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Cash for Comments: How to Make Money Playing & Talking About Video Games

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cash for Comments: How to Make Money Playing & Talking About Video Games

Have you heard of Felix Kjellberg? Even the most avid video game players might only know him by his online name, PewDiePie. Kjellberg has forged an unlikely career by combining his love of playing games with the simple act of recording a running video commentary as he plays. This method of commentary is known as Let’s Play, and the player generally comments upon the game that they happen to be playing, which tends to be amusingly random, or by offering instructions on how to play the game properly. Kjellberg has turned his Let’s Play exploits into a popular online video channel, and his efforts netted him an impressive $7.4 million in a single year. While its his style of commentary that has led to his popularity (he even made a cameo appearance on South Park), just how is it...

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