Tech Dec 29, 2020 02:14 AM EST

How to Earn Easy Money on Video Games

By Madz D.

Spending too much time playing video games makes parents worry, not studying or reading instead. However, did you know that playing video games could be a platform for a person to earn money? 

How Playing Video Games Could be a Platform for You to Earn Money
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The International 2019: Dota 2 World Championship - Day 6 SHANGHAI, CHINA - AUGUST 25: Player of team 'OG' at the International 2019 Dota 2 World Championships final at Mercedes-Benz Arena on August 25, 2019 in Shanghai, China.

PewDiePie is famous as he started playing video games to get money. But earning through video games doesn't mean you need to be a famous YouTuber. Here are the alternative ways of making money from playing video games, according to The Street:

Quality assurance tester

Video games came from computer programming, getting the computer to react to how the developer and players want to, perhaps feel as realistic as possible. To achieve the game design, developers or companies need independent people to play them and tell them what is good or bad based on their experience.

You have to be a little unconventional in playing the video game and testing it, as per Game Designing. A quality assurance tester could be paid between $10-$15 per hour, which is better than an average minimum-wage job. 

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Professional gamer

Professional gamers are winning millions at sponsored events and competing around the world. Usually, an event is sponsored by the International Dota 2 championship, Major League Gaming Circuit, and Intel Extreme Masters. MLG made arenas across the nation to host and stream live professional gaming events. 

A gaming event has scouts and communities on the internet to find the best, untapped players. To be involved in a professional video gaming battle, you need to pick a game, which you think you are good at, and work hard to be an expert. Then, build your reputation as a skilled player and a team player. You may start participating in eSports games.

According to Career Gamers, pro gamers earn between $1,000 to $5,000 per month aside from winning from the competition. The highest-paid professional gamers earn up to $15,000 aside from the money they get from other activities like a prize and sponsor money.

Join Twitch

Twitch is a live streaming video game platform and a subsidiary of Twitch interactive acquired by Amazon. In 2014, Twitch was the fourth-largest source of internet traffic in the u.S. It has a "Partner Program" that pays people $3 for every 1,000 views, $5 per month for each subscriber, and combined with sponsorships like PayPal donations and Amazon referral links. 

Provide gameplay tutorials

By producing tutorials on how to play video games, you can make money. Your streaming website or YouTube channel will earn money with each person that clicks on your tutorial videos. Besides, advertisers who can display ads on videos will use the platform and give a dividend to the tutorial video owner. However, before you earn money with video game tutorials, you will need to get thousands of people to view the videos.

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