The gamer’s guide on how to make money playing video games

Get Paid to Review Video Games

  • # of monthly readers/watchers
  • # of fans (loyal subscribers, followers, etc.)
  • Audience demographics (age, gender, location, etc.)
  • Your unique game assessment style
  • Specify if you have a particular genre you focus on
  • Include your blog post schedule (ie: Mondays and Fridays, 4:00 p.m. PST)
  • Provide links to your social media pages (if fan base is note-worthy)

Become a Professional Video Game Tester

Become a Quality Assurance (QA) Consultant for Gaming Companies

Live Stream Video Games

How to make money playing video games on Twitch

Donations

Merchandise

Twitch Affiliate

  • Stream for at least 500 minutes in the last 30 days.
  • Stream for 7 unique days in the last 30 days.
  • Reach an average of 3 viewers in the last 30 days.
  • Have at least 50 followers.

Monthly Subscriptions

Virtual Cheers

Sell Games While Streaming

Twitch Partner

  • Stream for at least 25 hours in the last 30 days.
  • Stream for 12 unique days in the last 30 days.
  • Reach 75 average viewers in the last 30 days.

How to make money playing video games on Facebook Gaming

How to make money playing video games on YouTube

Professional Advice from Real Life Video Game Streamers

Make money by competing in Video Game Tournaments

Design and Sell Gaming Merchandise

How to make a salary playing video games

  1. Be a highly skilled gamer.
  2. Have a decent fan base on a streaming platform.
  3. Specialize in a specific game, such as Call of Duty or League of Legends.

How to Get Started in Game Development

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Tristan is a foster dad, filmmaker, video game creator, and digital marketing wizard. He is ready to share his financial — and life — survival tips.

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Tristan Luciotti

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Tristan is a foster dad, filmmaker, video game creator, and digital marketing wizard. He is ready to share his financial — and life — survival tips.

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