Can You Really Get Paid to Play Games in 2024?

Can you get paid to play games? A question with a definitive answer—YES! Keep reading to discover the ways you can earn while playing your favorite games.

Chris Wong - Writer for Buff
By Chris Wong
Korana Braun - Editor for Buff
Edited by Korana Braun
Fact-check by Itai Guzik

Updated November 9, 2023.

In recent years, Twitch has generated approximately $2.6 billion in revenue, esports was considered to be added to the Olympics, and the gaming industry as a whole is expected to surpass $200 billion in 2023.

Gaming is no longer "just a game"—it is also a great way to make some serious cash and even build a successful career.

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How You Can Earn As a Gamer

It is undeniably possible to get paid for playing games, and here are some of the ways to do so.

  • Run Buff while playing games to earn redeemable points and rewards.
  • Continue playing your fave games, but throw in a webcam and mic—earn from streaming your gameplay on live streaming platforms such as Twitch and YouTube Gaming.
  • If you have the skills to compete with the best, compete in esports tournaments for some major cash prizes.
  • There are always some beginners who want to learn how to get better at the games they love. If you're good at explaining things and have patience, create and sell game tutorials and guides.
  • If you are a good teacher/coach and are not camera-shy, you can earn from coaching players looking to improve, either in-person or online.

Wherever you are in your journey to making your game time into paid time, Buff will always help you enhance those earnings. Learn more about Buff and how you can earn points that are redeemable for in-game rewards.

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