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3 Cool Ways to Turn Gaming into a Stable Income

If you consider your gaming to be your true passion here is how you can make money from it.

The Internet has definitely greatly changed the world around us. Major brands have changed the way people consume content. This shift has made it possible for many people to earn a stable income by practicing a hobby they enjoy. For example, blogging has become a full-time career for millions around the globe.

Gaming is certainly a hobby that can be turned into something profitable. Many people have realized this, so if you are unaware of how to turn your favorite hobby into a more lucrative business, these are some ways you can try out.

Creating a YouTube channel

Creating a gaming channel has worked out pretty well for some people out there. Many people think that this is an easy thing to achieve. However, creativity is the key component when it comes to running a successful YouTube channel. There are several things you could do to attract viewers:

  • The first option is to review popular games that are coming out. This is a fair investment because each game costs money. However, unbiased reviews are something that a lot of people are looking for.

  • Running a guide channel, as there are plenty of people who are stuck on some levels and might need a tip or two on how to handle the situation. However, if you are running a guide, it is best to create one for a game that is extremely popular and offers a lot of playability. For example, World of Warcraft is a perfect option, as it has a great community and an incredible amount of players who are certainly going to need some help as they go through the game; especially the newcomers.

  • Creating parody dialogues based on scenes from games. This is the best way to express your creativity and entertain people. People are constantly struggling in their lives and putting a smile on their faces goes a long way.

These are only some of the options at your disposal when starting your channel. You never know what is going to work out to best, so try with some experimenting. It is probably the best choice in the beginning. You will be able to see which type of content brings the most views. After some time, the data you acquire will be a clear indicator of which content you should focus on.

Establish a Twitch channel

This is a popular option that many people are getting into. It is very similar to running a YouTube channel due to the fact that you need to be creative to achieve a high viewer count. However, creativity is not needed in cases when you are amazing at a certain game. People who are skilled in playing PVP games are followed by a lot of people, as everyone enjoys watching them and learning a thing or two from them.

Like with YouTube, you should stick with the most popular games out there, but keep in mind that you should really practice a lot if you want to attract followers based on your skill levels. Many people out there have turned their Twitch into a successful game streaming channel.

Creating a website

Yes, people enjoy video content, but there are some things that are best put into words. This is why creating a website with a main focus on game reviews is a great option for many people out there. This is a perfect way to use your gaming passion and turning it into words for people who are interested in games.

The best thing is that there's such a variety of games out there that it is quite a challenge to review each and every one of them. This is good, because there is a variety of potential visitors out there, which increases the potential of attracting more traffic to your website.

These are some of the ways in which you could use gaming to earn cash. We did not mention participating in tournaments, because this requires a lot of time to be invested, which many people out there do not have -- not to mention the amount of skill involved as well. 

But, if you think that you can rise up to be one of the best players in the world and earn prize money on international tournaments, this is an amazing way of earning a fortune. Unfortunately, it takes tens of thousands of hours to be among the best in the world. With a lot of dedication, it is possible to successfully turn a gaming hobby into a real, full time job.

Published Oct. 12th 2016

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