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September 2015


Tragedy of the Commons (And How to Make $15 in <60 seconds)

Happy Friday, Travel Junkies.

It’s been almost 2 weeks since I announced my first side hustle and things seem to be off to a good start.

So good in fact that many of you are having a hard time finding Visa Gift cards. Myself included.


This was to be expected, as the opportunity to earn ~$2,000 of profit in such a short time period was sure to bring out even the most passive points/miles enthusiasts.

The downside to this however is that these opportunities also bring out some of the more irresponsible players in this game. 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


15 More 15-Minute Chats (And more hilarious videos)


Why is it that we humans love to watch people fail at things? No, no major things weirdo. That’s just cruel.

But little things, like falling off a trampoline or running in to a glass wallIt’s hilarious. As long as it’s happening to someone else of course.

Anyway, today I want to do the opposite. I want to watch you succeed. Which is why I am giving away 15 more 15-minute conversations with me.

No sales pitch, no commitments, no BS. Continue Reading