Video game testing is an 18 billion dollar a year profession that is in high demand. So it's needless to say that there is a lot of money to be made from video game testing. I know what you are asking yourself, who is going to pay me to play games. In any industry including the video game industry there are a a thing called field research. Field research is the research that is done before something is released to ensure quality. What this means is that large video game companies need people like you that will play their games and report back any problems you had with the game. The best part about this is that you get to play these games before they got released and get paid for it!
You probably play games every day on your Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or on your Wii. Imagine if you knew about this profession 6 months ago. Lets you only played 10 hours a week (we all know that 10 hours a week is nothing) for that 6 months, the minimum a tester gets paid is $ 30 / hour. That's a total of over $ 7000 you would gain if you become a game tester.
Why is this job in high demand? Well that question is very easy. Video game companies can not afford to not have testers. The reason behind that is that if they did not pay tester to play their games and report any bugs that they might find the company will lose a lot of money. They will lose money when the word gets out that the game is buggy, they will lose when people want their money back, and they will lose credit. Meaning that if a company releases a game that's not perfect their name will be negatively affected and making another successful video game it will be incredibly hard for them.
Your parents might have told you that you are wasting your life away playing games, little do they know that you are preparing yourself for your new career. There is a lot of money to be made from becoming a game tester, the best thing about this is that this job is incredibly easy to get if you know what companies to approach and how to approach them.