Do you love playing video games? Are you a gamer who wants to earn money by playing games? Then you are at the right spot! We have gathered some advice for you to earn money while playing video games.
Why not make money from doing the thing you love? Spending time playing games can take up your whole day. While spending most of your time on your computer or your game box, make the best of your time and turn it into money! Don’t say it’s impossible to do so, there are many examples out there who make millions by just playing their favorite games. PewDiePie for example started making money by playing his favorite games online. After gaining a bunch of watchers and players, he made a YouTube channel and made videos about video games. His net worth is now estimated at between $14.5 million and $30 million.
You may not make as much money as PewDiePie, since he started doing this many years ago, but you still can make a lot! By making your own logo, expanding your marketing skills, and also gaining some imagination you can be the new gamer out there!
How to Make Money Playing Video Games
Expand Your Channels
Don’t just think of only playing video games. You should open a channel, blog where you play or share your games and skills. It could either be a YouTube channel, a blog, or even an Instagram account. Post about games, what you know, and also some reviews if you have in mind. After some time you probably will be more advanced and can post recommendations, tutorials, and even game hacks!
YouTube can be a money place for you. With the ads your videos will get with YouTube, you can be more active on your channel. After some time if you have more than 4,000 public watch hours in the last 12 months and 1,000+ subscribers then money will be on its way. Blogging also can continue the same way. As more blogs you write, the more readers and ads you will gain!
Quality Assurance Tester
Computer programming is known to be the background of video games. Designers and developers know how users feel when a new game release and how the gamers will want things to change. Technical problems won’t be your area to fix after some time. You might have a tester that can help you with the quality of the game your playing. Or, you can be the quality assurance tester for some other blogs or YouTube channels in the beginning. QA testers can still get pay between $10 and $15 an hour so you should give it a try!
The difference here with the QA testers is that game testers test the games that haven’t been out yet. While testing the game’s beta versions, you make comments as a gamer on what you would like to change or what you accept on the game.
You may have heard about the video streaming platform Twitch. Twitch is a platform that was first introduced in June 2011 as a spin-off of the general-interest streaming platform Justin tv. It’s a top-rated platform now. “As of February 2020, it has 3 million broadcasters monthly and 15 million daily active users, with 1.4 million average concurrent users.” Twitch has a lot of partner programs and is very popular in the game industry compared to YouTube since there are only and mostly gamers streaming. You can make a lot of money by being a Twitch streamer! To be one you must:
- Have at least 500 minutes broadcast in the last 30 days
- 7 unique broadcast days in the last 30 days
- 3 viewers or more over the last 30 days
- At least 50 Followers
If you get a sponsorship after some time, it can get you cash, product, or other facilities to keep playing. This will be the next level for you to earn more money. Don’t forget to contact them either from their mail or their social media accounts. So, how can you get sponsorship? You can prepare a game idea or a chart of how well you are at a game and impress them. After, you can search for brands that you think might be a go-to for you on your blog or channel. You should also keep the question “Will I use this brand?” in mind before contacting!
Compete in Tournaments
Events are happening every year on gaming and you can be one of the contestants in these tournaments! Search out which events are happening around your area and after you find some information about them go ahead and chose one. Try to focus on only one tournament and after you join and get accepted, do your best!
Get on an Esports Team
There are a lot of Esports Team out there waiting for other gamers to join. You can earn money depending on each game you play on the team. Besides playing games with your team, you can also join Esports to host the game events, coach online players, or act out as a referee.
Provide Game Play Tutorials
If you think you are very good at playing a video game then you can make money from producing the tutorials of the games! The YouTube channel or the blog you created can earn money with every post and every click you get from viewers. Even Google can pay you to display ads on your videos!
So, as mentioned the gaming industry is in the lead with being the biggest in its area each year. Whether you’re a starter, you can earn money with some time and effort put into it! Start making money with the advice of your choice!