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How to Make Money from Gaming Online

Posted March 12, 2019 by Beejay Adoghe in Apps

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How to Make Money from Gaming Online

Imagine getting paid to do what you love. Now imagine getting paid to game all day. Yes, many people make a good living gaming online, and if this is something you would be interested in, let’s take a look how you can join this exciting and very lucrative industry, full-time. From reviews on Youtube to live streaming your gameplay, to playing at online casino sites, there are numerous ways you can earn money while playing online.  But don’t quite your day job just yet, as earning money online takes dedication, persistence and hard work.


Live streaming

Live streaming is more popular than ever, with individuals live streaming almost anything. As a gamer, you could live stream your gameplay for the world to see, and you could get paid. Twitch is one of the biggest platforms to live stream games at the moment, although Youtube Gaming is also a good option. To start, players need to build a large audience, which you can monetise with ads, or a devoted audience, who can donate and subscribe to you. That said, building an audience takes time – just 100 views could take months or years to build if you are just starting out.

In reality, you’ll need thousands of regular viewers in order to start making money. For the ultimate success in live streaming, find ways to set yourself apart from competitors with your own unique brand of humour or personality – people subscribe to people they enjoy watching in addition to the content they are producing. If you are a top gamer or playing games no one else is playing, you could draw some curious viewers, but it is your brand that will attract the masses.

Become a game tester

This is another cool way you can earn money while literally playing games. If you get a thrill out of getting to the guts of the game and really experiencing its most obscure elements, this could be a good fit for you. If you are a playtester, you will likely be sent a game to test out before its released, as well as testing guidelines. That said, you will need to provide extensive reporting on how the game plays and responds, so you have to spend quite a number of hours really pushing it to its limits. Many of these types of positions are available on the websites of popular gaming providers, so be sure to check regularly and you might strike it lucky. While payment is generally what companies offer testers, sometimes you will be compensated with products.

Become a game coach

As long as there are games being played professionally, there will be teachers and coaches. If you are interested in getting into this industry, you would have to have a solid reputation as a professional or highly skilled gamer. Or, as a side hustle, you could recruit private students in your own capacity. Sites like Gamer Sensei offers coaches up to $25 per hour, while eSports team is another good company that pays their coaches big bucks and provides full benefits.

Become a game writer

Again, this might not be a simple case of being paid to play, but it is definitely a lucrative and exciting industry for those who have a natural talent for writing or even design. Freelance writing is big business, especially on the internet. That said, it can be incredibly difficult to break into video game writing, although writing for tabletop games can give freelance writers a good start. If you are interested, be sure to check out the website of companies like Fantasy Flight Games, Onyx Path Publishing, Green Ronin Publishing and more for recruitment opportunities.

Take to Youtube

When in doubt, Youtube is a great platform for all individuals looking to make extra money doing something they love. If you are a gamer looking to earn money, Youtube is free and is easily accessible, although getting large and loyal following will take loads of work. If you already have a strong presence on Youtube, entertaining gamers could use this platform to earn ad revenue on your gaming videos, which could be anything from explainer videos, training videos, or simply game reviews. Let’s Play is a cool feature that allows people to watch you play a video game while you narrate, and if you are popular enough, you could even receive free products to review and complimentary merchandise. Just remember that in order to start earning money from your Youtube channel, you need to hit 10 000 lifetime views.



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Beejay Adoghe is basically a computer scientist and a tech geek bent on giving top-notch information.
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