How to make money out of computer games?
The answer is rather simple, the same as in sports, there are advertisements and sponsors here. But games also have developers that are interested in the involvement of new users and project promotion. Anybody can make money out of games easily. There are many ways to get a profit out of games, and there are some of them:
- To play professionally.
- To test games.
- To cover esports events.
- To make bets.
- To stream.
In esports, driving is assistance for new players by more experienced gamers. The more time a person spends on a game, the better their skills are, for example, in MMORPG, the player understands how to develop any character, where to get rare objects and so on and so forth. A new gamer will spend a lot of time on achievement significant results while experienced gamers can do it in several days. If a newcomer does not want to spend time leveling up, the driver can do it instead of them. They will do it at a certain charge and the newcomer will get an opportunity to enjoy all the advantages of the character.
Making money at home doing what you like.
- Hard work, you need to spend at least 8 hours a day playing the game to level up quickly.
- It is difficult to find clients. The primary audience of the new gamers who want to level up are schoolchildren who don’t have any chance to pay for the service.
To find clients, you can place an advertisement on social network sites and game communities. Earning depends on the demand made by the client. Experienced drivers recommend taking upfront payment. The price of leveling up of one account can be 400 dollars and it takes several weeks on average.
Gaming tournaments are held in the whole world regularly. The number of games for the tournaments is growing every year. The work is to take part in the gaming tournament. The winners get a considerable amount of money. It is the main work for professional gamers. There are many competitions in different games.
Streaming of gaming tournaments gathers a lot of spectators together. Thanks to this any player can become a celebrity.
To start earning money at tournaments, you need to form a team, to give roles for all the players and to train a lot. At first, you can master local tournaments, for example, regional ones. But if members of the team will not be able to get to one place together as they live in different cities or even countries, there are online tournaments for such teams.
Try to participate, win and get rewards. Later you can take part in more prestigious events. But it is not enough for a professional gamer. This person also had to develop strategies, precise knowledge of physics and mechanics of the game, constant polishing work on skills. But even regular players can earn this way.
Is it possible to earn money just enjoying the game with no competition? Sometimes you can see an announcement of the engagement of game testers. Some companies such as Valve provides official recruitment. The work is to test games, look for bugs and telling the programmers about them. The creators are not able to find all the bugs themselves, so they pay money to gamers to find them. But according to experienced testers, this job is not a dream job for sure.
- Pleasure of the game process.
- Worthy payment
- The work makes you physically and morally tired. You need to pass the same game moments every day for many months.
- Testers often work all throughout the day.
- You need to be focused on trifles and have skills and knowledge in this sphere. Earning depends on the amount of found bugs. Without proper knowledge of the game sphere, you can miss important deficiencies which can lead to losing your job.
Many tester complain about low salaries, hard work conditions and disregard of the developer. That is what makes it clear that «dream job» is an illusion. But if you really want, this way can bring you some money.
How to earn with streams?
Streaming is an online broadcast of everything that is going on the game console or the monitor of the gamer’s computer. The person just starts playing, broadcasting and commenting on everything that is going on. The audience watched streams to find out got to pass a certain moment of the game or if the gamer comments interestingly and jokes. Interesting streams attract the captive audience, spectators send donate to the gamer and ask them to do something, for example, to write something down on a paper and show it to the audience.
How can you make money in this way?
- Attract visitors to the site advertised in streams.
- Use paid subscription. Viewers pay for notifications about all the channel news.
- Get financial help for development of the channel (a donat).
Popular streamers on twitch.tv can earn nearly 3-4 thousand dollars in a month.
Earning out of videos
Videos about games are getting more and more popular on YouTube. The gaming process is recorded (oftentimes using screen recording programs like Bandicam) and the gamer shows how to pass a difficult moment, to do a task and also jokes and comments on in-game events. It brings money thanks to showing advertisements, this is main source of income for all bloggers. The main type of advertisement is an inbuilt YouTube advertisement. The amount of earned money depends on the number of views of the advertising material.
How to make an interesting video?
- The majority of spectators is attracted by short and informative videos. Fewer people are interested in watching how other players pass the game for hours.
- People like material given interestingly and properly. Before shooting, you need to write a scenario and to rehearse a bit. It’s advisable to record sound with a good microphone.
- To show the player’s emotions during the game, you need to film yourself with a front camera, it makes the video more vivid and interesting.
- The quality of the video must be at the appropriate level.
- Create your unique style of giving the material, joke more.
To get money from YouTube advertisements, you should turn on the partner program. The unaffiliated company gets access to the video and builds advertisement in it.