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Side Hustle: How to Make Money by Selling Event Tickets Online

Two weeks ago I asked you to send me your best ideas for making a side income.

I got a few hundred responses, and they were entertaining to say the least. I’ll investigate a few of them and share the results in a future post.

But for today, let’s jump right in to it.

Today, I am going to show you how to make a side income by reselling tickets online.

Before we get in to the nuts and bolts of how to do this, let me take you back to where it all began.

It was the fall of 2007 and I was a young, broke college student looking for ways to earn a little bit of walking-around money.

Child Bryce

I was sitting in my dorm room browsing through Facebook Marketplace (back when this was a thing) looking to buy a Chemistry textbook when I saw 2 posts that caught my eye.

  1. Selling football ticket, $50
  2. Looking to buy football ticket, willing to pay $150.

Literally side by side, and posted within minutes of each other.

I figured it was a long shot, but I saw an opportunity to make a quick buck.

So I messaged each person, offered to buy the ticket from the first and sell to the second, and set up 2 meetings a block apart from each other.

I grabbed $50 cash, bought the ticket from the first person, then walked one block away and sold it for $150.

A profit of $100 with about 5 minutes of work.

Now I know that $100 doesn’t sound like a lot of money to some people, but at the time I felt like I had just made $10,000.

I was hooked. Continue Reading

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Side Hustle: How to make $2,000 in 60 days with Discover and Apple Pay

EDIT: This strategy no longer works as of 11/5/15.

For the first time in a very long time I read a points/miles headline that even I didn’t believe.

I’m still convinced that SOMETHING has to give here. This can’t be. It’s just too good to be true. 

But for the time being I think this is going to work, and I want to share this opportunity with you while it is still around.

I promised to deliver ideas for side hustles and today we are going to start in a big way.

Let’s get rolling.

Last week Discover made a bold move by announcing a new partnership with Apple Pay that features a very lucrative promotion. Here’s an excerpt from their press release.

From September 16, to the end of the year, cardmembers who pay with their Discover card using Apple Pay will automatically earn an extra 10% Cashback Bonus on up to $10,000 of in-store purchases. Discover it Miles, Miles and Escape cardmembers will earn an extra 10 miles per dollar on up to $10,000 of in-store purchases.

Yes, you read that right. 10% cash back on any purchase made with a Discover card using Apple Pay, up to $10,000 in purchases between 9/16 and the end of the year.

Even to the average consumer this is a huge opportunity to save money, but it’s even more lucrative for those of us who are currently “spending” tens of thousands of dollars by manufacturing spend with the Target Prepaid Redcard.

More on that in a second.

But first, a quick note on how to make this promotion even more lucrative. Continue Reading

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Side Hustle: How to Make Money to Supplement Your Income

Just for fun, I googled “how to make side income” to see what groundbreaking ideas I could find on the internet.

Here are a few that I came across:

  • Carve walking sticks and sell them at a flea market
  • Become a professional cuddler (Totally not creepy at all)
  • Become a beekeeper and sell honey
  • Donate breast milk (yes, this is a thing)

Donate Breast Milk

I have always been fascinated with the idea of passive income and have pursued a number of ways of earning it.

Many of them have failed, but a few of them have worked out quite well.

Over the coming weeks I am going to share a few of these ideas with you. And I promise that none of them will require you to cuddle with strangers or part with your hard earned breast milk.

In fact, I’ve already tested all of these methods myself and I’ll only be sharing the ones that have been proven to work. Continue Reading