How he makes over $3,000 a week online playing.

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I thought some of you might appreciate a different approach to making money online.

I have a friend who plays an online game called League of Legends.

He is very good at the game and is ranked very high.

This is a free game, has been around for only 2 years, and has become very competitive.

Hundreds of thousands of people have started to play (mainly because it's free and an awesome game)

This friend started streaming his games on a site called Own3d.... While streaming the game he gives tips on how to play, has conversations with other friends who play (on skype), and is able to put up advertisements through own3d.

Once he started making money he created a website so people can easily watch him stream....Then allowed other people to put their streams on his site.

His site generates thousands of dollars a month just from visitors... Plus he makes over $3,000 a week from streaming on own3d.

I know a lot of people who stream on justintv and other sites and make a lot of money from sponsorship and advertisements.

There are hundreds of different games that people stream and make money from (as long of course as you have viewers)....

The sad fact is that you don't have to be great at a game to have viewers.. There is an ex-porn star who streams games.... (there is a feature where you can show yourself in the bottom right when streaming the game)... She gets tons of viewers.... People chat with her while she plays.

Anyway.. there are thousands of streamers around the world making money by just playing games. That is their job.

I hope this thread inspired somebody.
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Wow, neat!

    I know of folks who make money writing gaming guides, but this idea is quite different and I can see how it would be most profitable indeed.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Originally Posted by barbling View Post

      Wow, neat!

      I know of folks who make money writing gaming guides, but this idea is quite different and I can see how it would be most profitable indeed.

      Thanks for sharing!
      This guy could EASILY double or triple his weekly earnings, simply by creating his own product....

      Near the adverts, he could also link to a 15-30 eBook he personally wrote with all his "tips" and "secrets"....
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      • Profile picture of the author Ooze
        Originally Posted by x3xsolxdierx3x View Post

        This guy could EASILY double or triple his weekly earnings, simply by creating his own product....

        Near the adverts, he could also link to a 15-30 eBook he personally wrote with all his "tips" and "secrets"....
        I don't really think this niche works that way.
        All the good players have guides which you can read for free.
        I Don't think they could charge money for it because there aren't any 'secrets', its mainly about having a fast reaction speed and other stuff which you can't learn of a guide.

        If a pro player were to create an e-book, some of his stream viewers would buy it. Then the viewers would feel scammed because the product is crap (it has to be, since there aren't any secrets).
        The streamer would have made some fast bucks but in the long run he would only lose his money because he is left behind with alot less viewers.

        Nathan.

        his online audience would decrease which greatly harms his income
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Yep. And this proves the core concept of business in a nutshell.

    I once attended a book marketing seminar hosted by Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the outrageously successful Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Mark was talking about where success in business comes from. He said the #1 thing was this: Provide Massive Value.

    That's exactly what your friend is doing. Nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author jpsilver
    This looks interesting and a great way to monetise something that's initially free and has a big market.
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  • Profile picture of the author CarlsTips
    I forgot to mention that he makes this money without people having to click on ads.. The ads just automatically play and he makes money every time he plays them.
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  • Profile picture of the author rooze
    That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing. Though I must say that this post really makes me feel my age, I have almost no idea what you're talking about
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    The sad fact is that you don't have to be great at a game to have viewers.. There is an ex-porn star who streams games.... (there is a feature where you can show yourself in the bottom right when streaming the game)... She gets tons of viewers.... People chat with her while she plays.
    In the black market they call this "ewhoring".
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  • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
    Originally Posted by CarlsTips View Post

    I thought some of you might appreciate a different approach to making money online.

    I have a friend who plays an online game called League of Legends.

    He is very good at the game and is ranked very high.

    This is a free game, has been around for only 2 years, and has become very competitive.

    Hundreds of thousands of people have started to play (mainly because it's free and an awesome game)

    This friend started streaming his games on a site called Own3d.... While streaming the game he gives tips on how to play, has conversations with other friends who play (on skype), and is able to put up advertisements through own3d.

    Once he started making money he created a website so people can easily watch him stream....Then allowed other people to put their streams on his site.

    His site generates thousands of dollars a month just from visitors... Plus he makes over $3,000 a week from streaming on own3d.

    I know a lot of people who stream on justintv and other sites and make a lot of money from sponsorship and advertisements.

    There are hundreds of different games that people stream and make money from (as long of course as you have viewers)....

    The sad fact is that you don't have to be great at a game to have viewers.. There is an ex-porn star who streams games.... (there is a feature where you can show yourself in the bottom right when streaming the game)... She gets tons of viewers.... People chat with her while she plays.

    Anyway.. there are thousands of streamers around the world making money by just playing games. That is their job.

    I hope this thread inspired somebody.
    Wow..wonder how long it would take me to learn how to play League of Legends (a game I have never heard of) and get as good as your friend.
    On second thought, maybe I can hire people on Fiverr to play it for me

    Anyway this is a creative idea. Thanks for the share!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Who here will pay me to watch me play Ultima Online? PM me! Lolololol.
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    • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
      Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

      Who here will pay me to watch me play Ultima Online? PM me! Lolololol.
      Ultima Online...you have good taste, man.
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    • Profile picture of the author onSubie
      Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

      Who here will pay me to watch me play Ultima Online? PM me! Lolololol.

      As the OP said own3d and Justintv will pay you to stream your games. Just sign up and set the dispaly to your screen and play away.

      It can be lucrative if you can get beta copies of upcoming games. Few people are streaming Diablo 3 right now and a lot of gamers want to see what it looks like.

      Record your sessions and put good ones on YouTube with a link to your site that promotes your streaming. Game videos get crazy views on YouTube.

      It is a good way to build a rep you can use to write and sell a guide.

      Mahlon
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  • Profile picture of the author ZenCookie
    I just wish that I would have had the same idea when WoW came to be. I would have serious problems spending all the cash.

    This just proves that if you have the brains, anything is possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shawn Darlin
    I know a highschool friend of mine who does the exact same but with World of Warcraft. He's one of the most renowned WoW players online.

    He banks a cool $30,000/month just by playing and streaming the "tournaments."
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    What!? There is money in the video gaming industry!? Surely not!



    (It's only a multi-billion-dollar business! Stop telling everyone!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Flyinghigh
    Wow, wish I knew how to do this. I'm not Techie enough, though. But the money sounds great!
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
      Originally Posted by Flyinghigh View Post

      Wow, wish I knew how to do this. I'm not Techie enough, though. But the money sounds great!

      I believe a while back there was a Warrior promoting an affiliate program for a MMORPG (massive mutliplayer online role playing game)

      I didn't really pay much attention, but unless I'm wrong you didn't even have to know how to play... You could just go into gaming chat rooms and talk to people and tell them to check out the new game, and it would link them to someone who was playing.


      I don't know what ever happened to it, but I remember wishing I wasn't already so busy.
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  • Profile picture of the author aeri
    I should get my boyfriend to do this He plays it almost on a daily basis since the summer, and I should have known you could make money doing something like that I shall have to pass the idea to him.

    Thanks for sharing Very helpful idea!
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  • Profile picture of the author ezmystic
    Will anyone pay to watch me watching films? hahahahaha sad I know but that made me laugh so hard I almost fell out my chair!!
    Happy New Year to those who are celebrating
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  • Profile picture of the author richjr72
    I have done this. I use to stream gaming footage on twitchtv, which is part of justintv. I haven't done this in a while, been too busy with other things. I will be doing it again, soon.

    Gamers love to watch other gameplay. I find myself on their for hours just watching people play their game. Gives you a chance to preview games and learn techinques.

    The gaming market is huge and there are so many possibilities.
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  • Profile picture of the author Victoralexon
    TwitchTV is great as well. I often view Starcraft 2 streams on www.teamliquid.net if anyone is interested.
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  • Profile picture of the author HairyPoppins
    It will never cease to amaze me on how many cool different ways there are to make money online. The internet is such an amazing place and such an overlooked money maker by the average person. That's just too cool. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Just reminds me of the 101+ ways to make money online. I would've never thought of this one. Reminds me of the girl who made $1,000,000 with her Myspace account a few years ago.
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    • Profile picture of the author ahlexis
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Just reminds me of the 101+ ways to make money online. I would've never thought of this one. Reminds me of the girl who made $1,000,000 with her Myspace account a few years ago.
      You thought of MySpace, I thought of Second Life. There was a girl who had bought up several islands and was developing and subdividing the virtual real estate. Her Second Life real estate was worth over $1,000,000 in USD, not Lindens (the currency on Second Life, I think), had she decided to cash out at the time I'd read about it. People would trade USD and other real world currencies in order to "live in" a certain Second Life location, and they had to pay rent. These people were buying their way converting real money into Second Life money in order to pay the rent.
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    Great tip, thanks for sharing! Have a great 2012!
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    I think I might try this cause I love playing LoL

    add me on skype: flatbro94 if you want to join me.

    I do have a own3d.tv stream working also
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    That seems perfect for me! I AM GOOD at video games but i dont have the equipment
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    • Profile picture of the author Shane Hon
      How perfect can this be? He gets to do what he really enjoys and gets paid well for it too! Really impressive how he saw the potential at the beginning and tool action to build that site.

      Thanks for sharing this, it is really an eye opener
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      • Profile picture of the author livo
        Thanks for sharing, iam always looking for new ways to monetise my online activities!
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  • Profile picture of the author theysawgold
    Thanks for sharing CarlsTips! Any chance of getting more specifics on the method since you really peaked my interest?
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  • Profile picture of the author lcp36
    Sounds great...
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  • Profile picture of the author solado
    Soundsa awesome - Games for Money, thats why i want out my day job to play games more

    I did something like this to make money, but world of warcraft gold making videos on youtube, I started getting a few hundred views a day and monitized it with adsense on youtube, unfortunatly they pulled all my advertisements off and said i didnt have the copyright permissions to do so (Even though ToS of the game stated you could monitize content)... i guess a 3rd party website is ideal.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeDRL
    That's crazy, you can now earn money playing games.
    Now every kids are going to say to their parents "HER I'm working mom!" lol

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  • Profile picture of the author 23profit
    That is some powerful stuff right on man! I will check it out happy new year
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    I wonder if I could stream me beating my children and get enough of an audience to make money from sponsorships? j/k
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  • Profile picture of the author Webpromotion
    Thanks for the info.
    This gives me so many ideas, so many ways to work this angle.
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  • Profile picture of the author giseo
    How is he making money from his site? Ad buys?
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    • Profile picture of the author CarlsTips
      Originally Posted by giseo View Post

      How is he making money from his site? Ad buys?
      Corporate Sponsors... plus people pay a portion of their ads to be featured on his site....

      Plus a few other things....

      I'm in the process of writing a blog post about it...

      I'll let you know when it's up
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  • Profile picture of the author zardon
    What are the technical requirements, I've seen loads of streams from XBOX, but very few from PS3.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    Great, great innovative way of generating cash. However, one must have the expertise of a gamer and should still market his self as somekind of legend in a particular game. Playing big tournaments could earn you some money, but taking people by the hand and guide them through the game is another ball-game.
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  • Profile picture of the author MiFortuna
    There is a lot of money to be made in the gaming niche. Not to long ago a bot was taken down by Blizzard and apparently the gold sellers now are making tons of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronalda
    I am hoping to build a real business online over the coming year and although this sounds like a really interesting idea, the thought of playing games all day just feels wrong! I guess my old-fashioned work ethic rebels and perhaps I need to loosen up a little!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ooze
      Making money streaming League of Legends isn't as easy as it seems.
      In order to make a solid income you would have to be a top 0.05% player orso.
      Most of the streamers make only around 5$ hour by streaming (which are mainly pro players that go to tournaments).
      Then there are around 10-15 popular people that constantly have about 5000-15000 people watching them, but they are exceptions.
      If you want to make some real money with LoL you have to be very skilled, which means playing the game all day long for months.

      Im currently a top 0.5% player trying to become better so i can make some money with it, but i wouldn't recommend you trying it since you have to be talented and practice atleast 5 hours per day.

      However, if you enjoy the game, you should definitively try.

      Nathan.

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      Awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Invert Planet
    yea I don't get it... I'm watching the site now... no ads or anything... where does the $$ come from?


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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Originally Posted by ollarbank View Post

    It's a niche I hadn't thought of trying.

    I'm away to Twitter see if I can find some BIG players.

    If I can hunt them out... I'll use my new system to follow their followers
    and give them what they want.

    Thanks,

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      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      COME ON!!!! Can you not post on any thread without promoting your sig????? PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP SPAMMING....
      What he said!
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  • Profile picture of the author CarlsTips
    Just like any other niche it takes hard work... I was only showing an example of what a friend does.

    HotShotGG is ranked below180... He got popular when the game was early and he was ranked one.

    That doesn't mean someone can't do the same thing with another up and coming game.

    There are tons of games that are streamed. And a lot of people who make a lot of money streaming.
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  • Profile picture of the author mafai44
    Battle Empire "You Play. We Pay." v3

    I know people make money by playing counter strike source and world of warcraft, this league called battle empire pays out every time you win a competitive game, its pretty neat. I believe you have to pay a monthly fee to play but if your good at it you can make a lot..
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    Yup it certainly does not get better than that. You get paid good to play all day.
    It must be really nice. Don't know if its a long term though.
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    Thanks for sharing. Another way of making money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author CarlsTips
    This isn't a market that will saturate.. people can watch streaming on their mobile devices.. and you get money from the ads... this is web 3.0
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