We all want to have enough money to feel secure in life, and to have at least a little leftover to have some fun, buy our kids nice things, and take some vacations, right?
Also, you probably realize by now that when it comes to ethics and morals, humans definitely have a sliding scale.
So, while some of us would never make a grab for cash in a business that was more than a little bit sketchy, others might not have the same qualms – and these 15 ways to make money are technically legal.
15. Harsh but true.
Especially at the large firms where you’re basically taking checks to validate some sh**ty thing or another with an expensive “Ivy League shi**ead approved” stamp.
14. This would probably work.
buy as many as you can of those baby blankets where it’s got a stuffed animal head and arms and a small blanket for the body. Do it on clearance if you can. Hold them for a year or so.
They get retired and replaced with newer models. Sell them on eBay to desperate parents who need to replace their toddlers favorite comfort stuffed animal.
13. Perfectly legal practice.
Step 1- Small firm with large capital reserves buys established company.
Step 2- Gut company of every possible expense and then some.. i.e Massive layoffs, move HQ to a sh** area for as cheap as possible..
Step 3- Survive short term 1 quarter. While the quality of work suffers dramatically, they manage to stay in business due to their long established reputation before the new reality catches up with them.
Step 4- Report quarterly earnings highlighting massive profits as their revenue stayed roughly the same but they dramatically decreased operating costs and expenses leading to an insanely high profit margin.
Step 5- Take the company public at valuation based off previous quarter selling over priced stock to unsuspecting general public.
Step 6- Profit massively and walk away setting the company up to crumble and burn while destroying the livelihoods of everyone involved.
They essentially buy, gut, and sell companies by taking them public. Ruining it for the all the employees and customers in order for a small group to make a large profit at the cost of soo many others. Despicable but perfectly legal practice.
12. That’s not nice.
Become a crypto expert and advertise s*%tcoins to the uneducated about how it is the next btc and how it will help you achieve financial freedom.
11. A golden piece of advice.
I once saw this Golden piece of advice on r/Dogecoin last year:
HOW I MADE $150,000 IN A SINGLE WEEKEND
(Friday) Ask dad for a $300,000 loan for starting myq own business.
(Saturday) invest $300,000 in Dogecoin @ $0.60 per, to “buy the dip” after seeing price drop from $0.78 earlier that evening.
(Sunday) Paper Hands Panic Sell in the morning at $0.30 then transfer remaining $150,000 to personal savings account.
(Monday) Block Dad’s phone #, change personal cell #, move to a different state.
10. Lower than slime.
How low on the compass do you want to go? Bill collector, repo man? If you really get low you can become a collections attorney. We’ve got a great one here in Atlanta. He gets debts for pennies on the dollar, even the badly verified debt. ( I’m told he even looks up names on the internet/phone book that matches the city and name of debtor). He then goes and mass files lawsuits at the clerks office 2x a month. An average of 500 at a time.
They send the proper notice and hearing date out, and about 60% of those don’t reply or show. That means they loose automatically by default. Once the default has been recorded, he places a garnishment on their wages and then waits for them to contact him to “settle”. So he’s usually got at least one paycheck from them at this point due to the garnishment.
If they make any payment willingly he uses it as “proof” that they own the debt, even if in fact they don’t, but a “payment” plan of $100 a month for say 10 months is better than them not getting another paycheck and still under what typical attorney fees would be to fight it.
Clerks at county court think he’s lower than slime, but he makes an estimated 3/4-1 million a year easy.
9. Too many sketchy charities.
Start a charity against something everyone hates.
Collect money from people who want to feel good about themselves by doing nothing, pay your executives most of it, do nothing of tangible effect for the advertised goal (but appear to be real busy fighting it when anyone looks).
See also: Cancer Charities, The Unhoused, Missing/Foreign/Underprivileged Children, Antiterrorism/War… (how have we not fixed it yet? oh right, lots of people make money “shadow boxing” it forever and would lose out on that if they actually did their job and fixed it)
8. Doesn’t matter who.
Door-to-door salesperson. Sell, sell, sell. Doesn’t matter who it is, if they need it, or if they have the money or not, you just gotta be the pushiest person imaginable.
Make the consumer believe they need the product. That always felt like such a con to me.
7. Seems like a lot of work.
Buy a f**kton of Halliburton and KBR stock, invade a country in the Middle East, give them contracts to rebuild everything, profit.
6. Not a joke.
I was 18 working for a Kirby vacuum sales company they would have people canvas a neighborhood and convince people to agree to a free carpet cleaning in one room.
Of course they tell us that once you’re inside the house you’re not allowed to leave until they buy a vacuum cleaner or they’re calling the cops. And it wasn’t a joke.
5. The more you show…
I did pole dancing at a strip club without taking off my clothes and made a decent amount.
I joined an online chat room where people would tip me just for me to reply to their messages on a camera.
I sold feet pics for an insane amount. Probably more than everything else combined.
I guess sex sells and I’ve never had to take off my clothes. I would’ve made a lot more if I did lol
4. Definitely predatory.
Obviously, New York city real estate hustling.
3. There’s money to be made.
Start a cult.
I’ve been involved in a number of cults, both as a leader and a follower.
You have more fun as a follower but you make more money as a leader.
2. Anything that fleeces old people.
Using sleazy tactics to sell insurance to old people over the phone.
1. You can do it yourself.
Managing social media accounts.
Many people seem to not understand how easy it is, you can set up a whole month worth of posts in an hour or so, sometimes making up to a hundred dollars or more to take care of that account.
I’m not sure I could stomach these, but I mean…I guess it’s between you and your maker.
Would you grab any of these jobs? Let us know why or why not in the comments!