Steve Gillman, Author of
Every Way to Make Money!
Learn about fun jobs, fast-money projects, odd investments,
business ideas, creative work, and hundreds of ways to make a
profit or a paycheck. Following the latest posts, news, and updates
below, you'll find the primary sections of the website, with
links to some of their best pages.
Thoughts on $500 Per-Pound Cheese
By Steve Gillman - December 2, 2014
I was recently reading
about a cheese that cost $500 per pound. At the moment I can
buy a decent cheddar or Swiss cheese for $5 per pound. Is the
expensive cheese better for you? There is no research on this
that I could find. Does it taste better? Maybe, although it seems
that with many expensive cheeses the taste is worse at first
bite. Only after we accustom ourselves to them do they seem to
taste better. These are what we call acquired tastes.
(Flickr photo by Smabs Sputzer)
Now, if we have to train our bodies to like the taste, and
there is no additional health benefit, why would we pay 100 times
as much for something that is functionally the same as the alternative?
In fact, wouldn't it make more sense to... Read more here:
Can the Presence of Money Reduce Pain?
November 22, 2014
- Money is important to people - there's nothing new in that.
But according to the latest research the symbolic power of money
goes beyond mere desire for it or our willingness to do various
things for it. Apparently just handling currency has the power
to alter our experiences.
(Flickr photo by Andrew Magill)
In the journal Psychological Science Xinyue Zhou, Kathleen
Vohs and Roy Baumeister published a paper in late 2009 called
"The Symbolic Power of Money: Reminders of Money Alter Social
Distress and Physical Pain." Their research looked at how
money could reduce pain in a person and also lessen one's need
for social... Read more here: Money
How to Become a Poetry Whore
11, 2014 - I wouldn't normally use the word "whore"
to describe anyone, but that's how poets at "poetry brothels"
identify themselves, so I'll go with their preferred title. But
what is a poetry brothel? What are poetry whores? How do they
make money? How do you become one of them?
(Flickr photo by Pauline Balba)
Let's answer those questions by starting at the beginning.
In 2007 Nicholas Adamski and Stephanie Berger decided that the
New York poetry scene was "boring," and they wanted
to do something about it. Their solution was to start The Poetry Brothel, where they are now known
as "Tennessee Pink" and "The Madame."
Customers come to events to see and hear poets onstage, and
for one-to-one readings in the back rooms of the "brothel."
The poetry whores who read to them are both male and female,
and can accept tips or... Read more here: Poetry
A Cuddle Party Is Not an Orgy, But It's Intimate and Profitable
September 18, 2014
- At "cuddle parties" people pay to enter someone's
home and snuggle up with a bunch of strangers in pajamas. Now
maybe that isn't worth $30 or $50 to you, but what if you were
the one collecting the money? You can make good money as a cuddle
(Flickr photo by John
In a previous post we looked at being
a professional cuddler and charging $60 per hour to spoon
with strangers. But that's a one-on-one experience. For some
people, one snuggle partner is not enough. They want to... Read
more here: Cuddle
This Writer's Roller Coaster Ride
October 11, 2014
- I started with nothing but simple websites, made it to six
figures and a book contract, then had to take minimum wage jobs,
and then started a new career freelance writing...
When you consistently make money writing you're a "professional
writer." As for myself, I would write even if I wasn't paid,
and I would be happier to be called a bum for double the pay.
Unlike labels or recognition, money can be translated into freedom
-- a topic for another time. For now, if you're an aspiring writer,
let's see if you can learn something from my story, and translate
that "something" into cash.
The lessons will be positive and negative, and about accepting
the randomness of life. In other words, I'm going to tell you
what I did right, what I did wrong, and how... Read more
for a Living
How to Sell Your Body
September 27, 2014 - Okay, keep your clothes on; this isn't
going to be about selling your body in that way. But there are
some ways to use your body and sell parts of it that are worth
mentioning in case you're looking for some extra income. Let's
start with the body parts...
Sell Your Eggs - One of the most lucrative parts a
woman can sell is her eggs. That's right, couples who are having
trouble coneiving will pay big bucks for eggs. In fact you can
get $8,000 to $15,000 for good healthy eggs,
according to a report on the Huffington Post. But you will have
a lot of paperwork to fill out, and you'll be subjected to therapy
sessions, hormone shots, and what is known as "egg... Read
more here: Sell
Professional Cuddlers Keep Their Clothes On
October 2, 2014 - A man comes to your home and wants to get
into bed with you, just to cuddle. What do you do? Tell him your
hourly rate of course! That's right; you can make good money
cuddling with complete strangers. And no, it isn't what it sounds
like. Jackie Samuel of Penfield, New York may have been one of
the first to snuggle professionally. According to her website
it costs... Read more here: Cuddle
Penny Hoarding Can Double Your Money
September 16, 2014 - My page on coin
roll hunting explains how one of my favorite childhood activities
has gone mainstream, with many people now searching rolls of
coins looking for silver dimes, quarters, and half dollars. But
there is another way to cash in on old coins. It involves pennies
of certain dates, and explains why there has been... Read
more here: Penny
August 16, 2014 -Make money by being a friend? That's right,
there are websites where you can post your profile and get hired
as a "friend" for up to $50 per hour. Now, it might
seem that there is something wrong about this concept, but in
reality you sell services. Calling the business something like
"Rent a Friend" doesn't mean you and your clients will
actually be friends, although that can happen... Read more
More Featured Pages, News and Ideas
What is a Ghostwriter? - As a ghostwriter you write
articles, books, reports, or any other texts that are officially
credited to someone else. This is common online, and a lot of
what's out there has been written by someone other than whoever
has the byline. You do the work and they get the credit. That's
okay as long as you get... Read more here: Ghost
How to Be a Human Guinea Pig - I recently took ten
pills in ten days to make $30. Yes, that isn't much for participating
in a medical trial, but hey, you have to start somewhere. And
you can make a lot more. How much more? In one study NASA paid
volunteers $15,000 just to stay in bed for a few months, so there
is some potential to make thousands of dollars as a human guinea
pig. Earlier this year... Read more here: Human
Second Time Around - The best jobs when you
are over fifty and looking for a new career was the topic of
a recent article on CNN.com. They used a "Quality of Life"
index that involved grading the jobs based on personal satisfaction,
benefit to society, low stress, and flexibility. Some of the
jobs that scored highest were grant coordinator, personal trainer,
online content marketing writer, and tutor.
(Click the bold titles to get to the index with all
the pages in that section.)
and Interesting Jobs (35 pages)
You might enjoy going to work with a job like these...
How to become a Cryptozoologist
and Chase Bigfoot
How to Be a Movie Extra
Become a Pet Detective
Ways to Make Money (23 pages)
This section focuses on making money now, especially
this first page...
Thirteen Ways to Make
Money in an Hour
Was Paid to Be a Fake Juror
Selling Your Hair for up to $2,000
Ways to Make Money (62 pages)
These are some of the more interesting ways to make money...
Make $1,000 per Month to Selling
to Be a Human Guinea Pig
Ways to Make Money
Make Money Without a
Ambergris (Whale Poop) Hunter
and Creative Work (31 pages)
Express your creative side profitably...
Make and Sell Paper Jewelry
How to Become a Cartoonist
Making Ideas (23 pages)
Unproven but waiting for you to try them...
Search Dogs Business
Letters From the Dead
How to Print Money
Estate Profits (20 pages)
We look for the less common ways, including...
Slumlording for Good Investment
Optioning Hilltops and
Work (33 pages)
Ah, fresh air, sunshine and profits...
and Installing Cat Enclosures
Ways to Find Gold
Collecting and Selling Wildflowers
Profits (25 pages)
Hey, this is working so far...
Publicity and Traffic Using Google Alerts
How to Sell Photos Online
How to Create an Ebook Without
Make Money on YouTube
Articles (43 pages)
Thoughts and ideas on a variety of subjects...
on Your Car?
Than 100 Ways I've Made Money
Employee Assessment Questionnaires
Radical Money Moves
Good Jobs (42 pages)
Good pay, good work, or good employers...
at a Brew Pub (an Interview)
An Entomologist Career
Investments (21 pages)
Not your usual investment opportunities...
How to Invest in Movies
Investing in Wine
Loan Money for Profit
Good Businesses (37 pages)
These pages include businesses that can be started with very
Businesses You Can Start Cheap
Military Surplus Businesses
Rentals: A Pooportunity
From Your Home (25 pages)
Online, offline, at home or from home...
Several Ways to Make Money
With a Hobby
How to Party for Profit
An Interview With a Work
at Home Agent
to Write for Money (29 pages)
I just did it with this sentence, but there are many
Ghostwriting Jobs (My Experience)
Your Book... Cheap!
Publishing on Kindle at
Jobs and Businesses (18 pages)
Help the environment and your wallet...
Become a Green Cleaner
Examples of Green Marketing
Money Books and Courses (17 pages)
A few reviews of books worth reading...
101 Weird Ways to Make
Is 'The Four Hour Work Week'
With People Making Money (17 pages)
See what their jobs and businesses are really like...
Sharpe: The Flying Entrepreneur
Water Taxi Captain
Margaritaville Job: Michael
How to Invent and Sell a
Make More Money From Your Business (33 pages)
Each page here covers a specific way to make more from your
Measure Advertising Results
to Maximise Returns
Increase the Average
Increase Customer Frequency
Ways to Save (Spend Less) (11 pages)
Ways to make your money worth more by making it go fatrher...
Radical Ways to Cut Your Cost of Living
to Be a Frugal Opportunist
Ways to Bet to Win - And legal too!
Paychecks, Businesses, and Investments - Putting together
and Businesses and Jobs - Proven and theoretical.
Three Purposes of Investing - And which investment accomplishes
Cash Jobs - How and where to
Elvis Minister - There are
a few openings...
Make Matzo for Money - Making
food for money.
Coin Roll Hunting - Dig
through rolls of coins for...
High Rise Window Washer -
A decent job or business.
Creative Ways to
Make Money - Crazy videos; find treasures..
Grave Digger - You get to
Make More Money From Your
Job - Starting this week.
Growing Catnip - Sell to
cat owners or retailers.
Club Moss Spores - Harvest and
sell natural flash powder.
The Business of Roadkill Cleanup
- Someone has to do it.
Buy and Sell Used Cars
- Decent profits is a short time.
Shomer - Overnight
guardian at a funeral home.
Making Tips - Cash tips even
when you're not employed?
Cemetery Visit for Money
- Yes, this is a real business.
Street Vending in
the Philippines - From someone who spent time there.
How to Sell Your Stuff
- What's the best way?
Senior Services Business
- Work from home if you want.