Now I am going to explain how the second job works. It is a lot more rare to find opportunities where you can realistically get hired to test out video games. You have to find companies with websites where you can apply online. Also you will need to live close to the company or companies you find to have a actual chance of getting hired. However, if you are persistent enough you will most likely find a job where you can test games and get paid to play games online for free.
If you are a avid gamer you should know something. You can get paid to play games online for free. There are a whole host of websites out there on the internet that allow you to earn money when you compete in two play games as well as large tournaments. It really just depends on what your preference is. Most people enjoy playing simple two player games because the odds of winning are much greater.
The best thing is there are websites in every gaming niche on the internet these days. The gaming industry has really exploded online. There are also jobs for game testing. However, these jobs are much harder to obtain because you have to apply for them. With other ways you do not have to apply or even pay a sign up fee. You just join for free and get started earning money playing your favorite game. Then just watch the money flow into your paypal account.
First, lets start off by explaining how the first job works, the one where you compete in either two play games or tournaments. These websites are free to join (sometimes require several website visitors to activate). After you join you compete against everyday people from all around the world. There are tons of these websites on the internet now. A few notable ones include: worldwinner, king, and iWon. Each has its own niche as far as gaming goes besides the three I just named off. They have games available in almost every category including arcade, strategy, board, racing, hunting, sports, retro, and three dimensional games.
You just pick the website that offers the selection of games that appeals to you the most. When you are trying to get paid to play games online for free you will need to join the website with games that you find most enjoyable. If you are really looking to make money with this you should not join a whole bunch of these and play a whole bunch of different games. It is better to pick one site and focus on mastering one game. then you can use that game to boosts your income.