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How to Earn Through Online Gaming

Image Credit: economist.com

Image Credit: economist.com

Who would have thought that staying in your house doing nothing but playing games while sitting in front of a camera can now actually earn you money? Yes, it is now possible. A dream job playing games all you want sitting all day that actually pays.

Game streaming has steadily grown to gather audience throughout the years of competitive gaming. With the help of video platform sites such as Youtube.com and Twitch.tv, game streaming is now considered a profession. Here’s why, imagine playing your favorite mainstream game and take a video of yourself playing it and through the course of your gaming you garner quite a few number of viewers, this leads to a chance of “monetization” of your video.

Monetization is actually a term for being partners with the video platform sites that earn money through placing ads of their bigtime corporation partners in between videos. This is where you as a partner comes in. As you make as many videos as you can, with your choice of what to put up in their site so as to live the dream of doing what you love most, the video platform sites in turn insert advertisement videos in between your videos every 30 minutes or so.

How does this pay? Simple. With every thousandth view of an ad in your videos or streams, you get two dollars as revenue. Doesn’t sound much, does it? Well, it gets better through time. As you gain the attention of many people across the web, you get more viewers by the hour and this means faster revenue. Still not vivid enough? Let’s take one of the most known streamers in the world.

Reginald, TheOddOne, earns up to 60 dollars per hour on average. Now imagine this rate on a 40 hour work pay. Eight hours a day, five times a week. He roughly makes 2,400 dollars a week playing his favorite game in front of the camera for eight hours a day. Add these numbers up and that gives off around 9,600 dollars a month and this is all the while other people get bored with their job only getting 1,480 dollars a month (average global salary).

Another way of earning while streaming is getting donations. Although this is not a surefire way of getting payed, still it adds up to the monetization process. You just have to be creative on ways to get your viewers or subscribers give out a little some some on the side. They view your videos for a reason and whatever that reason is, make it stick.

Remember that this does not happen in an instant. You have to get the attention of viewers that share the same preferences and make them stay for all the reasons you got their attention with in the first place and more. So before you go packing and start storming off of your current job, take this into consideration. Getting people to like what you produce is the hardest part and that is just the start. Maintaining people’s interest is next in line and all these take time.

So the next time you think of leaving your job to follow your dreams and passions, why not do it at the same time? I mean, who doesn’t love games especially when you can earn money from it? I don’t mean this to be in the sense of just gaming itself but let this be a kick-off point for your dreams and passions. If gaming achieved what seem to be impossible in the past, why not for others?