From hobby to job
If you want to turn your hobby into a profession and want to earn money with video games, you should be aware that this job is not only associated with fun. Gaming as a profession requires independence and can only generate a secure income after some time and certain successes. We are going to introduce you to three ways how to make money with video games and a good strategy.
There are many different options for making money playing video games. One of them is to stream your gaming experience. The most important requirement for this is sufficient gaming experience. Twitch or YouTube gaming offer the right platform for streaming. It is important to stream regularly and, if possible, several hours a day in order to generate more viewers and thus higher visibility. In this way it is possible to create a group of regular viewers who know when the player is online. Because the more people watch the stream, the greater the likelihood that it will be talked about and thus the range increases. In general, the following applies: The more viewers when streaming, the higher the profit, in that advertising is displayed or cooperation partners become aware of the player and offer paid cooperation.
Players who prove to be particularly successful and talented at a game have the opportunity to win money in tournaments. Most online games have smaller tournaments with little prize money. Often, however, larger competitions are also offered, with prize money in the millions of dollars.
Small tournaments are quite suitable for a small additional income or exercise opportunities, but in order to be able to live on the prize money, participation in larger tournaments is inevitable. As soon as you have been able to prove yourself in some of the smaller tournaments, there is also the possibility of joining a professional game team. Professional game teams gamble professionally and in most cases can live from the prize money, sponsors and advertising income, because the teams are often offered well-paid advertising contracts. It is still a long and, above all, time-consuming road to get there.
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