Every gamers dream is to quit their real life job and play video games for the rest of their life. While this is probably never going to be possible, gamers still need to realize that they can make some extra money with video games. In particular, here are five ways to make money off of PS4 and Xbox video games.
1. SELL YOUR PS4 AND XBOX VIDEO GAMES
Although this way is painfully obvious, it is still worth mentioning. Probably the easiest way to make money off of your PS4 and Xbox games is to sell them. Whether you want to do this at a video game store or do it online, you should be able to make some extra cash selling them.
2. MONETIZE YOUR PS4 AND XBOX VIDEO GAMES ON YOUTUBE
As many of you know, YouTube allows you to make money making video game videos. However, they have certain guidelines that you must follow to do so. If you do plan to do this, just know that you are probably not going to make a living doing it. However, just like the first way it is a great way to get extra spending money.
3. BECOME A GAME TESTER
Yes, people do get paid to test video games for companies. This sounds like the greatest job on the planet, but there are some things to be cautious of. Some gaming websites on the internet have pointed out how video game testers don’t get paid that much, and that they have to test video game genres that they don’t like.
4. MAKE PS4 AND XBOX GAME WALKTHROUGHS
This way is much like what you can do on YouTube, and there are some websites, like Killer Guides, that will allow you to write an eBook and sell it. This is not a quick job, either, and some 100-page guides only sell for around $30.
5. LEARN HOW TO DEVELOP GAMES
This way is the most time consuming, but you can make good money as a video game developer. Of course, you are going to need a lot of time and practice to do this. If you have the patience, though, this could be the best possible way to make money from video games.