“Gaming Jobs Online is a scam!”, screamed the shepherd boy.
“Well, not so fast”, said I – who tried it out and says it’s okay, if a little gamey. Pun intended.
Gaming Jobs Online Review
Gaming Jobs Online is a website that claims that you can earn $39,000 a year just by playing video games.
If that already sounds like a pop-up ad on a really questionable site for you, I have to say that you are not gullible and I’ll commend you for being internet wise.
But I had the liberty to act stupid and I found something actually not so scam-y after all. Although I will not advise for you to leave your intuitions because there are many scams online disguised like this website.
Yes, I discovered it after having the liberty to be dumb and giving my credit card information to some sketchy site on the internet.
So, don’t try this with any good ol’ scam site now. I am here only vouching for Gaming Jobs Online. Well at least in some aspects.
- Reliable payment system with a consistent workload.
- Easy to unsubscribe from the job and refundable sign-up system.
- The customer service is functional and an easy online email system is available for queries.
- The pay for service system seems redundant and sketchy at first sight.
Let’s Talk Money
The site mentions all the payment and perks on the first page. But to reiterate, you get paid $5 to $75 for filling out each survey forms, up to $150 an hour for participating in a focus group, $4 to $25 dollars to preview trailers and up to $30 an hour for trying out new games.
They also pay in terms of perks and products like free copies of games and gaming accessories.
But, like I mentioned, you can easily check all of this out on their site. What you really need to know if any of the claims are true? With a little ifs and buts, I’d say most of them are.
The main catch is that they charge $1 dollar for the first 7 days and $27 for every month afterward.
If you trust this site and hand over your credit card details, it actually works; although a little less than the claims. What I instead appreciate the most is that the pay is clear and transparent, even if the claims are flimsy.
I didn’t get the payment right away but a week later with an invoice of my work in my email.
You see, I am no internet goon trying to sell sketchy sites. What I do instead is try these weird claims out and put them at the judgment and somehow to my surprise, Gamingjobsonline.com didn’t fail me.
Many people think that testing out video games is a fun job where you play video games and you get paid. But most gaming enthusiasts know that isn’t case.
Testing video games can mean that you have to exercise all dialogue options or have to hit the character into a tree, again and again, to test if there is any glitch. Hence, video game testing is tedious and hard work. That’s why the pay is justified.
Yes, it’s lower than most professional testers – regardless of what the site claims. But then you are a volunteer tester on the internet, not an employee at EA or Bethesda; even though Bethesda can use some better testers.
Unlike their claims, you rarely get big triple-A titles to test out. Most big studios have their own array of testers to test games out. What I mostly got was low-mid budget games with mostly indie developers.
I can understand the sentiment of naming big studios and triple-A titles on their webpage. It attracts people who don’t really know what video game testing is and want to play video games for money.
But anyone who has the slightest idea of how video game studios work knows that it doesn’t work that way.
In my opinion, the site makes bigger claims to attract naive people but actually provides consistent jobs. So I don’t think it’s a scam overall.
The entry fee is a wall of trust that you have to lunge. According to me, it makes sense that they charge that fee. But I think a freelance profile model will work better – even though the kind of people who get attracted are kids and not professionals.
Weighing it out!
Even though the site seems sketchy at first sight, the overall system is quite functional and helpful under the hood. I got paid weekly for the work and even got to unsubscribe from the program just after a month after I decided to quit it. Most of the sites like these are scams but Gamingjobsonline.com is very reliable and consistent when it comes to making timely payments.
However, in my opinion, a reliable service like this doesn’t need a sign-up system which requires credit card information from the users. This site has job offers that work in a very modular fashion. It should be open and free regardless of the arguments provided by the website. Even the advertising seems delusional at first glance because it seems to pay for playing just triple-A titles for free.
All in all, I have no major complaints about the site. If you are willing to share your credit card information with a third-party site, Gamingjobsonline.com can offer you reliable testing jobs which pay on a weekly/monthly basis.
But for the money, you shouldn’t expect that the job will be easy. It is a tedious and hard job to test out video games. And no employer will pay you big bucks for just playing triple-A titles.
Unlike the advertisements and the promotions, most of the games are indie or small budget games and require you to rigorously test it for discovering glitches and game-breaking mechanics.
With that, I hope this guide was helpful and I wish you well on your endeavors