The idea of being able to make money without doing much work continues to be extremely popular. And honestly, doesn’t the idea just sound amazing? Certainly, doing so is much more appealing than working in a full-time position, especially given the current job market. However, the idea is fraught with peril and challenge. There are countless scams out there that try to trick people and can mean you end up losing a lot of time and money, without gaining anything at all. So, how do you navigate through these scams and figure out good ways to make money, methods that actually work? In this post, I focus on key ways that you can make money without doing much, along with what to look out for with this approach.
Money Making Methods
This is basically the Wild West of ways to earn money. You'd be surprised at the number of weird gigs there are out there. Some really work. Others are garbage. That's why I created this tag - to chronicle all the weird ways I've discovered to make money and see which ones really work.
Another similar category to explore is the Side Hustle Category. It's not really that different than this one, but you'll find more options there if you can't find anything you like here.
Honestly though, most of that stuff is still just trading dollars for hours, and not really seeking financial freedom. That's why I do affiliate marketing. It's scalable, meaning with time you can make more money with less work.
I get it. Not everyone wants to build a website or dedicate the time to watch your business grow while you wait for earnings to come in. For those who stick around long enough to see results, affiliate marketing can be a life changing experience for those who do feel a spark of entrepreneurship when they get their first website off the ground!
Not into affiliate marketing? No problem. Display ads like Adsense can make good money online and you don't even have to sell anything. Just get traffic to the site and get paid per impression or click. Easy (kind of)!
The world is full of unusual and unexpected ways to make money. One such option is the chance to make money with your drone. Needless to say, this is a fairly unusual way to earn some cash and it’s only relevant if you do actually have a drone or plan to get one. But, it is still a viable way to make some cash. This can also be a fun idea if you enjoy using your drone.
With a traditional job, you generally have to quit your current role to find something that pays better or is more enjoyable. But, that process is always a risk and there is a chance that you would find yourself worse off than you were in the beginning. Thankfully, there are other options for earning money.
Survey sites are often the first port of call for anybody trying to make money online. They can often seem like a fantastic idea, as you’re earning money for barely any effort. Yet, surveys are incredibly ineffective and you tend to make peanuts while putting in a considerable amount of time and energy. Thankfully, there are alternatives.
Insurance is an absolutely critical field, especially in the United States. So then, it’s no surprise that some people choose to try and make money by selling insurance online. In fact, selling insurance from home has become a surprisingly popular field.