Entrepreneurial gamer hires other people to play for him
Entrepreneurial gamer hires other people to play video games for him. James Hunt, a self-styled geek hires people to play video games for him. Nowadays, Gamers are making taking their hobby to another level as James Hunt. He is starting a business and hiring others gamers to play video games. James is 28 years old, based in Whitstable and running a company HYPD. James hopes to accomplish a £500,000 turnover within 12 months by streaming favourite games like Fortnite, Fifa and Mario Kart online through his company HYPD.
James has set up an office in a business park and will also employ other gamers to work for him – for £8-an-hour. Which is itself a dream job for any real player. He claims: nobody’s told me that they don’t like coming into work. They don’t have that Monday morning feeling here. Everyone who works here knows they need to know about the latest games and be good at them. If gaming isn’t a part of your lifestyle then this isn’t the company for you.
He recently put part-time jobs which pay £8 per hour and hopes to place his videos among the world’s most viewed. James added: ‘They would be broadcast playing Fortnite and Fifa on Twitch, a website dedicated to live streaming video games.
FIFA is one of the games James uses to run his business. ‘We want to be one of the top five most-viewed gaming platforms out there. We looked at the numbers concerning website visitors the other day, and we’d need about 5 million unique visitors per month to get there. We are looking for a website to be launched in a couple of weeks, and we feel like we can be in the top five in four or five months.’
In recent years, online streaming has become very popular with top YouTube channels raking in millions of pounds in advertising revenue. Fortnite is another popular title which entices a lot of people to watch a live stream. One of the fortnite streamer Ninja makes $500,000 a month which left everyone dumbstruck when told.
James said: ‘There are quite a few revenue streams for us. Sometimes a brand will come to us and say ‘we need a million views on this video within a week’ and then we’ll charge it depending on where and who it wants to target. Another way is platforms, like Facebook, paying us monthly per video view we get. We’ll also launch a gaming store, which will sell merchandise. HYPD gaming has eight staff and plans to move into new offices soon. He said: ‘Gaming is now what I want us to do for the next five to ten years. ‘It’s a passion of quite a few people who work here already, and it’s quite easy to create content because you plug in a PlayStation and go. ‘A few people I know have built up networks and then sold them on, which is something we could do.’
James Hunt is indeed an inspiration to all the gamers out there who are passionate about gaming and want to make it their full-time profession. They can follow the same path as James along with some innovations.