2013 was an interesting year for me with good and bad things that happened. Quick bio: I have been web developing for about 9 years, mostly for fun and profits. I have been earning decent from freelancing, not too much but I was satisfied as a kid (from 4k $ per year up to 17k $ from freelancing). I always wanted not to depend on anyone else, maybe it was selfish, but that's what kept me motivated to want even more. In 2013 for the first time I had the chance to work full time for a mid size company, everything was ok (friendly people, good salary, etc) but I had to quit my job because i felt i was running out of time and I was sure I could do more. I'm also in college, kind of messed up in there due to my work. Goal: My plan for 2014 is to reach 500k $ from multiple sources of passive (or almost passive) income. This thread is to keep me motivated plus to motivate others. I see plenty of people wasting their time, specially youngsters like me( in their 20's ) and I really feel that they are going blind with their life. My income right now: Long term investment, making about 30k $/month from transactions ( something like forex... ), but it's really volatile. Last month I lost 16k $ in just one night so you could get my point. Testing another source right now: Day 1: Deposited 4k somewhere and i want to get 3% - 5% / month from interest rate. I like to develop things so I was thinking at a few things i might try this year: - public proxy scraper - web scraper ( like moz/ahrefs/semrush ) - vps/server provider ( it's harder with automation, plus plenty of time required for support ) - certificates of deposit ( bigger interest rates than banks ) - currency exchange ( investigating all the legal paper work that has to be done ) - encoding algorithm into images ( hobby of mine ) - compression algorithm using pi ( hobby ) Last 2 ideas are just for fun, and probably won't even make more than 50$ each . After all it's not just about working is about having some fun as well. Still thinking and investigating new ways to cash out, i'm not really into affiliation, I like to be the one with products who cashes in. Any questions and suggestions are welcomed!