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5 Ways to Make Money Playing Video Games

Updated on September 16, 2012

1) Write Guides

You can make money buy writing guides on the games you play. If people view your guides and click on advertisements you make money. Sounds easy enough right? The more traffic you get the more money you can make.

2) Stream

Streams are a great money to make money playing video games. You can set up a stream on websites like and Setting up ads on your streams will generate income as well as give you a way to make money playing a game you enjoy.

3) Buying and Selling Accounts

You can buy accounts and sell them for a profit. Accounts are valuable and people are willing to pay money for account with different content and features. For games like League of Legends and World of Warcraft, accounts can sell for hundreds of dollars!

4) Join a Professional Team

Professional teams can make a great deal of money buy winning money and sponsorship. Tournaments for some games have millions of dollars in prize pools and this is a great way to earn money if you have the skills and will to go pro.

5) Rank Boosting

Some games have ranking systems and people are willing to play money to get their account to a higher rating. Boosting can earn much money and if you are a very skilled player it is rather easy.


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    • Ddraigcoch profile image

      Emma 5 years ago from UK

      Interesting for some of my friends. For myself I am lucky I know how to connect a PS2 up... there endeth my knowledge to gaming.

      Shared so it can help someone.