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Published on September 16th, 2019 | by gareth


5 Ways To Make Money Playing Video Games





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For many people, making money playing video games is the dream. There are in fact multiple ways to make an income from gaming. Unfortunately, none of these methods are particularly easy, but for those that are dedicated they could be the answer to an exciting career. Here are just five ways in which you can make money playing video games.

Play online casino games

Online casino games can be a way to make money. Of course, as a form of gambling, a lot of it is down to chance. There are a few ways to reduce the risk of loss, which many professional gamblers take advantage of. For instance, many online casino sites such as Euro Casino offer incentives such as free spins for placing larger deposits, whilst other sites may offer free bets for initially signing up. By being cautious and strategic, you can maximize your earning potential.

Create ‘Let’s Play’ YouTube videos

‘Let’s Play’ is a popular genre of YouTube video that involves recording gameplay, usually with a voice commentary over the top. If your videos get popular enough, there’s the chance to monetize them by displaying ads. Youtubers such as PewDiePie have become multi-millionaires predominantly through this content. Of course, attracting enough viewers to monetize your videos is no easy task considering how many ‘Let’s Play’ channels there are now. The key is to make unique content and have an engaging personality (a good quality microphone could also help).

Make money reviewing video games

By playing and writing reviews of video games, it’s also possible to make some money. There are a number of blogs that pay writers to review games – you can find a list of these blogs at MoneyPantry. You could also start you own blog and write paid reviews of indie games here (if your blog becomes successful, you may also be able to make some money through ad revenue). It’s even possible to get a job at a gaming publication, although this may require a journalism/English degree and some extra writing experience.

Become a video games tester

For those want a steady and stable career playing video games, becoming a video games tester could be an option. Testers are hired by video games developers to look for bugs and suggest improvements. You’ll generally need some programming knowledge and possibly a Computing-related degree to get into the career. Larger video games companies will have full-time positions. Alternatively, you can do freelance testing work for independent video game developers.

Enter cash prize gaming tournaments

There are a number of gaming tournaments that offer cash prizes. The biggest have been known to give away cash prizes of millions of dollars, whilst many smaller ones still offer thousands. If you consider yourself a gaming pro, taking part in a tournament could be a fun way to possibly make some money if you’re skilled enough to win. Sites like World Gaming have information on tournaments of all sizes for those that want to get involved.


About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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