Game websites can be a great way of making money without too much of work. A few years ago, Flash arcade games were very popular among Internet users. Though gaming apps on smartphones are a competition, Flash games websites should continue to be used as long as people spend long hours before computers. Bored people in offices should be good target as they would like to keep their computer windows open.
How to make a Flash arcade games website?
Creating a Flash games website is fairly simple as long as you use the right CMS script. You can find plenty of “Flash game scripts” on Google—both paid and free. These flash game scripts/CMS come loaded with lots of Flash games. You can also add your own games. One website also sells “Flash games packs”. Installing these CMS/scripts is also easy. You just need to upload the files on your web server, create and link a SQL database, configure the website and start promoting it.
You can also use WordPress plug-ins to convert a default WordPress installation into a full-featured gaming website. Some good Flash game arcade scripts and WordPress plugins that I could find are listed below for your quick reference.
YourArcadeScript is a free arcade game website script. It comes with a free 500 games pack to get your own arcade game website for free. You can also download more game packs for small payments. It is also very easy to edit its template.
MyArcadePlugin for WordPress (Free/Paid)
MyArcadePlugin is a powerful WordPress arcade plugin that transforms a WordPress site into an online Flash games website. You can also use it to add free games to your existing WordPress site. This Arcade Plugin will embed games automatically, without theme editing! In addition, it is able to generate unique game descriptions!
AV Arcade (Paid – $29)
You can add a game by entering a URL to a file, uploading a file, selecting a file you’ve already uploaded, downloading a file to your server from another website or even simply entering plain HTML. Using this script, you can download and install free flash games from multiple sources such as Mochi, Kongregate, Flash Game Distribution, FreeOnlineGames.com and Spil Games.
ProArcadeScript.com (Paid -$60)
ProArcadeScript flash arcade script looks good in the demo provided on their site. If you are going to start a new flash gaming website, this script is just what you need. Install pro arcade script on your website, import our free game packs and enter your Mochi ID to start publishing new games on autopilot.
Make money with Flash games website
Once you have your Flash games website, you should start by promoting it on social media. You can also join good traffic sharing websites. Do make a point to avoid traffic sharing sites that do not comply with Google rules.
The best part of these sites is that you do not have to spend hours creating and managing content. Most of the games would get posted on your website automatically. Getting traffic is the only challenge here. If you have good games on your website, people would return to have some fun with those games whenever they are bored. So arcade games sites can be a great source of passive income.
If you are not good at attracting traffic, you can also sell these arcade game websites as turn-key websites to those who do not know how to create such sites. You can find such turn-key game sites being bought for a few hundred dollars. Keep creating such websites complete with a domain name and list them on Flippa. Even for $100/site, you can easily earn $50-100 per site for not more than an hour of work. If you clone a new game site using file and database back-ups, you can create new game sites even faster.