Alternative Income Streams

9 Ways To Make Extra Money

  1. Cut grass.
  2. Hold a yard/garage sale. Nothing to sell? Use police/government auctions for merchandise to re-sell.
  3. Shovel snow.
  4. Baby sit http://www.sitters.com
  5. House sit http://www.housecarers.com
  6. Dog walk http://www.findadogwalker.com
  7. Become a school crossing guard or recces monitor.
  8. Beg. John Stossel went undercover & made $93 in one day. Or try it online @ http://www.cyberbeg.com
  9. Generate referral income. My cable company and my discount broker pay me to bring in new customers

Make Money Performing Human Intelligence Tasks

Work when it's convenient for you by signing up MTURK.COM. The website, run by Amazon.com, pays a few cents to a few dollars for small tasks that fulfill a larger job.

My strategy on Mechanical Turk is to perform the tasks that take the shortest time to complete - like a quick survey, or rating a video. I have already received $1.67 from filling in bonus surveys sent to me via email!


Couch Potato Cash

Here are my multiple income streams. This is my philosophy of diversification. Not bet the farm on one profession for the rest of your life!

I've ordered them from highest paying to lowest paying.

  1. Own stocks which pay large dividends. Dividend payouts vary month to month, but are rarely under $200/month. Ticker symbols CEFL and REML
  2. Selling calls and puts. This income also varies month to month, but rarely below $70/month. Currently selling covered calls on BOIL, NIB, and SILJ.
  3. Swagbucks  Search the Internet. Get the daily code.  Move on to the passive playlist videos.   $12/month Amazon Gift Card or $25/2 months PayPal.
  4. App Trailers Use this smartphone app to do the daily free scratch off.  Also run the videos at the top (5 points but they run w/o user intervention).  $5/month PayPal.
  5.  STEEMIT (A social media platform that pays for up-voting other posts or authoring your own). Convert to bitcoin, then cash-out to USD.
  6. QMEE  Paid to search for products using Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and eBay. Get the browser plug-in. Fast payouts. No minimum for cash-out.   $2.00/month PayPal.

 


5 Ways to Market Your Web Site and Not Spend a Penny

  1. Grab some chalk, find a busy sidewalk, and write down your web site
  2. Take those business reply envelopes and stuff them with your marketing materials
  3. Go to the library and place business cards inside books that represent your business (an artist placing cards in art books)
  4. Participate in online discussion forums and include your web site/blog as your signature
  5. Use YouTube and make videos (commercials with some free information)