I’ve been a gamer since I was two years old and have been gaming since the Atari 7800 and have owned almost every system to date. As my friends and I grew up it was always a question amongst us about how cool it would be if we could actually get paid to play video games. The global eSports has gained major traction in the world and is at $1.5 billion and annual revenues. eSports is one of the most popular money makers in the gaming industry, but you can also make a few bucks playing games like solitaire at home in your spare time.I’m going to break down apps that pay you to play games, websites for making money playing games as well as some others.

APPS THAT PAY YOU TO PLAY GAMES

Most people don’t realize it, but there are more than a few apps and websites where you can get paid to play games and it’s not only answering surveys

Swagbucks

Swagbucks is one of the easiest to use money-making websites around. Members earn free gift cards for watching videos, shopping, answering surveys and even playing games. The only downfall on the gaming side is Swagbucks offers dozens of free games, but you have to spend money to make money on this platform. You have to make in-game purchases in order to get paid.

Mistplay

Mistplay is an app in development for the iOS operating system but is available for Android devices. You’ll earn points for playing and testing new games. The longer you play and stay active the more points you can potentially earn.

Brain Battle

Brain Battle has puzzle games and brain challenges. When you play games you earn tickets for drawings. The more tickets you collect the odds increase of course of possibly winning and if you do you’ll receive your cash prize via PayPal.

TWITCH streaming

Twitch is one of the easiest ways to get into a possibly gaming career. You can make money live streaming yourself playing games on Twitch and have different options at your disposal. One way is by adding a tip jar to your stream. People pay with an online currency named Bits then you can cash it in. It’s all similar to YouTube. You have people subscribe to your channel and once you reach 500 subscribers you can be eligible to become a twitch provider and you will start receiving a very small monthly pay, but it’s a start and better than nothing.

can subscribe to content creator channels. Once you have at least 500 subscribers, you can apply to become a Twitch Partner. If approved as a Partner, you’ll earn about $2.50 per month for each new subscriber. Again, like YouTube, you can also earn ad revenue on your channel.

As you can imagine, making money on Twitch isn’t only about your skills as a gamer but also how engaging and entertaining the audience finds you.