Remember a time when playing video games was considered to be a waste of time? Well, welcome to the new-age world where playing video games is considered to be a legitimate way of earning money. Imagine, the time has come where you can put those long hours into your favourite games and earn money while doing so. But like any other work, you need to put in some hard work.
So, how does one go about it?
Get paid to live stream
If you own a machine for a Personal Computer and have access to gadgets that will make other gamers green with envy, then you should jump onto the live streaming bandwagon. All you have to do is stream your gameplay in real-time for the world to see and aim to build a larger audience for it, which you can monetize with ads. You will be surprised to find out how many people tune in for a live stream on the internet.
Participate in tournaments
Online gaming tournaments are commonplace for PvP games and the more popular the game, the larger the prize pool becomes. If you think you’re skilled enough to take on the best from across the world, you may be able to earn a decent salary through your wins and sponsorships.
Become a Play Tester
Considering the fact that all of the games that enter the market, have to go through various levels of development, these developers often require outsiders to playtest their games with a fresh set of eyes and mind.
Video games have been a way to escape the chaos of reality and enter a more controlled virtual space that you enjoy. When laying games becomes your job, more often than not, the fun aspect can disappear. But at the end of the day, everybody doesn’t get to make money by doing what they truly love, right?