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.
Blogging, Start a couple of blogs or a website talking about past projects you have worked on (unless the information you were given by a game company says otherwise). Tell your experience and if you have any schooling to back up your skills. Also provide any specific hardware platforms that you have tested on.
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.
Conventions, Lastly, if you are really committed to this line of business in the video game industry, you need to start going to conventions. Video game conventions will have tons of companies, game developers and other testers. You need to network with these important people because they can consider you a future client.
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.
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