To be a successful entrepreneur you are going to have to learn to deal with failure. There is no way around it. Thomas Edison tried over ten thousand different experiments before he finally demonstrated the first incandescent light bulb on October 21, 1879. Bill Gates’ first company, Traf-O-Data, was a failure. In my short stint as an entrepreneur I’ve failed more times than I can count. I have also had my share of success, but itâ€™s not even close to equal. The failures far outweigh the successes, and Iâ€™m sure I have a lot more failure ahead of me. Iâ€™m OK with that because I know that as soon as I stop failing, I have stopped trying to innovate.
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If you love video games and play often, then you probably should know that lots of gamers are now getting paid to do just that. Because of the huge growth the gaming industry has gone through, they need lots of game testers to help fine tune their product. If you are really good at video games, then you may have what it takes to join the ranks of professional game testers. Becoming a game tester is probably a little more than you would expect.
There are three things you must have before pursuing a game tester job.
1. A Sincere Love of Playing Video Games! I mean you love to play all the time and almost never get tired of playing. if you could be fed through a tube you would play forever. If you’re a casual player then this might not be for you.
2. You Are Really Good! You have to also be really good at video games. These companys don’t have a lot of time waiting for you to learn the game. If you don’t have skills, how can you test a new game for release?
3. Must be 16 Years of Age. This is a qualification that meets child labor laws and is the minimum age that can be employed for this type of work. If your just a bit younger then you can always start getting ready by working on your skills and staying up to date with the new games and trends.
If you have these three things then you have the foundation to be a game tester. The next step is creating a gamer profile and getting it out to the appropriate companies for review. You can do this yourself, or you can sign up with one of the game tester clubs that are legitimate and they will help do most of the ground work for you.