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How to Make Money Playing Video Game in 2024

Do you want to know how you can make money by playing games? 

We have a guide and a list of things you can do for you to earn money from playing games. There are different avenues you can make money from games, but you just have to know the area that you have expertise in and that will make it easier for you.

So in this article today, we will narrow our focus on some of the things that you need to do in order to make money all from games. So if you want to know things to do and how to play games and make money, read this article and you will be happy you did.

How to Make Money Playing Video Game

What to Do to Make Money from the Game

Below are the areas you can engage yourself and make money from games. They are as follows: 

  1. Live Streaming
  2. Composer 
  3. Online Game Coaching Tips
  4. Video Game Bodyguard
  5. Hosting a Gaming Podcast
  6. Becoming a Video Game Journalist
  7. Video Game Quality Assurance (QA) Testing
  8. Participating in Gaming Tournaments
  9. Video Game Content Creation
  10. Writing Game Guides for your website

How to Make Money Playing Video Games

You can actually make a lot of money by just playing games that most people don’t think can bring in money. But how do you play games and still make money from it? That is what we are going to explain in this section one by one. The list is as follows:

Live Streaming

One way you can make money by playing games is through live streaming. That means you have to become a live streamer, and as a live streamer, your main obligation is to entertain and keep your community company with the live streaming of your games. It has been reported that SSSniperWorlf’s live streaming has about 3 million views and about 23 million audiences.

There are some options that you will need to consider, that will be vital for you to use when you want to earn by playing games. They are:

  • Twitch
  • YouTube Gaming
  • Facebook Gaming
  • DLive


When playing games you will always enjoy some thrilling moments of good soundtracks that rouses your emotions, these quality game soundtracks that you enjoy are composed by people, and you can be the one to do it. So if you are good at composing or making good sounds for games then you can be making money from it. An example of such a person is Eimear Noone, an Irish video game composer, she composed sound  for:

  • The Legend of Zelda,
  • Overwatch 
  • And World of Warcraft

Online Game Coaching Tips

If you know or have mastery of some games, you can become a video game coach of that particular game. To be a game coach, you make sure that you how to play that game very well and know all the techniques on how to win the game. In fact, it has to be your favorite game. It could be any game, maybe League of Legends or Call to Duty.

You can make $30 per hour to $60 on average. If you are looking for a platform where you can find a video game coaching opportunity, you  can check:

  •  Fiverr
  • Gamer Coach
  • Gamer Sensei
  • ProGuides

Qualifications of a game coach

  • Experience as a gamer
  • Up-to-date knowledge of game versions and gameplay
  • Teaching skills, (including player behavior, communication instructions, answering questions, and gauging progress)

Video Game Bodyguard

Just like the real-life bodyguard, video games also have bodyguards, the role of the video game bodyguard is to ensure that while playing their games. An example of such a game is Escape from Tarkov. To work as a video game bodyguard, you can charge $15 for a 90-minute session of the video game

Duties of a game bodyguard

  • Shielding the player from enemy fire
  • Locating objectives/items for the player
  • Guiding the player around the map
  • Making sure the player survives!

Note: For you to be able to get a job as a video game bodyguard, you have to advertise your skill on websites such as Fiverr or create your own website.

Hosting a Gaming Podcast

Video game podcasting is another way of making money on video game playing. In order for you to make money podcasting you have to take note of the following:

  • The number of people who listen to your podcast
  • Are you riding solo or commissioned by a business?
  • Know the number of people on your podcast team
  • How saturated is your gaming niche?
  • Do you have a sponsor?

Video games Journalists 

You can become a video game journalist for some people who don’t know much about the industry. This can be done by providing deep information to your consumers through:

  • News pieces, 
  • Blog posts, 
  • Commentary, 
  • Podcasts or breaking news.

As a video game journalist, you can make up to 24 dollars per hour.  Danny O’Dwyer of NoClip is a video journalist and documentary maker. He has made over 2.4 million views from his DOOM documentary. As a video game journalist, you can make money by doing the following: 

  1. Write for a games site
  2. Cover games on digital radio
  3. Create a new podcast
  4. Writer for news organizations
  5. Create video game documentaries
  6. Get supporters on Patreon

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Video Game Quality Assurance or  Play Testers

The game quality assurance is a person that is given the responsibility to give feedback to the company’s game developers, and they have to be people who do not have direct connection with the game, so as to help the developer to understand the things that are working and the ones that are not working, so that the developer can improve on the things that are not in the right position.

Gameplay testers usually play games under the supervision and instruction of the game developers so that they can observe:

  • Whether players understand game instructions
  • What players learn easily
  • Where players get stuck
  • What players spend their time doing
  • How players evaluate their overall experience
  • What players like
  • Which features and benefits are most appealing
  • Whether the game is commercially viable in its present form

Participating in Gaming Tournaments

You can also take part in the gaming tournament. To become a part of the video game tournament across the country you do not need to be an e-Sport legend. Engaging in a video game tournament is one way of making money while playing games. You can make money by winning tournaments, sponsoring, and selling merchandise etc. If you are looking at where you can find game tournaments, you can find them at:

  • Facebook Gaming
  • Game Battles
  • Gamerz Arena

Video Game Content Creation

You can make a lot of money by becoming a video game content creator.  According to Forbes, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins earned about $17 million in 2019, so you too can make a lot of money from creating content. The main duty of a video game content creator is to   create meaningful contents that will keep the community members really engaged and have a good time on the platform, through:

  • Videos, 
  • Blogging, 
  • Or writing articles.

As a video game content creator, you can focus on some of the following areas:

  • Making game tutorials
  • Reviewing games
  • Unboxing gaming equipment to play
  • Doing full playthroughs of games
  • Entertaining your community through live-streams
  • Documenting PC builds

Writing Game Guides for your website

You can also make money by writing a game guide for your website. Video game guides or tutorials can show people improve on how to play certain games.

These are the areas you should focus on as a game guide writer:

  • Walkthroughs telling players basic details 
  • Basics of gameplay, such as what platforms you can play on, 
  • Tutorials on game features
  • Tips and tricks for advanced play
  • Expansion options
Amos Nya
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