Do you have to be the best to make money? Do you have to be VERY good?
I want to share with you a quick story that challenges these beliefs..
I should have been working, but decided to check one of my favourite online distraction sites (reddit.com) instead…
One of the areas I like to check is the “AMA” section, which means “Ask Me Anything”…
This particular day there was a guy who was making a fulltime living by playing Startcraft2 (a popular video game)… WOW, I thought, this guy must be one of the best in the world to actual be making a good living.
It turns out this guy is not one of the best in the world, in fact, he doesn’t even play the tournaments (yes, there are actual tournaments)… instead, he simply plays the games, and streams them live via Justin.tv and then puts the videos on Youtube.
So in a nutshell, he does the thing he loves the most, and allows others to watch him doing it.
He gets many viewers, and says he makes around $3,500 per month in ad revenue… he has also started teaching others how to play, which nets him about $1,500 a month.
Pretty cool huh?
There are a few lessons to take from this:
1) You don’t have to be the best… this guy is clearly quite entertaining in his videos, so people check out the videos for his passion and sense of humour an fun.
2) Isn’t it awesome that we live in a world where we can make a fulltime living by simply doing the things we love!
3) Live streaming and then putting the highlights on Youtube is a great combination.
4) Many people don’t like to share with the world “until they are an expert”…. don’t wait for that to happen, just get out there and start generating content today.
The actual AMA thread on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/g7q91/iam_destiny_i_quit_my_job_to_play_starcraft_2_for/
His Justin.tv channel: http://www.justin.tv/steven_bonnell_ii
His Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/remembertomorrow0
All the above may contain adult language.