Wouldn’t it be great if you could just sit home and make money doing things that you love like playing video games? Well the good news is, with the increasing value on the Internet and peoples desire for knowledge, you can do just that. But, before you quit your job, here are some things to keep in mind before making a gaming blog.
Do You Have The Time?
Starting a video game blog is about more than just playing your favorite video games and getting paid to do it. Instead, you will have to dedicate time and attention to start your blog, and then put effort in to watch it grow into a successful website. Often times, it will take a while just to get the blog up and running and to find a dedicated audience. If you have marketing and advertising, this will help quite a bit, so consider doing this. But even once you are going and have a good amount of visitors to your site, it’s also important to keep up with them, their requests and their questions. A blog certainly takes time and dedication if you hope to see it succeed.
What’s Your Niche?
If you think you’re the only person out there hoping to make money off of video game blogs, you’re wrong. There are already a lot of people out there doing what you want to do, and making good money doing it. With that in mind, you need to decide what your niche is and how you can market it differently from other people. Are you a PlayStation blogger who only reviews sports games on the platform? Or do you like to play action games, no matter the system? Or maybe you’re hoping to get into the new popularity of mobile games? You can certainly work on a variety of games and platforms, but be sure to know what you want to write about and what your best at. If blogging becomes too difficult of a task for you, you may lose interest and not keep up with your content.
The most popular game bloggers are those who write about new and popular games. Often times, this means preordering your game, waiting in line for hours to buy it the second it releases, and then playing it nonstop until you complete it and can talk about it. This could mean a few days of sleeplessness, but when your readers are waiting, it’s important to give them what they want. Be sure you can keep up with new games when they come out, or else people will look to other sites other than yours for gaming information.
Can You Be Versatile?
If you have knowledge with video editing software, consider a video blog. While text blogs are quite popular, video blogs are seeing more popularity with apps like Vine, Instagram Video, and, of course, YouTube. If you can use any of these services to make quality videos, your fans will be able to make a connection with face to information, and this could lead to a more solid fan base.
Frank is a wild gamer who has been playing video games for over 20-years. He is a fan of MMO games like Aion and the World of Warcraft. He is also an advisor for several gaming blogs. Some of his example could be seen here