If you’ve been furloughed, have lost your job, are a student or just a brilliant gamer and would like to make some more money (who wouldn’t?), then it can be done, and you can have some fun doing it. It’s not just working from home or working remotely that has become increasingly popular, but making money from playing online games is a real thing, and while you’re not going to be making a fortune overnight, with time, you really can make some decent money by playing online games. So let’s have a look at the best ones and how you can make money:

Old School RuneScape

Old School RuneScape (OSRS) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) and is one of the most popular franchises of online games ever. Set in the fantasy world of Gielinor, players can interact with each other, as well as objects and many areas of the game, and can basically do what they like from training a Skill, fighting monsters, or taking part in a quest. Now for the money part, players can make money by selling items, gold, or accounts. You can buy OSRS gold, or you can sell for real money if you can find a buyer. If you’re a really good player, you can also make money from Youtube by either making tutorial videos or simply uploading videos of you playing the game; you’d be surprised how many people will watch.

Swagbucks

What started as an online rewards program that gave members rewards for using the Swagbucks search engine is now a ‘Get Paid To’ (GPT) site where you can earn money for the things that you are already doing online, such as playing games. By playing games, you can earn “Swagbucks,” which can then be redeemed for Amazon gift cards, coupon codes, and other prizes, or you can also ask them to convert the game credits into cash, which can be transferred to your PayPal account.

Play Rummy

If you like playing rummy and want to make money, then give this a try. You can play Rummy online on your laptop or desktop or download the app for your phone, and if you win, you’ll get easy payouts and 24/7 support.

Become an Online Games Tester

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Many gamers earn money by becoming a videogame tester. You will have to work directly with game producers and try out beta versions of the games. If you’re good, you could earn money for your gaming skills.

Play Solitaire Cube

If you spent your childhood playing Solitaire on your family PC, then this could be a way of making all those hours worth something. You can now use the platform Skillz to compete with players around the world, and you can win cash prizes from playing in tournaments.

Register with Paid Game Player

Paid Game Player gives you the opportunity to access over 600 different games. You have to be at least 18 years old to register and start earning money, but the games include an online casino, puzzle games, and arcade games, to name a few.