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Playing mobile games can be a fun way to relax and wind down after a long day. But what if you could make money by playing those same games? Believe it or not, there are actually ways to earn money by playing mobile games. Let’s take a look at some of the different methods and how they work.

Tournaments and competitions

Considering that mobile games dominate the entire gaming market, it comes as no surprise that tournaments and competitions are no longer a thing that’s exclusive to PC and console gamers. Gamers now have the opportunity to put their skills to the test and compete for rewards in mobile tournaments. These events, hosted by game developers or external organizations, provide exciting challenges with real-world prizes.

If you or your team constantly emerge as winners in competitive mobile games, it might be the time to look for some tournament. Competitions that the developer organizes are usually posted on the developer’s website and via their social media pages. As for third-party tournaments, Google or another search engine is your best friend.

Participating in these competitions is not only a great way to test your skills and have fun but also a valuable opportunity to earn money. Some tournaments have rather large cash prize pools, after all. As for those competitions that provide gaming goodies as the prize, you can always sell them if they are unnecessary and make some extra this way.


Just as with tournaments and competitions, gameplay streaming is not limited to PCs and consoles. Mobile games can be streamed too on major platforms, such as Twitch or YouTube. In case you are spending most of your day playing some mobile games, why not earn from it?

It is not difficult at all to start participating in this fast-growing market. Take Twitch, for example. All that is required is an account and the Twitch app installed on your smartphone. That is the most basic setup, yet it works perfectly.

The arguably main streaming platforms allow streamers to monetize their content through ads, sponsorships, donations from viewers, and other means – that is where the money comes from. Needless to say, though, if you aspire to become the biggest streamer on Twitch or YouTube, it will take a long time and very dedicated work. But if you are up for it – go for it!

Sell in-game items or accounts

Various mobile games have in-game items that can turn from a few pixels on the screen to actual money in your pocket. The mechanic of acquiring rare items and selling them to other players for real money is nothing new, and it still remains a popular way to make some money while gaming.

Essentially, to earn this way, you would need to be both skilled in the game itself, as well as have a strong knowledge base of the game’s economy. Skills are required to acquire high-priced items, which usually involve a lot of grinding and difficult challenges. Knowledge of the game’s economy is needed to ensure you are not being tricked into selling something worth a lot just for a few cents.

Besides items, you can try selling whole accounts. That is, creating a new account and building up the character to a high level (and possibly, with awesome gear), and then selling it away for some cash. It is a grind, but it could be very profitable.

Although this method is pretty old yet still relevant, to avoid any mishaps, make sure to read the Terms of Service of the game that you will use for this purpose. Some games disallow the selling of in-game items, let alone whole accounts. Do your research before proceeding.

Use GPT websites

GPT, in this case, stands for get-paid-to. On these platforms, you are getting paid for completing various tasks, such as filling out surveys and so on. Certain GPT websites offer you payment for installing and playing some mobile games and reaching a certain level or other milestones there. This makes GPT websites a great way to both earn money and discover new games.

Though there are a lot of similar websites, JumpTask, a microtasking platform, sort of stands out as they pay you not in points or credits (a very common occurrence on GPT websites) that you can exchange for various goodies later on but in a cryptocurrency that they created – JumpToken (JMPT).

The platform, besides staple tasks like surveys and watching videos for a reward, have a whole section dedicated solely to games, and these games are mostly mobile. The tasks you have to complete in the game itself are always rather simple but well-explained. E.g., in most cases, the objective is installing the game and reaching some level within a set time period (could be 7 days, could be two weeks, or even more).

As noted previously, the rewards are provided in a cryptocurrency that can be traded on crypto exchanges. If you have never tried to do anything with crypto but always wanted to, this may be your chance. Since you get rewards for playing games, it means that you are getting crypto for free. You can experiment with it without any fear of losing money.

While earning money through mobile gaming can be challenging, it is possible for dedicated and skilled players to find ways to turn their passion for gaming into a source of income. Earning can be fun, especially when you are getting paid for what you enjoy.