It’s quite expensive to get a college education these days. Unless you belong to a wealthy family, it might cost you an arm and a leg just to get a college degree and have a bright future that we all dream of. Many people find jobs to be able to save up to enter into college, but some have found unconventional ways to do so – playing video games.

Back in the day, the only time people can earn money playing video games is by getting a job as a game tester or by winning video game tournaments. Thanks to platforms such as #Twitch and #YouTube, anyone can now earn a decent amount of money by playing video games and they don’t have to be an expert player to do so.

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Meet the people who are funding their #College Tuition by playing video games and streaming them via Twitch as shared by The Verge. Who knows, this story might inspire you to do the same.

Kaitlyn Richelle

Richelle started to attend medical school in 2016 and has been a longtime streamer of the game “StarCraft.” Initially, she hid the fact that she was a college student for fearing that her audience might lose interest in her streaming. However, when she revealed to her viewers that she was saving up to pay for college, her audience actually grew in number.

Richelle has been streaming games via Twitch every night and she was able to raise $5,000 from donations, which was her main goal.

Josh Caron

Caron, who also uses his online nickname BringTheParty, is a college student of Marketing at Rhode Island College.

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Initially, he didn’t have any intentions of earning cash by streaming games and only wanted to spend time doing what he loves, hoping that people would watch his videos. But somehow, he ended up raising around $8,000 in 2016.

Caron streams the video game called, “The Sims 4,” in addition to “Warframe” and “Gigantic.” He said that his audience is usually women between 20 and 40 years of age and he talks to them about their kids.

His goal is to be able to raise $5,000 each year to pay off his college.

Jasmine Tapia

Tapia, or Jazzzy as her online friends might call her, also uses Twitch to raise funds for her college tuition.

Tapia considers what she does a full-time job and streams every day during her summer vacation. She said that when she’s streaming a video, she always puts on a smile for her audience and not let them know that she’s stressed out in college.

When asked if they would continue to stream games after college, they all said that they have no intentions of quitting. They do have an advice for those who want to try Twitch as a way to earn a living; streaming games via Twitch will not guarantee a monthly income and should only be done as a hobby and not as the main source of livelihood.