15 Crazy Ways People Make Money in Today’s Economy

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  • mike
    April 3, 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.


  • August 23, 2008 at 9:40 pm

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  • September 8, 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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  • September 26, 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.

  • shawn
    November 4, 2008 at 8:31 am

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

  • November 27, 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 😉

  • December 14, 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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  • Livia
    February 5, 2009 at 9:49 pm

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  • Livia
    February 5, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Courey, got it.

  • Kamil
    February 10, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Courey what’s your code?

  • March 16, 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.

  • March 17, 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.

  • March 19, 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!

  • March 23, 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 :)

  • March 23, 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.

  • May 18, 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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    July 7, 2009 at 12:43 am

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  • July 29, 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 :)

  • August 27, 2009 at 3:56 am

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

  • September 9, 2009 at 1:44 pm

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

  • September 25, 2009 at 11:26 pm

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

  • October 12, 2009 at 12:54 pm

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

  • October 16, 2009 at 5:12 am

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

  • juan
    October 17, 2009 at 5:46 am

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

  • enrique
    October 17, 2009 at 6:10 am

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

  • November 3, 2009 at 7:05 pm

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

  • December 22, 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.

  • Ashely
    December 28, 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!

  • January 5, 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! :)

  • January 8, 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.

  • jorge
    January 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm

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  • February 5, 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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  • March 24, 2010 at 7:21 pm

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

  • March 27, 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.

  • May 7, 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.

  • May 9, 2010 at 11:41 am

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

  • June 22, 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.

  • June 23, 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.

  • Sunday
    July 1, 2010 at 2:34 am

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

  • Sunday
    July 1, 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+

  • rebecca
    August 2, 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!

  • August 9, 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!

  • jyoti
    August 9, 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.

  • August 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm

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

  • August 18, 2010 at 8:37 am

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

  • August 26, 2010 at 12:17 am

    One of its Kind Collection ,

  • September 26, 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~

  • September 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Great articles about how other people have made money.

  • nck
    September 27, 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

  • November 25, 2010 at 3:05 am

    good article , I use some of this ways also…

  • November 28, 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.

  • November 29, 2010 at 12:03 pm

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

  • Jeff
    December 7, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    so who is making money in this ecnomey

  • December 10, 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.

  • Brandon
    December 13, 2010 at 11:03 pm

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

  • Nicholas Head
    January 1, 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 .

  • Alan
    January 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

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

  • February 1, 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?

  • Brandi
    February 13, 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.

  • March 26, 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!

  • April 23, 2011 at 5:46 am

    whatever happened to good old hard work?

  • April 28, 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.

  • April 29, 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…………….


  • Usama
    May 3, 2011 at 6:17 am

    its amazing making money ideas and its good.

  • June 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

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

  • July 16, 2011 at 1:28 am

    A very nice article thanks for sharing

  • July 29, 2011 at 11:18 am

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

  • Nineluv
    February 15, 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….

  • April 24, 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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