Want to be unique in your ways of Making Money? Well, some unique ways create unique opportunities; if grabbed at the right time can make you a billionaire.
Here are some Unique Ways to Make Money for your Pockets:
1. Start Your Own E-commerce Website
Another great opportunity to make money online is with an e-commerce website/store. This is where you are selling products from your website. The most common way to do this is via drop shipping; where you simply take the orders on your website and use a third-party source that manufactures and ships the products for you.
They key thing you’ll want to do is focus on one specific niche and be a speciality store that just caters to that market, don’t try to be all things to all people.
2. Coaching and Consulting Online
With the low cost of communication and technology, you can connect with anyone around the world.
If you’re already making money selling information online via Kindle books, affiliate marketing, or your own information products as mentioned above then you definitely have the opportunity to add coaching and consulting online as a source of revenue.
This isn’t nearly as scary is it sounds if you’ve never done it before. Most people who are buying from you would love the opportunity to speak with you to answer specific questions and get personalized advice.
3. Online market trading
The historically hard-to-break world of investing in stock markets and currencies has been cracked wide open. Today there is no need to be a fat cat or fund the yachts of Wolf of Wall Street style stock brokers. You can do it all yourself with the help of online market trading platforms. Having spent many hours researching this new opportunity.
eToro with over 4.5 million users worldwide. It was recently featured in the BBC 2 documentary “Traders: Millions by the Minute” and the Financial Times.
One of the best things on eToro is the CopyTrader feature. This lets you literally see, follow and copy the investments of other top performing traders.
4. Claim Tax Back (Most Unique Way from all Unique Ways)
Many students work part-time or during the summer months, and others will be on placements or paid internships. More often than not, if you are a student working during the year, you will be overpaying income tax.
Why? Simply because few students reach the personal tax-free income allowance each year but are put on an emergency basic tax-code by their employers meaning tax is being paid when it shouldn’t be.
5. Sell Your Notes
If you don’t mind sharing your notes with other students it’s a great way to generate a little extra cash. There are sites out there that you can upload your notes to, along with your price, and then when another student downloads them you get paid.
Most of these sites like Stuvia & Note sale are free for you to list your notes but tend to take a cut of your profit in order to handle the marketing etc so that you don’t have to go out there and promote your notes yourself.
You will most likely have to upload PDFs but it’s worth it for the return and you can submit handwritten notes but you’re likely to make more money if they’re typed up.
6. Buy and Sell Domain Names
A domain name is just a website address and there are lots of extensions. They cost as little as £1.99 to register with 123-reg.co.uk or GoDaddy.com yet premium domain names can fetch £1,000s if not millions when sold on. In 2007 VacationRentals.com went for a cool $35m!
Now you’re probably not going to come across anything like that, but you can still turn a quick profit with a bit of searching. The trick is to find available domain names which have some commercial value, snap them up and then list them for sale on a site like Sedo.com.
7. Rent out your house for filming
Directors for TV and film are always on the hunt for houses to film in. For instance, a scene for Coronation Street was recently filmed in the student house one of the Save the Student editors used to live in! Not only can you make good and unique ways to create money but it’s crazy seeing your own place on TV. Start out by looking at this site.
8. Sell your stories and videos
If you have an interesting story then you could try selling it to the papers. It could be anything from sleeping with a professional footballer to getting caught in a clothes horse!
One of the Save the Student team was unfortunate enough to have a pigeon fly through and smash their window at university and sold the story to The Sun for a tidy £50.You could also film your mates at all times and send it to You’ve Been Framed to net yourself £250 and a few seconds of fame.