Can you really get paid to play games?…
Yes, you can!
In fact, this is so popular that NBC’s morning show had an episode about it a few years back, talking about a few people who were making close to few thousand a month, getting paid to play games at home.
Obviously, we are not talking about playing video games for money, or playing games on devices such as Xbox 360 here.
We are talking about web-based games.
However, I don’t think an average gamer is going to make a living from playing games on the web. But if you enjoy online games, it can be a great way to earn some extra cash.
What’s more is that most of the sites featured here are free to use. So, you do not have to spend a dime to win real money playing games on their site.
With that said, here are 11 gaming sites where you can get paid for playing your favorite online games:
CashDazzle exposes you to all sorts of games (your favorites are bound to be included) and offers prizes and cash on daily basis.
Not content with simply playing games?…
You can always enter daily sweepstakes and win huge money.
LalaLoot encourages you to view ads for you to collect enough free tokens during the first 5 days. Then you use these tokens to participate in various sorts of fun and addictive games that win you cash and prizes.
There is also this daily draw with at least $10,000 prize money at stake. As you play more, you get more chances to be that lucky winner!
Started out as an online rewards program that rewards members with cash and prizes for using Swagbucks search engine, the company has transformed itself into an all out GPT site.
At Swagbucks, members earn money for things that they are already doing online anyway. So obviously games is a necessity on this site. You would be presented with the usual arcade, word games, etc.
As you get busy engaging in different games here, you (randomly) earn credits that are called Swagbucks. But games just represent one of the options here, other money making alternatives include taking surveys, shopping, searching the web, referring friends, and much more.
Redemption comes in the form of Amazon gift cards and other prizes, or if you so incline, ask they convert the credits into cash and pay to your PayPal account.
Not many gaming companies get as popular as it does in the online world.
There are multiple tournaments that reward cash as gamers pit their skills among one another.
Popular games include Free Cell, 8-Ball Pool and Bejeweled 2.
This is one of the more popular multiplayer RPG strategy game a lot like RuneScape.
In Exodus 3000, gamers are transported into a future time frame roughly 1000 years from now. The story dictates that our earth no longer is a sustainable living planet.
This happens after a catastrophic event and earth’s inhabitants are tasked to find minerals and “mars dollars” (the official currency of the game) right from their home base.
There are 3 ways to accumulate mars dollars: mining volcanoes, searching ruins and attacking other gamers.
Upon reaching a prefixed amount, you can do cash out, which comes in the form of real money.
The game itself is both simple and fun, but perhaps the most significant part of the game is that it is easy to reach and receive the predetermined reward.
Once you sign up as a member, you get 5000 free Mars Dollars as a welcome bonus.
Exchange rate is 300,000 MD = $20.00.
This is allegedly one of the biggest gaming sites to grace the online world.
We got to know Anshe Chungthe being made the world’s first millionaire here, and the amazing part is that she made all of that from virtual world profit.
So far, there is a cool $250 million Linden being stashed up at her account, and that translate to $1 million dollars in the real world.
The site is a congregation of almost 2 million members, with each interfacing with one another using their individual avatar (a three-dimensional character).
Property trading (buying and selling virtual real estate) is hot here. Else, you can engage in other activities like creating and selling content, clothing, gadgets, hosting and performing at events, Game shows, rock concerts and loads of different ways including sitting on camping chairs!
Sure, you will get paid by store owners for sitting on camping chairs near their store, the idea is to attract the crowd as other people may just decide to flock to you and that means human traffic for the store owners.
There are tons of entertainments in store here. You will get hooked here earning money playing computer games like Backgammon, Bingo, and Mahjong.
The rewards come in the form of tokens that you used to enter into the various Jackpots.
This is a contest-based site. There are over 25 online games on offer, and you pit your skills with other gamers on games such as Bejeweled 2, Zuma, Family Feud, etc…
The objective is to fight your way to the winners’ circle. You will be compensated with every competition you enter and winnings you make.
Upgraded members get to enjoy more benefits and the winnings become more attractive. But you need to pay up to get your membership upgraded. I did not upgrade, as my objective is to make some money while playing games, not spending it to play games.
According to their website, over $250,000 in cash and prizes is given out on a daily basis. In addition to games participation, other ways to earn money include taking surveys, trying products, and reviewing games.
Here they conduct daily tournaments with most games being flash games. Everybody fights against everybody and at the end of the day, 50 people (the winners) will be unveiled.
Every referral you make will net you 10 points, which can go towards cash redemption.
They have free bingo games every few minutes throughout every day of the year.
Payout starts from $1.00 and keeps on snowballing until it found a winner .
The prizes here are broadly grouped into 2 categories. In the first, you accumulate tokens by playing various free games and you trade these tokens later for a chance to win drawing that could pay up to $1000.
For the second option, you participate in games that dangle a Jackpot with them. So if you win, you straightaway walk off with prizes that can go up to $4,999 instantly.
You will also be rewarded with bonus spins if you play well enough.