A TEENAGER has revealed the ultimate side hustle for gamers.
Mark, @financeunfolded on TikTok, is sharing the inside scoop on making money the fun way, without having to leave the house or pay any startup cost.
Only a teen, Mark, @financeunfolded shares his seemingly infinite side hustles with the world. He recently showed his users how to make $36 an hour playing video gamesCredit: TikTok
The TikToker said $2 bills are his ‘specialty’Credit: TikTok
“Companies need players to test their new games for glitches, and they pay gamers to try them,” he explained at the top of the video.
They pay “$9 for every 15-minute play test” according to @financeunfolded.
All it takes is going to app.playtestcloud.com and clicking the corner button labeled “become a tester.”
Filling out the forms and reading up on the common questions readies any player for game testing.
The form includes basic information like legal name and email, in addition to more job-specific questions like which gaming devices a player owns, and which games they enjoy “at least weekly.”
In typical internet skepticism, commenters chimed in to see what the catch was.
“Say it with me now ‘ if it seems too good to be true it probably is,”‘ one said.
Several commenters agreed with this use of the old adage that not everything is as it seems.
Another said, “This isn’t actually a fun job, it’s not you playing a full game for money, it’s you playing the same levels trying to break the game.”
Accepting this interpretation, a user replied “Wait, I can get paid to do THAT?!? I do that for fun all the time!!!”
One TikToker cut the whole gig down to size, saying “It’s (trash emoji) I tried it before.”
The chorus of comments summed up that the tests are mobile-only, and very sporadic if they come at all.
It also allegedly requires constant communication and feedback whilst playing the same level of the game on repeat.
Intervals for actual tests by those who tried the game were anything from a few a week, to once every few months.
Still, there are people who allegedly tried and got paid.
Reddit user u/MakingMoneyHoney said it’s the real deal.
“So, overall, they’re legit, just sometimes there might be technical issues, and you have to decide if the money is worth it …….