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WORK-LIFE BALANCE / JAN. 14, 2016
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5 Ways to Make Money Without Working

Oh, the dream: to make money without working! If you’re anything like me and the colleague across my cubicle – and let’s face it: even my manager – you’ve probably dreamt of rolling in money without ever having to lift your precious little finger.

You might think this is a privilege reserved for royalty, but did you know that Prince William – yes, Kate’s Prince William – actually has a job? As in a real-life job, a get-up-in-the-morning-ugh-where’s-my-coffee-kind of job. Hmm, come to think of it, maybe Prince William gets to have breakfast in bed. I mean, what’s the point of being second in line to the throne if you’re not even going to get breakfast in bed?

Of course, I should also tell you that Prince William doesn’t work to make money since he ends up donating the £40,000 a year he makes, anyway. I’ll admit that that’s extremely nice of him, sure, but it just makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Why doesn’t Prince William sit in his palace with Kate and their perfect angelic-looking children? I know I would! Not just for Kate – although if we’re being honest, she’s reason enough – but for the whole never-having-to-work-a-day-because-I’m-heir-to-the-throne part.

I sometimes like to secretly think about what I would do if I had that kind of money and it definitely never involves going back to work. And I’ll go ahead and assume that sipping fruity cocktails by an exotic beach pretty much sums up your life goals, as well. So, here are a few ideas on how to make money without working.

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1. House Sit

First world problems right there: paying someone to babysit your house.

But there’s no one to say you shouldn’t take advantage of it. You’ll get to sit in someone else’s house, on their expensive real leather couch watching Netflix. On the plus side – as if there’s anything but a plus side – if your bottom starts hurting from all the sitting on the expensive real leather couch, you can take a dip in their enormous swimming pool while sipping your strawberry mojito.

2. Sell Your Stuff

Have you been accumulating stuff and not wealth all these years? Now is the time to turn the tables; sell your stuff and make money! While I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how to make a sale – seeing that you’re an expert at buying stuff – but just as a friendly reminder, make sure you use sites like eBay and Etsy to sell your stuff, take great pictures of them, and write fascinating blurbs to attract customers.

3. Join Class Action Lawsuits

Oh, the judicial system: what’s not to love about it?

Have you ever drank a Red Bull and did not proceed to grow wings? Red Bull will compensate you for the agony you’ve been through.

There are hundreds of class action lawsuits happening as we speak, so waste no time. Find a company that’s wronged you or misled you, and let the law take its course.

4. Sell Your Eggs/Sperm

Aha! And here you were thinking you didn’t have anything spare to sell. Did you not think of the obvious?

Selling your sperm is a pretty straightforward process, and I’m sure there’s no need for me to go into details. Of course, you’ll need to be tested and sperm banks will want to learn about your family history, and a little bit more about yourself, so it might be a good idea to not say that you’re selling your sperm because you’re too lazy to work.

Selling your eggs, on the other hand, requires a bit more work: you’ll need to undergo a series of tests and a hormonal therapy so that your ovaries can produce multiple eggs. I don’t know about you, but I would only consider this if I had exhausted the rest of my options.

5. Become a Ghost Shopper

I feel that this one comes straight through heaven’s doors.

Are you a talented shopper? Can you spend an entire day in a mall without ever getting tired? Then this career opportunity will fit you perfectly.

Loaded people have one problem: they need to work hard so that they remain loaded; and when they’re working hard, they have no time to spare, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to wear new expensive clothes every day. That’s where a ghost shopper comes in; you get paid to do other people’s shopping.

If only you could get to keep all the stuff you bought, though!

See Also: Top 10 Ways to Make Money Quickly

The truth is that if you’re creative, there’s about a million different ways you can find to make money without working. So, get creative, and you’ll never have to work another day in your life.

Which of these “jobs” would you rather do? Share your thoughts, and any ideas, with us in the comments section below!

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