Playing video games is not just for fun anymore. In fact, you can turn it into a full-time income and it’s many people’s ultimate dream job. If you’re good at playing video games, then you can start learning on how to make it into a lucrative job. Some pro gamers make six and even eight figures playing games for a living. Here’s how you make money by playing video games:
1. Become a video game tester
You can make money by playing video game. Game developers will play game testers to try out the games in a real player environment. Video game testers are paid to spot bugs and make suggestions on how to improve the game. Did you know game testers can make a good bit more than the average job? However, it requires hard work to be a video game tester.
2. Start a YouTube channel
This is another popular way to earn money by playing video games- start a YouTube channel or a blog or even podcast. Try to look at Soloz, Malaysian popular video game players who earn money from his youtube channel. He’s one of the highest paid gamers in Malaysia and he started with a basic video game post.
4. Compete in tournaments
This requires hard work and the chance to get the money is 50:50. If you’re a talented gamer, then winning a competition is really easy. You can win a lot of cash by playing competitive games like Call of Duty, League of Legends, Fortnite, Mobile Legends etc. Some gamers can earn around RM300,000 – RM500,000 per year by participating in tournaments.
5. Join eSports team
Esports players earn an average of $1,000 to $5,000 per month. Esports is an international tournaments and it has a huge crowd from all over the world. The sports industry has grown massively since its inception and it’s not stopping any time soon. Some gamers practicing so hard to get selected in the sports tournament and it’s not a joke.
6. Video game coaching
Another fun way to make money playing video games is by offering to coach on your favourite game – any games that you’re good at. Video game coaches make an average $20-$200 per hour depending on how good they are.