How To Make Money From Gaming

If you love to game, then why not make some money from the hours you spend in front of the screen? With the rise of streaming platforms, esports, and the general gaming industry, there are now so many ways to make money while doing what you love.

Here are a few ways to take your gaming expertise to the next level.


Streaming yourself playing games on platforms like Twitch and YouTube has become a popular way for gamers to make money. The barrier to entry for streaming is low, and all that you’d need is a decent gaming setup, a reliable internet connection, and a webcam- some of which you may already own as a gamer. You can also use third-party software to enhance your stream and make it look more professional.

If you decide to go this route, you will need to build either a large or loyal audience, which can take some time and effort. If you have a large audience, you can monetize this with advertisements. If your audience is smaller and loyal, then donations and subscriptions would be your way of making money from streaming.

Because the market for streaming is very saturated, you’ll have to put in some effort to set yourself apart from other streamers. You can do this by having your own sense of humour and style, or by playing games that other streamers don’t.


Esports, or competitive gaming, is a growing industry. If you’re skilled at playing certain games, then you can make money by competing in tournaments and winning cash prizes. Many games have organized esports leagues, and there are also third-party tournaments with big prize pools.

To make money from esports you have to be very skilled at the game and dedicated to practicing it- like you would any other sport. The scene is quite competitive, so you would have to consistently be the best at your game to be able to monetize it.

If you’re interested in this, you should find a game that esports organizations and tournaments are interested in. it’s also a good idea to network with other players so that you can get some exposure.

Game Testing

Game developers need feedback on their games before they are released to the public and will employ testers to play their games to find bugs and other issues. If you’re interested in game development, then this one’s for you.

Host Your Own Gaming YouTube Channel Or Podcast

If you enjoy talking about games – whether FPS or NZ gambling online, then you should explore this option. You can host a daily, weekly, or monthly show where you interview high profile gamers, provide tips, or even have a roundtable discussion with fellow gamers. It can be as casual or as formal as you’d like.

Before you can make any money you would need a relatively large audience and would have to create compelling content. Once you do, you can monetize it with sponsorships, ads or through Patreon subscriptions.

There are many resources online detailing how to start your own podcast or YouTube channel.