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User Info: MaChaoJustice

4 years ago#1
How difficult is it to turn gaming from a hobby to a profession?

What are the costs?

What are the benefits?

Let's begin under the assumption that someone wants to play games on a console & PC at the same time. The person also needs the sufficient hardware and software to produce videos that can be later posted to video sites. In turn, money will be received daily as a result of partnership programs or other royalty methods. This person is in this all alone with no friends to offer any assistance other than playing with the person depending on the content of the video.


( In Dollars )

I. Start-up Cost

PS4 Bundle: $400

Gaming Laptop: $1200

Video Editing Software: $150

Video Capture & Sound Recorder: $300

II. Scheduled Costs

$30-$80 Per Week On Games

$50 Per Month For Electricity

$50 Per Month For Internet

$50-$100 Per Year For Gaming Subscriptions

Time Dedication

Expect to devote 2-5 Hours Per Day Gaming

An additional 1-2 Hours May Be Needed Daily For Video Production

Total Start-up Cost ( With Tax Included ): Around $2250

Total Yearly Cost: Around $2700-$5200

Time Dedication: Around 1095-2555 Hours Per Year


Favorite Hobby To Career

Having Fun With Video Games

Responsibility With Money & Time Management

Developing Skills In Gaming

Other Possible Benefits

Establishing A Loyal Fanbase

Making More Money Than The Cost Per Year

Respect Points From Gamers

High Gaming Stats

Potential Notice From Game Developers

Feel free to add more to this...

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User Info: DerPancake

4 years ago#2
Its easier to win the jackpot in megamillions than to live from posting videos in youtube.
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User Info: Cool_Dude667

4 years ago#3
You gotta be at least mildly comical.
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User Info: Darkcloud20

4 years ago#4
Gaming laptop is an incredibly stupid choice. Especially if you want to do live streams its power wont be enough and looking at DSP developing skills is not a given.

User Info: Combo Master

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4 years ago#5
DerPancake posted...
Its easier to win the jackpot in megamillions than to live from posting videos in youtube.

You can live making under $1000 a month especially if you live with someone else. It's definitely possible to live just off youtube videos if you find an audience for whatever you'er doing. Probably not the best career choice though.
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User Info: claytonbuckley

4 years ago#6
Every youtuber i subscribe to has said the same thing. If you start making videos with the interest to make money, you will fail.

The fact you even made this topic means you shouldn't even start IMO.

Also a laptop? no. no no no no.

Seriously, go apply for a job at McDonalds. You're more likely to succeed there.
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User Info: LordSeifer

4 years ago#7
is this a serious topic?

posting videos of you playing games on youtube is going to teach you time management and financial responsibility?

underage user?
^ this

User Info: DarkZV2Beta

4 years ago#8
Best thing you can do: Get a cheap(ish) mic and DXTory, and start off recording PC and emulated games, and doing commentary over it.
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User Info: jakisthe

4 years ago#9 DO realize that there are thousands and thousands of let's players already, right? Also, a labtop? Really?
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