feature last year in the form of Twitch Games Commerce, which is available for Partner- and Affiliate-level streamers. Similar to the Direct Purchase … [Read more...] about Mixer Is Giving Streamers A Way To Make More Money