Out of all the ways of making money online, being paid to play computer games is probably the most exciting concept; how can you get paid to do something which is so entertaining and enjoyable?!
There are hundreds of online gaming websites that allow you to compete against other online players, with the winner receiving a cash prize. It costs a small amount of money every time you play a game, and usually if you win you will receive the other opponents’ entry money as well as your own as a prize fund. Therefore it pays to be good at playing online games!
The best way to go about making money online playing online games is to find a games site that is free to join, and then try and choose a game that you would like to play. Make sure you are able to play for free in practise mode; otherwise you will just end up throwing your money away. Read the game instructions and rules in case you miss out on any bonuses or secrets available, and then spend a few hours practising this game.
When you feel that you can play the game to a high standard, start to challenge other online opponents. If you can, have a look at their top scores for the game you are about to play - just to see how your score compares against theirs. Usually it will cost around 35pence to play a game, with the winner receiving around 65pence (as the online game site will have to take their own cut of the money). If you are doing well and winning lots, try and go up a prize level; some games might cost pound1.50 to enter but will have a prize of pound3 or so. There are some great tournaments on the website too, with entry for pound1 and a prize fund of pound70. If you aren't managing to beat any opponents then I suggest you stop playing for cash, and go back to practise mode.
So far from reading this article on making money online playing computer games you might feel a little short-changed. Obviously anyone can make money online if they are talented enough - they could make thousands of pounds from online betting sites if they are able to successfully predict sporting events, or they could easily make a living playing online poker if they are good enough. This is the same with online gaming; however there is another factor to take in to consideration when deciding whether this is a viable way to make money online: the use of cashback websites.
Cashback websites pay you to make an online transaction directly from their website. A cashback website will consist of thousands of website links, and they are able to track any purchases that you make at any of these websites, and will give you a percentage of cash back as an incentive for you to use their shopping links. You don't only get cash back on shopping made online though. You can earn cashback every time you join an online bookmaker, online poker site or significantly, even an online gaming website. No longer are you making any kind of gamble by playing online games from your own cash; the cashback website will guarantee you around pound10 for joining an online games site.
Now you can join an online gaming site using a cashback website, make a cash deposit at the game site and then play pound10 worth of online games, safe in the knowledge that you will not have lost a penny thanks to the cashback website tracking your activities. You could play pound10 worth of online games and lose every single one, but you will still have made pound10 at the cashback website.
So if you are able to practise for free at the online games site until you can play to a reasonable standard, not only will you not make a loss by joining from a cashback website, but you will hopefully start to win other people's money on the gaming website. This is how you can start to make money online and get paid to play online computer games, using cashback websites.