15 Crazy Ways People Make Money in Today’s Economy

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  1. mike's Gravatar Comment by mike on April 3rd, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    I think your estimate of Steve Pavlina’s income is low by a factor of two or three. But he’s been amazingly transparent in what he does and offers podcasts and posts on how and what he does to make money. I’ve enjoyed his blog since he started it.


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  6. Asheville web design's Gravatar Comment by Asheville web design on September 8th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I make a few hundred dollars a day online…working 6 hours a day and it is growing exponentially, so I’ll catch up with Steve yet! Follow the link to see my online ventures.

    The skill set and vision-logic it takes to make an excellent living online is daunting- it has taken me 10 years of skill set evolution to get to this point. Most geeks have a running shot at it, but if data manipulation does not come second nature to you, good luck, because the web is evolving and fast too.

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  7. easymoneyonline's Gravatar Comment by easymoneyonline on September 26th, 2008 at 12:21 am

    I would also add that every dollar you make online is almost double that of what you make offline. By the time you add your expenses such as gas, work uniforms, lunch, etc.

  8. shawn's Gravatar Comment by shawn on November 4th, 2008 at 8:31 am

    my parents gave 10 dollars to some guy to write a letter to me! no fair!

  9. Credit Cards AU's Gravatar Comment by Credit Cards AU on November 27th, 2008 at 5:08 am

    Problem is that when you hit the jackpot people are very quick to copy the idea & saturate it quickly. This is unfortunate but keeps you on your toes ;)

  10. home business make money's Gravatar Comment by home business make money on December 14th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    These are great. I came across the million dollar home page deal, what an idea. There have been others who have tried to duplicate it.

    Pavalina’s blog is great. He has worked hard to enjoy the position he finds himself in today.

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  13. Livia's Gravatar Comment by Livia on February 5th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Courey, got it.

  14. Kamil's Gravatar Comment by Kamil on February 10th, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Courey what’s your code?

  15. cashgiftsdirect's Gravatar Comment by cashgiftsdirect on March 16th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I like idea number four. I am all about socializing. Communicating within a social network would be a cake walk for me. I like the idea of long-term relationships. Thank you for the recommendations and I will be sure to read into them.

  16. Stuart's Gravatar Comment by Stuart on March 17th, 2009 at 4:16 am

    I guess you could have also mentioned foreclosures, quite a bit of money in that at the moment with all the repossessions happening.

  17. google money system's Gravatar Comment by google money system on March 19th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Great article , really interesting, hopefully you’ll write many more just like this.

    Out of curiousity though, where do you get all your information from?

    Anyways, keep up the great work!

  18. Google Money SYstem's Gravatar Comment by Google Money SYstem on March 23rd, 2009 at 8:52 am

    #3 was my absolute favorite , I’ve read the story about a dozen times and still am absolutely amazed by it :)

  19. Nerdizen's Gravatar Comment by Nerdizen on March 23rd, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    It just goes to show you that if you have an idea that your friends tell you is stupid, you go on to take that idea online and if the masses give you their seal of approval in purchasing your item, you’re billed a genius.

  20. Credit Card Guru's Gravatar Comment by Credit Card Guru on May 18th, 2009 at 1:36 am

    Thanks for the info. With all the bad money making information we get online with low rate websites, it is good to read something from someone who knows what they are talking about.

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  22. Emma's Gravatar Comment by Emma on July 29th, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Thanks for the cool post – been searching for a while to find stats on this kind of thing and your post really did sum it up well. Now if only I could learn to implement all my crazy ideas! Holding thumbs :)

  23. Aaron's Gravatar Comment by Aaron on August 27th, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Please keep posting great information because you really do put good info out there on this topic!

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  25. Google Bizkit's Gravatar Comment by Google Bizkit on September 9th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Those were 15 crazy ways, but hey they are still making good money and thats all that matters

  26. Christian James's Gravatar Comment by Christian James on September 25th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you for this, it was a huge help. I found a lot of value in this article..

  27. Learning's Gravatar Comment by Learning on October 12th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Not what I expected, but I felt I had to let you know I liked it. Thank you.

  28. Learning's Gravatar Comment by Learning on October 16th, 2009 at 5:12 am

    I was pleased to see this. Just what I needed. Thanks.

  29. juan's Gravatar Comment by juan on October 17th, 2009 at 5:46 am

    love this article. Kinda’ inspired me to go ahead with my crazy ideas for making money.

  30. enrique's Gravatar Comment by enrique on October 17th, 2009 at 6:10 am

    here’s the craziest idea of them all: sell water.

  31. Dave's Gravatar Comment by Dave on November 3rd, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Wow, I’m amazed at the 1 million pixel homepage, that was a really good idea, gives me inspiration!

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  33. Jay's Gravatar Comment by Jay on December 22nd, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Some people naturally have good business sense and great ideas. Other have to learn how to do business and perhaps use ideas other than their own to produce results. For more ideas and some advice on becoming an entrepreneur, see Creative Wealth. Good luck to all those trying to make some extra money in these tough times.

  34. Ashely's Gravatar Comment by Ashely on December 28th, 2009 at 7:20 am

    This is a good overview of a lot of good money making stuff, and some nice other websites commented also.. http://www.moneyroads.com ! just awesome! and what a fun design!

  35. Jaykay Bak's Gravatar Comment by Jaykay Bak on January 5th, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I only comment on an article if it is worth for me to read, and this one makes me do it… For the one who created this article or what they call it “blog” I would say Thanks Thanks Thanks for the wonderful content… you rock! :)

  36. Jaykay Bak's Gravatar Comment by Jaykay Bak on January 8th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I dint comment in a article most of the time, but this article makes me do it, and its so good for all readers like me. It help me learn something of what I’m looking for. Thanks and good luck… I hope I can read more of your articles.

  37. jorge's Gravatar Comment by jorge on January 19th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    A simple way is to make $20-$50 today, and $50-$200 within a day or two.

    The greatest benefit of this program is that you make money online in a timely manner. Most people online search for ways to make money quick or instant. As a lot of people approach the internet in a time when they are quite desperate

    But this time, I would like to help the people that aren’t so smart with blogging and aren’t so keen on writing for money. In fact. If I would look at the figure of 97% of all internet bloggers that fail online, it would appear that most people are gross when it comes to blogging! http://100kblogging.com/?hop=chrisd10

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  38. Brady – Austin Blogger's Gravatar Comment by Brady - Austin Blogger on February 5th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Great post and sites! I had heard of a few of these sites, but others I had not. For some reason I love the The Million Dollar Homepage concept, who would of thought a page that looks like that makes any money. Also Steve Pavlina is a super smart guy, I enjoyed listening to his podcasts through iTunes. I actually bought StevenPavlina.com as a dropped domain and gave it to him for free as a nugget of appreciation for all of the great work he does.

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  42. Phyllis's Gravatar Comment by Phyllis on March 24th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Great articles about how other people have made money.
    Thanks for the info.

  43. celine's Gravatar Comment by celine on March 27th, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Some really great ideas in the hat. Some of these ideas could have really taken off if the execution was right.

    The execution i think is much more important than the idea itself. I like the $1 per pixel idea.

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  45. […] My suggestion is to choose a niche which is popular and which you’re passionate about. Perhaps you can choose to blog about your favourite hobby and why you do it. There are many crazy ways people make money by blogging . […]

  46. Timbo's Gravatar Comment by Timbo on May 7th, 2010 at 3:27 am

    One of the easiest ways to start making money online is to setup a blog, write some articles about something you’re passionate about and drop some Adsense in the articles.

  47. Adit's Gravatar Comment by Adit on May 9th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Apparently so many other ways to earn revenue online..
    thanks for sharing..your post is useful for me..

  48. Samuel's Gravatar Comment by Samuel on June 22nd, 2010 at 12:58 am

    All of these methods are good methods to make money online if you know what youre doing, if you have money to invest, if you have time to spare and to wait for income some time down the road, if you have a list.

  49. John | Make Money Online's Gravatar Comment by John | Make Money Online on June 23rd, 2010 at 5:33 am

    All of these methods are good methods to make money online if you know what youre doing, if you have money to invest, if you have time to spare and to wait for income some time down the road, if you have a list.

  50. Sunday's Gravatar Comment by Sunday on July 1st, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Question: How much money does this site make with advertising?

  51. Sunday's Gravatar Comment by Sunday on July 1st, 2010 at 2:40 am

    also, YouTube seems to be an easy fast way to make money. Like “Dave went to the dentist” or whatever it’s called. He made quite a bit, I think. Or the man who filmed himself dancing and asked for $1 donations because he’d just been fired and couldn’t pay his rent. He made $100 000+

  52. rebecca's Gravatar Comment by rebecca on August 2nd, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I really think you should larn you facts before telling innocent people to sell gold for World of Warcraft. It is against the Blizzard User Agreement and canget you banned from the game. I would think twice before choosing that idea. Besides it ruins the fun ofearning your way to 80!

  53. Rose's Gravatar Comment by Rose on August 9th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I have a “Working From Home” blog and just came from a site where someone wished that they knew how to make money online so I started to do a little searching around. I have always said that one should take something that they love to do and turn it into a business! I loved reading this blog article of yours because it shows that it CAN be done!

  54. jyoti's Gravatar Comment by jyoti on August 9th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    hello all of you.since a long time i have been looking for an opportunity to work online. all the ideas mentioned inspire me. is there any simple way of making money sitting at home for a house wife, who does not want to invest any initial money.please help if you have experienced it.Thanks a lot.

  55. Bobrikov's Gravatar Comment by Bobrikov on August 11th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Hi there, Great list. Oh, I wish I could be in the list of those people.

  56. Bill's Gravatar Comment by Bill on August 18th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Those websites are awesome. Wish I had my million dollar idea

  57. John's Gravatar Comment by John on August 26th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    One of its Kind Collection ,

  58. Debwtch's Gravatar Comment by Debwtch on September 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I stumbled upon this site at random while I was asking if there was a site where one could earn a living by sharing and teaching or consulting for people on many,many,facets and situations that our life can so readily put upon us! I really don’t know what the theme of these comments is/or should be? I too would like my initial question to be answered; But if nothing else,can you please tell me what is the point of leaving these comments? Do or Should we expect a reply? DCS in H-Town,waiting for some Word~

  59. vindex's Gravatar Comment by vindex on September 27th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Great articles about how other people have made money.

  60. nck's Gravatar Comment by nck on September 27th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    You know something……………
    All your examples show how a little bit of talent along with A WHOLE LOT OF LUCK (and don’t believe for one minute that old bs line that you “make your luck”) BALONY!!! Timing and action is EVERYTHING and TIMING is completely out of your control!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To get rich, in most cases, you need LUCK….and PLENTY of it.
    Can you get rich WITHOUT luck? Sure. But it is a long and arduous trip.
    In order to be one of these online millionaires (in MOST cases, in OVERWHELMING amount of cases) you needed the luck to be born at the right time. Tell me how many people over 50 have become on line millionaires WITHOUT a partnership OR a brick and morter business that adapted to the net?? Go ahead, tell me.

    You can become rich by being GREAT at one thing. A bit of luck invovled there, but mostly just good ole hard work.

    You can become rich by being SUPER TALENTED, physically and, or mentally. SOrry, all the hard work AIN’T gonna get you on that pathe unless you were LUCKY to be born with the potential.

    You can become rich by scrimping and saving and doing without all your life. But I never understood that. You bust your balls and never reward yourself for 60 years and then MAYBE have a ball for a decade or so…doesn’t seem worth it. Those guys, that do this, THEY are the ones people talk about when they call people “MONEY HUNGRY”. These people’s rewards for saving ISN’T a delayed spending spree, they get their kicks from FIGURES. Numbers on a paper that tell them HOW MUCH they have accumulated. Its not good or bad, its just confusing….

    So, there you go. Don’t think that the people posted on this site are the norm…they aren’t. Yes, their ideas were unique, but they had a God heck of a lot of luck on their side…maybe you do too. Good luck

  61. bizzz's Gravatar Comment by bizzz on November 25th, 2010 at 3:05 am

    good article , I use some of this ways also…

  62. Ed Tyner's Gravatar Comment by Ed Tyner on November 28th, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Online marketing is a great way to make money in this bad economy. I started marketing online 10 years ago, and have had alot of success. Anyone with a dedicated effort and a solid plan to action can achieve great success doing the same. However there are other ways to make money online with offering a service you are good at. Take for example if you are a good writer, you can offer article writing, press releases writing ext. Get the work out that you can do a certain thing and you could be loaded down with work.

  63. Vitaly Tennant's Gravatar Comment by Vitaly Tennant on November 29th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Good article, it’s definitely amazing to see people make money all sorts of ways.

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  65. Jeff's Gravatar Comment by Jeff on December 7th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    so who is making money in this ecnomey

  66. Madison's Gravatar Comment by Madison on December 10th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Love this post! It’s so true that the craziest things these days can end up making a person millions of dollars. These are only a few of the recent ideas people have came up with and I’m sure many more are to come in the future! And will be just as successful, perhaps even more.

  67. Brandon's Gravatar Comment by Brandon on December 13th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    i average about $400 a week from this place it’s called moneywitch.com

  68. Nicholas Head's Gravatar Comment by Nicholas Head on January 1st, 2011 at 3:06 am

    I work with cleaning chemicals and tools of that trade . I have found good reasons to buy some of each and draw backs on others . I know others have a knowledge of this from their experience too . My idea is is to have a search engine to see what works and what doesn’t in the professional / industrial cleaning trade like they would have for household items .

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  70. Alan's Gravatar Comment by Alan on January 6th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    as long as you have god by urside you can do whatever you want and however you want.

  71. Russell Alexander's Gravatar Comment by Russell Alexander on February 1st, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    What you don’t mention (nobody who commented did) was: how did these people promote their sites?
    People didn’t just stumble onto these sites and throw money at the owners. There are literally millions of sites out there. So, can anyone give an answer:
    How did these sites, especially the crazier ones, get noticed to the point where they got thousands (or millions) of visitors?

  72. Brandi's Gravatar Comment by Brandi on February 13th, 2011 at 3:52 am

    You fail to mention that selling gold is against Blizzard policy and that your account will be banned when they discover you are doing it. And they will discover it because we gamers hate the gold farmer sales pitches spamming trade chat. We report it.

  73. 100% Free MLM's Gravatar Comment by 100% Free MLM on March 26th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    This is a cool run down of the main ways that so many entrepeneurs have made real money online. Personally I’m something of a fan of Steve Pavlina, primarily for his transparency and I’ve built my own internet business on a similar principle of honesty and just good content/info and keeping it free (that is the most effective but counter-intuitive way of making money!)For most folk, this kind of entrepreneurial success is unlikely but that doesn’t mean that they can’t make money online. My own business model makes a lot of money for a lot of people if they work hard and keep the honesty policy. The important thing is to give people their opportunity free and offer them all the support they need to get started. I aim to build a good team including already established power-marketers and newbies willing to learn. I haven’t made any millionaires yet but there are a lot of folk who don’t have to worry about the bills anymore!

  74. Fisayo @ Secrets of Entrepreneurship's Gravatar Comment by Fisayo @ Secrets of Entrepreneurship on April 22nd, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Great post. Thanks for sharing this.

  75. Alps's Gravatar Comment by Alps on April 23rd, 2011 at 5:46 am

    whatever happened to good old hard work?

  76. stewart1's Gravatar Comment by stewart1 on April 28th, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Ostensibly 97% of all income taxes revenues forthcoming from the top 50% of income earners is not enough “sharing”, according to the guy who’s arrogated money, for decades, off the backs of fill who wreak for a living.

  77. Dashrath's Gravatar Comment by Dashrath on April 29th, 2011 at 2:57 am

    It’s amazing 15 crazy way. any one suggest me which is this best way for earn money. I am waiting…………….


  78. Usama's Gravatar Comment by Usama on May 3rd, 2011 at 6:17 am

    its amazing making money ideas and its good.

  79. Gaurav Parwal's Gravatar Comment by Gaurav Parwal on June 22nd, 2011 at 9:38 am

    plz send me any link which has to be very useful to earn money intantly……

  80. usama's Gravatar Comment by usama on July 16th, 2011 at 1:28 am

    A very nice article thanks for sharing

  81. pranav's Gravatar Comment by pranav on July 29th, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Never thought of such making money tacts, really nice article!

  82. Nineluv's Gravatar Comment by Nineluv on February 15th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I think Steve Paulina put is a little more than a few minutes of work… He has enough content on his site to fill up 50+ books. The other listing you have are quite fluffy as well….

  83. Best Way to Make Money's Gravatar Comment by Best Way to Make Money on April 24th, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Love this post! It’s so true that the craziest things these days can end up making a person millions of dollars. These are only a few of the recent ideas people have came up with and I’m sure many more are to come in the future! And will be just as successful, perhaps even more.

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