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I'm one of the best players in the world... how to make money?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Fadi946, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Fadi946

    Fadi946 Power Member

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    Hey guys!

    I'm really addicted to a game called Dota2, I've been playing it for years, and recently I achieved a really high rating, like one of the best in the world.
    I'm very known in the game and I have contacts with many "pros".
    My question is, how can I make decent money out of my advantage? There are many tutorials/guides or w/e... don't making my own tutorials will move me forward

    Since BHW are all creative, maybe any of you have anything in mind? I'm a really hard worker, especially when it comes to something I love to do.

    Thanks!

    -Fadi
     
  2. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    You could upload videos to youtube with commentary and earn from their partnership program.
     
  3. Neon

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    Twitch live streaming, people donate like crazy :)
     
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  4. kkai4u

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    Sent a PM, please check OP
     
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    He is right. Twitch and upload your videos in YouTube.

     
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    Create video walkthroughs and monetize your videos via the YouTube partner program~
     
  7. JhonConzix

    JhonConzix Junior Member

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    Try to get partnered with pros that are streaming on twitch to gain views and start making money ! Not only will you be a celebrity but also you will make a lot of money from people donating to your stream
     
  8. Fadi946

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    Walkthrough videos are too mainstream... Not sure it's a good idea, will consider it though...
    I'm kind of a new streamer, people kind of like my stream, but I can't afford a better internet so I keep disconnecting and having lags while streaming :p, kind of annoying. It takes a while to build up followers, so I have as my "plan b" for now.
    @kkai4u I PMed you back.
    @JhonConzix, that's a great idea. Thanks!
     
  9. Riders On The Storm

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    Yes, video tutorials and guides plus setup social communities around the game and your activities.
     
  10. mickyfu

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    Get a job instead of sitting at your parents house all day playing games.

    eSports gambling, bet on yourself if you are that good.
     
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    This..............
     
  12. Fadi946

    Fadi946 Power Member

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    I do have a job, and I'm in college. I just don't get paid enough here.
     
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    You should really look into twitch. To grow your account do some collaborations with twitch-users that already have a great following. You can also buy twitch followers and like 200 constant live-stream users to make your account look popular.
    And what's €30-€40 extra each month for good internet so you can make a great income on twitch?

    Good luck dude! :)
     
  14. crack_dhat

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    Create a fb page..since you are well known in dota, people will like your page. You can post your youtube videos there plus other links to offers that your fans could possibly sign up
     
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    Merchandise is your best bet in this niche.

    Here's what I would do if I'm in your shoes, especially if I'm imba and well known

    1. Setup a blog + fanpage + YT channel to build my follower

    2. Get some design from fiverr or bribe a friend who great at design

    3. Setup a store on the blog. Here is an easy way to get payment processing & fullfillment done:
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    https://www.theprintful.com/landing/gumroad-print-products-fulfillment
    4. Anounce the products the follower

    5. Long Term Profit $


    I don't see why this not going to work for you. Heck, even if you only have black shirt with a simple quote like "Malpractice Makes Perfect" on it, I'll buy it right away. Hint: my username and avatar :eek:
     
  17. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    There's this guy on YouTube and Twitch named Swiftor who plays those Call Of Duty games and he makes money by selling kids a fake currency called "Swiftbucks" for real currency (via monthly subscriptions). The kids then gamble the fake currency for a chance to win prizes or more fake currency. It's a nasty tactic used by covetous YouTubers, but it apparently works.
     
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  19. vortez

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    COD is a very popular game, make yourself a membership site and teach there how to play the game better, tips&tricks etc.

    Just ask for $20-50/month for each member. If you really are a well known player you will get members to enter easily. Then ask your friends to come in and make a referral program with them:)
     
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  20. iamthesuark

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    There are so many options for you.

    1) streaming on Twitch
    2) making a YouTube channel + ads + sponsors
    3) making merchandise
    4) guiding and helping people in the game for money
    5) selling your knowledge, tips & tricks

    Just try to connect these together (YT would work) and you will definitely make a bank! :)
     
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