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How would I go about making money playing video games?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by NumberWon, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. NumberWon

    NumberWon Newbie

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    How could I make money (enough to live off of) playing video games online or single player? I'm thinking of making a youtube account and a blog but I'm sort of in the situation of "And then what?" Could anyone help me out?
     
  2. alias2002

    alias2002 Regular Member

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    Create accounts on well reputed freelancing sites. Bid for new work and starting earning.
     
  3. naizarak

    naizarak Registered Member

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    record gameplay
    upload to youtube or twitch
    if it's interesting enough people will watch and you'll get ad revenue and donations

    or you could get an actual job...
     
  4. cinnabunny94

    cinnabunny94 Junior Member

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    you need to have an interesting personality to be an lets player , then get ads on your vids. maybe get an blog and have ads on there too. but not too many. you would need to promote yourself alot but after that followers should come naturally.and try to make connections with the already 'high up" lets players
     
  5. random227512

    random227512 BANNED BANNED

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    Been there, done that. My best tips for you are stream a crapload on twitch or ustream.. make sure you don't just play one generic game like call of duty or fifa.. (my mistake) have loads of variety.. plus being funny is a plus.. my warning to you is the gaming market on youtube or streaming gaming is 'INSANELY' over saturated.. so you will need a lot of advertising done.. try getting your account shared by other small youtubers who are a similar size to you by doing collab vids etc. but honestly bro its an extremely difficult niche to crack now because it's just too tooo oversaturated.. but good luck none the less. You can check out my youtube gaming account which I stopped uploading to a long time ago for ideas (warning just cod videos) nothing more.. oh yeah don't forget to upload regularly people love constant fresh content, daily if possible.

    my channel youtube/cobrahaze

    good luck.
     
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  6. tipoftheblackhat

    tipoftheblackhat Newbie

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    Make a website to upload and monetize your gameplay videos.
    Upload to YouTube, Twitch, U-stream, maybe boost your rankings with social media services to gain a fan base.
    Join or start a team that plays specific games and records them, monetize the videos.
    Sell t shirts in your video descriptions.

    You're going to want to have new uploads on YouTube daily, every few hours is better.

    Be open minded, there's a lot of ways to get attention - Get the latest game title and play through the whole game live before anyone else does.