Making Money Playing Video Games
- A lot of fun to do
- Costs nothing to get started
- Endless possibilities to grow your business
- Can get expensive if you decide to purchase latest gaming equipment
- Hard to grow your audience
- Countless hours must be dedicated to it
- Won't make money right away
With all of the ways that you can make money online today not one is more fun than making money playing video games. I personally do this myself and to be honest with you it is one of those things that I will never regret doing. When I first began playing online many people did not come to my channel and I soon found out that it was much harder to gain an audience than I previously thought. In this review I want to share some helpful insights and advice that I learned from my own experience so that you can begin making money playing video games just like me.
What To Do To Get Paid Playing Video Games
Well before you can even think about playing video games for a living the first thing that you have to do is make sure that you are ready to play games for a living. Many people don’t realize how much work this actually entails such as editing countless hours of video, creating your own custom thumbnail for YouTube, engaging your audience and even building your audience. When I first started my cousin DeviWolf and I played video games for what seemed like hours at a time and for a long time we did not have a single viewer watching us. Over time we learned that many people wanted to watch people who were funny rather than people who were serious.
The one thing that you need to do first is to make sure that you have as much fun as possible. While I know there are many hardcore gamers out there that like to take video games seriously, many people who want to watch gameplay want to watch somebody that is funny and seems like a cool person. Some famous Youtubers who are like this include Pewdiepie, Swifty, and SodaPoppin. People want to watch you have as much fun playing the game as they are watching it. For an example of some funny gaming moments that people like to see check out my gaming video below. My cousin and I made this “trailer” only recently and we wanted to show people how much fun we are when we play games.
What Equipment Do You Need
In order to begin playing video games for a living you need to make sure that you have the right equipment in order to do so. Some of the things that you will need include:
- Video Game Capture Card
- Video Game Consoles (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC)
- Video Editing Software (For Windows: Sony Vegas Pro and For Mac: Final Cut Pro X)
- Gaming Headset/ Recording Headset (PX22 Headset)
Can Anybody Start Gaming For A Living?
The answer to this question is yes. Even if you have never done something like this before you can begin doing it, as long as you are able to commit to it fulltime. While you can easily start doing this on the side, unless you want to be serious you will need to dedicate at least 30 hours plus a week in order to make it successful. The only thing that you need to do is sign up for your own YouTube Channel to begin producing mass amounts of video game play for millions of people to see.
My Final Opinion
Getting paid to play video games is definitely a legit way to make money online, but do not be fooled. It is much harder to make money than it may seem. For those who wish to go into this line of work should not expect to make money overnight as it will not happen. There are many factors that you need to consider first such as driving traffic to your channel, posting quality content on a weekly basis and making sure that you keep your viewers engaged. Playing video games for a living takes a lot of dedication and time but as long as you are willing to do it then you can easily become the next big YouTuber.
Have you had any luck with playing games online? How successful are you on YouTube. I want to hear everything so please do not hesitate to drop me a detailed comment below.