Playing video games on Facebook makes a teen £20,000.
A TEENAGER has used the social networking platform Facebook to turn his above-average gaming talents into a handsome paycheck. Kyle Mayers, 18, began gaming on Facebook in August of last year and has already amassed a large online following, earning over £20,000 in less than a year.
Kyle graduated from college in 2020 and, like many others, struggled to find work amid lockdown. When traditional job dried up, he decided to try his hand at Facebook streaming, selling his Xbox and phone to fund the purchase of a basic PC. He started playing the football video game Rocket League and soon had a large number of people watching him play.
The adolescent is known for staying up late playing computer games and earning money, giving him the title of Facebook’s first gaming partner in Wales. When he was barely 12 years old, his father Tim discovered that he was capable of defeating opponents considerably more experienced than himself in any game he tried.
This type of money is every gamer’s goal, and Kyle’s achievement of such a profitable income at the age of 18 has made him the envy of many other players. The pro gamer goes by the moniker HUSKY, and he makes his money via subscriptions and donations from individuals who watch him play every night.
His fans are mostly like-minded gamers who like seeing him defeat obstacles or seeking assistance for their own gaming adventures.
Kyle reflected on the early days of his gaming streams, saying, “It was so strange – it was small at first, and nobody really [watched]… There were maybe 30 people in the audience. Then it grew to 150 people, and then it grew to 2,200 people one day,” Kyle explained. “I was thinking, ‘What the hell is going on?'”
The sudden prominence also meant that he had a pressing need to provide content to his growing audience. Kyle now logs in every night at 7 p.m. to a stunning 16,000 followers, earning him little over £1,000 each month.
Subscription fees and donations from viewers who want to support him and help him continue streaming provide him with such a large remuneration. “With a Facebook relationship, someone may come into the channel and buy hundreds of subscriptions for all of the chat’s watchers. As a result, he earns a good living every year.”Brinkwire Summary News”.