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Pokimane reveals the exact moment she realised Twitch streaming could be a career

Imane “Pokimane” Anys has revealed the moment she knew Twitch streaming could be a full-time job, and not just for some extra cash.
Imane “Pokimane” Anys is one of the biggest Twitch streamers out there. In June 2020, she hit the 5 million followers milestone, and she now sits at just over 5.3 million. Now, the famous Twitch streamer has revealed the exact moment when she realized Twitch streaming could be a full-time career. 


Pokimane reveals a career-defining moment

Speaking to YouTuber Graham Stephan, Pokimane revealed the exact moment when she knew Twitch streaming could be a full-time job, and not just a way to earn some extra cash on the side.

When Graham Stephan asked Pokimane when she realised Twitch streaming could be a business, the famous streamer replied: "I remember the exact moment. I was in second-year university, and up until then I had been streaming part-time kinda like part-time and I was studying chemical engineering.

"Then, it got to a point in one month, I made like $10,000+ in just brand deals. 'Once that happened, I was like, oh okay, this could actually be a job.'"


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Pokimane is one of the world's most successful streamers (Picture: Twitch)



While we don't know exactly how much Pokimane makes from her Twitch streaming in a month, she did reveal her mindset about streaming and income.

Even before she became a Twitch star, Pokimane believed in one simple rule for her career: "My mindset has never changed from when I was in high school to where I am now in terms of ‘I feel like if I can make $100k in a year, then you’re set.'”

Pokimane further explained how even though community donations were a great source of income, she needed a more reliable structure to commit to streaming full time. With brand deals, Pokimane reveals her streaming career really took off.

You can check out the full interview with Pokimane from YouTuber Graham Stephan below for more insights on her career.