*This post was most recently updated 1/21/2020.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could get paid to just play video games all the time?
Here are a bunch of websites you can check out to make that a reality:
Nintendo has a game testing section on their site where you can apply to get paid to play video games if you're located near Redmond, Washington.
Blizzard, known for games like World of Warcraft, typically has some openings here-and-there for game testers.
VMC's Global Testing Network allows you to play AAA multiplayer console and PC games before they're even released.
iGameLab, part of PanelPolls, lets you test online games, mobile games/apps, virtual worlds, and websites while receiving $10-$15 per month.
6. Beta Family
Beta Family allows you to get rewarded for testing and giving insight about apps (some of which are mobile games).
Betabound is a website that allows you to become a beta game tester without requiring much experience of any kind. You need to be 18 years of age or older.
8. Erli Bird
Erli Bird pays you about $10 per test or more to try out new apps, websites, and hardware.
9. Android Central Forum
Android Central's forum has a section specifically targeted for finding beta testers to try out Android apps and games. There are all kinds of inquiries on here every day.
10. Tech Advisor Forum
Tech Advisor's forum has a beta testing section as well. You won't find as many newer inquiries as Android Central though.
UserTesting allows you to make about $30 per hour via PayPal testing websites and apps (like mobile games).
Every once in a while, you might see Modsquad, a moderation and social media management company, put out an ad stating “Gamers needed to playtest.”
I've seen them pay $12 per hour for people located in the U.S. or Western Europe to test video games on different platforms.