How to make a dollar one million times.

United States
December 18, 2010 5:45am CST
With the new year approaching, many of us have resolved to get out of debt, and earn enough to give back to the communities. If you have some ideas how to make a dollar, offer them here. It's easier to make one dollar a million different ways than it is to make a million dollars once. Some of you may post things like, "paid to click/read" sites. If you do, please abide by mylot's referral link terms and conditions, and please only recommend sites that have sustained themselves for over five years. This is to try to give people here a reliable approach to make an extra buck. My idea: In California, we get paid to recycle, usually about 5 cents per bottle/can. So, get twenty of those together, and you made a buck. And, it's easy. Use your own supply, or coworkers love to share. I look forward to hearing your ideas, and hope to see some fun and interesting ones.
4 responses
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
22 Dec 10
Hi Ladybug, Well, I have a regular job and that's the best sure-fire way to earn some cash. I also make incense burners which I sell pretty cheap and I earn on the side with them. I also get on here and type and earn. I've prepared meals for old people that are unable to cook for themselves, cleaned vacant apartments to get them ready for new tenents, babysat...all for extra cash. I have a friend that collected cans and saved all the cash he got from them until he had enough to buy himself a Harley Davidson....something he'd always wanted but never had the money for.
@veganbliss (3901)
• Adelaide, Australia
19 Dec 10
That's exactly what I've found living here! I made a lot of "bigger money" early on, but lost many more times than what I'd gained. It's a hard lesson to learn, but it's all about how we earn money & not how much we get. The idea is to be of useful service to other beings & or / the planet / universe in the process of earning enough to make a living from. An excellent topic of discussion you've chosen! Your example I have successfully mirrored here in South Australia. By law (recently increased), each can, bottle (glass or plastic), cardboard drinking container that bears the appropriate label (nearly all of them do), can be recycled at any recycling centre for ten cents each. These same centres take scrap metals like various grades of aluminium, copper, brass, plastic coated wiring, electric motors, transformers, printed circuit boards, old batteries, etc. Prices change twice daily & closely follow the share market. The top grade (called "Mil-berry") of copper at the moment is holding fairly steady at around the six dollar per kilogram mark. I have made an easy $200 per month, every month from doing just this in the recent past.
@RachelleNH (1408)
• United States
18 Dec 10
My sis lives out in San fran..she probably already knows about recycling..but I'm gonna pass this on! Great idea.
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
18 Dec 10
Making a dollar is easy. You can make a dollar on mylot. lol Making a dollar a million times is a lot harder. To do so, you need a consistent job. If you could earn a dollar for every minute of work you do You would be earning $2400 for a 40 hours week. So in a year you would earn $124.800 Which mean it would take you just over 8 years. The thing to take into consideration Most of us are lucky if they can earn half of that. Then Uncle Sam wants its share of it. Then there is that little thing call "surviving". By which time there is hardly anything left.