DO you dream of earning money without leaving your bedroom?
Beatrice Elizabeth, 24, from Hull, has revealed how she quit her job to play and promote video games – and has been so successful she now has three employees and earns six figures.
Speaking to Fabulous, she said: “I make a huge mix of Roblox focused content, from silly fun videos, to informational news videos about future game updates, to fun events for the audience to participate in.
“Coming from a low income family who struggled while I was growing up, I had a constant drive inside of me to better mine and my family’s lives.
“I started to train as a nursery nurse after I left uni, which I loved, but continued making YouTube videos as a hobby until one day, they started to take off.”
Roblox is one of the most talked about video games of the moment, and has an estimated 66million daily players.
Described as “the Imagination Platform” by the creators, Roblox essentially offers a service that lets users develop their own games, play other people’ games, and explore user-created content.
Although she’d been playing Roblox since 2009 where she’d play with school friends, it was only in 2019 that she decided to see it as a business.
Beatrice’s “side hustle” quickly became profitable, and by November she had her first “successful” month.
She said: “I made £600 and felt like the dream I had since I was 15 was slowly becoming a reality.
“In the first year I earned approximately £40,000.”
Most of Beatrice’s money comes from advertising on YouTube, where she posts under @BeaPlaysRoblox.
The gaming pro explained: “The more people watch our videos, the more people see ads.
“This usually works out somewhere around $1 (80p) per 1,000 monetised views (monetised views being when an ad is shown, since an ad is not always shown every time you watch).”
Beatrice was able to quit her job and do Roblox and YouTube full time from January 2020.
She said: “I can say I am comfortable enough to have a salary for myself and three other people who work for me as video editors and designers.
“People always think this job is just about playing games, which is massively inaccurate.
“There’s so much more behind the scenes that goes into making this ship sail, but I’m so grateful to the people that help me to do it.”
And Beatrice’s success has had a knock-on impact for her family too.
She said: “The main benefits of my income comes in the ways I’ve been able to support my family, such as my sister at university or my parents – I try to improve their lives and the lives of my siblings.
“My parents have always been supportive, and never once doubted me.
“Most of my friends are content creators too which is also a win-win.
“The only purchase I made that was extravagant was choosing a Tesla rather than another electric car. I try to be eco conscious, but I am a huge tech geek too.”
Beatrice says she mostly works from her bedroom, but sometimes she will take her laptop and work from other places so that she’s “not stuck inside all of the time.”
She continued: “I work seven days a week and have friends in other timezones on standby ready to wake me up at 3am if they have to so that I can record coverage of new game updates.
“If you lose the ability to stay on trend, you die when it comes to YouTube.
“Which is why Roblox is fantastic.
“There’s a constant stream of creativity coming from the Roblox community meaning you always have something to do and cover.”
Beatrice stressed that anyone can get into playing on Roblox and it’s a great way to earn money either as a side hustle or as a main career if you are lucky.
She concluded: “I love that anyone is able to join and be creative.
“Anyone can make a game on the platform, regardless of their background, gender, nationality, whatever.
“Everyone has an equal chance to make a game and an equal chance to become successful. It’s a great place for diversity.”