Testing Video Games – Can You Make a Living Testing Video Games?
I am a video game beta tester and I make a living testing video games. Sounds cool he! Let me tell you, it is really cool! Getting out of bed around ten, playing games all day and at the end of the month I get a big check in the mail.
It is perfectly possible to create a full time income testing video games. That is, if you put in the effort. The gaming industry is growing like mad and the companies creating games need you to test their games before they put them on the market. If you think this might be for you then let me explain a couple things for you before you start:
1. Do not fool around
If you want to create a full time income through testing video games, you'll have to treat this like a real job! How much these companies pay you all depends on your reputation and your experience. Good quality equals larger checks! And you need to have a history playing games. If you are a beginner at playing games, this is not for you!
2. Testing Video Games On Multiple Platforms
You can test video games on pretty much any game console on the market. Actually, if you want to rake in the big checks you'll have to own several platforms. If you only own one now, that's ok. Make some money first with your console before you go spending money on another platform.
Let me give you a big tip: the Xbox 360 console will get you the most jobs!
3. Watch out for scammers
There are a lot of opportunities on the market for testing video games, but be careful. Companies that promise you hundreds of dollars per hour for testing video games are bogus! They make money from the people that buy their guides or memberships, but you will not get any jobs afterwards! I pay a membership fee of $ 18 / month (yes, that is $ 18) and I get lots of jobs (I have a list of over 50 companies that contact me for testing video games!
You can make a career out of testing video games, but you'll need a little bit of discipline and work ethics to create a reputation for yourself. Deliver some great work and earn a name for yourself as a reliable video game tester and companies will be begging you to test their video games! Go here to see how much you can make testing video games!