Starting your Twitch streaming career begins not only with your streams but also the financial help you and other non-profit organizations can get from it. PayPal is one of the money transfer platforms that are very trusted by many streamers.
You may start receiving donations from your viewers via panels in Twitch. However, your PayPal should be in a business account to start linking it. You may upgrade your PayPal personal account into a business account easily but you may also set up a separate business account.
- 0.1 PayPal Business Account
- 1 Twitch Panels
PayPal Business Account
Here are the steps to get your PayPal donation link in your account:
Step 1: Go to All tools in your PayPal Account
Make sure that you’re using a business account because some features that you’ll be using is not available in a personal account. In your business account home page, click the Tools tab.
Then look and select Paypal buttons. After that, you will find the donate option.
PayPal has pre-set buttons so select create new button at the right side of the page.
On the Donations page, you’ll need to enter your organization name. You may notice that there’s a link to customize buttons. But apparently, Twitch doesn’t allow you to add HTML changes. So you may opt to click that and proceed with your preferred currency settings.
Keep in mind the most common currency your viewers have. After which, you will then have an option if you want a fixed amount of donation or any random amount from your viewers.
After that, you will enter your merchant name then proceed with step 2 and tick the checkbox to save the button in PayPal. The proceed Step 3 which is pertaining to your customer’s shipping address and their capability of sending you messages when donating.
Then the next one would be setting the landing page when your viewers cancel or finish donating money. Finally, click the create button. Now your button is ready but be mindful that you cannot use the HTML with Twitch and you will only use the link version.
Here are the steps to add the donation button in Twitch:
Step 1: Create your Donation panel in Twitch
Since you can not add HTML stuff in Twitch, you will need to create an image of a button. There are a lot of apps where you can create customized buttons such as Canva, RelayThat or Nerdordie.
As soon as you have your button image with you, you may now start adding the donation panel. You may do so by toggling the edit panel button then click the + sign.
Then select Add text/Image panel. Next would be the title panel. Then upload the image you made. Then on the image links to section, you may add the PayPal link that you had a while ago. Then add some description.
We hope these steps helped you setup your Twitch donation panel. May you have more viewers and donations as well. Share your experience in the comments down below.