5 Ways To Make Money With Online Games

When it comes to making money with online games, there are numerous ways to do it. In fact, there’s probably more ways than you think. All it takes is a bit of creativity, hard work and the ability to take action. Without any further ado, here are five ways to make money with online games.

1. Create Your Own Game

The most obvious way to get started with making money with online games is to create your own. Depending on what kind of expertise you possess, such as coding, web development skills etc. . ., then there may be a ton of work involved. Thankfully, there are game creator tools you can use or you can hire a professional to do some things or everything for you. But be prepared to pay a pretty penny if you want a professional to create your game.

On that note, a few game creator tools you might want to check out include: 

. Flowlab
. GDevelop
. Sploder
. Stencyl

Monetizing your game can be done various ways. You can place adverts into your games or allow in-app purchases of special items. You can even charge a one-time fee for people to access your game or you can sell your games or pitch them to gaming platforms that might be interested in publishing your game; Once published, you can monetize them.

2. Review Online Games Via YouTube 

Record yourself reviewing online games. Then put those videos on YouTube and eventually you could earn via their ad sharing program. You do have to have a certain number of subscribers and meet other requirements, but give it time and before you know it, you’ll qualify to take part in their program. That being said, you’ll want to create a YouTube channel that’s solely for reviewing online games.

Film yourself playing some of the game and provide commentary (if the creators permit it). Alternatively, you can just play the game without filming yourself playing it, and then you can create your review.

Here’s a tip, try to create at least 3-4 videos per week. Then more consistent you are, the more of a chance you have of making money with online game reviews.

3. Write Articles For Third-Party Sites

When I say third-party sites, I mean sites like Hubpages and Infobarrel. You can join sites that share either ad revenue and then publish review-style articles to them. Obviously your reviews will be about online games you’ve recently played or have played at some point. However, don’t expect to make big money via this method. Unless you gain some serious traction with traffic, you probably won’t make much at all.

4. Write Articles For Your Own Site

If writing for third-party sites isn’t for you, then create your own website centered around reviewing online games. You can make money with online game reviews via advertising platforms, affiliate marketing, Patreon and the list goes on. If you go down this route, be consistent and post reviews regularly.

5. Offer Reviews

You can offer to do paid reviews of online games. Getting people to want to pay you to review their online game isn’t exactly easy and will require hard work. Then again, if you get it right, then you could do well. Just make sure you make it clear to people that you will only provide honest reviews. One way to attract people to pay you for online game reviews is to join Fiverr and sites like Fiverr.

In short, you can make money with online games by:

. Creating a game
. Do video reviews via YouTube
. Write Articles for third-third party sites
. Write articles for your own site
. Offer online-video game reviews (via Fiverr)

Creating your own game, reviewing online games via YouTube and writing articles for your own site are good ways to potentially earn cash with online games. The same goes for writing articles for third-party sites and you can offer online-video game reviews. If you want to make money with online games, then give one or all of those ways a try.


I started this website to help people make money online/offline via different ways. I aim to provide tips, advice and more with the hopes people will find something that will help them make cash online.

Who knows, maybe one of my articles will spark an idea!

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  1. Hello. I am an avid gamer and the thought of being able to make money from a hobby appeals greatly to me.  I have thought of making my own game previously but due to time constraints and it seeming to be hard work I changed my mind on it. However I will looking to review games on YouTube and I hope I will have a ton of success doing that. Thanks 

  2. I’m excited to know there is an avenue to play game and earn as well. Playing game is my hobby, and it’s rewarding to see that there is a program which is ready to pay me for playing game.

    I think the best way to earn money from my gaming knowledge is through writing reviews on games and gaming equipment. That way, I can earn some money through affiliate programs, like selling game consoles, pad and even n Amazon.

  3. Dear Nathan,

    Thanks a lot for the helpful and informative post. 

    Being a full-time blogger working from home your post means a lot to me. I love to play online games and its amazing to know that I can make money with online games.

    I love review writing and I write reviews for make money online programs so offering reviews for online games is the one I am going to try first. Obviously I am going to enjoy it because I love to play online games. By just sharing my opinion and my experience I can earn money makes me excited.

    This post has to be motivating, not only for me but also for many others. Great information, you have really given a lot of value here.

    Much Success!


  4. I’m quite liking the route of starting up a YouTube channel and reviewing games…sounds like a pretty relaxed way to build up a online income stream. 

    I’m wondering if maybe you could get free copies of games to review from the makers, if they know you are going to give them good coverage on your YouTube channel? This would cut the costs of your reviews in half! 

  5. it is very interesting of me hearing about this, topic online gaming it’s a unique way of making money online,I have blog before i read about it now am going to make sure i write articles about online games and how to make profitable amount of money from it.AND  moreso i will offer to reviews online games for people so as to make it unique and profitable

  6. Waooh, thank you for this wonderful review, am just learning about  all these ways to make money with online games. I never knew such opportunities exists and I believe this very post will help lots of people with this awareness. I sure will like to Write Articles For Third-Party Sites, considering the facts that I like writing.

    Is there any particular site you know that you can recommend for me that can pay me well to write articles for them? I really want to give this a try as a means of making money online.

    Thank you for this great post.

  7. Yes. I have find myself in the this situation of writing articles about games before. Trust me it was not that easy. I was not the owner of the game, so I can not write anyhow perception about the game. I had to go through their white paper in order to be able write a tangible things about the game. Only white paper can not do, I have to include what they offer on their websites and other social media they make. It may look frustrating at times after all the stress and found out only little traffic go through the write-up. The only way that is amazing is when we have many traffic that access the site. 

    I think creating ones game would be cool and fun. There is more gain in it than others.

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