6 Ways to Make Money Playing Video Games

Published: Friday, 19 May 2017
 

 

One of the most common sentiments you’ll hear when trying to decide a career path is “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life."  Well, people love playing video games, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could make a living that way?

The truth is, you can! But… it’s hard work. Many people who go this route often gives up within a few years because the work aspect vastly outweighs the fun. Instead of doing what they love, they end up hating what they once loved. It’s also quite risky. For every make-money-playing-games success story, there are hundreds of others who tried and failed. But it’s certainly possible! Here are six potential ways to make this dream a reality.

 

1. Live Streams

 Stream your gameplay in real-time for the world to see. Aim to build a large audience (which you can monetize with ads) or a loyal audience (which you can monetize with donations and subscriptions). The biggest platform right now is Twitch, but YouTube Gaming is catching up. Ignore Hitbox and Beam, which are too small to make any real money.

2. Build Guides

Newbies love reading guides, especially for multiplayer player-versus-player (PvP) games. You can either create a website for written guides, upload video guides to YouTube, or publish guides as ebooks. The first two are often monetized with ads, whereas the ebook route earns revenue through sales.

3. Podcasts or Videos

Create a daily, weekly, or monthly show related to gaming. It could be an opinion-based roundtable discussion, a series of interviews with high-profile players, tips and tricks for a certain game, etc. Podcasts and YouTube videos can be monetized with ads, but this format can also be supported through Patreon subscriptions.

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eSports continues to grow in Jamaica

Published: Wednesday, 12 April 2017

eSports continues to grow in Jamaica with more Tournament Organizers putting on events and getting more people involved.

KRYPTIC CHAMPIONSHIP recently put on two monthly tournaments between February and March which saw winners walking away with up to $7,0000 in cash and were also provided with trophies to remind them of their victory. The group is committed to the continued growth of eSports in Jamaica and should be hosting another event pretty soon.

 

Game Effexx has completed three out of four gaming tournaments so far and this weekend April 15 will see the completion of the final event as teams will have guns blazing to see who will answer the Call of Duty and leave the battlefield victorous. If my pun was not a dead giveaway... teams will be competing in a Call of DutyBlack Ops 3 - Tournament to see who will wake away with head held high and money in hand.

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Project Scorpio specs proves more powerful than PS4 Pro

Published: Thursday, 06 April 2017

Microsoft has revealed the final specs of their new Xbox One console, with speculation that it could cost £400 or more.

Considering they announced it last June, everyone has known for some time now that Microsoft are planning a new ‘upgrade’ console for this Christmas. Something roughly equivalent to the PS4 Pro, but which they insist will be the most powerful console ever made.

But today comes the first real proof of that, as Microsoft has taken the unusual step of giving the technical experts at Digital Foundry exclusive access to the new hardware.

There’s reams of technobabble to get through across the five different articles, but what hasn’t been revealed is the console’s real name, it’s price, or anything about which games will make the best use of it. Those revelations will no doubt be left till E3 in June, so everything today is just about the hardware.



A screenshot of the Forza 4K demo (pic: Eurogamer)

A screenshot of the Forza 4K demo (pic: Eurogamer)

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/04/06/project-scorpio-final-specs-prove-its-more-powerful-than-ps4-pro-6557984/#ixzz4dUqqiXsn