The question that many new collectors and traders in CS:GO have is how to acquire good skins for little money. We don’t know if you can elevate yourself to being able to but AWP Dragon Lore with Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham’s autograph with just a couple of $$ of starting capital but significantly increasing the impressiveness level of skins you have is doable.
Besides obvious ways – like making money on new cases – there are a couple of not so obvious ones. Remember the Alladin’s story? Get ready for some magic.
Buy low/sell high
If you have enough experience, you will see the nuances that make skins unique which means you could resell them for more. It does happen: someone overlooks a couple of triangles and put a skin out for $50 or trades it, you swap or buy it and sell it for $250. Like with Forex, your opportunities are limitless. He who has been in the game longer usually has the upper hand, but you can also get there if you have good allies.
Try Cs.Money and take advantage of a whole myriad of opportunities that one of the leading companies of the world offers. Here you can get your hands on a skin that will make you rich. Who knows, maybe today you trade a skin with Team Tricked insignia (who? – exactly), and tomorrow they win The International in Shanghai. Our support is open 24/7. Try it!
“The value of skins on CS:GO is incredible (the most expensive skin ever sold, the Dragon Lore – AWP, went for over $61,000!). And you don’t need to be a top player to make money in the skins market either. As a successful skin seller, you could make thousands of dollars every week, which makes this a very real way to get paid playing CS:GO.”
Thousands of dollars!
Play penny stocks
Penny stocks are objects you can buy that will cost you next to nothing on Steam Market, which is notorious for its volatility. Guess what happens then?
Unlike the regular market, which deals with Google and Microsoft’s shares, where prices are more or less constant over time, Steam Market has the profit-making potential given enough patience.
Here you can buy 300 objects and just wait. They can cost tenfold after a publicity hike. Wait for the right moment, sell the items, and buy the skins of your dreams. Our suggestion is the completely unreal SSG 08 Abyss.
Do you think there isn’t much movement in this market? You’d be surprised how quickly prices can change here. Dmarket describes “serious” examples such as these:
- AWP | Dragon Lore (CS:GO) – $1555—$1851
- AK—47 | Fire Serpent (CS:GO) – $197—$489
- Ivory School Uniform set, female (PUBG) – $1,182—$1,531
- M9 Bayonet | Crimson Web (CS:GO) – $193—$1576
- Genuine Imperial Flame Swords Pack (Dota 2) – $741—$1471
- PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Bandana (PUBG) – $610
- Shattered Greatsword (Dota 2) – $599—$1024
- Karambit | Case Hardened (CS:GO) – $258—$590
- Tuxedo set, female (PUBG) – $280—$575.
Get employed at a company that works with skins, ask to borrow one and vanish…
Just kidding. ‘=) That never occurred to us. Honest.
Do you know how much people make who design skins? Like with karate black belts, only a tiny fraction of these people complete the journey, but it is worth it. According to mashable.com, these guys get no less than $40 000 a piece:
“Designer Chris “CLeGFX” Le said during a live stream yesterday that when community-made weapon skins for CS:GO were accepted and added into the game by Valve in the old days (circa CS:GO’s 2012 release), creators would earn about $40,000. Nowadays, Le said, “You get way way way-way-way more than that.
Le alone has had five different skins added to CS:GO crates since 2015, netting him at least $200,000 in just two years. He has made and submitted a lot more than five weapon skins though — he has 40 CS:GO skins on his Steam workshop page that haven’t been picked up. At least not yet.
Another designer, Coridium, has been making weapon skins for CS:GO since late 2013. Out of 50 submitted skins, a whopping 17 have been accepted. That is at least $680,000 earned from CS:GO skins since 2013, though it’s probably a lot more considering they created some of the most popular skins in the game, including the white-and-orange Asiimov guns.”
You get the pattern. Make a skin, send it off, and wait. Who knows? The chances of getting it right are the same as winning a lottery, but some mathematicians say that the theory of probability is obsolete and the chances of any event are actually 1 out of 2, e.e. 50%. So you might as well try it. Keep an eye out for a Xmas surprise!
The reward money will be almost enough for that Dragon Lore skin we talked about at the beginning or a flat in the center of town. He who dares wins! The world is your oyster. And if you’re going to open it, you might as well do it with Falchion Knife | Marble Fade.