Being considered a “gaming expert” looks pretty good on the resume. Writing reviews, guides, and even starting a website are different ways to go about it. My suggestion? Do them all-in-one.
Set up your site.
There are several free blog and regular free web hosts out there, as well as the non-free alternatives. I suggest using a blog system to construct your website. You can choose from a variety of themes to keep it from looking corny, as well as make for a website that is easy to edit and add content to.
I started teaching myself HTML and site building in 6th grade, so believe me when I say blogs (or at least some sort of content management system) are the way to build your site. It’ll save you time and energy, as well as save those hand muscles for the video games.
WordPress and Blogger are the two big free hosts out there for blog sites. I personally prefer the WordPress software (and if you’re going the self-install route, choose that). However, Blogger allows you to put ads on your site so you can try to generate a bit of profit off of your page views. There are many other choices out there. Take the time looking around.
Whatever you decide to do, set up your website and move onward!
Writing it up
Pick a game you like, a game that’s popular, or a game you’ve been itching to play. With your game chosen, decide what you want to do. Write a guide, like a walkthrough or a set of tips? Maybe you want to write a review? You could even do both.
After making your decision, look around at other game guides and reviews out there. I suggest you avoid ones on the game you plan on doing so that you don’t accidentally copy parts of it or find yourself wanting to paraphrase or take parts of what the other person said. Keep original.
You can submit your guides and reviews on websites that accept them, such as GameFAQs. In your guide, you can put the address of your website. On your website, you can write the review or guide you wrote up. You can post the whole thing on your site or simply give your readers the link to where you uploaded it.
An area you should definitely try to include in your walkthroughs and reviews is one about glitches. This will really make you look like game tester material.
Make a page on your site about you and video games. Why you like them, your favorite genre or favorite games, and also have a paragraph or two about how you would like to go into games testing.
Becoming a gaming expert online will not happen in a snap. It’ll take time, but it’s worth it. Not only will you have something awesome to list on your resume, but you will improve in skills needed to be a games tester and become a better gamer overall.