Many people have second jobs to increase their household income. These can be in any format such as; part-time jobs, working extra hours, having side hustles or making money online. The community involved with making money online has grown exponentially recently especially with the move towards working from home. Enabling people to multitask and make money easily alongside their main job. Some of the ways to make money online include vlogging, blogging and creating websites. Among those websites are gaming sites, with people having more time has created the time for them to code and create their gaming sites. When charging people to they entering their sites, they have created a business. However, there are other ways you can make money through gaming.
Let’s start with creating your games. The popular games that we play today such as FIFA or the Sims started with one person and one idea. With backing funding and grants, these games have grown exponentially and are now played by millions of people all over the world. You don’t have to have a degree to create an online game or to make people want to play that game. You just have to have an idea. You don’t even have to charge people to play your game to make money. Just simply displaying adverts around your page or by owning your site title you can make money just by the clicks visitors to your site make. It’s a simple as that… once you have made your game! However, making your game will take a lot of time. Pots of money such as crowdsourcing can help you develop your game quicker with help and help to start your career in the gaming world. There are many tutorials online to help you get started. Many schools are now offering creative media options that teach young people how to code and create their games developing a new world of gaming creators. With the advancement of new technology comes new possibilities and it’s silly not to take advantage of a money-making opportunity by learning to develop new and exciting projects.
Let’s look at Politics And War, a create a nation game that was created in 2014 by a 16-year-old schoolboy. This game has grown in popularity over the last seven years and has spread across many different continents. The premise of the game is simple, you start with a nation and you are the leader of that nation. Throughout the game, you are given different dilemmas with choices to make and each one of those will impact your nation. It is a multiplayer game so you can play against other people or you can form an alliance to take over the world. A simple idea has created a huge platform that many people enjoy hours of gaming from. Does this sound like this is something you could do?
Imagine being 16 years old, playing on your computer in your bedroom and creating a life for yourself and a career that will consistently pay the bills. What an incredible achievement.
How else can I make money through gaming?
There are many apps available that say you can make money simply by playing them. Adverts for these types of games pop up all over the internet but how reliable are they? Well, it depends on the type of game you’re playing. If you play a traditional casino type game, as long as you play a live game, there’s no real reason why you couldn’t make money from it. However, it is gambling and there is always a risk with your capital when gambling. If you choose this method, you must play Live games as algorithms in computer generated games mean that you will lose money. Playing live with a live cashier means that you are playing as if you were actually in a casino, so no cheating can take place. You do have to put money in to get money out of these games, so you may not always win money so let’s have a look at another option.
Some apps will pay you for playing their games because they play adverts at every given opportunity. These adverts are usually the same each time and are seen across multiple different platforms. These apps contain very basic games and you earn very little if anything. This is because it takes a long time to accrue any real money, and even when you do earn a dollar, you have to have at least $5 or $10 before you can withdraw any money. Now, the amount of time you have to spend on these apps is ridiculous to earn a small amount so it’s not particularly worth it. However, if you like to go on your phone regularly throughout the day just having these apps running in the background may help you accrue funds faster. Again though, it’s not a life-changing amount of money, so it’s probably not going to do very much in the grand scheme of things.
If you are an incredible gamer sometimes you get paid to promote products online. This is usually an option if you have a successful vlog alongside your gaming platforms. Websites such as Twitch allow you to earn money as you play if people watch or send you gifts while you are live. The amount of money you earn via these formats depends on how many followers and views you have regularly. It does take time to build followers and views, and usually, you have to have a niche for people to find you. You can invest in advertising but if your content isn’t exciting enough people aren’t going to return and you are unlikely to gain money. You do see people who have become millionaires overnight purely by chance but remember these people are few and far between.
The real money maker is by creating an app or a gaming site of your own and growing your followers and players organically. These are not get-rich-quick tips because any get-rich-quick scheme will inevitably fail, but there is no harm in trying.