Streaming can be a great way to bring in an income by showing the world the things you love; whether it’s gaming, being creative or just talking about a subject you’re passionate about. However, like with most self-employed incomes, it’s worth diversifying how you earn it so here are fives ways to increase your stream income.
Often people misunderstand the importance gaming has in society. People misconstrue it as an addictive activity that is only but a time-waster. However, these opinions are far from the truth. Gaming provides a haven and can also be a career or a business you can bank on in your future years.
In the current day and age computer games are highly popular; from war games to football games – there is something for all ages. A lot of parents worry that their children spend too much time playing video games.
Streaming video games can be a very fun and maybe even lucrative use of your time, depending on what kind of content you create and what audience it caters to. There have been household names made from platforms like Twitch (like Ninja), but even US Senators have been getting on the trend as of late.
While the older generation may not fully understand it, television as we know it is on its way out, and streaming platforms have taken center stage. People are more interested in enjoying whatever content they like on their schedule, as opposed to carefully curated content and programming. The convenience of platforms like Twitch and Youtube has shown to many that there is a better way, and not much incentive to keep paying astronomical television package bills.
While gaming is a fantastic luxury that we all enjoy, it’s true that unless we compete in tournaments or produce content, be that on YouTube, Mixer or Twitch, we may struggle to see much money coming in from it. Some people make these options career goals, and that’s something to admire. However, for many of us, working a job or dealing with life responsibilities comes first and foremost, with gaming as a beautiful escape to help us relax and spend our free time.