Making Money by Testing Video Games at Home

***SUNDAY CALENDAR STORY FOR MARCH 9, 2014. DO NOT USE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION*** VAN NUYS, CA – FEBRUARY 27, 2014 – QA testers, including Mark Grimenstein, front, testing the new video game “Titanfall” at Respawn Entertainment video game development studio, Thursday, February 27, 2014. The studio is launching the new video game on March 11, 2014. (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times).

If you are a video game enthusiast, the there may be nothing that hits closer to being a dream job as getting paid to test new video games before they hit the market. New games are being developed so fast that new video game testers are being sought and hired on a daily basis. If you know where to look for these job opportunities, is it easier than you may think to land this type of job. You may be thinking about now that you don’t have the necessary skills, other than a love of video games, to be hired. The requirements are not as hard as you may think. You already have the number one thing these companies are looking for or you wouldn’t be reading this article.
If you really want to make some money while doing something you love, from your own home (and who doesn’t) then you will need to get a home computer or video game console at your own home. If not at your house, then you are going to need to be sure that you have access when you need it. If you already own one or both of these then you are well on your way to landing the job. You will be able to choose the format of the games you want to become a tester for, so having both isn’t necessary, but you’ll have to have one. Another choice you will have will be in the games platform. You will also need to have a working internet connection on hand. The producers want to be able to communicate with you to know what problems you’ve encountered and when you are ready for a new game to try out.

Along with the equipment, you are going to need the extra time to devote to this job. You are testing for every type of flaw, and some of these can be so small that you don’t identify them right away. Extra time may be needed to detect them all. Also, each game will be a different length, so you will need the time to finish the games you start. While you may not have to be a video gaming professional, you will need to know the basic moves to play action and adventure games. You will be able to choose the type of video games that you want to test, so once you master the moves for that genre, finding the faults within a game will be easier.

Being a video game tester and working from home is something that you can do. It may be the perfect solution if you are contemplating a second job or simply want or need a way to earn money from home. Take your love of video gaming to the next level, and get paid to play.