For students who want to support themselves while studying Gaming courses or work for the sake of gaining experience, or both, we are bringing out this article on how to earn while learning.
Making Gameplay Videos and Monetizing Through YouTube
Gameplay videos teach you how to play a particular game using a video hosted on YouTube. There are many famous gameplay video makers such as PewDiePie, Yogscast, Rooster Teeth, and CaptainSparklez. It takes a while to earn the scales that these players have achieved. But it is worth trying. And remember, India is an untapped market in games.
E-sports are competitive video game contests. And they carry handsome prize money to the winners. Players enjoy stardom, fan following and sponsorship’s as well. Dota 2 is a fine example of this kind, with prize money of USD 18 million.
If it is a year-long diploma course, you will apply for an internship mid-way through the course. If it is a 4-year B.Tech. gaming course in Game Development, you will officially start the internship in the final semester.
Collaborating with Seniors
Network as much as you can to nurture contacts. Similarly, develop expertise in areas of your interest. And then collaborate with your contacts to work for clients and seniors. It is OK even if you work for free for some months. The experience you gain is invaluable. The stepping stone for your next assignment is the fact that you have some real experience, not whether you earned money from your previous job.
By the time you complete gaming courses from the school, you should ship at least one well-polished game. Publishing a game takes a lot of effort and tenacity and therefore speaks a lot about you. Consequently, it acts as the best stepping stone for an exciting career after college.