Gaming for Fun and Profit
The complete guide to getting paid to play your favorite video games online even if you suck.
Pewdiepie made over 7 million dollars last year playing video games. How about you?
The worst part is, he could have made more, and I figured out how.
You can pay your bills by playing your favorite video games.
Learn to make a living while playing video games on Twitch and YouTube with this guide.
You don’t even have to be good at video games. Just play the ones you love.
It’s not Pewdiepie’s fault he didn’t make as much money as he could have. He doesn’t have a 10 year background of internet marketing like I do. He got started just goofing off on YouTube and a few years later, he’s a multimillionaire.
His process isn’t hard to replicate, and there’s even some small things you can do, for very little work, to greatly increase the amount of income received.
Studying him and other successful online gamers, I’ve figured out the best ways to make money playing video games.
I came up with a theory, and I tested it. Just as I thought, I’m now making money off of just a couple videos that I made years ago.
Who am I to teach you this?
My name’s Garrett Mickley (which you my have figured out by the “By Line”), and I love to play video games.
But, my professional experience is in 10 years of digital marketing. Specifically, internet marketing focused on Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
What’s SEO? It’s how sites come up in search engines like Google or DuckDuckGo (my personal favorite.
When you search for something, have you ever wondered why some sites come up first and others are lower on the page, or somewhere 10 pages back?
It’s because the search engines rank pages (or videos, or images, etc) based on a plethora of factors, which all go into an algorithm that crawls the web and then compares each piece of media to their criteria.
I’ve spent the last 10 years studying this criteria and making sure web pages, images, videos, and other media meet the qualifications to rank well.
I’ve worked for large clients that I can’t share names of, due to Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s for short). I can tell you that I’ve worked for fun clients like a world-famous electronic music festival, and boring clients like a website that sells printer ink and toner.
Back in 2013, while on a work sabbatical and getting a degree in video game design, I discovered Twitch.tv. I wanted to do that. I wanted to get paid to play video games.
So, I ordered the streaming equipment I needed, set it all up, and got to work.
It was a lot harder than I thought. In fact, I tried for a year and gave up.
A couple years later, I smacked myself in the forehead for being such an idiot. I wasn’t applying *any* of my internet marketing knowledge to the streaming. I was winging it without using my experience.
Probably one of the dumbest moments of my life.
In 2015, I started streaming again and making YouTube videos. I applied what I knew about SEO to my videos on YouTube and got them coming up when people searched for certain achievements.
Suddenly, I was getting thousands of views without having followers.
Where’s the money?
I don’t even use Google Adsense (the ads you see on YouTube videos), which pays very little.
These videos are making me money every day and I haven’t touched them since I posted them. I’m writing this well over 24 months later and the videos were generating more revenue at 12 months, when I abandoned the project, than they did when I was still working on them.
The thing is, this was just a couple of videos. This process is infinitely scalable. The more you play video games, the more money you can make.
With this guide, you could make money on the side when you’re relaxing after a hard day of work.
Or maybe you dream of waking up and playing video games every day, while having your own house and all the latest consoles and games. This guide will get you there.
You don’t have to worry about the thinking part. I lay out the whole blueprint for you. All you have to do is follow the guide.
I could be selling this for way more, but I know gamers are broke, so I’m giving it away on Medium.
Plus, I can take your questions in the comments and use them to improve the guide over time. No need to re-write and re-sell the book! I can just make edits here and the guide is instantaneously better.
- Get started with an easy to follow guide. Don’t be left guessing what hardware and software you need — the list is here.
- Maximize monetization opportunities. You deserve to be paid well for the hard work you put into your streams.
- Grow your following. The people you have watching, the more opportunities you have to make money.
Are you ready to get started?
Yes! Get my free online course! (<- Click there!)