“I did some good things as a rookie.”
– Earl Campbell
Over the past week I’ve received numerous emails asking about simple online moneymakers. As such, today’s post will cover some of the easiest ways that I’ve seen people earn a little extra:
There’s a vending machine in New York that sells ideas for fifty cents. The device’s novelty has gotten it featured on several major websites and even a few magazines. An enterprising young person could easily spend an afternoon composing lists of ideas for various businesses or life paths, and sell them on Fiverr. I suspect that there would be more than a few people willing to shell out five bucks for a dozen suggestions on what they should with their life.
Apparently there’s big money in writing Kindle eBooks. With the ten trillion diets that come out every day, there’s an endless supply willing customers. As long as you find a unique angle, you’ll do well.
At the moment I’m actually helping my mom write a Kindle cookbook; and, through my Fiverr work, I’ve met a few cookbook moguls. Making a simple book of “100 Paleo recipes,” or “25 uses of lentils” takes very little input. If you really wanted to get creative, you could make something witty like the infamous Cook to Bang.
Yes, personal blogs are vain and frivolous. But there’s easy money in them. I know a couple kids who’ve made little, meaningless WordPress blogs that they publish on their personal Facebook. All the viewers come from their social circle and family, which means their writings are as inoffensive as they come. Their posts are usually only a paragraph or two, and often times they’ll merely throw up picture and call it a day. However, at the bottom of each post they always have an Amazon link and little message that goes along these lines: “If you buy something through the link you help support the blog for no additional cost.”
I don’t think anyone doing this is raking it in, but it’s still possible to make a little off virtually no work. These personal blogs are essentially their way of keeping in touch with extended family, while getting a couple bucks out of the deal. With the holiday season fast approaching, I could see personal blogging as an adequate introduction to “passive income.”
Those are my thoughts. If you have any additional suggestions, feel free to sound off in the comments section.