It may sound like a dream, but it`s actually true ─ you can make money while not actually working.

Well, you won’t get rich, to be fair, but you may find another way to add to your cash flow. However, please don`t leave your day job, not just yet anyhow.

How you go about this really depends on your creativity and the time you want to invest in this kind of project. Therefore, let`s see how you can make money when you are not actually working:

Therefore, let`s see how you can make money when you are not actually working:

Have a Blog

Yes, this is something like a virtual diary. You can focus on things that you do best, from cooking recipes to fashion and financial advice – you name it.

And if you are a business brand, you should definitely have a blog, where people will be informed of all new items and news related to your business.

So, how can you make money from your blog? Have an ad, of course.

You can charge for your free space with banners and ads from other companies, but to be able to do this, you need to have a big number of views and clicks. Otherwise, people will not pay to have their ad on a blog that has not so many visitors.

Affiliate Marketing

This is the oldest trick in the book. Affiliate Marketing is a very simple step that you can use with your blog for making money.

Let`s say that you are using your blog for your store and a consumer is asking for a specific book title that you don`t carry. At that moment, you are losing your customer and your profit.

On the other hand, by using Affiliate Marketing, certain sponsored brands could be shown as a preference when providing answers to your customers’ inquiries.

In this case, your blog would give options for that same book title as per buyers’ requests to another store. When the buyer completes the purchase, you will be credited as the referrer.

It`s a win-win situation.

Digital Sales

You have the knowledge, and now you can make money off of it. The option is to create a digital marketing course and have it online for people that pay to learn more things.

It can be a little time-consuming. However, it can be a good experience, and you can make that extra cash.

The easiest way to do this is to create video tutorials and sell them to people as a course.


YouTube is widely popular, and people are using it more and more every day. You can find reviews of every product; you name it.

What you can do is to record videos and give a review of certain products. You will get paid according to the views you have. It`s a hard thing to do if we take into consideration that YouTube has thousands of videos uploading daily, but it`s worth a try.

Final Thoughts

As I said at the beginning of this article, you will not get rich, but if you think outside of the box, I`m sure you will have more ideas on how to come up with more and more good sources of how to make money while you are not actually working.

Good luck!