Get Paid to Write About What You Love

When you love something—be it anything from corgis and yoga to travel and Mexican food—you're going to want to share it with others. And while your friends and family won't always have the same enthusiasm for learning Spanish, traveling with pets, or buying a new home overseas, there are thousands of people online who do...and you can make money talking to them about the things you love.

Use Your Smartphone to Get Travel Perks and Paychecks

Have you seen the online video where Jimmy Kimmel tells parents to pretend their child’s Halloween candy is all gone while recording the child’s reaction? Or how about the one where Walter White from Breaking Bad is a pharmacist in an Esurance commercial…the one where the Budweiser Clydesdales save a puppy…the “Bad Lip Reading” spoofs of the presidential debates and the NFL…?

Make Your Blog Pay Your Way

Start a blog this week—take a couple of days to really set it up right—and it could earn you a full-time income from anywhere in the world you want to be. Sound far-fetched? I'm not surprised. After all, as recently as the year 2000, "blog" wasn't even a word. But fast forward to today and Forbes cites a woman receiving $5,000 to blog about an iPhone application for seven days...another who earns twice as much as her husband's annual salary...and another taking all-expenses-paid vacations to Hawaii, Aruba, and Florida.