“Making a real Living through Virtual World”!
Do you know that world’s biggest YouTube star earned $15 million in the year of 2016? Yes, he is a gamer and he makes his living by gaming. There are hundreds of thousands of gamers around the world who earn decent money playing video games. And the most important thing is you can do the same too. Screw your annoying boss, you don’t have to do any full-time job to live, neither you need a high-level education anymore! It’s great to earn money by doing what you like to do the most.
Earn Decent Money Playing Video Games on YouTube
World’s largest and most popular video sharing website of the internet is at your service! Yey!! Just play some games, record while you are playing using a video game capture software, upload it to your YouTube channel and monetize it to earn money. How hard can it be? You don’t have to spend a penny for video hosting. There are 1.3 billion people have Youtube accounts, there are 30 million people visit youtube to watch 5 billion videos daily, so you bound to get some viewer for your gameplay videos. Check out my articles about some best free video game recording software and how to start a gaming YouTube channel and earn money in details.
Have you heard about Twitch.tv? Amazon’s Twitch.tv is world’s largest live streaming video platform where you can live stream while you are playing a game, build an audience and become a professional streamer to easily earn decent money playing video games. Some successful twitch streamers play games in front of hundreds of thousands audience and interact with them. It’s like playing a video game in a full packed football stadium or performing some live show on stage. To earn money by this way, you’ll need a decent internet connection, though.
Become Competitive e-sports Player
The total prize pool of Dota 2 international championship 2016 was $20 million. And there are many popular e-sports tournaments throughout the year around the worlds for every competitive e-sport game. E-sports stars earn money not only by winning tournaments but also from sponsorships and contracts with teams just like any other sportsperson. E-sports scenario is growing day by day. There are many competitive e-sports games like Hearthstone, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive out there. To earn money by this way you have to be very good at what you are playing.
Become a Game Tester and Earn Decent Money Playing Video Games
If you can play a game or part of it over and over again and can detect bug then you are fit for a game tester or playtester job. A friendly warning- game testing job can become tedious and boring. You might not be playing games that you like. But still, you will be earning decent money playing video games.
Become a Game Journalist and Write About Games
This is the best option for the lazy peoples like me. Play video games to your heart’s content and write about them. Pretty simple, right? There are plenty of gaming websites on the internet. Most of them will pay money for writing gaming articles for them if you are good at writing. Just be honest about the video game you are writing and you are good. You can also start a gaming blog of your own and monetize it to earn money. On later dates, I will write about how to start a video gaming blog and start earning money.
There are some other ways to earn money by playing games too. You can convert your in-game currency into real money in many MMORPGs, trade some cosmetic skin with other players in some multiplayer games or join free to play e-sports tournaments at StriveWire to earn decent money playing video games.
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