If you've found your way to this article, chances are that you are stuck up on the fence, trying to decide if you want to join the ranks of the GMs on StartPlaying. Well luckily for you, I'm here to help. My goal isn't to convince you to join the site, it is just to make sure you have all the information you need in order to make that decision! To make this as easy as possible I have divided the information up into the three main areas that you may have questions about: Customers, Ease of Use, and Payment.
Thousands of players come to our site every week looking for games. Many come and sign up for a game the same day. W We are also seeing an increase in traffic to the site due to our now famous Tiktoks! This means that your profile is in front of the eyes of tons of potential clients that you would most likely never have access to on your own! Our customers are coming to the site actively looking for great games, and your game could be exactly what they are looking for!
Ease of Use
StartPlaying was started with the intent of helping players find great games, but our main focus is on helping our GMs be the best they can be! This means that we are constantly improving the site to make it more user friendly for both our customers and our GMs. We have a Discord channel that all the GMs can join where we are always taking suggestions so we can build new features to better help you! The most helpful part for me when I first transitioned my business to be run through StartPlaying was that the site handles the majority of the admin work. Our platform sends reminders to players before games, takes care of charging players after a session so you don't have to seek them out, and allows players to leave reviews for you so others can seek you out. In addition, the site is not in its final form. We are constantly finding ways to grow and expand our features.
Last but not least, let's talk about the topic that everyone has questions on...Money. The first question most GMs have when joining our site is "How much does it cost to use the site?" We don't charge any sort of subscription fee or charge GMs to join the site. Instead, we take 10% of any bookings that are made on the site. This allows us to continue to offer all the services on the site, and to continue to expand, which in turn increases the benefits to you as a GM on the site! We're also an actual company with investors not just a side passion project. This means that our success hinges on yours so we are driven to make sure our GMs crush it. All payments are made directly through the site, which means that we will handle any disputes or fraud that takes place on the site, as our priority if protecting the GMs that run with us. Because the payment is run through us, this also means that we will send you all of your transaction data so you aren't left scrambling at the end of the year trying to figure out what you've made. We should note, taking payment off our site is against our Terms of Service.
If you decide that you want to join us as a GM on the site we look forward to having you! You can join the team by filling out the GM application. You can find a step by step guide on that here: https://intercom.help/startplayinggames/en/articles/4521322-how-to-sign-up-as-a-gm-on-startplaying-games