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How to Make Money Playing Video Games

Written by Jasir Jawaid

Gaming is big business. According to NPD Group, the video game industry pulled in revenues of $56.9 billion in 2020. By comparison, movie receipts totaled $32.2 billion, and the music industry's revenue was $12.2 billion. Video game revenue swelled 27% between 2019 and 2020 as COVID-19 lockdowns were in full effect and people were stuck indoors.

All of us have, at some point, played a game to kill time. But wouldn't it be nice to be able to monetize your gaming sessions? Professional gamers can make money playing video games; that's a well-known fact. But there are so many other ways to make money off video games. You could become a game tester, a video game journalist, start live streaming games, or become a game developer. Of course, all of these jobs come with being able to play games as an added perk.

This article appeared on JoyWallet and can be read here in full


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