You hear about people who have made money playing video games all the time. Some of the most famous YouTubers started off talking about or sharing video games. But are these people really making money just sitting around playing games? The truth is that they’re almost certainly not. If you want to make real money with gaming, you have to be willing to put in a lot of work to do a variety of things. That might mean getting sponsors, keeping a blog, or selling products or services. It takes hard work to get noticed, especially when competing with many other people. Gamers need some essential things if they want to make it.
A Unique Angle
There are so many people out there trying to get audiences to watch them play and talk about games. Whether you’re live streaming your sessions or reviewing the latest release, you can bet there are many people doing just the same. So any gamer who wants to make it needs to do something different. They need an interesting angle that gets people to choose them over others. It could be anything from using humour to doing something a bit weird, or just being really good at what you do. It’s essential to stand out from the crowd as much as you can.
Creating Attractive Gaming Channels
Another way to get attention is to make sure that any channels and accounts you use are attractive to look at. Many people might browse for new gamers to watch and pick based on how much they like the look of their profile, logo, or name. For example, it’s a good idea to have an attractive Twitch offline banner, so your channel looks fun even when you’re not there. It might seem like a small thing, but it could make a big difference in getting people’s attention.
Getting the Right Sponsors
There are some ways of making a bit of money simply by uploading and streaming videos. For example, adding advertising to YouTube videos is one method. Some gamers might make money from playing tournaments and competitions. But for most gamers who make real money, there are other streams of income. Many of them have sponsors from gaming brands or other companies. They pay them to review products or perhaps to display their logo in a prominent place on videos. Even just receiving products to review can be a fun way to benefit.
As well as having a unique selling point as a gamer, it’s also important to be marketable if you want to work with different brands. This can involve cultivating a respectable image so that brands are happy to work with you. Some high-profile gamers haven’t done as much as they can to act respectably, making companies wary of working with them. It’s best to avoid being too controversial if you want to have a marketable brand and persona.
It’s not easy to make money gaming. As well as a lot of hard work, it also takes a certain amount of luck.