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.
August 16, 2013 -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 in any business.
Flickr Photo by Don LaVange
The idea was first developed in Japan, and was later brought
here by Scott Rosenbaum. He created RentaFriend.com, perhaps the largest online
platform of this type. To explain how it works, I just went to
the website and entered "Tampa, Florida," because that's
the nearest large city to us (we're ninety minutes south of there).
I didn't screen for male or female, bi, gay or straight, so I
got... Read more here: Rent
Four Radical Ways to Cut Your Cost of Living
August 2, 2013 -
Cut your cost of living and you'll have greater financial security
and less stress. But don't stop with coupons and sale-shopping
(in fact, don't even start there). Yes, there are many little
ways to spend less, but to cut your expenses dramatically you
need to take more radical measures. Here are four to consider.
Flickr photo by Nicolás Boullosa
1. Move to Cheaper Housing
The average rent in New York City is now over $3,000
per month, and is close to $1,100 for the U.S. as a whole.
But if you can move, you have options. For example, go to Trulia.com
and sort Tucson apartment rentals by price (lowest
first). You'll find pages full of studio and one-bedroom places
for under $350. By the time you get to $600 per month you're
looking at... Read more here: Cut
Cost of Living
What is a Ghostwriter?
19, 2014 - 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.
Flickr photo by hobvias
You do the work and they get the credit. That's okay as long
as you get paid well enough for your time. Keep in mind... Read
more here: Ghost
How to Sell Your Stuff
12, 2014 - Whether you need to raise cash or just simplify your
life, selling your stuff is a way to do both. What's the best
way to cash in? The answer to that question depends on whether
a fast sale or getting the most money is the more important goal
for you. It also depends on what types of things you are selling.
Let's look at some of the options for selling your excess possessions,
along with the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Flickr photo by Ken Teegardin
This is perhaps the fastest way to sell your stuff, and if
you really just need the cash but don't want to part with your
things you can pawn them and get them back later. You will almost
never get... Read more here: Sell
How to Be a Human Guinea Pig (Without Taking Big Risks)
7, 2014 - 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 you had the opportunity to make $3,000 to get the flu. Of
course you had to be able to take time off from your regular
job so you could have the live H1N1 flu virus squirted up your
nose and then... Read more here: Human
Guinea Pig ( Flickr Photo by Tulane
More Featured Pages, News and Ideas
Five Ways to Bet to Win - March, 2014 - Maybe
you like to gamble, in which case you've probably tried some
of the ideas suggested here. Still, there might be one or two
you haven't used. And what if gambling isn't really your thing...
Income Streams - Look for ways to add more and
more streams of income.Look for one-time revenue generators.
If you have unused equipment, sell it. If you can charge a non-competing
business to include their ads in your mailing, do it. If you
are at your son's baseball game and everyone is thirsty when
finished, invite them all to your fast-food restaurant for a
free small drink (of course they'll buy food too). These are
one-timers, but if you fins a couple each month it adds up.
Inventing New Things - Ask ten friends what
problems they have had in the last few days. Write them down.
If any problem shows up more than three times, you can probably
make money solving it with a new product or service. Once you
have a few solutions in mind, go back to those friends to ask
if they would pay for what you have in mind.
(Click the bold titles to get to the index with all
the pages in that section.)
and Interesting Jobs (35 pages)
Become a Cryptozoologist
- Search for Bigfoot as your day job?
How to Be a Movie Extra - And
get paid for it of course.
Get Paid to Deliver Cars -
How to find these jobs.
Become a Pet Detective -
Ace Ventura behavior is optional.
Ways to Make Money (23 pages)
How to Make Money in
an Hour - Thirteen different ways.
Surrogate Jury Experience - Yes, these are real (but one-day)
Selling Hair - From $10 per
ounce to $2,000 per pony tail.
Ticket Scalping - It's
legal and online now.
Donate Blood for Money
- Help people out; make extra income...
Ways to Make Money (53 pages)
How to Sell Sperm - Make $1,000
monthly if you are approved.
to Be a Human Guinea Pig - And do it without taking big risks.
Weird Ways to Make Money - Homeless tours and other schemes.
Ways to Make Money - Four high-pay jobs and a wedding scheme...
Weird Ways to Make Money -
Three videos and some other resources.
Make Money Without a
Job - Some interesting ways to bring in the cash.
Become a Sofer - Want to be a traditional
Serve on a Mock Jury - Guilty
or innocent, you get paid.
Ambergris Hunter - Whale poop
and Creative Work (31 pages)
Make and Sell Paper Jewelry
- Yes, there is a market for this.
Street Musician - See how
much you can make and where.
How to Become a Cartoonist
- And how much you can expect to earn.
Tattoo Artist Jobs -
Express your creativity.
Making Ideas (23 pages)
Social Art - Let the group create
what you sell.
Search Dogs Business - Train
them to find pets and cash.
Letters From the Dead
- A new business idea waiting to be started.
How to Print Money -
Use your business to print currency...
Estate Profits (20 pages)
Slumlording - The best cash-on-cash
returns out there?
Homes - Check out this overlooked opportunity.
Unusual Real Estate Options
- Write options on hilltops?
Work (33 pages)
Enclosures - Making and selling them as a business.
Finding Gold - Some different
ways to do it.
Collecting and Selling Wildflowers
- A low-investment business.
Airboat Tours - Be the captain
- or the owner of the business.
Profits (25 pages)
and Traffic Using Google Alerts - Several techniques.
Online Editing Jobs
- No degree needed for this one.
How to Sell Photos Online
- residual income opportunity.
How to Create an Ebook
- With or without writing.
Make Money on YouTube
- People watch, you get ad revenue.
Articles (39 pages)
on Your Car? - Real deal or scam?
Ideas - Ways to make it, save it, and think about it.
I've Made Money - More than 100 ways.
Assessment Questionnaires - A skeptical look at the experience.
Paid Studies - True story
of a human guinea pig.
- Why are they so successful?
A Few Radical Money Moves -
Do try these at home...
Good Jobs (42 pages)
at a Brew Pub - An interview with a bartender and manager.
An Entomologist Career
- How to get started.
- High-pay is one reason to check out this career.
Become a Professional Buyer
- Do you know how to negotiate?
Investments (20 pages)
Invest in Movies - Good
way to go broke or hit it big.
Investing in Wine - Suggestions
for investing in a tricky market.
Loan Money for Profit
- How to do it starting small.
Investing in Wine - A
different kind of investment.
Good Businesses (36 pages)
Businesses - Several great examples.
Businesses - Several low-cost possibilities.
Military Surplus Businesses
- Some good examples.
Rentals - A pooportunity?
From Your Home (25 pages)
Make Money With a Hobby
- Some of the ways you can do it.
Bed and Breakfast
Business - What it takes and what to charge.
How to Party for Profit
- There is more than one way.
Work at Home Agent -
Telephone; computer; ten-second commute.
to Write for Money (27 pages)
Ghostwriting Jobs - Writing
as someone else...
Your Book - It's cheaper than you think.
Publishing on Kindle
- Write a book and publish it - for free.
Jobs and Businesses (18 pages)
Become a Green Cleaner -
Start a green cleaning service.
Green Marketing Jobs
- Some examples.
Solar Power Jobs - Save
the planet--or at least reduce utility bills.
Money Books and Courses (17 pages)
101 Weird Ways to Make
Money - Steve Gillman writes from experience
The Four Hour Work Week
- Is it an exaggeration?
With People Making Money (17 pages)
Flying Entrepreneur - I interview Kris Sharpe, founder of
Water Taxi - Interview - Naples
Bay Water Shuttle.
- Bartender Michael Kopczynski.
Make Your Own Game -
Interview with the inventor of a brain game.
Make More Money From Your Business (33 pages)
Measure Advertising Results
- Know where to put that ad money.
Increase Average Sale
Amount - No need for pushy selling.
Increase Customer Frequency
- More visits equals more profit.
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.
Offer Crickets for Sale
- Cricket farming as a business.
Teach English Overseas
- Where the jobs are.
Maximize Rental Property
Income - Raising the rent is just one way.
- Claudia M. Doege answers our questions.
Become a Bar Mitzvah Tutor
- Great hourly wage; no need to be Jewish.
Recycling Metals for Profit
- True stories and suggestions.
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.