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Get Paid to Play Games Online for Free

Wouldn't it be nice to play amazing online games and get paid for doing so? Sounds great, doesn't it? Well, just a few years ago, playing games was considered to be a time-waster activity; a pursuit with no benefits. Who would've thought that this very supposedly useless activity could get some dollars in your pocket? Such an idea might have been considered as a joke earlier; however, that's not the case anymore.

Can I Really Earn Some Cash While Playing Games?

The one word answer to this question is 'YES'. You read that right; yes it's possible to get paid for playing online games. With some gaming experience and lots of love for playing games, making money was never more easy and enjoyable!

What's more, you don't need any gaming console like Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo etc. You just need a computer with an internet connection and you're good to go!

You can choose from several available games that are offered for playing online. There are various platforms that pay gamers to play online and the payments can be quite handsome too, depending upon your gaming experience and proficiency. This article aims to bring out the important details about how and where you can get paid for playing online games. So, if you're a gamer, then take a peak!

How Can You Get Paid for Playing Online Games?

With advancements in computer technology and internet connectivity, the gaming Industry is evolving. New possibilities are emerging everyday and the game manufacturers are developing fresh games and improving existing games continuously. Although children remain the biggest chunk of clients, games are being developed for all ages.

Online games have added a completely new level to the entertainment Industry as you can now have almost real-life experience. These are even more addictive than the previous generation of games because of the different scenarios and settings that are allowed.

Play Online on Game Streaming Websites and Get Paid!

The technological developments have enabled the video games to be streamed online. This ability allows gamers from across the world to share the same platform and play with each other. There are numerous such online gaming websites or portals, which function on sharing model revenue system. The gamers can enjoy these games that are streamed live on these portals.

The hired gamers are paid for playing these online games. The payments that they earn are directly proportional to the time that they spend playing and the number of views generated. Therefore, there's no limit to how much you can make! The more famous you become, the more views you'll get giving you more money.

Game Testing - Another Cool Way to Make Money!

Before finally releasing a new game, the developers take out its beta version, which is meant for testing purposes. Apart from making it freely available as a trial game for common public, the beta game is provided to hired expert gamers. You can earn some cash by testing these versions and providing appropriate feedback to the developers.

The tests are aimed at getting a firsthand user's response on its potential to sell, improvements required or any other useful suggestions. The beta game testing also allows the developers to get an idea about any bugs or errors in the game.

As a game tester, you've to also evaluate the game's ability to engross the user, its addictiveness as well as entertainment quotient. This is an essential stage before releasing the game in the market. If a game lacks in its entertainment value or it's found to have some loading issues or bugs etc, not only will it affect the company's economy, but it'll also have a negative impact on the developer's reputation.

This is a super cool way of making money because you get paid for what you love. In addition, as beta game tester, you get to play the game before it's even available for sale!

If that doesn't excite you, then what else will? Although this may seem to be an insignificant amount of earning, but there are tons of new games launched every week. This entails that you've got plenty of opportunities to play and earn.

The payment depends upon your reputation as well as the developer's budget and website policy. However, there's no doubt that, this is still one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to get paid.

What Are You Waiting For? Get Playing and Get Paid!

The information provided in this article is not comprehensive; there are several other ways also to earn by playing online games. However, I've tried to put together the easiest ones which just about anyone can use. You don't need any special equipment and/or qualifications to start making money by using these methods. So, you can start using any such sites to play and earn!

Go Ahead and Get Paid While Playing Games Sitting on Your Couch!

You must also understand that your level of gaming proficiency doesn't necessarily always dictate whether you can make money by playing or not. Whether you're a novice or an expert gamer (or even a non-gamer, for that matter), you can still get paid. This is so because companies are looking to get feedbacks from all types of potential clients.

A wide spectrum of opinions from different age groups and sections of the society allows the game developers to target their clients more efficiently. It also doesn't matter whether you've a particular type or model of gaming console or not. The Playtest program is open for everyone; even children below teenage need to have an older guardian or a parent to fill up the enrollment form. Such young children also need to send a parental consent letter signed by a parent or a guardian within a month of enrollment.


Earning money has never been easier or more fun-filled. Just sign in, play to your full and make money; It's as simple as that. Choose one or more methods explained in this article and start earning. Once you've got enough experience, you can explore other methods too!

Happy Gaming and Earning to you.


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