Do you want to learn how to make money while playing video games? I remember growing up, my parents were very discouraging when it comes to playing video games.
They told me that it’s a waste of time and will get me nowhere in life. Well.. they were right because I was never an expert at gaming and never made money playing video games.
I would never forget the days when they would scold me for spending too much time on the computer, but little did they know, being on the computer became a way to create an online business with unlimited income potentials.
However, besides running an online business, people are now able to create a sustainable full-time income while playing their favorite games.
They Call It Video Game Live Streaming
With more people having access to the internet, video game live streaming became extremely popular. Even if you don’t play the game yourself, you can still enjoy watching others play.
Video game live streaming allows its user to play a game while being broadcast to hundreds, thousands, or maybe even millions of people around the world.
With enough fan base, you can potentially earn way more than a traditional job. The income can be generated through donation, sponsorship, affiliate marketing, monthly subscription, and more.
Being able to generate a full-time income while playing your favorite games is no longer a fantasy, it’s a reality.
Currently, there are many platforms that caters to live streamers such as YouTube, Twitch.TV, etc. There you can either broadcast yourself or watch millions of others.
I was never into live streams, but after watching one myself, I can see why it’s so popular!
How Much Can You Make From Video Game Live Streaming?
According to Market Watch, game play streamers can earn anywhere from $3000.00 to $10,000.00 per month! Those were provided by Market Watch in 2014, so who knows how much people are making today
Most streamers utilize a donation system to make money. The donation system comes with your twitch account for free, so you can get started almost immediately.
The donations you can receive can range from a dollar to thousands of dollars! I’ve heard of people donating thousands of dollars simply because they found the streamer entertaining.
Other Ways To Make Money Playing Games
Besides streaming your game play for your audience, you can utilize the following to make even more money!
Create a Gaming Website/Blog:
Do you consider yourself an expert gamer? Well, people from around the world are always searching for the new and exciting games to play.
Sometimes, they are searching for a specific game that meets their needs. This is where your expertise comes in.
You can share your knowledge and recommend games by creating a website or a YouTube channel.— You can make money via Google AdSense or Affiliate Marketing (promoting games on Amazon).
Become a Gameplay Tester:
Are you a hardcore gamer? Are you always searching for ways to break the game? Well, a gameplay tester might just be the job for you!
You’ll receive video games that are not yet released to the public. Companies will have guidelines for you to follow, so all you have to do is play the game and try to break it.
During the gameplay, you are told to provide reports on how the game runs, so they can ensure the game is perfect upon release.
Keep in mind, these jobs are not that easy to come around, so you must do your research and discuss with the companies about the payment plan.
You can check job openings on Indeed.com
Become a Game Coach:
This might sound kind of extreme, but you can become a coach and teach beginners how to be better at their desired game.
This requires you to be a top-notch professional gamer, otherwise why would spend money to learn from you? I guess having a twitch account with streams of your gameplay would help get you more students.
You can apply to become a game coach at Gamer Sensi and earn up to $25.00 per hour.— This is much more than the average person working a regular job.
Getting a Gaming Sponsorship:
If you are a known video game live streamer, you are more likely to be approached by companies wanting to partner with you through sponsorship. This will help them gain more publicity while you gain more benefits.
The sponsors will usually give you free games to play, to review, and to give away to grow your audience base.
You don’t need to be a professional gamer, but you do need to have a growing fan base because in the end, they want their game to reach your audience.
Become a YouTuber:
This is definitely one of the most popular ways to make money online via Google AdSense. Unfortunately, they have raised their requirements before you can monetize your videos.— Then again, you probably wouldn’t be making much money if you’re not meeting their requirements anyway.
However, if you are creative with your videos, you can join the list of YouTubers who are earning a fortune! One of my favorite YouTuber creates little episodes based on Grand Theft Auto V Online.
There’s a lot of potential with YouTube. Besides Google AdSense, you can earn an income through affiliate marketing and sponsorships.
People used to be against playing video games because they didn’t see any real benefits besides time killing. However, playing video games can now net you a full-time income if you take advantage of available monetization methods.
If you find yourself spending a lot of time playing video games, why not make good use of those time and create an income? Your parents will likely disagree at first, but they will change their mind once they see the results.
I hope this short article was helpful! If you have any questions or need help with anything, please let me know by leaving a comment down below.