It has long been the tradition of many parents to limit the time their kids spend playing video games. And for most, the problem has never been that gaming was particularly harmful. It was simply just that gaming was not, in any obvious fashion, particularly helpful.
But lucky for all us, all of that has changed. In 2020, there will be a number of new ways to actually make a career out of playing (not making) video games. Let’s talk about 3 ways to make money playing video games in 2020, shall we?
1. ESports and Streaming
The most obvious way to make money playing video games, is to become a professional gamer (duh.)
In the past “professional gamer” meant that you put on a jersey, traveled to a niche event, and competed for a little prize money and—very rarely—sponsorships. And while that was exciting as all heck for everyone involved, times have certainly changed. Nowadays, these events take place in arenas. Esports viewership has surpassed the MLB in America, and are on a path to outgrow the NFL (America’s largest sports market.) The ESports market is expected to reach a billion in proceeds this year!
With numbers like that, the future is looking pretty bright for young gamers. A kid who shows great skill in gaming can potentially be trained for the pro leagues, in the same fashion as a young and gifted basketball or football player. Sure it may seem far-fetched, but that certainly doesn’t dissuade the intensity of a Little League dad, does it?
But what if you’re not the greatest player?
Streaming has created a world of possibility for the gamer’s wallet. Twitch and YouTube have both fostered a rise of gaming celebrities and influencers. Personality is at the forefront here, less than your actual gaming skillz. And there are certainly downfalls (feel free to explore the moral implications of the almighty influencer) but all-in-all it’s exciting to know there are folks out there making a gaming-career a reality with little more than a webcam and charisma.
2. Reselling Video Games (Physical AND Digital)
Here’s another avenue that’s been around for awhile, but is getting a helpful face lift.
Reselling games was a staple of many gamer’s youth. Tripping to the local mall, having a corporation give you almost no money back, and hoping that your stack of old games will be enough to buy a single new game. It was never all that reliable. Some found success in collecting, trading, and selling games and consoles with a rising lifetime value. Buy now, save for a few years, and maybe you’ll turn a profit. Even better to grab something rare, and flip it online.
But nowadays, games are mostly purchased online digitally.
Not only can digital items not be resold, but technically you don’t actually “own” them in the first place. So for a while, it seemed that the “resell” or “used” games market was essentially dying and/or dead. Not anymore!
Robot Cache is the first company to allow gamers to resell digital games. This was made possible by building a game marketplace that relies on the blockchain to track transactions. In short: the blockchain tracks the life of a digital item, allowing us to notate each time the item is transferred between users. This means that if you buy a game on Robot Cache, the blockchain verifies its yours and you can resell it.
Reselling a game will profit you with 25% of the current list price. That’s money you can’t earn anywhere else. Sign up today, and start reselling!
3. Blockchain-Based Gaming
The last avenue we will explore today, is the future of Blockchain-based games.
Historically, gamers have profited from playing MMORPGs and selling rare items or even a successful account. But many of these transactions fall into a legal grey area, and take tons of time to earn, making it hardly conceivable even as a side-gig. It’s also quite a risky move, being that support for these games can be cut at any time.
But Robot Cache believes that Blockchain can solve these problems, and create additional revenue options by creating a whole new avenue for selling (and reselling) all kinds of digital goods in a sanctioned, publisher-approved fashion. Imagine going to work (playing games) and earning your living via in-game achievements or UGC (user-generated content).
The technology is ready, and it’s only a matter of time.
About Robot Cache
Robot Cache is the world’s first videogame marketplace to buy PC games, resell them when you’re done and mine to earn free ones! We’re committed to disrupting distribution to be more fair, transparent and inclusive, changing the standard forever because it’s time.
If you’re interested in Robot Cache, head over to our signup page to become a Robot Cache Founder and receive:
- Access before the general public
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