Becoming a freelance game tester can be a great way to get into the video game industry. Finding bugs and glitches in games will earn you money from companies to go towards college or even to make a living. This work can be done at home and somewhat at your own pace. In order to earn a freelance living in game testing you first need to start looking for companies to send you beta testing and independently tested games. There is a link at the bottom of the page showing you how to sign up with these companies, but I will provide you with some ways that will help to market yourself as a tester.
Write posts and threads on forums, telling deep information (you will learn after signing up) on the game industry and video game testing. Although most gamers can be distasteful, do not submit to this kind of video game treatment. Dont reply to any comments that are in fact distasteful in anyway and always be professional.
Talking to developers isnt like talking to movie stars or pop artists they are gamers like you and me. Dont be intimidated by their stature in the gaming community, just try to keep them interested and get their email.
Of course, mention that you are at a freelance status and willing to take work from an appropriate company. In order to drive traffic to your new site or blog, link to your address in the signature of your forum posts and your other blogs. Editors and developers might be impressed by your online resume that they might stay in contact with you.
Gaming Community, Although the gaming community is known for sarcasm and ruthless scrutiny, it still can help to be known amongst the fans of gaming. Start to let your job occupation be known and without leaking information, try to convey that you have worked on past games.
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