Two Ways Of Making Money In Video Games Besides Streaming And Esports

By Dale Bashir on Nov 8, 2018

Let’s be real, like most hobbies, video games can take up a lot of money. Whether it’s getting the latest releases or getting more equipment for a better experience, a significant amount of cash is needed to keep up this hobby. Now, there is no denying the allure of making money out of video games, but so far the most popular and well-known way is to either stream your gameplays or to be an eSports players. Both of which are not bad! In fact, we talk about how you can make money via streaming on Facebook, Youtube or Twitch and check out how much an eSports player earns!

But let’s face it, not all of us are cut out to be gaming personalities, neither do some of us have the skills to be part of eSports. So if you’re keen to know more creative ways to make money through your passion for video games, here are another two options for you to consider:

Play And Get Paid

How about if the games you played actually generated some form of income for you? Wouldn’t that be a great way to live. These days there are a number of ways that will let you get paid by actually playing some of your favourite games, but the best service to offer this is By signing up to PlayVIG, you earn points or VIG Coins which you can then exchange for Steam gift cards, PayPal funds and more. They may not be actual money, but it still holds monetary value and you can definitely get more games this way.

The games that are currently supported by them includes Overwatch, Fortnite, PUBG, and Rocket League. The way you earn coins is by completing objectives, like getting first place in Fortnite or scoring a certain number of goals in Rocket League. These objectives can be done a few times a day, usually 3, which can easily net you a few hundred points a day. If you’re already playing some of these games, then PlayVIG will be a great way to complement all the time you’re using to play the game. After all, time is money right?

Virtual Insider Trading

If you’re not a stranger to online gaming marketplaces from games like Runescape or even Neopets, then you’ll know that people have been trying to make money off of video games for almost 2 decades now. With the advent of online games and in-game trading, many have made money off of selling rare and expensive virtual loot to the highest bidders. Whether it’s through Western online games like World Of Warcraft or more Asian fare like Maplestory and Ragnarok, people want to get ahead in their games, and the fastest way is to actually pay for it.

People will pay real money just to get that skin they've been looking for. Here are 5 games you can make money with today:

  1. Team Fortress 2

It's old but it sure is gold, TF2 players are just obsessed with funky hats and other cosmetics that comes with playing the game. Personalisation may be the key here and players are just itching to get a hold of something that makes them stand out. It could be a special Captain's hat that looks a lot like M. Bison's hat or even a nice looking Arabian scimitar, prices of these items could go upwards of USD 9,900.

  1. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

The coveted "Winner winner chicken dinner" may be out of reach for some players, but being the hottest game out right now means that the marketplace is thriving and all sorts of things are in hot commodity. The game has not overstayed its welcome yet, and if you manage to get that special red scarf, it could just earn you a nice USD 1,000.

  1. DOTA 2

No doubt most of the games on here are shooting games, and yet DOTA's marketplace is filled to the brim with things that are more than just cosmetics for your in-game avatar. There are belts, loading screens, wards, mouse cursors and all sorts of things, making it the most diverse place to make some cash. With it being one of the biggest games out there, a customer is usually just a click away.

  1. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

One of the oldest places for gamers to get a quick buck, CS:GO has survived for many years and doesn't show any signs of stopping. One quick look through the marketplace and you'll see tons of skins to outfit your arsenal, it could be an Artic camo skin for your Berettas or just a nice knife skin for your occasional melee kills.

  1. EVE Online

Vast, open, galactic reaches of EVE Online is notorious for being the wild wild west of gaming. Anything goes here, and players can make money off of bounty hunting and holding ransoms. Skins are child's play when compared to the money involved in this game. While this might be the highest barrier of entry to make money off of, there are online tutorials to get you started, eager gamers can try this tutorial out.

Of course, more resourceful gamers can find other ways to make money through less morally sound ways, but we won’t cover that here. You can check out how much some of your inventory items are worth right here. Keep up with Gamehubs on Facebook and Twitter to be up to date on all things gaming!

Dale Bashir
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