Every person who loves to play video games sooner or later asks himself: Can I make a living playing my favorite games? Well, or at least can I turn it into a hobby that brings a good income? And do I need to invest money? The answer to all of these is yes. You can earn but first, you will need to invest. It just works this way. But it’ll pay off, that’s for sure. Here are 5 most popular ways you monetize your playing skills:

  1. E-sport

Probably this is what every schoolboy dreams about. Grow up and become an e-sportsman, beat everyone at your favorite games, have thousands of fans and get those attractive prize money!

Sounds great but if you really want to become one – you need to start right now! E-sport is a sport. You need to train a lot. And invest some money into good equipment and games. It is difficult to become a professional e-sportsman, but on the other hand, if this is your dream, then you can at least try.  Did you know that prize money in some prestigious tournaments often reach tens of millions of dollars!

  1. Stream

The streamer’s profession is not as simple as it might seem at the first glance. It seems like you’re only sitting and playing, so what’s difficult about it? If you’ve ever tried to stream, then you will understand that it takes an incredible amount of energy. Communicating with the chat, controlling the game, talking constantly and being interesting. You can not start the stream well, and then just be silent, hoping that everyone will continue to watch you.

Good news, though, streams do bring good money. If you are likable and good at what you’re doing, people will donate a lot. But you will also need to invest in good equipment.

  1. YouTube

It is harder to earn on Youtube than on Twitch but it is still possible. Making video content is difficult, you have to learn a lot of tricks about using video editors, sound processing and also study Photoshop because at the beginning you will not have money to order it. Play your favorite video games, record it, edit and upload. And wait. Money won’t come fast.

But if you are not afraid of difficulties and want to learn how to create video content, you have something to tell and show to viewers, then go ahead.

  1. Trading

Another popular way to make money on games is to sell in-game items. You can get various awards in the form of things, skins, sets, etc. If you’re lucky, you can sell this junk, you get some good money. However, such income is unlikely to please you with its stability, since really valuable (expensive) things are extremely rare. In this case, we advise you to pay attention to trading.

The basic principle of trading, which is already known to everyone – buy cheaper and sell for a higher price. Being a trader means constantly being aware of all the changes in “your market”. You will have to regularly monitor the dynamics of prices, monitor the demand and supply of ordinary users, as well as other traders.

  1. Online Casino

Online casino in New Zealand is a website with a program that is made specifically for visitors to gamble online. They can play a variety of gambling games. The network has several options for organizing games in the casino. You can download and install special software and play it, or play directly on the casino’s website online. The latter method is used most often. Here you can earn money much faster than on YouTube of Twitch, basically instantly. And if you played a lot of video games before, it will be much easier for you to win here, because you already have some trained stills.