Start your Streaming Career: Facebook Level Up Program

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The internet landscape has been growing a lot of more these years and the way to earn money can be as enjoyable as playing a game. Streaming platforms such as Twitch and Youtube have been an avenue for such livelihood but why not go with the place where there are usually people who would see your content because aside from your content, they also stay their for other purposes.

Yep, we are talking about Facebook and their Level Up Program! Here's how it works

The Facebook Level Up Program is their game streaming platform that they implement for those who wish to stream their games in the platform and have the ability to monetize them as they please. In order to do this, they need to do these steps.

First, they need to create a "Gaming Video Creator" page, this way they will be known as one of the streamers in Facebook and they will be able to participate in the program.

The following two are usually the ones missed by the creators as they overlook these criteria, you must be able to stream a game (tag the said game in the video) atleast 4 hours in atleast 2 days in 14 days, meaning you need to stream 4 hours and you must either do it in 2 days or more before you can apply. Which indicates that you need to have been actively streaming before you can apply for the program.

Then, you need to have at least 100 followers on your page, having an audience is a key factor that you have dedicated time and effort in your page which will help you be eligible, which it explains the final part of the conditions, your page must have been active in the past 30 days before you apply.

Overall, Facebook values that you have made a headstart by garnering audience and building up your page before they accept you in the program, which makes sense as monetization doesn't come easy.

Now, once you get accepted there will be certain policies that you need to follow such as Facebook's Community Standards and Content Monetization Policies. Once you have covered that you need to make sure that you only share authentic content, meaning that you can not manufacture shares and other things related to your channel.

You should not force your audience to share content as it is frowned upon by Facebook. In relation to sharing content, share original content, things like commentary, parodies and reactions are also being looked upon by Facebook and if they deem it unoriginal, they might not monetize the video so be careful with what you post.

In relation to monetization and your page policies, aside from the aforementioned rules, you need to check the Payment and Page terms in order to keep you in the green. Consistency will be important in the Level Up Program too so be sure to develop an established audience and keep it growing. The more people you get, the more stars you will receive right? If you are a politician or in the government, sucks to be you since your videos can't be monetized if you are one.

Finally, avoid systematic violations, avoid things that will screw you up in the long haul, Facebook frowns upon content that are too violent, gory and those with overly sexual content, stay in the safe side to get the green high!

Although people may be asking how do you get paid in the Level Up Program? Simple, through stars! Facebook's Level Up Program implement a star system where people can send out gifts that correspond to a certain star amount and it would translate to money once you get enough stars for a deposit. 1 Star is equal to $0.01 USD. So a 100 stars would be equivalent through a dollar, it would mean 50 or so Philippine Peso.

Your viewers give stars so if you want to be able to earn through the program, you must do your best to create enough content, enough for them to garner you stars. The money equivalent of the stars you earned will be received in about 30 days or after the end of the month, the money will be sent through your bank account. However, be advised that some transactions might take several days, especially since it's an international transaction.

With all the insights that are given here. You are soon ready to embark to have a streaming career if you want to pursue one. Remember to follow in the guidelines and rules applied by Facebook and have an original content in mind while streaming to keep your audience engaged and having a fun time in your stream!