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Confession From Video Game Addict

Published on 25 February 15

I confess. I am a video game addict. Since the first time got hold of Nintendo 64, I swore that I’d be the best in the game. And just like many of you, I’ve had heard my parents words of wisdom for countless times.

You’re wasting your time on those games!

Stop playing video games or else…

I guess; all parents are just as encouraging as mine, right?

But now, I’m living my childhood dream - to play for a living!

If you are an avid gamer, like me, then you too could earn while doing what you enjoy the most: playing video games.

You bet it. I play video games and earn.

How to become a pro gamer and make money on Twitch is actually simple. My office is just right beside my bed. I get up late in the morning and start my morning ritual. Turn the CPU button on. Log in. Start game. Win games (but not always). At the end of the day, I check my paycheck! That’s a full day at my office. At times I edit video clips of my gameplay.

I broadcast my game on Twitch. In just few months, I have gained a decent number of followers. I play DOTA, League of Legend, and World of Warcraft. I play with the best players. And I enjoy every bit of it (but sometimes I get pissed off, especially if the best knocks me out.)

Twitch allows users to earn through its partnership program. Users earn revenue by promoting advertisements, as well as through subscription programs. Subscription fees are up to $4.99 a month. Basically the more happy fans you have, the fatter your pockets become. I’ve also seen some users set up referral links to Amazon and other online buying sites (just not certain about the exact figure they get from successful referrals.) I’m also planning to setup donations link, so generous followers can send in donations. This one is still on my priority list but will definitely get it running soon.

The combined revenue from the advertisement banners, subscriptions, and referrals adds up to a sizable amount of money. Some of the most popular players said to have earned $8,000 in one month. I’m thinking of the amount of traffic, subscribers and followers needed to earn a handsome paycheck.

When I was just starting out, I’ve found out how to make money on Twitch was rather difficult but not complicated. I had to work hard to make my gameplay interesting and my channel a standout.

I started with only myself as my own fan! But the number grew much faster than I expected. The largest number of fans watching my channel at one time is 600, and each day it grows (or so I guess). Subscribers have also soared and I’m just very happy and proud about it.

But more than the numbers and the paycheck, I get to enjoy every second with my unusual work! All said, there’s probably no cooler job for a geek like me than this one!
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  1. 30 December 15

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