Here’s something you may not have known. You can make real money from selling your gaming resources as an avid game player. Gaming resources vary across the gaming industry; some games offer you resources like game points, natural resources, and human resources, while others only give you tokens, money, and land. All these resources, notwithstanding, make your gaming experience easier and give you a vantage point over other players who may have fewer resources than you do.  

Now that we know the available game resources let’s examine five real video games where players can make real money.

Path of Exile

Set in the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast, Path of Exile is an online Action RPG game built around an impressive online item economy, ladder races, character customization, and competitive player-versus-player sessions. Path of Exile remains one of the few games that permits you to earn some money by selling almost all your game resources, excluding quest-related ones. However, as mentioned in this Overgear article, you must differentiate between the resources that promise to be high-value and those that aren’t worth the trade. Doing so will save you time and give you the best exchange rates when you decide to sell.    

World of Warcraft

A high fantasy game that borrows some of its themes from C.S. Lewis’ and J.R.R Tolkien’s style, World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) that gives players opportunities to trade in their gaming resources for real cash. It was launched on the 23rd of November, 20o4, based on Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft Universe. While regular playing may not give you the cash you need, gold trading is still permissible in WoW,  and you can liquidate your gold, which is part of your gaming resources, for real money. To sell your items quickly, you must visit WoW’s in-game store, designed for just that purpose: the auction house or the cash-on-delivery mail system.

EVE Online

As a massively multiplayer online space strategy game, one of the many catches of EVE Online is its combination of real-world organizations where each player is assigned a defined role. Some of these roles include diplomats who specialize in dealing with crises, spies who have to extract compromising information, or fleet commanders who have exquisite flying skills and combat knowledge in outer space. All the players who fill in these roles have to form alliances with one another to reach the aim of the game.


You may be running missions in search of valuable loot, salvaging wrecks, or mining for minerals, but you always have the opportunity to sell your collections for reasonable prices. One thing you should note, however, is that being a part of a large alliance/corporation helps you earn an impressive sum when you want to sell your gaming resources.


From being a hobby to a career, gaming has evolved, and just like the first three games, Runescape is a fantasy massively multiplayer online roleplaying game developed by Jagex and published in January 2001. Set in the fantasy world of Gielinor, Runescape opens you up to an adventurous gaming experience with a host of other comrades. Following traditional adventuring routes, you can aim and be part of the bug leagues; all you have to do is slay monsters, complete quests, and partake in player-versus-player combats through clan wars. You can exchange your Runescape gaming resources for real cash by buying items in bulk and reselling them for 100 gold pieces (GP) in profit for each item.

Clash of Clans

In Clash of Clans, you can opt to build your clan and invite friends to join you or join already existing clans and go on to train troops, build your community, and attack other players. Although selling gaming resources isn’t as common in Clash of Clans as in other games, you can make real money from the platform by building a solid online presence to earn real cash through streaming or creating content related to Clash of Clans. You can also participate in eSports, competitive events, and tournaments and stand a chance to get cash prizes if you win.

Real Money Sites

Real-money sites usually refer to online casinos where you can deposit and withdraw real money. These games are usually games of chance and not skill, except maybe for poker. Some games offer some skill advantage to the player, like blackjack. It all depends if you consider these games to apply to this list. Some online casinos apply a gamification structure to their offer, like slot tournaments.

Social casinos are also a rising trend, but you cannot earn real money in them. They act as mobile games where players can earn rewards like skins and virtual coins to win achievements. Real money can be spent on these coins, but there is no withdrawal method.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What Type Of Game Resources Can I Sell?

When you finally decide to trade your gaming resources for some real cash, the following items will bring you good money: digital or physical video games; game items and skins like Fortnite, Got Roblox, and CS2, or you can even trade in your gaming skills for money.


Some platforms pay you handsomely when you play with their professionals in a one-on-one gaming session.

How Do I Receive The Payment For My Game Resources?

Payment doesn’t usually pose a problem because the website officials ensure you receive the amount you sold your resources. The sale proceedings are immediately deposited into your wallet as soon as the buyer receives the items, and from there, you can make a direct withdrawal into your bank account.

You do not need to build a website to sell your in-game items and currencies. All you need to do is find some of the games mentioned in this article and see how you can make the most of your trade.


Steve is a tech guru who loves nothing more than playing and streaming video games. He's always the first to figure out how to solve any problem, and he's got a quick wit that keeps everyone entertained. When he's not gaming, he's busy being a dad and husband. He loves spending time with his family and friends, and he always puts others first.