Call of Duty fans would be remiss not to watch Twitcher Timothy Betar’s livestreaming sessions. Known by his handle TimTheTatman, the content entrepreneur began in 2012 hunting enemies in single-person shooter games for fans around his work schedule. The double duty meant he worked 70 hours a week.

Though Tim made little to no income at first, he was able to leave his full-time job after three years of nonstop gaming. Adding snippets of commentary and investing all his efforts into his new career were key to earning the now 31-year-old thousands of views and subscribers.

.@TimtheTatman livestreamed Call of Duty for 3 years before the content entrepreneur could quit his full-time job. Now, he’s earning over $1M. #creatoreconomy #contentbusiness Click To Tweet

Continuing to play countless rounds of Call of Duty: Warzone for his 6.8M subscribers allowed him to top GQ’s list of 10 highest-ranking Twitchers, placing fifth for earning $1.21M.

Why we’re a Stan: It takes time before your content creations turn into a successful content business. As he grew his subscriber base, Timothy gamed around his 9-5 life. But he didn’t stop there. He also dedicated time to improving his craft and commentary to help him achieve his goals.

About the author

Shameyka McCalman is a wordsmith whose work often centers around fashion, art, and other creatives of color. She earned her communications degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston and enjoys sifting through clothes in local vintage shops, frequenting nearby plays, and gazing at exhibitions on view in museums.