PayPal doesn’t show up on the stream, but no additional fees get taken like with the others. While I won’t see it right away, at the begining of a stream I’ll say thanks to anyone who tips while I’m offline, and then again at the end of the stream for those sent while I’m online.
Tips are greatly appreciated. They go towards bills accumulated through my seven years bedridden, prescriptions that allow me to function and not-be-bedridden, and rent. When you tip, it appears in my livestream, and the monthly goal gauge fills. You can even add a message for myself and the other viewers!
Buying items from my Amazon Wishlist is a great way to help me out, and I’m supremely grateful for these donations. Things I need for PC repairs & upgrades, clothing, food, etc are listed - things I can’t really buy myself as all of my income is generally claimed. Many items benefit the livestream as well - especially anything that keeps me clothed. Clothing is good.
Bits are a simple way to tip streamers within the Twitch platform. Subscriptions are too, getting rid of ads when you view your favorite subbed streamers, as well as other rewards within the platform. These are as good as a tip - and you get one free subscription monthly from Twitch Prime to use on the streamer of your choosing - and they even still get paid. You can even gift subs to other viewers of my stream if you’re feeling extra-charitable!
Just a quick note - These are meant to help me out and are separate from donations to the Nerds in Need charity and vice-versa. This is important.