One of our on-going efforts to bring the 'fortune' part of our vision to creators is the SE.Sponsorships (SE.SP) program. It's still in beta and invitations are sent out by us, rather than can be requested by the public, and our overall goal is to have a fully automated system that will offer creators different campaigns based on certain criteria, and will allow creators to independently set everything up while being aware of the requirements, duration and potential revenue that respective campaigns offers.
Invitations are sent out to channels that have met the criteria for that specific campaign offer. The criteria can change from offer to offer, allowing creators from different areas and of different sizes to take advantage of the vision of SE.Sponsorships.
Once invited, you will see that huge banner in your Dashboard.
It might also look like the image below, in case you've collapsed the banner using the designated arrow to the top right of the banner -
The 'Check it out' button will be on the right side of this message, and will allow you to navigate to your SE.SP hub (can also be accessed directly from the dashboard, on the left menu column, under 'Revenue' > 'SE.Sponsorhips').
Once in the SE.SP hub for the first time, you should be facing this screen -
You can see the available campaigns for your channel, and ones we plan to add in the future.
Each offer will mention the game, type of deployment (or type of goal for the promotion, in this case 'New Players') and key features and characteristics of that offer.
Press 'LEARN MORE' for the relevant campaign to understand how you can proceed.
The next screen will shortly describe what are the main points of the deployments are -
In case you made it this far and decided you're not interested, please decline the offer by pressing 'NO THANKS', and leave feedback when doing so (every point of view matters to us).
Before we go over the setup of the campaign by pressing 'GET STARTED', it's worth mentioning that this page also shows success stories from creators that previously deployed that campaign, and further below you'll see a FAQ answering many common questions for first time promoters. In case you haven't found the answer to your question make sure to contact an agent via live chat -
This is the main Campaign Overview screen [might look different based on the campaign] -
The main tab ('Overview') will display your overall current status and progress depending on the stage you're on. As you can see, since we haven't setup the campaign, we're on 'Pre-stream setup' with 7 out of 7 setup steps to complete before we can proceed. This screen will be updated as we move farther into the campaign setup and actual deployment.
This is the setup tab -
The first step would be thoroughly reviewing and accepting the terms and conditions of the deployment. You can reach out to us with any question about what you read in the T&Cs, just press 'CONTACT AN AGENT'.
For your payments portal invitation make sure to use your updated, accessible email address in the second step.
Once the first two steps are completed, you'll be able to download your brief.
The brief contains everything you need to know about the deployment. Some information will be familiar to you from the setup, but the brief will be your go-to 'guide' on how to be fully prepared for your first promotion campaign.
The remaining steps revolve around the visual\functional assets to place in your stream.
You grab your campaign link by copying it to your clipboard (and by that, completing this step). From there you would want to add the chat bot command and timer (both will automatically be created and enabled for you in their respective sections when pressing 'ADD'. Read more about Commands & Timers). Once done, add the overlay by copying its link in the 6th step (and creating an OBS browser source, of course). And finally, download the Raid panels zip file and setup a Panel on your Twitch channel.
At this stage setup is complete, which allows you to actually start the campaign.
Be sure to review the FAQ and Tips for success tabs thoroughly as they contain useful tips for a successful deployment! Note that there are no more notifications for setup steps on the Setup tab.
Setup is complete!
As you can see, the Campaign Overview screen looks like this -
You can see your referral link on the left along with some direction and key points for delivery.
Once you're ready to go live with the sponsored stream, hit 'START CAMPAIGN'. GL & HF!
As you complete the requirements, this screen will update accordingly. For example, stream time and gameplay -
And the same goes for when you reach your base goal -
Each bonus tier is only made available when you reach its preceding tier. So when you complete the base goal, the first bonus tier opens, and so on.
You can also see the countdown for the duration of the entire campaign.
(There are no new players because this goal progress was manually overridden and no real players joined).
During the deployment you can feel free to reach out to us with any question you may have.
A FEW NOTES:
- You can start promoting the referral link once you have it, assuming you go live with the sponsored stream the same day, or the next one - they will count even if you haven't hit 'Start Campaign'
- Stream time and gameplay goals will only start counting after you've hit 'Start Campaign'
- Tutorial completions will count if:
- The game was downloaded with your link
- A new account was registered
- There was no previous installation of the game on the device (or there was a complete removal of it before using your link)
- The tutorial was actually completed
- If the download is made on a mobile device, the link should be opened with Chrome
- Mobile tutorial completions might take a little longer to update in your Campaign Overview than PC completions
- In general, when you start the campaign, it might take a bit of time for the Campaign Overview to update with the current progress. Give it some time :)
When you're ready, go ahead and press 'COMPLETE CAMPAIGN'
You'll be presented with a confirmation screen, based on your current progress and in according to how long you have left -
Once fully complete, your SE.SP page will show this [ignore the difference in amounts] -
And your Campaign Overview will look like this [ignore the difference in amounts] -
- Payments for campaigns can take up to 30 business days to fully process
- During this period you will receive an email invitation (check your spam folders too) from email@example.com
- Make sure to sign up promptly and fully setup your preferred payout method, as the funds will be routed through that
- You will be able to follow up on scheduled payments and consult us with any issue you may experience
In direct relation, please review the article on How to setup your StreamElements Payments Portal account.