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How To Make Money Without Work

Updated on December 14, 2012

A No-Work Income?

The Internet and the classified ads in weekly newspapers and the back of magazines on the newsstands of the world announce in large letters that You Too can make money at home Without Working! Splashy Internet and full-page magazine ads show a happy couple int heir 30s or even in their 50s with a touch of grey in their hair, floating on a colorful inflated raft in the sea of the coast of Mexico. All of their time is free time because they struck it rich in the No-Work Income Rush. Most of this is propaganda to persuade - or manipulate - individuals and couples to spend money on some type of get-rich-quick program that rarely pays off.

Individuals that invest money in any number of financial products, stocks, real estate, and several other items can sometimes make a fortune, but less often than most people imagine. There are a few ways of making money without working, though likely just enough to "get by":

Company Retirement Funds - Work for a company for enough years and retire with a pension. These pensions are reducing in some areas and may be reduced in the 2010s, while some companies have eliminated them. The hero pilot of the Hudson River offered in interviews after he landed his plane safely in that body of water that pilots' (and his own) retirement income had already been reduced by the company.

Social Security Varieties- In America, SS, SSI, SSDI are funds that pay retirees and disabled persons in certain classifications. During the Reagan Presidential Administration, the majority of recipients (my former patients being a sample) of SSDI and SSI were cut off and had to reapply. During the Bush Administration, additional people were cut off. Retirement age for collecting full SS retirement is increasing steadily, according to a plan already established, but can be increased faster. Any of the Social Security designations are not the best way to make money without working. Certain companies sell books that outline how to collect from these funds, but the price of the book itself is not worth the information provided. SSI and SSDI processes and cases have become increasingly tedious and stressful, because steadily increasing numbers of them spend much time in the courts.

Public Assistance- "Welfare" is not a really profitable means to securing income without work. The amount of time and effort required to prove need and to "be followed-up on" regularly and to re-prove need every six months are all exhausting to the point of producing mental illness in some of the recipients.

Clinical Trials- Near teaching hospitals, major universities, and other medical research facilities, individuals may volunteer for week-long or longer inpatient participation in clincial research projects, including trials of new treatments. This is a short-term income of up to a few thousand dollars, if the volunteer qualifies for the research. he or she spends free time in the clinic or on a ward floor, and often has blood drawn several dozen times within a 24-hour period. Paperwork is sizable and volunteers are now asked to permit their DNA to be kept and used in future research. Still, it is a possibility for income. (Selling blood is another version of this medium, also short-term. People read or watch TV while donating in my town.) See this link for an astounding war-time version of such clinical trials: Starving for K-Rations.

Inheritance - Some people do, in fact, inherit large amounts of money and invest it very shrewdly. All their time becomes free time, especially if they hire honest people to handle their finances - and the people remain honest.

Work Can Feel Like Bondage.

CHAIN GANG. Arthur Griffiths: "Secrets of the Prison-House - Gaol Studies and Sketches". 1894. (Public domain)
CHAIN GANG. Arthur Griffiths: "Secrets of the Prison-House - Gaol Studies and Sketches". 1894. (Public domain)

More Non-Working

Domestic Arrangements

Individuals occasionally marry a partner - or become a non-marriage partner of someone - in order to access that partner's income. Sometimes this results in a sizable amount of monthly income or allowance and sometimes it results in none. On the other hand, some spouses and partners feel that their significant others linked up with them expressly to use them for financial support when that is actually not the case. The love of money and the lack of money can both cause a lot of problems.

In the 2010s after the Recession of 2008 - 2009, America is finding more of the Depression Era type of room renting everywhere than was the norm before the turn of this century. If you remember films of the 1930s that depicted three families living in a two-room dwelling in Russia, with sheets hung to form additional walls, then you can see the vision a few people have for the future of the American 2010s.

Regardless, in these arrangements both in Russia and USA during the 1930s, one or two people in a large group might be able to work and bring home money, while the rest did whatever they could to earn a dollar or a ruble, and some did nothing and were supported by the group. This replayed in 1980s Siberia, where railroad workers and teachers could not be paid for a full year, but the grandparents and youth in the extended families received small, usual, government-funded student and aged stipends. In this case, however, working adults worked and made no money at all; but the non-working people made money and supported them.

Ruble of 1924.
Ruble of 1924.

No-Work Schemes Smashed

South Carolina, 1934.
South Carolina, 1934.

Pay In Prison

American prison administrations often assign prisoners to work-details in the facilities and pay the inmates a trifling amount. Some inmates held in sentences meted out for incorrect convictions spend a lot of time in prison, but gain a large amount of money in legal settlements upon released. For just one example, Raymond Towler of Ohio served 29 years for rape, was cleared by DNA evidence, and received a settlement of $1.075 million in 2010.

"Acts" of Crime

Attorney Erle Stanley Gardner originated the movement to gain release for the wrongfully convicted like Mr. Towler above in his Court of Last Resort in 1950s magazines, books, and television programs. Today this initiative is part of social work, criminology, and law classes in our leading universities and colleges.

In one of Gardner's novels, written as A.A. Fair: Cut Thin to Win, a criminal means of making a hefty income without work is represented by "Tessie the Tumbler." She makes a living by throwing herself into cars parked closest to the crosswalks at red lights, then flinging herself to the ground and portraying severe nerve damage to gain a large cash settlement.

Tessie had to "work" only once a year or so. Hers was an above-average yearly income in the mid-1960s and she was based on real-life cases known to Attorney Gardner. This scheme is not a viable one for the 2010s, however -- Frivolous lawsuits are frowned upon and frame-ups like insurance fraud are prosecuted.


In the UK

This is an incredible case of "making money without working." In a particular UK prison, inmates were physicallly capable and willing to work at jobs in the facilty industries. However, there was no work for them to do. Therefore, they received £2.50 per week in Unemployment Compensation.

The standard benefit was actually £130 a year for each inmate. In addition, in 2008 it was reported that inmates are paid holiday cash for bank holidays and religious festivals. (Daily Mail UK Online.) The citizenry of the area are not pleased.

What To Do?

Few methods of making money without working exist, even among the thousands of passive income schemes that abound. Check any program thoroughly, including BBB and State Attorney General reports, and if they require investments, be wary. 

Producing regularly appearing, high-quality content in a community like HubPages will accumulate income when effective online promotion is done in tandem. This increases revenues from Amazon, EBay, and AdSense for individuals that put n the work up front and continue to follow-up. This work can become less strenuous when organized correctly, and income can rise accordingly. One Hubber makes enough to pay monthy rent and another earns enough for a regular car payment. Some others earn more.  Check it out.

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    • Happyboomernurse profile image

      Gail Sobotkin 

      10 years ago from South Carolina

      Hi Patty,

      What an interesting hub with some well researched, little known facts about the ways some people earn money without working. The prison unemployment pay was a real shocker.

      Thanks for another enjoyable read.

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      10 years ago from Tumkur

      Good information. Income from writing blogs mainly depends not only on content, but also how we link them to searchengines regularly. And this is where most of us fail. Your suggetions are good.

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      mlm business leads 

      10 years ago

      I really enjoyed your article. finally someone who's willing to tell the truth about 'free money' as I call it. think only the really lazy will think of wanting to make money without working.

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      11 years ago


    • fastpool profile image


      11 years ago

      The rich get richer because they use their money to buy assets that generate them passive income whether they work or not. They buy things that put money in their pocket on a regular basis. To put it simply, if you stop working you assets will continue to feed you. If you want to work less and earn more then you are also going to have to use your money to buy assets that generate an income.

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      Prakash T 

      11 years ago from Pune

      I believe in the saying "There is no shortcut to success." One can make money without work, but it wont last long. Its only perseverance that pays. If there is no work, dont you feel bored?

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      11 years ago

      Great story rsmallory! Thanks for sharing! I love a good ghost story too!

    • spconlin profile image


      11 years ago from Wisconsin

      Great article! You touched on the ads about how to make money without working, but you didn't include them as a way to do it. There are plenty of people making a good profit by placing those ads and having people by their information packets. I suppose the initial creation of the packets could be considered work though.

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      Medical Writer 

      11 years ago from Great Britain

      Good food for thought. Some cleaver ways to make money without work.

    • stacyjwx profile image


      11 years ago from MA

      Clever hub...very clever. ;D

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      11 years ago

      With regard to adverts announcing ways of making easy money 'without' working - I am reminded of the saying 'if something looks to be too good to be true then it normally is'. Worth bearing in mind, I think!

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      11 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I would like to Say, "Great Page!!" And, I would like to agree with you on this. There are hundreds of programs that say, ex.. "make 3000 a month with a push of a button program".... etc etc... And, I know that Nobody that I've been able to find has that. Except...Survey and ad sites that you get paid to click on....which are at best worthless. The sites have no worth...And, you get paid at best a dollar to click.(highest) So, Again, Great Hub and thanks for the information to help Especially the new People on here. Because not to long ago, I was one of them.

    • myawn profile image


      11 years ago from Florida

      I worked most of my life now I can't but when I did I enjoyed what I did. I make the best of what I have now which is not much.

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      11 years ago

      I do not care what anyone says about a get rich quick scheme. There are not any! You have to work for the rest of your life. You can not count on pensions or the government for anything, either. The key to this is, finding something that you love to do and do it for the rest of your life. So many people are working where they do not want to. This is a big mistake because you grow to settle for someone else taking care of you in you later time in life.

    • Springboard profile image


      11 years ago from Wisconsin

      When I first came in here I thought to myself, "Oh boy. Here we go again. Another one on the bandwagon of 'get rich doing nothing but drinking fuzzy navels on the beach." Which we all, of course, know well and good just isn't going to happen for 99.9% of the population.

      I enjoyed your straightforward, honest approach. Great hub, and very accurate in some of the only ways one can truly make money not working—mostly it stands that you have to have worked long enough, and saved long enough, that the ends just sort of work themselves out. But the path is still work in the beginning. And you're right to assert that even passive income, or mostly passive income isn't necessarily without work. I'm a landlord, and so long as the phone never rings with a tenant on the other end needing something fixed, I'm not working at it. That is rarely the case, however.

    • eaglemapping profile image


      11 years ago

      Prison volunteer, I spotted this topic and was interested....

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      Stephanie Marshall 

      11 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Great tips and I agree. The one thing I want to caution against is the idea of making money doing surveys or even secret shopping. Its hit or miss and most don't pay what they appear to promise. ;-) Great hub as always, Patty!

    • World-Traveler profile image


      11 years ago from USA

      A lot of great content here. The injury for profit scheme was interesting and cost victims unnecessary payouts and emotional injury.

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      Cy V 

      11 years ago

      Very interesting article.

    • Cobrafan profile image


      11 years ago from Nowhere

      That was a great read! Thank you for sharing that

    • LeanMan profile image


      11 years ago from At the Gemba

      I seem to have been taking the wrong approach for many years as I have been working and receiving no money, at least it felt like I had got none, most of my money went to the tax man and others and I was quickly left without any.. However much like the prisoners in the UK there is a whole raft of people in the UK who are paid not to work and even claim incapacity benefits for being too fat or having "headaches"... Those of us that do (did) work are working for the benefit of those that don't..

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      11 years ago

      i love your work!

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      Nikki D. Felder 

      11 years ago from Castle Hayne, N.C.

      Absolutely marvelous! I enjoyed all the information and how you saved the best for last in about two lines or less!

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      11 years ago from Montreal, Canada

      And then came along Internet Marketing and everyday dreamt of making money passively while sitting by the beach.. Unfortunately it is a lot of work and then there is passive income !

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      11 years ago from VA

      I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Gilbert Smith 

      11 years ago from New Mexico

      Haha, not a lot of PRACTICAL advice, but a lot of interesting and funny info.

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      The Loan Arranger 

      11 years ago

      You forgot to mention winning the lottery!

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      11 years ago

      Hi Patty,

      Congrats for your 100 hubscore. Keep writing.

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      That's a pretty entertaining comment, harrist. Welcome to HubPages and much success!

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      11 years ago from on the Net

      Very good Boss, especially about the title ;-) lol

      of course with a little explanation it will make everything clear a like a crystal:-)

      anyway hopefully Big G will give you page rank 3, cause I will coming back,soon :-)

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      cadiesel! - My point exactly. Thanks for commenting.

      jgw899 - Or a lottery big winner, most of homw lose the money fast or suffere castrophe in too-quick lifestyle changes. Thanks for your insights!

      Everyone, thanks for reading.

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      Brian Bober 

      11 years ago

      Nice Hub!

    • md_azamkhan profile image


      11 years ago

      nice hub

      Thanks for sharing

    • jgw899 profile image


      11 years ago from Santa Cruz

      don't we all wish we could make money without working? except I believe that nothing comes without work, nothing. unless you're a trust fund baby!

    • cadiesel profile image


      11 years ago

      Those aren't very legit. Another way is to invest.

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      11 years ago from Cyber Space

      Thanks for sharing that :)

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Welcome aboard, Peter!

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      11 years ago from Sweden

      Im a Internet marketeer newbie:)

      I looking forward to get most of my work automated:)

      On the Internet...

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      I appreciate all of you that have taken the time to read this Hub. A front-end investment of time and labor can pay off later to provide continuing ncome without so much work. Other schemes don't often work. Cheers!

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      James Ranka 

      11 years ago from Port Neches

      It's 5 am and I've been video editing all night.

      I have not had a chance to read your Hub yet, but I must say your title, "How to make money without work" is magical. The title says, 'if you don't read me, you are missing some cool info.' Very, VERY creative, Patty!

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      Dave Sibole 

      11 years ago from Leesburg, Oh

      I don't see the appeal to having money and no work. I personally like to work. Hope that someday my work here on Hubpages pays off. As of yet it hasn't but I'm still working on it.

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      11 years ago

      Really a nice hub for motivation :)

      I've never tried to earn money through internet but I am thinking to start it.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Me too!

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      Yogesh Bailwal 

      11 years ago from Online, in search of income

      After reading this I feel working is better way of making money for me.

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      11 years ago from London

      great hub will be bookmarking for future referance, thanks

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      11 years ago from New York

      this is a wonderful and funny topics:)

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      Donna Wallace 

      11 years ago from North Carolina

      What an interesting article. You've covered so many ways that people can get paid without work. Who knew?

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      James Ranka 

      11 years ago from Port Neches

      "Work hard, be passionate and you will get lucky" says earnesthub.

      Ordinarily I would agree, but this is 2010 the year when work is penalized in America through a governmental robbery scam resembling Robin Hood.

      BTW, we ain't seen NOTHIN' yet!

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      11 years ago

      great work

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      Mrs. Writer 

      11 years ago

      It it quite sad, for what we have become, spending hours finding the easest way to make money or be rewarded, and being the quickest to blame someone else for your troubles, indeed it is a sad day in our troubled land for no one is prepared to "work" for themselves or our country

    • Annk65 profile image


      11 years ago

      Think about this...."work like a dog"....usually has a negative connotation. However, every dog I've ever seen absolutely LOVES their work!!

      I think we should all work like dogs and the world would be a happier place.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      That's right - hard work seems to make luck. Thanks!

    • earnestshub profile image


      11 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I think it is about luck.

      Work hard, be passionate and you will get lucky!

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      11 years ago

      nah man...u need to work to earn good money...

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      11 years ago from redditch

      All of this information is good unless your are me you have to be quite a lucky person to make money without work and unfortunatley for me im an unlucky person i don't make money and i work 80 hours a week but great hub none the less

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      Totally Tiffany 

      11 years ago from Henderson

      I have to agree with Patty, it is more work to try and get out of work.

      Of course there are more people making a lot more money than I do working by scamming the disability insurance. All you have to be these days to get disability is be a drug addict. If you are really disabled then you can forget it.

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      11 years ago from Michigan

      Nice Hub! You put a lot of research into it. So many people today are looking for something for nothing. If you have no drive, you have no passion, you have no money. Lack of passion will kill ya.

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      Debra Lea Wells 

      11 years ago from Vernonia, Oregon

      Work is play for me. I work when I work, and I work when I play. There is my fun work, in volunteerism, and my job work where I am self-employed and a mean taskmaster.

      My grand daughter wasn't doing to well in school and we had a heart to heart one day. I said Sweety; Life is work, when you have a job, it is work, when you have a home, it is work, when you have a marriage and a family, it's work. Right now your job is your school. Your grades is your pay. You want a raise? Get better grades.

      Well I'll be darn if she isn't on the Honor Roll now!

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      11 years ago from Wisconsin

      It's a very interesting time to say the least. I think you are right to point out that making money without work is a rarity, it's hard to do, and I would argue is nearly impossible. Everything requires at least some expended effort in getting "it" done, whatever the "it" may be that is expected to generate an income.

      The trend should be toward thinking outside the box, becoming more involved and attuned to investing, reducing costs wherever possible, and becoming entrepeneurial in spirit.

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      11 years ago from Hyderabad

      In Home or In Office With Out Work I Hope No One Can Earn. I Had Been Hardly Trying All Earning Oppurtunities From Past 2 Years But Could Hardly Get Illness Only.

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      11 years ago from ISLAMABAD

      Its a nice try to share your knowledge with others keep it up

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      11 years ago from Florida


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      Priscilla Chan 

      11 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Amazing how people don't have to work to make money. Thanks for the info!

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      11 years ago from Brisbane

      only way to do it is get on welfare or put in a lot of hard work at the beginning to generate passive income later down the track

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      11 years ago from MS

      really nice Hub, excellent writing.

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Thanks for the linking, romper20!

      Great comments from everyone, too!

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      11 years ago from California

      Awesome job! Posted this as a similar link on my hubs :)

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      Jorge Vamos 

      11 years ago

      Ah, the endless quest to get something for absolutely nothing.

      I'd rather not go to prison, though.

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      11 years ago

      You are so right. There are very few real ways to make money without work. I get so tired of seeing those hyped-up ads talking about make thousands or even MILLIONS off dollars with no work at all. These are nothing but scams!

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      11 years ago from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

      The prison idea does not appeal. But there is one way, and many women have made a fortune out of it for years!!! And I hear some men are offering their services for money. Do you call that "work", though I guess if you do it for a living it is "work." The best idea is to do something you love doing that you can get paid for. Like writing perhaps. Sport.

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      I've seen many workers look for get-rich-quick schemes in desperation after a layoff, hoping for fast income while they look for a new job. There are not many real opportunities for this that are legal and ethically sound. Thanks for all the comments.

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      Ultimate Hubber 

      11 years ago

      I was just thinking about the same topic a couple of hours back and found your hub now. I would prefer working than going to prison. LOL

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      11 years ago from State College, Pa

      yikes! who knew you can make money by going to prison lol

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      11 years ago from Tennessee

      very good and informative read-- you don't want to get me started on the deadbeats that try to beat the system and are afraid of the word 'work', (politicians included). Thanks so much for the good, spelling it out hub and your insightful approach...

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      M Selvey, MSc 

      11 years ago from United Kingdom

      Patty, this is a very interesting contrast to an article I was just reading where the author states that money has little relevance to satisfaction at work. Just shows that there are clearly two sides to human nature - the side that wants to be industrious, productive and contribute to the community and the other side who just want to take what they can with offering little in return.

      With the recession, I think these two sides are now being blurred as people still want to be productive and contribute but many have lost the opportunity to do so due to unemployment and the (real or perceived) lack of jobs. The interest in making money without working isn't so much down to laziness - but survival for some.

      Thank you for an interesting hub!

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      Wayne Tully 

      11 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      There are alot of opportunities to get paid for work that doesn't require work, but I really like the genuine online work that pays a passive income over time, from which you can reduce your work load if you want to and you still earn....good hub! and the uk prisoners get away with murder in the prisons and get paid for it!

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      11 years ago from The Land of Confusion

      Creative way of catching people's attention. I absolutely agree that work is over-rated, but to "earn money without work" is a contradiction, and you pointed this out beautifully in this hub. Nice job!

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      11 years ago from Texas

      I am a newbie to hubpages and this is one of the first hubs that I have read. It was very interesting and informative - makes me a bit nervous about my work-from-home future.

      After 10+ years in the corporate world, my husband allowed me to join the ranks of the unemployed. The domestic arrangement comes with conditions though: 1) I have a year to chase my dreams and if I am not successful (financially) then I have to re-join the ranks of the working world. 2) Once I am successful or I go back to work, he gets to quit for a year. Fair enough!

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      Saskia Geerts 

      11 years ago

      Man, what was I thinking... working my ass off starting a small business.. Surely I could qualify for the domestic arrangement... Time to talk with the husband? ;-)

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      I lost a comment from someone that admitted to being frustrated by the refreneces to "income without work" in many artcle titles. That is the point of this article - there are very few and in some areas of the country, NO ways to do this.

      Thanks for all the comments.

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      Mikal Smith 

      11 years ago from Vancouver, B.C.

      This is a great idea for a hub. It's not what I was expectng when I read the title, way better! Very inventive.

      I have always held that work is hugely underrated, backlash from widely held protestant-style ideals about production I guess.

      Medical issues that mean I can't work make me dream about work like most dieters dream about chocolate.

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      11 years ago from United States

      Awesome Hub!

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      11 years ago from Phoenix, Ariz

      We still need money for any kind of investment and dividends are never enough.. I have more than 85,000$ invested in different stocks and i don't think the dividend is close to being enough.

      So its better to work than not to work at all.

      Another great hub enjoyed it thoroughly...

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      11 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Great hub! Don't forget investment income like dividends and royalties. These can both be an excellent source or no-work income as well!

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      11 years ago

      That was fun! Of course, for 99.9% of us there is no way of making money for nothing. So I shall trudge on with my work...

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      11 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      I suppose the best way to make money without working is to inherit - however many of us don't have that happen.

      A pension is not really 'work free' because one needs to have worked and paid into a pension scheme in the first place.

      Interesting hub.

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      Haris Amin 

      11 years ago from Mars

      Man this is bad !! Just found out that i am not eligible for most of the "without work" make money scheme...

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Hello, hello - I would not have imagined this either. Thanks for posting.

      Earth Angel! - You are really dedicated to good and your results show it. Be blessed. I think it's more work NOT to work.

      randsiam - I think politicians and oil men don't clock on my radar! lol. Yes, some do LESS than nothing, do they not? I had no idea about Canadian prosoners making money for sitting. Amazing and I'm glad the govt is examining the status.

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      Rand Zacharias 

      11 years ago from Vernon, British Columbia

      Thank you Patty for a fascinatingly, logical article. You left out how much politicians and oil men make for doing nothing.

      In Canada we had a recent news story where Canadian inmates are making money from the taxpayer's as they sit in prison from certain GST Funds, and other Social Security programs. The government is looking into it.

      At any rate, a very unique way of looking at people who make money without earning it.

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      Earth Angel 

      11 years ago

      Once again you are just the BEST Patty!!

      Thank you for sharing!!

      When did "work" become such a bad word?? I love my work!! Not because it is all fun and games, quite the opposite most of the time! I love it because of my "attitude" about my work!!

      Thanks again for a great read!!

      Blessings always, Earth Angel!!

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      Hello, hello, 

      11 years ago from London, UK

      It is unbelievable that they unemployment money or whatever. Most of them are better of inside than outside.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Don - I was surprised by the fact that they were receiving the benefit and shocked that prisoners make more than your online income right now - but it will pick up as you say. It's a funny world!

      Money-with-no-work schemes cycle through society like Tupperware parties and such every few yeara, but the Tupperware lasts a long time and the schemes provide nothing!

    • Don Simkovich profile image

      Don Simkovich 

      11 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      The uemployment compensation for UK prisoners is more than I'm currently making with Amazon . . . however, my Adsense earnings are picking up! Yea! This is quite an inventive Hub. Really, the choices for making money without working are really quite slim.


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