My head has been in the gutter for so long. Usually, when you refer to in the gutter, you mean in the wrong place. For me, being so concentrated on money for the last six years has been in the gutter, because I've not made a penny. It really sucks that I've lost out on so much enjoyment and so many experiences I could have had because I just want to be successful. The way I've seen it, I'll try my hardest now to be successful (at the sacrifice of enjoyment) and I'll have more time later to experience life when I can afford it. If I could have a full time income by starting my own business by the time I was 25 (doesn't going to look like it's going to happen. 25 is 5 months from now) then I would have the rest of my life to live, whereas most people spend 50 hours a week doing something they hate, for wages that don't allow them to actually enjoy life. Anyways, having been playing this game for several years, I've had dozens of ideas. I wanted to share with BHW some of my most recent ideas so that maybe you could put them into action and make the money that I have failed to, so far. Keep in mind, these aren't all "sit-at-home" type jobs. Some of them are, but generally, they are "work for yourself" businesses. 1. Give away free virtual currency in online games and get paid. To do this, you'll have an account with ShareCash, FileIce, or CPALead. Spend $20 on a big amount of gold that will be sent to you in game, private message people in the game saying they can get free gold if they just check out your website. On the site, there is a link to download the voucher for the free gold. This is monetized through the PPD networks I mentioned. Here are the numbers I have crunched: The game I was looking at when coming up with this idea was Tera:Rising. 20,000 gold will cost you about $22. That means 1 gold costs you .0011 each. That's 10 gold for 1. I have found that on ShareCash my average pay per download is around 85. Thus, you can offer 250 free gold if users check out your website. They download it, you get paid 85 or so, and you pay out about 25. The 60 profit margin doesn't seem like a lot. But, offer one player 250 gold over 3 different vouchers that they download and that one person has profited you $1.80. Lots of you are trying to make $10 or $20 a day. I feel like if you just played this game for 5-8 hours a day and send private messages to low level players, you could most likely easily make $20-$50 per day. --Furthermore, to save yourself some money, you can create as many new accounts as you want using different emails. Each new account is given 500 gold worth of merchandise. Create a new account, send the items to your main account, and sell them on that account. Repeat this and you can avoid paying for gold altogether. Variation: This is really black hat, and can get you banned from Adsense. But, it could make you a good chunk of change if you play your cards right and don't get caught. Set up a site about lawyers, car insurance, web hosting... something that pays more than $20 per click. Put adsense on it. Instead of PPD, have people record their screen using http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ and the requirement is that they go to your website by locating it on Google and click an ad, play around with the site on the other end of the ad for a couple minutes, and then send you the video for verification. Offer 2,000 gold for this (about $2). If you use a niche that you get paid an average of $20 per click, and you pay out $2, your profit is $18. Do this 5 times a day and you've almost made $100. Of course, you need to buy traffic to your site too so that it's not too obvious that you're paying for clicks. If you get thousands of visitors and only a few clicks from that (the ones your buying), then you should stay under the radar. 3. Find free WSOs online, reword the content, offer it on your own blog and monetize with adsense or PPD for full versions. Traffic via Youtube, Facebook, Twitter. Claim to be a soccer mom that has implemented these methods. 4. Record cam shows from Chaturbate. Lots of performers on this site perform in open chat so you don't have to pay anything. Host the videos on a DMCA ignored web host, and create a membership site. "$5/month gets you all these video downloads that you would have paid $100s for!" Advertise on Twitter. LOTS of cam models and cam customers use Twitter. Also, upload video previews on user submitted porn site with your URL watermarked at the bottom. 5. Create a Youtube channel where you make weird little videos of children's toys. I have recently noticed that video reviews of Hot Wheels and similar toys get HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of views. Even into the millions. It's weird as shit, but hey, there's money in it. Youtube pays per 1,000 views. After XXXX amount of subscribers and views, you'll get a contract with Youtube. (From what I hear.) This means you'll make a little more CPM. 6. Deliver groceries. That's right, I said it. It's a business. Get $100 to spend, so sit at the local Wamart with a McDonalds in it and use their Wifi. Post on a local Facebook Buy Sell Trade group that you are trying to make extra money for your family by delivering groceries. It costs $9.99 per delivery within 10 miles. Leave your phone number for them to text or call. People will pity you, and lots of people will love the convenience of it. When you get an order, get their groceries and deliver them, head back to Walmart for the next order. If there are enough people in your area (and on the Facebook group) then you should get several orders. 5 orders and you've made what you would at a minimum wage job in 8 hours. You'll probably get tips too. You can get Square to accept credit card payments. If you want to take it a bit further, set up a simple website with a payment button so that they can make a security deposit before you do the order. Take the deposit off of what they owe you for the groceries. Most people have good intentions and will not screw you over. 7. Get Ibotta referrals by hanging out in Walmart. Get the Ibotta app. It gives you cash back on things you buy at lots of stores, mainly Walmart. Hang out in Walmart like you're a shopper. Stand by the bread and when someone is getting bread, tell them about this app you found that will let you get cash back. Sign them up using your referral link and when they redeem one receipt for cash back, you'll make $5. If you want to guarantee that you get paid, spend just over a dollar on bread, then show someone the app, use your link, and give them the receipt to try it out. They'll be awarded 75cents, you'll make $5 right then, confirmed. (You'll be out of pocket a dollar or so, though. But hey, there's a price on assurance that you're getting that referral.) This is awkward and unless you're a social butterfly, I doubt you'll do this one, haha. Most people here suck at sales and working with people, I suppose. Or else they would be out doing it! 8. If you've got a little money to spend... Buy a laptop or two from pawn shops for pretty cheap. I got mine for $200 even and it's fantastic! Use local buy sell trade groups to sell them for profit. I could easily sell this one for $250, turn around and buy another for $200ish, and sell it for $250 or so, etc. 9. Spend your time learning something valuable. This is my strongest piece of advice. Everyone is trying to implement things, but who is learning something? Learn to design in Photoshop (it's easy as hell) or Illustrator. Learn HTML and CSS (they're easy as hell too!). Learn to make something people want. Just learn to do something that you'll like doing and can make money from! Invest your time in yourself. If you accidentally have success in SEO, great... but that won't last and it won't serve as credentials or a resume. Yeah, some of these suck, but if you're desperate enough you'll do what you have to. Thanks for reading. Now GET THAT MONEY.