If playing video games is your passion, then you can turn that passion into a passive income. It is always a good idea to turn what you love into profit. At first, it always looks daunting when you first begin, but once you have a grip on it, then nobody can stop you from that extra income. Some of the steps mentioned below might be more appealing than others, find the one you like the most and stick it to till you succeed.
Below is a 5 easy ways you can turn your passion into passive income while still have your 9 – 5 job.
YouTube is the one of the easiest and boldest way to make money while playing game. There are people who makes serious income from publishing game videos on YouTube, but doing the same like everybody won’t get you anywhere. There are many YouTube channels which covers the game from start to finish, but you need to think about how you can be different than everybody else.
For Gaming, Walkthroughs, Game Review and How-To videos are the most popular. Big Hit games such as Assassin’s Creed, Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA are some of the lengthy games which are rich with content. For example, Red Dead Redemption 2 has Challenges for player to complete which are pretty tricky; creating How-to videos on completing these Challenges and publishing the video is one of the way to make money on YouTube.
Monetize on YouTube.
Unfortunately, it is not straightforward to Monetize your How-To Videos on YouTube. Once you create a channel, you need to have 1000 subscribers to your channel and 4000 hours of video viewed before you can monetize your videos. Once you Monetize your Videos, YouTube will start showing ads to the viewer. Amount of money you get paid depends on if anybody clicking the ad.
To be successful on YouTube make sure to publish at least 2-3 times a week to stay on top of your viewer.
Start a Gaming Blog
Starting a Gaming Blog requires a minimal investment up front. First find your favorite URL and website host; once you have the URL, and then it is easy to set up your website and your blog. Just like YouTube, content you create needs to be unique and must be recently trending content. Some of the most popular content are Game Review, Product Review and Wikis of the game. Your readers must be narrowed down and engaged in your blog post to be successful at blogging.
Finding the latest trending game could upset you, but Google Trend makes it easy to find latest trending game and game products. From Google Trend, find out latest trending games and write blog post on them. Starting a wikis on the latest trending game is also one of the way to get your blog noticed. Wikis can include How-To, Game Locations or anything that game offers.
Monetize your Blog
In order to Monetize your Blog, you actually need content and steady stream of visitors. Once you have visitors, then you can sign up for Google AdSense account to place an ad on your blog. Google AdSense does the rest of the magic of what ad to show who. Just like YouTube, amount of money you get paid depends on viewer clicking on the ad. You can follow the steps on how to monetize the blog with Google AdSense.
Everyday thousands of publishers are benefitting from reoccurring cash flow by partnering up with other companies via affiliate programs. You make money via affiliate programs while you sleep. Amazon is one of the biggest company offering affiliate programs.
Once you have either Blogging Site or YouTube Channel up and running, you can sign up with different Affiliate programs and which one works best for you. Amazon affiliate program is available for all types of niches. You will need to do some research to find out which affiliate program works best for you. Once you have link for affiliate products, you simple add them to your site where it is clearly visible to the viewer. When viewer clicks on the link and makes a purchase, you will get portion of the money. More visitors you have to your website, more chances of somebody purchasing the product from affiliate links.
Play Game for Fiverr
It sounds absurd, but you can actually get paid for playing a game with someone or playing a game for someone on Fiverr. There are 100 of gigs available for games.
You will need to sign up for Fiverr and provide your bank details so that Fiverr can pay you when you complete the task. You can create a gig for playing the game, you can also set different level for different services. In your gig, you can provide description on how long you will be playing the game and what games you will be playing. There are many multiplayer games available that constantly requires somebody to play with. Follow this steps on how to get started on Fiverr
Live Stream Online Games
Live Stream Online games are growing in content everyday and also being played 24/7. Twitch is the go-to platform for the online gamers, with more than 4 million broadcasters every month and 17.5 million average daily users. Twitch is a go to platform to turn hobby into extra cash.
But making money by Live Streaming games takes time and effort. Give yourself some time to grow audiences on Twitch. Once you have the audience, you can make money from Donation, Brand Partnerships and Merchandise.
Once you sign up with Twitch, you can add donation button to your channel. In order to receive good amount of donation, you need to broadcast regularly. You can also create daily schedule of broadcast so your viewers know when you will be broadcasting.
Companies like to promote their brand on Twitch platform. Once you have good amount of subscribers, your account may get noticed from other companies to promote their product and that means extra cash for you.
Whichever method you follow from above, one thing you must understand that it is not it takes time and effort to be successful at something. Find a method that works the best for you and stick to it, give yourself 1000 days before giving up. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Following and doing what you love the best is the right way to the success.