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Feb 1, 2008
I make my living playing video games. Can you imagine this? - doing what you enjoy doing most - and getting paid for it? Sounds like a wild fantasy, right? Think again. Many gamers get paid very well just to spend time with their consoles playing the latest games, because they are video game testers.

In a perfect world, you could hang with your buds playing video games all day while earning money. Admittedly, the world is imperfect, but you can earn money playing video games all day. No kidding. Many video game companies will pay good money for the help of regular video gamers. Whether you are hooked on to video games or just play occasionally you can turn gaming into gaining.

There are two different ways you can make money while playing video games, and neither requires a college degree or job experience in the gaming industry. Video game companies are always searching for people to try out their new video games or to sell their games, gaming systems, and software and other things. These are not gimmicks. Testers and suppliers provide valuable services to video game companies, and they are paid real money.

To become a video game tester, all you have to do is find a video game maker which does testing and sign up on their website. Becoming a member costs between one and four dollars monthly, not to bad, but it is a small fee to pay to get the opportunity to try out video games for money. Your job will be to test video games before they are marketed to the public. That way manufacturers can improve the games before they go on the market using info from real game players. In return, the gamers get the game for free; they get all the cheat codes to try out; and they earn money!

The other way to get paid for playing video games is to become a supplier. Suppliers actually sell products for video game manufacturers. They get an early look at new games, gaming systems, and software. Not bad! You get to be your own boss and work on your own schedule!

If you are an avid video game player or just want an excuse to indulge your gaming habit, sign on to be a video game tester or supplier. Have the best of both worlds.

After completing your first assignment, you may be so excited when you receive that first paycheck that you spend all your time gloating about it. Don't! Keep up the process of contacting companies and providing quality reviews and feedback. You will build up an impressive resume of game testing assignments that will help you get even more and better paying ones in the future.

Sounds like a great job, right? So, if you want to be able to tell you friends "I game for a living", follow the steps above and you'll soon be on your way to making a full time income from the comfort of your console.
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Thomas Tooma is a freelance writer who specializes in Video Gaming and cheat codes
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