How to Make a Living Playing Video Games. Earning Money From Twitch and Your Gaming Content (Youtube and Hubpages)
Yes you can earn a living playing video games and you can earn a very good one if you do well. Never has there been so much opportunity for gamers to make money doing what they love to do. And I am not even talking about epsorts or tournaments but making a living off of your gaming content. You do not even have to be the best gamer but you do need to be entertaining and you do nee to learn how to utilise your content to make money off of it.
Step 1: Streaming
This is the best place to start when you are trying to make a living from gaming. Game streaming has blown up over the years and has solidified itself as a form of entertainment to watch. Some streamers do well as they are the top in a particular game while others are so much fun to watch it doesn't matter if they cannot hit a head shot to save their digital lives.
There are several ways to make money while you stream and Twitch is the biggest platform for you to stream on but it is very competitive to get your name out there. You can make money from players subscribing to you or tipping you as you play. And as you get your numbers up you can make good money from running the occasional ad between games or from sponsorship.
If you are popular enough you can make great money from streaming alone but why stop there. When you stream you have created content and by taking that content and using it on other sites you can really take advantage of your earning potential.
Step 2: Upload Those Videos
You had a great 8 hour stream and got some amazing wins in that time. Why not take that footage and edit it for Youtube or other video sharing networks? There is bound to be some great clips in your game play that you could turn into great videos. You could even take clips from different days and make a top 10 list for the game that you play. And if you don't have the time you can upload the entire stream itself but you will do better if you edit the clips for the site you are on.
Now not only are you making content every day you stream but are gaining passive income from the videos you are uploading online. That is the best part about sites like Youtube and Hubpages, the views come in while you sleep.
The next step is to blog about your gaming clips.
Step 3: Blog About Your Gaming Videos (Hubpages)
That's right there is more ways you can earn from that original content that you made from streaming. Go to a site like Hubpages and blog about your videos. Hubpages is a great blogging site and you can upload videos and images from your game play onto the site. And if you upload your videos from Youtube that can help with your traffic on that site.
You will need to write at least 700 words per article on here to do well but it is not as much as you think it is. It might take some time to get used to but anyone can do it. You do not need to be Shaekspeare either, writing in your voice, even if it is not as articulate as a writer, can get you very far here. And you will improve in your writing abilities the more you practice.
There are a lot of things you can write about if you are unsure of what to fill the page with. Your blog can be a personal one that tells the reader how you felt when you were on that streak or it can be a more informative one that gives people tips who play the game. You can make a top 10 list or even top 20 if you do not want to write as much but have a lot of clips to share.
Step 4: Promote Yourself
This one is self-explanatory but you will need to do the socials and promote your work. Any traffic that you drive to Hubpages or Youtube will help your content get seen and help to grow your name. Do not spam people and be genuine.