The video game industry is huge and it’s one of the number one niches in the market. It ranks right up there with dating and diet aids and it probably always will With millions of games out there and millions of competing websites, how do you make money online with video games? Easy! The same way you do selling anything else!
PPC Marketing – A lot of video game fanatics know about new games before they even hit the market. Consequently, when they come to the Internet, they’re not really looking for information on the game, they already know everything they need to know. They just want to know where they can buy it. Fast! If you can stay on top of the new game releases you can make some very good money using PPC to drive traffic to your affiliate offers.
Set up a Website – Today’s video games have lots of secrets built in. They’re designed to be challenging. Players go online looking for tips and cheat codes and maps. Set up an informative website based on one or two games and give you players those tips and cheats as an incentive to join your email list. Then you can market all kinds of video games right to the people who buy them.
Once your site is established you can also start adding in more games or affiliate offers. Start blogging about upcoming game releases. You’ll have a loyal following who listens when you tell them about the newest upcoming games and as soon as you put that affiliate link on your blog they’ll be there to buy.
Add an Amazon Store – Amazon sells everything related to video games. They have the games, the gaming systems, T-shirts, and all the other products the manufacturers release. Add an Amazon store to your website so your visitors can find everything they need without ever leaving your site.
Write a Game Guide – There’s big money to be made in Game Guides. Just take a look at the listings at Clickbank or Amazon. If you know the ins and outs of a particular game and you think you can teach other players a trick or two, write your own guide and market it. It doesn’t even have to explain the whole game. I have a guide right now that explains how to use only one building in Cityville and I use it as an incentive for my list.
Add a Forum – Gamers love to chat about their favorite games. They brag about their conquests and they exchange tips and cheats. And they also talk about new games coming up. Give them a place to do all this chatting by adding a forum to your video game blog. Not only will you have a great source of information right at your fingertips, but you’ll have a captive audience to market those new games to.
These are just a few examples. As you can see, you can make money online with video games the same way you make money selling anything else online. The key is to stay on top of this market. New games are constantly being released and game buyers don’t wait around. You can’t wait until a game’s been around for 3 or 4 months and decide if it’s worth promoting. By then it’s too late. They start buying the second those games become available.
I have a video game website myself and I can tell you it’s one of the most profitable and fun sites I’ve ever set up. It’s fast paced and you always have something to blog about. So go ahead and get into the video game niche. Just remember, it’s not all fun and games.