Have you ever wondered how cool it would be if you could take your favorite competitive, strategy, or multiplayer game to the next level and make money from it? All for free without having to spend anything? Well, wonder no more!
We’re going to talk about playing the same Android competitive games that you know and love, like PUBG, Clash Royale, Wild Rift, Teamfight Tactics, Call of Duty: Mobile, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Brawlhalla, Brawl Stars, Fortnite, Among Us, Vainglory, Mobile Legends, Clash of Clans, and so on.
We’re also going to tell you how you can make your experience even better by having a side income. So, let’s dive right into it!
Use Your Knowledge
If you’re a seasoned player in any competitive game, you can always use your knowledge in different ways. Some ways are traditional and time-tested, whereas others are a little creative. We’re going to give you an example of all the ways you can leverage your knowledge about a competitive Android game and make money from it!
You could create video content covering as ‘let’s play’ videos, reviews or opinions. This requires video editing knowledge and tools, as well as some graphic design knowledge. But today, there are many free tools available online, such as Canva, that can make your life easier.
Even YouTube is going to roll out AI-based features that will help content creators make better videos, so it’s definitely becoming easier to create and edit good content.
If you have good knowledge of players, teams, tournaments, and events, then you can use it in a really creative way by betting online. It’s not difficult to get started and you can start small to test the waters first.
Just find a reputable and dependable platform to bet online, find a competitive game that you know about such as League of Legends, and start placing your bet on game outcomes! The best part is that you can also bet on sports that you know about, and even the outcome of political campaigns if you wish.
First of all, you could cover news and events about a game, or publish guides, articles, opinions, about the game. You could do this on game newsites or social media, but it’s pretty inexpensive to grab a domain and hosting. A content management system like WordPress is free to install, and so are the main plugins and themes you will need.
With this setup, you will have a convenient place to write and showcase your own articles.
Streaming on Twitch or YouTube
Out of all the platforms, the easiest one is to livestream on Twitch or YouTube. A livestreaming guide can come in handy if you wish to explore this.
But, you must keep in mind that the gear and hardware need to be good. Follow these tips:
- Make sure the feed is high-quality. This includes 1080p 60FPS video (at least) and good mic recording quality.
- Your background and face should not be blurry or unprofessional if it’s going to be visible.
- Conduct yourself like a professional player all the time, regardless of what you’re streaming.
Most of this can be ensured by just having a good Android gaming phone.
You can also turn on livestream tipping to get more money from the viewers, and not just the platform. Both Twitch and YouTube have provisions for this. There are also third-party tools that make it possible to receive micro-payments from your viewers and subscribers.
Those were the main ways to make money from competitive games but there are other things you can try as well. For example, you can participate in tournaments to win prize money, sign professional gaming contracts with teams for a salary, help game developers in exchange for incentives (game testing, QA, bug reporting, beta testing, etc.), or just use the in-game universe to trade and make money!
Still, the easiest ways are to livestream, create content, and bet online.