Since its release, the game POKEMON GO makes a lot of noise. As usual some love, others hate.
Instead of going into this pointless debate, we preferred to take a step back and see how this could be an opportunity to make money quite easily … Here are 5 ways to make money with Pokemon GO. Most of these tips can apply to other games.
At first let’s remind what Pokemon Go is and when it came to the world
What is Pokemon Go?
- 1 What is Pokemon Go?
- 2 How to make money with Pokemon Go?
- 3 Here are 5 tips for making money with Pokemon GO:
- 4 Opinion on Pokemon Go
This app encourages players (or Pokemon trainers) to find Pokemon in the real world around them. For example, you might see a Pikachu at your local school or Squirtle or Evoli at the gym.
(Or more likely, another game is related to each other everywhere).
This app uses augmented reality – a technology that combines digital elements with the real world – to display Pokemon through the camera on your smartphone.
That means millions of Pokemon hunters are out in the real world, exploring new places, hunting down small creatures.
Hundreds of small businesses have taken advantage of this with pizzerias and cafes offering discounts and offers to Pokemon Go players (after all, hunting Pokemon is a thirsty job!)
How to make money with Pokemon Go?
Today we will talk about the global phenomenon of the moment. It fills all the meters and has already attracted millions of users around the world. We are obviously talking about Pokemon GO.
Debates on this game abound on the internet: Is it good or bad? It’s for children? It’s a stupid or rewarding game? It’s a useful game? It’s a revolutionary game? It’s a dangerous game?
We will not go into these very subjective debates. Indeed, we will look at the financial opportunity that it can represent for you. In observing this new global phenomenon, I thought of different ways to benefit financially, for entrepreneurs or for players.
Here are 5 tips for making money with Pokemon GO:
Place a lure module in front of your shop or restaurant
For those who do not really know: The decoy module is an item that you can place on a Pokestop (Cultural Fixed Place of Play) that attracts Pokemon. Knowing that the lure appears on the screens of all players, and that everyone can benefit, it will surely attract more players than Pokemon.
The trick is for people who have a close, accessible Pokestop from their business or activity. Especially for business related to catering.
By activating a lure on the Pokestop accessible from your restaurant for example, you will see many players pass and stop, many of them will settle in your establishment to enjoy the lure while consuming. It is true that say like that, you must think that it does not represent a big potential. Try and you will see.
In the US, a pizzeria has almost doubled its turnover by investing less than $ 12 a day in decoy modules. By activating these modules all day, the manager of this pizzeria noticed that he had more customers than he had ever had.
As I said, this trick works especially with business in the restaurant, since players can “ask”. It also works with everything that is movable (Food truck etc). You can even add useful things for players, like making jacks to charge their phone.
To hatch eggs of Pokemon
In Pokemon Go, the famous Pokestops give eggs to the players. These players must make a certain number of km to hatch these eggs (2 km, 5 km and 10 km). The game has been well thought out, it does not work by car.
What I propose is to hatch the eggs of other players when you go jogging in the morning, hiking or simply long walk.
Also in the USA, I saw that players bought $ 1 per km. Imagine your morning jogging lasts 7 km, it’s $ 7 a day.
So obviously, it’s not that much, but it’s something that you do every day and that is unpaid. $ 7 a day it’s over $ 200 at the end of the month. I also saw that some are investing in low-cost smartphones, and so are accumulating eggs to hatch. Imagine, you run with a small bag with 5 accounts, it’s $ 35 per day for 7km.
If you are a player and you are walking to play or hatch your own eggs, make the most of your time by doing it for other people as well.
Create and sell derivative objects
There are plenty of sites that allow you to create your own items and sell them: t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, beach towels, hats etc.
With the scale of the game, many people will invest in this kind of derivatives. It’s an incredible new financial niche. I even read an article about a man who is negotiating with the developers of the game to create his own restaurant chain “pokestop”. There is a lot of potential.
However, in this kind of business, you have to be very careful about intellectual property, copyrights, images etc.
For example, you can not use the image of a Pikachu on your T-shirt, but you can use the silhouette of it, something that players will recognize, but something free of right. There are lots of ideas: phrases about mug or T-shirt, caps like Sacha with the name of the Team etc.
Derivative objects always work in the big phenomena of this kind. There are online shops that can create and sell their t-shirt very quickly, like TeeTurtle.
Resell your Pokemon Go account
This is a trick that has been working for a very long time on lots of games. It is simple, you create a character that you will go up alone, and as soon as it becomes interesting you sell your account.
A level 20 pokemon account can easily be set up in one week full time, for example. I do not know yet prices on pokemon, but I know it can go up very quickly.
So it’s simple, if you’re on vacation, fan or not pokemons, but you want to play to make money. Raise accounts to a certain level and sell them on the internet. I am convinced that a level 20 account for example, mounted in a few days, can be in hundreds of euros. Quite simply, because there will always be people who will prefer to pay and arrive directly at level 20, than to take the long walks and the long days to play to get there.
Create a website dedicated to Pokemon Go
So, again, this advice is not for everyone. Although everyone can learn. It takes time because you have to be on the lookout for all the news, add content regularly. It is even possible that it is already too late to launch since there are already several big sites that started a few weeks ago.
Anyway, it’s still a way to make a lot of money. I have friends who have won a lot with sites on GTA, SIMS or even Naruto because they were among the first to launch them.
It must be remembered that it is work, a lot of work to make a site, and especially to keep it up to date.
Opinion on Pokemon Go
The reason I made this video is simple. At the time you read me, everyone has heard about Pokemon Go. Of course, this has created debates about the usefulness of this game, its dangerousness, its revolutionary aspect and so on.
What I see is that it’s a huge opportunity to make money. That’s what I want to communicate to you. Each event that makes the buzz, each mode, each game phenomenon must be taken as an opportunity to make money. The advice I have just given you can serve you in many other areas.