If you want to get paid to play video games, these 4 special tips will get you there!
Before you read on know this. You can earn up to $120 an hour testing video games—once you have a solid gaming resume. When you start game testing, expect to earn $10-$20 an hour. As you build experience you will be able to earn a lot more.
This is not a joke. The gaming industry is worth $50 billion. Shipping faulty games is not an option—it costs millions of dollars to recall it and fix it. Paying a video game tester a few thousand dollars to test their game is pennies compared to the cost of a recall.
Now that you know this is serious business, lets move on to…
Knowing where to look
Make a list of all the game developers you can find. Some major ones are EA, 2K sports, Acclaim, Microsoft. You then bookmark all of their websites and check them every few days. If you have 15-20 sites you are checking every few days, you will quickly find a job posting for a video game tester. Apply right away. Don’t discriminate.
If you don’t have the system, they may send it to you. You get to keep any games or systems they send. If they aren’t sending the system with the game, consider renting one or borrowing one from a friend. All you want right now is to get your FIRST job. After you have some experience as a video game tester it gets easier for you to find your next job.
How to apply
Yes, you will be getting paid to play video games, but they aren’t paying you to PLAY. You are being paid to TEST. You need to find bugs and report them—not increase your gaming skills. When you send them a cover letter and resume highlight these 3 skills:
1. Good communication
2. Attention to detail
Find out who is in charge of hiring
You want to make this person your friend. You want them to know who you are. Send them a personalized letter and phone call and re-sell them on the skills mentioned above. Let them know you are eager to become video game tester for their company.
Stand out as unique
You want to do something that favorably positions you as a top choice. One thing you can do is offer to work for free. If it’s your first job then it’s worth it. If you do this, odds are you will get hired even when you have no experience. This will be a great thing to put on your resume and make it much easier for you to get paid to play video games for the same or another company.
Another thing you can try is sending a funny letter. Send them a letter with a plastic bug in it. Have the letter read “don’t let bugs ruin your next game, call me…” That would leave a favorable impression wouldn’t it?
Now you have 4 VERY powerful tips on how you can be paid to play video games. But its up to you to get started. Get out there and get gaming!
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Anthony has been an avid gamer for the past 20 years. He is currently into first person shooters.