Financial Tip Friday: Get Paid To Play Games

By Lekia Zegenee

Have you ever played a game and was like "I wish I could get paid to play games in my room all day"? Good news, that wish could come true and all you need is a Twitch account and a gaming console.The esports market, already worth $194 million per year, is set to more than double in size by 2017 according to a "conservative scenario" from research firm Newzoo. This research firm pins a predicted value of $465 million on the sector within two years. Not only can you get paid to recordyourself playing everyday games, you can possibly become a millionaire doing it.

What is Twitch?

It’s essentially the YouTube for live gaming, people broadcast themselves playing and/or talking about games while other people watch them while chatting about it. Every major event, publisher, developer, and media outlet in the gaming industry has a presence on Twitch. Streaming became an ever-present piece of the gaming experience. And it’s only going to get bigger.

How to sign up?

To sign up for an account, go to and select the "Sign Up" button on the top-right portion of the page.

Just a reminder not everyone that makes a twitch account get paid it's kinda like Youtube; the more views, the more the money. So keep your day job and keep focusing on school. But give it a try! You never know that gameplay of you winning all your deathmatch on GTA 5 may just get you to the top.