Imagine, you already have a passion for playing video games, and you can be paid for it. If this seems to be good to be true and probably unrealistic for many, but the truth is some people already make a living from it. However, I want to make an important clarification here. The methods that I am going to present to you here are not made for everyone, but on the other hand, they have a good weight in the balance because they are very lucrative and as I said earlier, it is even possible on a short on a long time period to live on it just like any job. Everything will depend on your skills and your qualities.
Become a Video Game Tester.
Start a YouTube Channel
YouTube channel has definitely become a great way to provide you with several sources of income. It is not a surprise that this site is ranking at position number 2 of the most visited sites, Alexa. Also, YouTube is just ahead of Google by one position in the same chart. More and more YouTubers want to profit from advertising on their own channel. But yet, there are other strategies for all content creators as well, and not just for the video game industry. Indeed, it is possible to financially support these creators through fund crowding. One of the most notorious sites that I know by far is the Patreon website created by musician Jack Conte and developer Sam Yam. Patreon allows registered artists to obtain funding from patrons on a regular basis or by created work. In addition for video game creators, there is also Kickstarter witch is another similar site that gives you almost the same features as Patreon. Finally, there is also the possibility of making even money from the traffic to your channel by incorporating in the video or video description some affiliate partner links like Amazon Associates for example.
Stream on Twitch
Twitch is not only a platform that allows you to view or just a place where you will be able to broadcast your games online, but did you know that it is also possible to earn a decent amount of money here, just by showing ads when you broadcast your streams via your channel's dashboard? Here's how it works. CPM is the “cost per mile”. The CPM represents the money the platform pays you for every 1000 viewers watching one of the ads during your broadcast. This price is variable and can be negotiated for each advertisement. The default CPM offered by Twitch is $3.5, so as soon as 1,000 viewers watch your ad you will earn $3.5. Obviously, before you can start benefiting from this lucrative option, you will first have to unlock the partnership with Twitch. In addition, it has been possible for you to be able to earn more money with donations from your audience. This is where a lot of Twitchers have the opportunity to earn a real source of income, even to the point of being able to quit your current job. All you have to do is create a “hall of donations” under your stream that lists the most generous contributors in a ranking. This will motivate other people in a lack of visibility to come forward. A competition between donors will start and your earnings will multiply! I haven't told you about subscriptions, sponsors, or even Amazon links yet. These are other possibilities that will allow you to earn even more money in your pocket.
Compete in Tournaments
Become a Game Developer
As you can see, there are a multitude of ways that you can profit from in the video games industry.. What I presented to you was just the tip of the iceberg. For example, I could still show you how you could get signed on an eSports team or how to work as a video game Journalist and how to earn even more money just by writing game reviews for others and finally I could also show you how to work in customer service for a hame company and earn more. The video game industry is very present everywhere, and the future is very promising with the development of new games, but also we only have to think of the new technological development that continues to grow. It is therefore with confidence that you too could profit from this booming industry. With a little willpower, talent, and ambition, you could definitely get a good share in this market.