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2 Ways You Can Get Paid To Play Video Games

This sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? The idea that you can actually get paid money for spending your days sitting around at home playing games on your computer or console, working the hours that you choose to work, rather than getting up at some godforsaken hour in the morning and going to some boring dead end job that you don’t enjoy just to be able to pay the bills and have a few coins left over – many of which you may well spend on video games anyway!

And actually some of the website which advertise jobs like this are actually too good to be true. They tell you that you can make loads of cash and be the first to play the next big release that all of your friends are eagerly waiting for the release of into the shops. Although it is certainly possible to make money from home, and spend a large part of your working day playing games, the way it is presenting by these sites is a bit of an exaggeration.

There are two main ways that you can ‘get paid to play video games’. Here is a some honest and objective information about each one.

Get Paid to Beta Test Video Games

This involves taking freelance jobs as a beta tester for new releases, playing a game vip168 before it goes on full release and reporting back on the experience to help the developers improve the gameplay and iron out and bugs which crop up. You will probably have to pay to join a membership site which collects all of the available opportunities together in one place for you, otherwise it will be very tough to find your next job each time as you won’t be just working for one company. You can get a very nice hourly rate, but you probably won’t be working all the time. You do get new games before they go on or before they go to full online release in the case of free online games, but it is worth remembering that the chances of landing a position on the next Call of Duty release, or even of landing jobs playing the kind of thing you would actually buy in the shop, are not high. You will spend much of your time working with games that you probably wouldn’t choose to buy. But you are still getting paid to play, which will appeal to many people regardless of the genre.

Get Paid To Write Video Game Reviews

There are actually quite a few website where you can publish reviews and articles and make money from your work. You may have trouble finding somewhere that will pay you up front in cash, but you can easily get a revenue share model where you take anywhere between 50% and 90% of the advertising revenue from your pages. This give you much more freedom about the kind of games you work with, and you can make very good money indeed to start with, but it can take a long time to build your portfolio of work and your readership to the kind of level where you start to make good money.

Dean Walsh is an online writer and netrepreneur who earns a good income from both

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