Today more and more people are making money playing online games. Far from being a hobby or pastime, it has become a source of revenue and even a career for many gamers, with some earning up to $15,000 an hour. If you are a fan of gaming, whether it is causal, casino, or eSports, there are many opportunities to earn money and in this article, we will look at the three different genres.
Money can be made by simply being good at mobile games like Mobile Legends says casual gamer Shawn Kong. As a digital marketer professional, Kong has sold game accounts of mobile games he has played “casually.” Most notable was the $1,200 Kong made in 2019 selling his account for Summoners War, Digimon Linkz (for $80), and Pokémon GO ($750).
But you’ll need to make your account enticing to potential buyers (e.g., ranking highest in Mobile Legends, catching most of the Pokémon in Pokémon GO). Once you have reached a high level you can sell your account on dedicated marketplaces such as playerup.com.
As with mobile games, you can also sell eSports gaming accounts. You can even sell skins for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, or farm and sell items in massively multiplayer online games such as World of Warcraft. All three practices, though, are frowned upon by most game developers, but might soon gain wider acceptance thanks to non-fungible tokens (NFT). Ankeet Solanki explains in a previous post that NFTs are Ethereum-based, limited edition tokens that are near-impossible to tamper with. In other words, one NFT equals one owner.
With the NFT, gamers can in effect “invest” in their games, according to VentureBeat.com, as they retain ownership of the items they buy. This gives them the right to sell their items, and make a profit as a result. If selling isn’t your thing, you can join online tournaments that have payouts anywhere between a few hundred dollars to hundreds of thousands! You can also be a video game streamer either on Twitch or YouTube and earn advertising money.
Online Casino Games
Online casino games have taken the gaming industry by storm and the genre is worth billions of dollars. One of the most popular and profitable games in this class is online poker, where you sign up, deposit money into your account, and play against other players. Be vigilant, though, as there are lots of dubious online poker sites looking to scam people out of their hard-earned money. An article on playing poker with real money by Poker.org details how it is crucial to pick a site that is safe, secure, and reliable, but with high traffic too. A high-traffic site is simply one in which there are plenty of players at all times, thus ensuring that there’s always a game to join whenever you log in. Other popular games are blackjack, roulette, and baccarat. However, as these are played against the casino and not other players your chances of earning are a lot more limited.
Online games have come a long way, from purely being a source of entertainment to now being a good source of profit for proficient players. And while we’re all stuck at home, you might want to explore the money-making opportunities through playing online games.