In this blog, I'll be teaching you how to make money the lazy way. Here' what you'll need to get started...
1) Internet Connection (and a damn good one!)
Ah yes the Internet, a world full of bizarre fan fiction, flame wars, cute kitten memes...and of course about a thousand and one ways to make money.
I'll be blunt, most of those "money making" methods are utter trash and you should avoid them. Most of those online money making "gurus" are liars who do make money online, but SPOILER ALERT: You don't.
I'm here to break down the ones that DO pay and DO make you money.
Now, speaking of Internet Connection, you're not going to want just any Internet Connection. So if you're still living like it's 1995 in the Dial Up age, it's time to upgrade.
You're going to need fast, reliable Internet Connection, not to sound like you're annoying cable company.
But seriously, you're going to need a solid speedy connection that is able to handle video streaming on multiple devices. The Internet bill is going to be a little "investment" into your "business".
You'll be making enough money to not only cover the bill but profit!
Now chances are you probably have some sort of cable Internet connection already.
Awesome good for you! You can get started making money online.
But to do this efficiently, keep in mind you're going to also need a high quality router, which you probably don't have yet.
You're going to have to upgrade to something serious eventually. You want something that can handle lots of devices with smooth finesse.
But for now, in getting started with online money making, your standard router will have to make do.
I'll cover specific gear/equipment in detail in the future, but if you're really curious about what sort of router to look for, I'll leave this small list here for some suggestions.
TP-LINK AC 3150
A low quality router is going to cause lagg, freezing, interutions/connection problems and ultimately decrease your income significantly. You want something that is going to bring in the most speed possible (read: bring in the most dough!)
Like I said though, don't worry so much about the expensive router in getting started
2) A Smart Phone (or several)
Chances are if you live in the 21st century, you own a smart phone
Now you probably don't own more than one smart phone, but that's okay, you can take baby steps with just one phone.
You're eventually want to own a "farm", as they call it. This is a large lot of phones (usually 5 or more, but I've seen up to 20) you own where you run income paying apps simultaneously.
If you don't own a smart phone, get one. Seriously, go grab a cheap phone. Buy it used, damaged, bad ESN, etc. As long as it connects to WiFi, then it's not just good. It's good enough.
I recommend the LG Optimus Fuel or ZTE Whirl.
Both are cheap. Both can run the apps you will need to run to make money.
You want an Android phone. Most of these apps tend to be for the Android platform. When you get deep into it, you may want an iPhone for a few opportunities, as there are some iPhone exclusives.
C-7 Recycle is a good site to find very cheap used smartphones. They even have a section for "Income App Devices", these are phones that meet the minimum requires of the apps I'll talk about.
By the way, this is important to note, I'm NOT, I repeat NOT going to mention any product, program, or service I don't personally use and recommend.
Look I make my money online using many methods but sponsorship is NOT one of them.
If I ever do get a sponsor, I would have to genuinely like what they're selling and I would make it absolutely clear to you that they were an advertisement/sponsor. So when I mention a product/service/app/whatever it's because I personally have used them and like them.
And to clear the air...NO, you do NOT need service to actually use the phone.
Let's look back at number one on this list!
That's right -- Internet Connection. You can actually connect your smart phone to WiFi without a SIM card and without paying for any sort of service.
It works like a really mini tablet.
3) A Computer
Just like the smart phones, you don't necessarily need anything too fancy here. You do want something that is reliable though, something that can handle video streaming and browsing websites without crashing or lagging too much.
Now eventually you're going to want something that can run multiple tabs streaming video all at once without freezing up.
Personally, I have the CybertronPC Patriot AMD A4-6300 desktop. It's decently priced and has solid performance.
Why not just use another smart phone?
A lot of methods are more active than the passive earning you'll be doing on your smart phone. You don't want to be staring at a tiny screen for too long.
Plus a lot of the tasks are just a lot easier with a keyboard/mouse as opposed to a touch screen and virtual keyboard.
Also, there are some apps that are only available on the desktop.
What about a tablet?
There are a few earning opportunities that are tablet specific, but I wouldn't recommend purchasing one if you don't already have one specifically for the purpose of making money. It's not worth it.
Could you use a tablet in replace of a deskop/laptop? Only if it's a Windows tablet.
Notice I didn't list "time" or "effort" as one of the things you will need to start making money online.
That's because the methods I'm going to be teaching you in future blog posts (as well as podcast episodes) require little time and no effort at all.
There is a fourth thing you need though, but this one is less of a physical asset and more of a mental one.
You're going to have to adapt "The Lazy Mindset".
I know and I mentioned what you need to get started, but haven't told you a single money making method yet.
I'll be diving into the details of all that in upcoming posts.
Feel free to leave any comments or questions you may have!