How to Set Up Donations on Mixer – Everything You Need to Know

One of the ways that gaming streamers earn money from their channel is through tips and donations. Although you could make money through other platforms, such as Facebook Gaming Stars and Twitch Bits, those platforms take a cut on your earnings. But with Mixer, the donations and tips are given to the streamer from the viewer.

How to Set Up Donations on Mixer

When it comes to setting up donations on Mixer, there are two options. You can set up a link on your profile to your Cash App, Venmo, or PayPal and let your viewers donate that way. PayPal is by far the easiest platform to link to since you can easily set up a business account. A business account will make it so you can track your taxes easier in the long run. However, you can use your personal account as well. The only downside to that is if you use a personal account, everyone who donates will be able to see your email.

There are a few different third-party services that are designed specifically for donations to game streamers. Each of these platforms works differently and must be set up independently of your Mixer stream. Most of these platforms offer more than just donation functionality as well. They can provide access to different features that can enhance your stream to make it even better.

Mac users will find that it’s a bit harder to donate through third-party platforms because some are only available for Xbox One and Windows 10.

PayPal: You can quickly leave a link in your bio that will direct viewers to your PayPal account, which will allow them to donate that way.

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StreamJar: This is a free service that allows you to accept tips and gives viewers incentives after they donate. SteamJar doesn’t take any cuts from the tips you earn.

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StreamLabs: This is a free service designed specifically for Windows. It allows you to accept donations through PayPal, adds an overlay to your stream, and is open-source. SteamLabs also gives you access to chats so you can stay in touch with your viewers while you stream.

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Setting Up Donations on Mixer Through PayPal

Now that you know there are a couple of different ways of setting up donations on your Mixer page, let’s talk about how to set up donations on Mixer with PayPal.

  1. Open your Mixer application and select your avatar
  2. Select your Broadcast Dashboard, then click on customize
  3. You will then scroll down to channel description and then click edit
  4. Write your channel description here. You might want to leave a sentence saying, “Click Here to Donate!”
  5. Open PayPal in another tab, then click on manage buttons
  6. Under the button type, you want to choose donations, then scroll down and click continue
  7. PayPal will give you a bunch of different options for a button, but you don’t need those
  8. Click the continue button again
  9. Choose the currency you want to receive donations in. This step is very important because you want to make sure that you’re getting your donations in the currency you use every day
  10. Select finish and get your code
  11. Choose shareable URL and then copy the URL
  12. Return to your Mixer tab and in your channel description that you’ve written out, highlight the text that you want to use as a link
  13. Click on the link icon from the text editor, this button looks like a chain and is to the right of the format buttons
  14. Paste your PayPal URL in the URL textbox to create your link
  15. Select okay and then save