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How to Boost Your Income By Getting Free Royalties
Can you imagine getting a royalty check at the end of every quarter for doing hardly any work?
Royalties really are one of the only forms of true passive income. But, their usually only available to a certain few. Think actors and musicians who get a check each month for performances they did decades earlier. And even some inventors see a monthly royalty for their ideas.
But, for most of us, royalties are not normally something we’d ever see.
That’s why I thought this idea was so cool…
Motif Investing is giving away FREE royalties!
This is definitely not something you’re going to get rich doing, but I think it could be an awesome way to bring in some extra money each month.
The motif can be rebalanced anyway you like (you can take certain stocks in/out), but the cool part is that instead of paying a commission on each of those stock trades, they let people buy the entire motif for a single $9.95 commission.
Anyhow, enough background. Here’s how to get free royalties…
Motif Investing calls it their creator royalty program and it’s totally free to participate in. Basically, anyone can design a motif and list it for sale on the MotifInvesting website. Anytime they sell one of your motifs, you get a royalty.
And creating a motif is pretty easy – you choose 20 to 30 different stocks, come up with a clever title, and then list it on their website.
The royalty is currently set at $1 per motif sold. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but you can create as many motifs as you want. And remember, creating them is free. So, lets say you create 3 motifs and only five people purchase them everyday – you’re pocketing an extra $1,350 every quarter. Not bad.
Here’s how to do it, step-by-step….
Want to give it a try? Here’s the signup link. (Sorry, this is only open to USA, 18+)
This is awesome!
Get Paid to Take Pictures of Your Recyclables
Recycle Pix is a cool program sponsored by Waste Management that, among other things, will pay you to take pictures of your recyclables. Recycle Pix will reward you with points that can redeemed for discounts and prizes like a new computer or printer.
Sign up on their website or download their app on your iPhone or Android device.
You can make money selling used books!
It’s a bit of a horrifying experience the first time you walk into a college bookstore. I remember the first time saying to myself, “You want a $145 for that?” To say I felt ripped off is an understatement, which is why this side hustle I’m about to share is all the more delicious.
I’ve written previously about how I sell used books online for extra money (“How to Become a Used Book Hunter“), but that involves going to garage sales every weekend and sweating the summer heat. Today I’m going to show you how to buy textbooks online at sites like Ebay, and then how to resell them online for a profit at places like BookScouter.com. Consider it my sweet revenge against the bookstores that overcharged me as a college student.
Here’s how to do it…
There’s a handy little tool I use to make this work at BookScouter.com. Their site will let you plug in a book’s ISBN number (right next to the UPC) and then it will tell you how much the book is worth and which buyback company will give you the most money. I use this tool before buying a book to make sure that there is a company willing to pay more for the book than what the Ebay seller is charging.
Open an Account at Serve.com – FREE $50.00
Serve is American Express’s version of a prepaid, reloadable card and they are offering $50 when you open a free account, sign up for direct deposit and have two direct deposits put in your account. That’s a FREE $50 for about 5 minutes of work. Sweet!
And here’s a tip: You can direct deposit a number of things besides your regular paycheck. I like to keep my paycheck going to my primary bank account, but for bank bonuses, I use other sources of income to fund it. Try to think of another place that you get monthly income from. Do you get a social security check? Insurance check? Second job income? Mystery shopping payouts? A number of the “paid-to-email” sites also offer direct deposit. I know that Fusion Cash does, because I get a nice cash-out from them on the 20th of every month.
Here’s a link to the promo page: Serve.com $50 Bonus
Get Paid to Complete Tasks at InboxDollars.com – FREE $30.00
There are a number of sites on the web that will pay you to read advertiser’s emails, sign up for offers, and take surveys. I’ve tried about a million of them, but there are only a few of them that I would recommend. Inbox Dollars is one of those companies and I want to show you how I made $30 in a little over an hour completing offers on their site.
It’s free to join Inbox Dollars and best of all, they give you $5 just for signing up! Inbox Dollars just requires that you accumulate $30 in earnings before you can “cash-out” and they pay you by sending a check.
Some sample offers include one that asks you to sign up for a email newsletter from AMF Bowling. That pays 50 cents and takes about 15 seconds. Another offer asks you to sign up for a free account at Turbotax.com to earn $3.50. These are simple and there are nearly a hundred of them to choose from.
One way to get to $30 in earnings in only a few minutes is by taking advantage of the book club offers. There are a half a dozen book clubs that are offering $10 if you try out their club. Signing up for a book club does require you to put some money forward which is why I suggest this method for more advanced users. If you don’t want to continue your membership in the book club, you will need to simply mark “Cancel- Return to Sender” on the outside of your first package and return it to the postman. The book club will give you a full refund and you get to keep your $10 for trying it out. If you are interested in giving Inbox dollars a try, visit the sign-up page here to get started.