Entrepreneurship

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 puts on ticker symbol WEAT and covered calls on BOIL and NIB.
  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. EarnHoney Just watching the videos passively gets you 30 cents per day. $9/month PayPal.
  5. 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.
  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.
  7.  STEEMIT (A social media platform that pays for up-voting other posts or authoring your own). Playing this just in case cryptos go mainstream. Convert to bitcoin, then cash-out to USD.


Cheapo Marketing for the Entrepreneur

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

Make Money as eJurors

eJury provides an attorney the opportunity to "pre-try" the case before it goes to trial in front of an actual jury at the courthouse.  Cases at the courthouse are usually tried to juries of 12 people.  At eJury, each case is tried to a minimum of 50 people.  This provides the attorney with a tremendous amount of feedback which he/she will use to establish a settlement value, find strengths and weaknesses in the evidence, learn "public" attitudes, improve jury selection, discover the most effective arguments.

eJury is open to residents in all 50 states.  The number of cases available for participation will vary greatly depending on your residence.   Jurors living in major metropolitan areas receive more cases for participation than jurors living in rural areas.

For each verdict rendered, eJurors are paid $5 - $10 depending on the length of the case.  The amount to be paid will be shown at the top of each case.  You certainly won't get rich serving as an eJuror, but just one case a week would probably pay for your Internet access. Payments are made via PayPal.