New Media Rockstars estimates that YouTubers earn in the millions, some even in the tens of millions. While revenue can fluctuate depending on the theme and content of the channel, YouTube is just one great way of turning a gaming passion into extra cash. If you’re not so much for video content, you can work on building a blog to gain an audience first by putting out good content and then explore ways to monetize that traffic in order to earn extra money.
How to monetize content on YouTube
Two of the top five channels with the most subscribers worldwide are gaming-related. It’s clear that gaming has gone mainstream, as 48% of YouTube gamers say they spend more time watching gaming videos on YouTube than playing games. Capitalizing on this audience is a great way to turn your passion and daily activities into extra cash for savings or even millions of dollars. Monetizing content can happen in many ways. If you’ve got a great channel set up, brands can target you in order to gain access to your audience. Or, you can make money from ads. To do this, you’ll have to set up your account as a YouTube Partner and enable monetization, which you can do in the Creator Studio.
How to monetize content from a gaming blog
If you don’t want to make videos, that’s okay, there’s still a lot of earning potential. If you love to talk about games, write about games, and have gained a lot of insight and tips over the years from playing games, you can share your knowledge online in the form of a blog. The more targeted your blog is and the more of a niche audience it serves, the better it will do in gaining a following. Once you’ve got a decent following, you can make money selling physical products such as t-shirts and gaming gear, by becoming an affiliate for another brand and make a commission every time you sell their product, or by doing paid reviews and promotions for brands associated with your topic.
Financial benefits of monetizing your content
Increasing your streams of revenue is widely known by billionaires around the worldas a great financial strategy. However, if you’re just looking to make a little extra cash on the side while engaging in something you love to do, monetizing your content is a great way to earn passive income while doing minimal work. It’s important to learn how to save the money you’re making from monetizing your gaming content in order to maximize the amount you’re getting out of your efforts.
Regardless of how you decide to turn a passion into a financial pursuit, you’ll want to ensure you’re putting out quality content that doesn’t mislead your audience. The following you’ll be building will be looking to your content for high-quality tips, interesting unseen tips, and even the opportunity to feel included in a gaming community you’re a part of. Give them the content they want while enjoying yourself and you’ll be reaping the benefits of that new cash flow in no time.