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5 Ways to Earn Money

Updated on April 6, 2014

Have you ever wanted a list that could help you achieve your financial goals? Have you spent a lot of time on the internet researching, and getting nowhere? Wouldn't it be simpler, if instead of going to ten different websites to find information, you could just go to one listed resource? Well, look no further. The research has been done for you right here.

#1 Cool Serial Numbers on a Dollar

Do you have some dollar bills lying around the house? Take a look at the serial numbers on them. If you find one with a unique serial number on it, then you can possibly make lots of money. There's a website you can go to called to find out if they are worth anything. Some of them go for $50 and some go for $500 depending on the specific sequence pattern of the serial numbers.

Another thing you can do is look at your change. Some coins can be worth good money too. If you see a coin that's older than 1920's it might be worth something. Check the coin to see if it has any minting errors. Coins that are double minted are really rare and worth a lot of money. So take a look at the money you have in your wallet and see if you have anything that might be worth something. You never know, you might have something special and could make a good amount of cash with it.

#2 Stock Photos

Do you like to take pictures? If you're into photography and are good at taking photos, then you can possibly make some money with that. There are some websites where you can sell your pictures and make money every time someone uses them. So if you are good with a camera, then this is something you should look into. Go to the following websites.


If you are better at illustrations and graphic designs then you can also do the same thing and sell your artwork at these sites to make some extra money and get your work out there and known.

#3 Paid Clinical Studies

Participating in clinical studies is a great way to make some money. Depending on what the study is, you can make anywhere from $50 to $100. Companies will pay lots of money to survey a group of people and test a product on them. There is a screening process, but if you qualify you can make some money, it usually takes 1-2 hours total. Don't know where to go? Sometimes you can find these "paid trial" ads on Craigslist but there are a number of websites you can sign up to in order to find out what studies are taking place near you. Go to,, or if you are interested in these opportunities. If you can find one or two trials to participate in every month then that could be an extra $100-$200 that you can use for a night out or save it til the end of the year.

#4 Paid to Exercise

If you routinely workout, then maybe you can make some money doing so. All you have to do is download the GymPact app to your phone either at the Apple appstore or from GooglePlay. Go to and read more about the program.
How does it work? Well, first you make an exercise commitment, and then set a price you will pay if you do not reach your goal. Other members in the pact will do the same, and those of you that do complete your workouts, you will get paid the money of those who did not finish their exercises. It's basically placing a bet on yourself but it is a good motivator for getting fit and in shape. For those of you that like to run a lot, then this is perfect for you. Sign up and start making money while doing something that you were already going to do anyways.

#5 Online Gaming

Enjoy playing games online? For those of you that spend your free time playing online games, then listen up because you could be making some money in the process. Now this might not work for all games but there are some, like World of Warcraft, Runescape and Second Life, where you can do some virtual work in exchange for money. There is a story about a woman that made a million dollars by buying land and developing real estate in order to sell it to other game users on Second Life. You can read about it online if you are interested but the idea is brilliant. If there is something that you can do in a game that other people playing might want, then you can offer to sell it to them for real money. Depending on what you have to sell and how much of it you have, the prices will vary. But you can still make a good amount of money. Just get creative and think about what you can do that people will want to buy. Just advertise your product in the game or in the online community and see who is willing to buy from you. Have fun playing the games you like and earn money in the process.

That's It

Hope you enjoyed reading through these suggested ideas. There are plenty of other creative and clever ways to make money, all you have to do is use your brain and think of them. Feel free to check out the blog for more information if you are interested.


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      Alexander James Guckenberger 4 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      The get "paid to exercise" is neat. :) I don't agree with gambling, but it is an interesting idea.