It was in the 1970s when online gaming first started as this was also the time when time-sharing services, which is something like the internet today, began to pop-up. British Telecom’s Multi-user Dungeon or MUD emerged and this was simply the start of online gaming developments.
Back then, online gaming was mainly, if not only, seen as a form of hobby or entertainment. With all the development that the virtual world went through, it didn’t take long before casino games were made available online. People started to earn money from online gaming this way around 1990s. Nowadays, earning money online is No longer hard to achieve. There are now numerous online casinos that are available for people worldwide.
These casinos carry many old school casino games, but also many modernized versions. Online roulette, slots, poker, blackjack, and many more are great ways for you to make more money. There are just many ways to gamble online.
However, if gambling isn’t really your thing, there are still other ways for you to earn money as you play non-casino games online, and here they are.
- By selling or trading game items
Online trading or selling of game items is becoming more common today as many games now allow this. Fortnite is one of the many games that would require items and skins for players to progress better in the game.
Fortnite allows its players to refund character skins. This means that a player can refund skins and cosmetics in exchange for V-Bucks. This enables the players to recycle skins, emotes, or gliders that you no longer need.
The items that you get can be gifted to other players, and it’s common that these items are sold instead of just gifted. However, do know that Fortnite, in particular, doesn’t allow actual selling of items in their platform. Even selling your account to others is prohibited, so if you’re still up to doing this, know that there is a possibility of getting banned from the game for life.
- Streaming the games you’re playing
This is something that has become quite a trend ever since video streaming sites became popular. This started on YouTube through Let’s Play video content. This is when a YouTuber uploads the games that they are playing and adds commentaries as they play.
Eventually, a site that is completely dedicated to game streaming was developed. Twitch is now known as the most popular game streaming site worldwide. Many streamers can now earn money from getting a huge following.
You can get paid by advertising or promoting certain games. It’s just a plus that loyal followers can also donate to make sure that you continue creating content. Sites like Patreon is a popular site where many game streamers accept donations. This has become a popular practice that even Facebook adapted this by giving the streamer stars that are still equal to money.
- Create a detailed guide or walkthrough that you can sell
Speaking of walkthrough videos, there are independent gaming developers out there that are willing to hire people who could play their games and write an extensive guide or walkthrough. Of course, you’ll need some writing skills for this, and so this could easily be a tough job to do.
- Online game testing
Aside from guide or walkthrough writers, game developers would also typically look for game testers once a game is already in phases of development. This mainly happens when the game is almost complete.
Developers will need a fresh set of eyes who could talk about their gaming experience. Aside from that, a game tester is also usually tasked to report bugs and issues. Right now, most developers who are looking for paid game testers are the ones who are developing gaming apps for mobile devices.
- Join gaming tournaments
If you’re really serious about gaming, then this could be for you. Many online games now host tournaments where their players worldwide compete for a jackpot. There is some serious money involved in online gaming competitions.
Usually, you’ll have to join a team to be able to qualify and compete against other players. Some of the most popular online gaming tournaments right now are Call of Duty Championship, World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship, FIFA eWorld Cup, and Fortnite World Cup.
When joining an esports or online gaming tournaments, be prepared to go against the best international players. Most of the time, jackpot prizes can be as much as a million US dollars or more. Currently, Fortnite creators hold the tournament with the biggest jackpots that many players have seen.