Most of you may read this title and think, make money from building a PC? Really? And the answer is yes! There are many ways you can make money if you know your way around one. You can build a standard or more specialized PC for someone and charge for the build. Just remember these are not all overnight success ideas; they may require some work and time to be put into it.
Charge for Building PCs
The most simple idea is what it says on the tin. If you have the skills to build PCs, then by all means start doing this. It’s not always a huge pay-out as the buyer would have to think of their budget and what components they will be wanting. If you’re reasonably priced, reliable, and quick, however, you could make a decent amount from it.
This should really go without saying if you’re in the business of building PCs for people; offering repairs is an ideal option. If things go wrong with a customer’s rig, you are trusted to have a look to see what the problem is and repair it, whether it’s needing a new part or recovering lost files.
PC Builder Simulator Streams
This is completely out-of-the-box thinking (no pun intended). There is a game called PC Builder Simulator which has a huge community behind it and even has a sequel. If you don’t want to build PCs in real life you could consider tapping into this community and live stream yourself playing a game building PCs. Your presence on the internet can lead to a big following if you build up your social media accounts doing this. And when you’re popular enough, start earning money from playing a game building PCs. There are several ways that you can do this including through the streaming platform itself or with sponsorships.
Start a YouTube Channel
This one is somewhat similar to streaming; however, instead of live streaming, start creating videos on YouTube showcasing your knowledge of PC builds. You can focus on a channel that is based on educating the YouTube community about PC building, learning more about different PC parts, or showing off your builds to other people. You could even review popular models like the Lenovo NVIDIA PCs for Gaming. This will eventually lead to a following of like-minded viewers that enjoy your content or even people new to PC building to learn from you. Like streaming, you can start earning ad revenue from your videos and even reach out to PC or Laptop brands such for sponsorship or even become an affiliate with them.
Of course, if you’re going to be going down the route of live streaming or starting a YouTube channel the best thing to do is to do both at the same time. Stream as well as upload YouTube videos. Not only that, but also post your content across other platforms such as TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and even Reddit. There are billions of people across these platforms around the world so hit as many as you can for that outreach and build your brand. You can even start your own community around your brand through Discord creating content around PC builds and your knowledge of them.