Meet Bonnie "Xena" Burton, a 15-year-old professional gamer at Gaming Lessons who gave up baby-sitting because she can make more money coaching people how to play the video game Halo:
For coaching, she earns $25 an hour, which meant the teenager could quit baby-sitting local kids. The higher hourly wage could free her to pursue hobbies like horseback riding and dance. But she has almost devoted her entire life to Halo. And she doesn't date. "Boyfriends are too much of a hassle, especially if they don't play Halo. And now I can baby-sit an older guy and get 25 bucks," she says. I make baby noises the next time she blows me up.
A Wired article by James Lee: http://www.wired.com/news/wiredmag/0,72348-0.html?tw=wn_index_16