If you love gaming as much as we do, you are probably wondering how you can make some money from your favourite pastime. Even though it is possible, you have to keep in mind that it would still entail some form of work. But, it will still beat working in an office!
In this post we take a look at ways you can start generating an income from playing games. These methods have been tried and tested by many fellow gamers, who’ve made a success.
1. Write Guides
If you are somewhat of a whizz with games, you can write guides for new players. There are multiple distribution channels you could use, including YouTube, blogging and more. You can also publish eBooks. This takes a lot of work, and you’ll have to be able to write professionally.
2. Competitive Gaming
This might be a bit more challenging, and you’ll need some serious skills. You’ll have to participate in PvP tournaments and make sure you win, or at least work your way up through the ranks. The best way to start is finding a popular PvP game with tournaments that is backed by esports organisations.
3. Create a Podcast
This option is not that difficult, but it might take some time before you start making money. All you need to do is create a YouTube channel or a podcast that discusses certain gaming topics or guides players. The bigger your audience, the bigger your revenue at the end of the day.
4. Test Games
As a game tester, you’ll be employed by a game development company to try and test different phases of new games. This is done as a sort of quality check to ensure all bugs and errors are picked up before the game is released. It can become boring, but may lead to other opportunities within the industry.
5. Be a Gaming Journalist
For this you’ll need some sick journalistic skills and be great with writing too. You’ll write news and reviews on the latest games, industry-related news and more. It will take a lot of effort and the field is very competitive, making it even more difficult to get started.
6. Livestream Gaming
This is another difficult option to get into, but probably the one every gamer would love to do. The trick is to have a big enough audience. All you need is to create a channel and livestream your gaming activities for your audience to see. If you have a big enough audience, you can make some money.
There you have it, while it’s probably every serious gamer’s dream to be paid for well, playing games, it is not always just going to be playing games. It will take hard work and effort to get you where you want to be. It has however been done, and is completely possible. We wish you all the best!