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How Much Do Sponsored Pros Make? Talbot Tells All on Poker Life Podcast

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  • WATCH: @tonkaaaap talks about his new streaming schedule and other topics with @Joeingram1

The latest Poker Life Podcast hosted by Joeingram1 featured Parker Talbot aka "tonkaaaaP" and the two caught up on everything in this near two-hour long chat.

They began talking about how cryptocurrency has taken over the poker world, and the crazy debut of Doug Polk's Crypto channel, which has just skyrocketed to the top of the YouTube crypto market.

But the main focus of this interview was definitely on how Talbot is going to face coming back to his streaming rhythm after a three-month break. Tonkaaaa confessed that the pressure of uploading a stream five days per week was too much. "The first year was so consistent, I was doing like 40 to 50 hours a week, and for me that was just not sustainable.”

So that's why he's planning to come back with a "more consistent schedule, streaming three days a week and doing more content in social media, like promotions and other YouTube videos."

Poker Sponsorships

The two even touched on the topic of sponsorship in the poker world. Talbot is no stranger to this as he has been an 888poker Ambassador for quite some time now. He got pretty candid and even confessed the range of salaries that sponsored players make, saying "I know it’s from $40,000 to $300,000 per year.”

One of the challenges sponsored pros make is finding the balance between posting original content and posting promotions for their sponsor. “Being a sponsored pro there are things that you can’t openly say anymore or go crazy, and you also have to promote things as well, and a lot of people don’t like promotional posts […] so you have to keep being yourself while promoting.”

It's two hours of great content that's surely worth a listen.

Show Time Stamps

1:25Doug Polk crypto channel discussion
4:45Has crypto taken over poker conversating?
7:30Why Parker initially began streaming
8:30Parker considered leaving the poker streaming space
14:49Parker plans steady Twitch/YouTube content in 2018
25:50Current PokerStars marketing strategy compared to 888 Poker
27:58Why did Parker choose 888 Poker over other online poker operators?
29:48Current Partypoker marketing: Ike Haxton, Jason Koon, Fedor Holz as pros
31:17The value of poker streamers as sponsored pros
59:42"Sponsored Pro" compensation ranges
1:21:08Mixed games coming soon to Parker's Twitch channel?
1:29:29How being a sponsored pro affects live stream content

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