The gaming industry is an enormously growing industry in the world. And India is one of the top five mobile gaming markets in the world in terms of the number of users. But how can you earn money as a gamer in India? Also Since there are so many different game genres to choose from, that you can truly hone down what you’re looking for in a game. Let’s find out that how you can earn through games or as a professional gamer in India
Ways to earn Money through Games in India
START A GAMING BLOG
If you love writing or have been writing blogs, you can start your own Blogs specializing in Games. Since, the gaming industry is set to witness over 30percent of compound annual growth over 2023, in no time you will see a lot of people looking for new games through your blogs. Furthermore, you could get collaboration from gaming companies to write about them on your blog. It’s a win-win situation when you start a gaming blog.
JOIN GAMING COMPANIES AS A GAME TESTER
Yes! You heard it right. There is a job called ‘Game Tester’. You simply need to have a liking towards GAMES in general. And you can apply for jobs at organizations that develop games and want you to test their games.
So, you will have a full-time or part-time job that pays you well by playing games that you love.
EARN AS A PROFESSIONAL GAMER/ STREAMER ON FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE IN INDIA
It is no secret that you can create your own YouTube Channel and start getting paid by YouTube. But, did you know the estimated yearly earning of the world’s number one YouTube professional Gamer/ streamer not in India is around $380.9K – $6.1M(as per SocialBlade).
India’s top game streamers Total Gaming, Techno Gamerz, Desi Gamers were on the Top creator’s list by YOUTUBE
SO HOW DO YOU EXACTLY GROW YOUR GAME YOUTUBE CHANNEL?
- Stream daily in the beginning
- Select Games that you enjoy playing and are popular as well
- Entertain the audience while playing games
- Interact with your audience
- Deliver unique and fresh content with each episode
- Plan meticulously at least for the next few days
- Share your Youtube channel among friends and on Social Media sites
- Remember gaining the first 10000 subscribers will be the most difficult part. But with patience, consistency, and hard work you can get there
Once you get enough subscribers and there is a good number of views, you will start getting paid by YOUTUBE. Eventually, you can collab with game brands and get sponsorship for each video. Furthermore, there will be brands from various sectors like Merchandise or Electronic or Beverage from whom you can get sponsorships.
Asia’s one of the fastest Gaming organization-Gaming channel “ChainReactionEsports” has grown substantially over the past few months. It is one of the channels that host streaming tournaments.
LASTLY, AS A GAMER YOU CAN BE A ESPORTS PROFESSIONAL
ESPORTS is a form of competition using Video Games. So, if you are really passionate about Games then you can be an ESPORTS PROFESSIONAL. The most common video game genres associated with esports are multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), first-person shooter (FPS), fighting, card, battle royale, and real-time strategy (RTS) games. Additionally, Tournaments such as the League of Legends World Championship, Dota 2‘s International, the fighting game-specific Evolution Championship Series (EVO) are among the most popular in esports in the world.
HOW DO YOU PARTICIPATE AS A PROFESSIONAL GAMER IN ESPORTS TOURNAMENTS IN INDIA?
Practice, Practice, and be the best in the game that you play. Then, there are platforms where You basically sign up and join the tournament you wish to compete in. Furthermore, if the tournament is not a solo tournament, you invite your teammates and once they sign up, you can join your team. And if you win, you get paid.
According to gaming industry estimates, professional gamers earn anywhere between Rs 70-85 lakh per annum, if they are also content creators. Aside from winning the prize pool, a professional gamer is paid up to Rs 50,000 per month from the esports company they represent.