Company Offers People Chance To Become Pro Gaming Teachers During Lockdown
Sounds too good to be true, but one online marketplace is offering the opportunity to turn this enforced lockdown into a business opportunity, particularly if you're really good at playing FIFA, Fortnite, or Call of Duty.
After all, what's the point of sitting around playing video games all day - again, rightly so - if you are getting constantly beasted by people who are better than you?
Also, if you're lucky enough to have the skills, why not share the wealth?
If either part of this sounds good to you, you can sign up on UK-based professional marketplace Bidvine to either receive, or offer, tutelage.
Once you've decided which game you'd like to get better at, then just stick in your postcode and you'll receive quotes from the various professional gaming teachers that are offering their services.
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Then, simply pick whoever you want and start improving your game.
If you're looking to sell your skills as a gaming guru, there's also a provider page that you can head over to and sign up.
You have to be chosen by Bidvine to become one of their professionals, but if you're chosen you can name your hourly price and could get paid up to £30 per hour, as long as someone is willing to pay that.
In a press release, the co-founder of Bidvine, Russ Morgan, said: "There will be many people out there looking for ways to earn some extra income during self-isolation, so we wanted to highlight one of our most popular services to ensure that those who are passionate about gaming are aware they can charge to teach others how to be the best using their skills. There is demand for this.
"It'll also be a time where many will have more free time than they know what to do with, so it could well be the perfect opportunity to climb the ranks in one or two of the most popular game franchises. There is a lot of money to be made in eSports which has risen in popularity exponentially in recent years; coaching could well lead to breakthrough stars in the sport."
Remember, it's your civic duty to stay inside and play video games. There are worse things that could happen.
Get gaming, folks. Your country is counting on you.
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