If you love playing video games, like I do, then you have probably dreamed of quitting your job and staying home to make a living playing your favorite games. It sounds great, but the big question is; How do I get paid to play video games? Here I will give you a few easy tips to get you on track today to start making money doing something you love.
Step 1 Make sure your qualified to make money playing games.
You probably already have this one nailed. The most basic qualification to get paid as a video game tester is to have a basic knowledge of computer games as whole. You simply need to be able to form an educated opinion, so that you can provide useful feedback to a company.
Second to that, communication skills will be important as well. If you can clearly communicate your thoughts and opinions about the games you are testing, you are well on your way to having continual work in this arena.
Of course you need to love games. You will need to pay close attention to things that can go wrong with a game. It is a lot of fun, but you will need to take it seriously and be willing to play a game, or part of a game, over and over until a problem is fixed … so it will take some dedication along with the fun .
Step 2 Research companies
Research local developers of video games. Find out if they have opportunities readily available for you in the careers section on the websites. Some of these companies will have jobs posted, if not check back regularly, as they are often updated. They do get a ton of responses to these postings, so check back often.
You will also need to create a great resume that stands out from the crowd and make sure that it gets into the hands of the right person to get you hired quickly. Creating a list of key contacts in the industry can really help to fast-track the process of getting you steady work that can replace a full-time day job.
Step 3 Become a video game tester
Really the most fun and lucrative way to get paid playing video games is to be a game tester. You can realistically earn between 20 and 50 dollars an hour just for playing games like the ones you already love.
All major game companies are unfortunately looking for good game testers due to overwhelming demand for a constant stream of new games. If you can answer simple questions and give an honest opinion about the features and performance of a game, you can be well on your way to playing video games for a living.