How to Make Money Playing Video Games at Home
Do you like video games? I am going to tell you a unique way in how to make money playing video games at home that can become a full-time business. This opportunity is unique in that it does not follow the average approach many might take when trying to make money by playing video games.
What This is Not
This is not a video game testing job or some kind of focus group testing where you play games you do not like. This is a business opportunity that over time can pay you thousands of dollars per month. And the best part is that you can play the games you want and keep all of the money you make.
Another great perk to this opportunity is that you can do this from home and whenever you want. Obviously the more you work, the quicker and more you will make. So without delay let me share this money making opportunity with you, that you may or may not have thought of before.
A Unique Way Like No Other
In the explanation of this opportunity I will be using the game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in my example. Why that game? Because it’s a cool game and my friend Glen Schofield’s company, Sledgehammer Games, was the developer. But when it comes to creating your own video games website, you can pick any kind of video game you desire. Below is a video of CoD that Glen had done with IGN prior to E3 in 2014.
What do you do when you want to learn about something? You go up on Google or one the other search engines and you look for information. When you find a link that catches your attention and seems like it would answer your question, you then click on that link and read what it is all about.
This is Where YOU Come into Play
Being that there are hundreds of thousands of video game players that love first-person shooters, they are going to be seeking reviews of games from actual game players before they purchase them. Your goal is to have them read your review. Why your review?
So that you can make money on their purchase of Call of Duty and/or any other game and accessories. Now I am sure you are wondering, how is that possible? Am I going to have to purchase games and resell them? No, you will not have to do that. This isn’t even drop shipping. Here is an easier way.
You will engage in Affiliate Marketing with video game companies and major retailers that sell video games. When you are looking for ways to make money at home, affiliate marketing is the easiest and most lucrative for the long haul. This is why it is a one billion dollar per year industry.
How to Make Money in Affiliate Marketing Online
So you write this kick-ass review on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and those who read it are ready to buy the game. At the end of your review they see an ad for the game from Amazon and they click on it. Your website reader is taken to the Amazon shopping cart where they can purchase CoD.
Whether that person purchases CoD and/or other items from Amazon, you will be paid a commission on the total amount of their sale by Amazon. And that in a nutshell is the simple way to make money in affiliate marketing online. Play the games you like, write a review about them, get the reviews ranked in Google, place affiliate ads on them, and make money – even while you sleep.
Where YOU will Write this Review
Now in order for all of this to work seamlessly and earn you big-time profits in the years to come, you will need your own website. Fortunately that is extremely easy and affordable to do nowadays, and I will prove this to you down below. This easy process is how I built this website you are now reading and I am not a programmer.
With just the click of my computer mouse button I was able to create this website within 35 seconds, minus any text, images and video content of course. But it is truly that simple to build a WordPress website using an exclusive website builder program that does all of the technical work for you.
In addition to using this website builder I was given training on how I could make money with my website, basically what I just told you above but in greater detail. I learned the simple ways to get my website content ranked highly in Google and how to choose a focused niche, which in this case is first-person shooter video games.
It is FREE to Start, Build and Learn
Yes, not only can you build a WordPress website within 35 seconds, but you can also get 2 websites and 10 lessons for FREE! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well it is absolutely true and you will not even need a credit card to start building your future online affiliate marketing business in video games. The below image shows you the 10 lessons you get for free!
Now you may be wondering where can you do all of these great things you see me talking about. The name of the place is called Wealthy Affiliate University and they will teach you everything you need to know about making money online in affiliate marketing. The training is super easy because much of it is simplified so a complete non-techie person can succeed.
Not only are the lessons easy, but you can progress through the training at your own pace. And any time you have any problems, there are multiple ways to get help, including a live chat forum that almost always has someone on it, because Wealthy Affiliate has members from all over the world.
What Comes Next
Obviously you will not be able to create your entire online business for free and there is going to be costs involved. However the cost you are probably thinking of is more than likely incorrect. It is understandable if someone would think that all of this knowledge would cost a fortune, especially with all of the online scams out there charging sky high prices, but with Wealthy Affiliate, more means less.
To complete the invaluable training it will cost you no more than $50 per month. Technically it is only $49 but you do have to spend an additional 92 cents per month to buy your own website domain name from a registrar. But the great thing about this kind of money making opportunity, is that you will make so much more from the sales of video games.
For instance there is a member of Wealthy Affiliate, Colton, who is only 20 years old and he is now making over $4,300.00 per month from Amazon. His niche website is about Video Games, Computer Parts and Accessories. He achieved this level of monthly income within about 10 months after joining Wealthy Affiliate. You can read his story and see the Amazon payout results at the link below.
How to Make Money Playing Video Games at Home
Think of the fun you will have playing the video games you like whenever you wish, then writing a review about it, post some screenshots, and maybe even do a YouTube video. Then you place all of this on your website along with an affiliate advertisement where your readers can purchase the game.
And by using the Google ranking techniques you learn at Wealthy Affiliate, your reviews will get higher and higher rankings each week. Now more people will see it, which means more potential clicks on your review and potential customers for you to make money on, all from the comfort of your home!
Another nice perk to the training at Wealthy Affiliate is that you will learn multiple income streams you can apply to your video game website. Not only can you make full-time income from your video game reviews and affiliate ads, but you will also learn how to make money using YouTube. You could even do something similar to the below video and place it on both YouTube and your website.
How to Find Video Game Affiliate Programs
When it comes time to monetize your website you will have to select which companies you wish to affiliate with. For video games there are many companies you can choose but not all of them pay a nice size commission. Though Amazon has the best selection, it is not the highest paying affiliate program.
However I personally would still select them simply because they have so much inventory and you will still make a commission on any other items your website visitor buys. The majority of people that buy on Amazon, buy more than one item. Below is a brief list of video game affiliate programs and how much their commissions are per purchase.
- Origin Electronic Arts – 12%
- The Microsoft Store – 5% to 10%
- Big Fish Games – 5% to 9%
- Amazon – 6% to 8%
- Mac Game Store – 5%
- Gamestop – 1% to 5%
Those above six are just a drop in the bucket when it comes to the many different kinds of video game affiliate programs that are available. You can join as many as you like, they are free to join, but I would recommend no more than three at one time. Perhaps two that are game retailers like Amazon and then one unique program like a video game membership referral club.
Now to find these affiliate programs will require you to do some simple research, which can be done on Google. Just type into the search bar, Video Games + Affiliate Programs and this will display all of the affiliate programs for games. All of them should be free to join but you must have a website with lots of content on it in order for them to accept you as their affiliate.
How to Get Started with your Video Games Website
Can you see the money making potential you can have with your own video games affiliate website? Play the video games you like, write reviews about them with affiliate ads, and make money with them all from the computer you have at home.
So to get started you will need to create a Free Account at Wealthy Affiliate. Just click the banner ad I have in my right side bar above for Wealthy Affiliate University and follow the easy step-by-step instructions for setting up your account. Then just dive into the easy training. If you have any questions, just ask anyone or you can ask me, I am an active member. My user ID is boomergp08.
If you would like to learn more about Wealthy Affiliate before you join for free, you can read my Wealthy Affiliate Review which explains everything you will get with your membership. If you wish to see how quick (less than 35 seconds) it takes to build a website at Wealthy Affiliate, check out the 3 minute video I have on my Site Rubix blog.
Think about how cool it will be to say to people that you make a living playing the video games you like. That is a dream job for so many people and now you are just a couple of clicks away from making it a reality for yourself. All it takes is your willingness to learn and apply what you learn. If you have any questions, please leave them below and I will reply back.http://legitimatejobfromhome.com/how-to-make-money-playing-video-games-at-homehttp://legitimatejobfromhome.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/How-to-Make-Money-Playing-Video-Games-at-Home-0.jpghttp://legitimatejobfromhome.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/How-to-Make-Money-Playing-Video-Games-at-Home-0-300x300.jpgAt Home JobsMoney Making IdeasVideoaffiliate marketing,how to make money playing video games,how to make money playing video games at home,video games affiliate programs