Having a computer is not the only way one can make money and work for yourself. In this article, I am going to look at some ideas on how to make money without a computer or without the help of the internet.
This website mainly deals with working online from home, so what if you want to work from home but you don’t want to sit in front of your computer all day. Here are some lucrative ways to make money that don’t involve blogging, affiliate marketing, building lists , or anything else like that.
How To Make Money Without A Computer
Most of these methods use other people’s laziness as an advantage for you.
First, let’s talk about recycling. There is no doubt in my mind that the green revolution is going to make fast-acting entrepreneurs with a plan a lot of money. In fact, it has already helped many thousands around the world to earn a lucrative income.
You can earn money by taking your own stuff in, but this won’t earn you enough to live on. However, if you do it en mass, you could make yourself a tidy fortune.
The best things to sell at recycling depots are:
- Scrap Metal, eg bronze, copper, brass, and steel
- Used Car Batteries and Tyres
- Empty Ink Cartridges
- Old Electronics
- Light Bulbs
Here are some ideas if you want to do it as a business:
Make some extra cash by recycling old rubber tires and turning them into rubber tire swings and sandpits for kids.
If you make and sell five swings or sandpits a day at about $25 each from a roadside stall or to shops, nurseries, garages, etc, you could make $ 3 550 per month. Deduct salaries for two staff members, the cost of nylon rope and fuel and you could easily pocket $ 2 500 per month clear.
Even better in most countries, there are laws where anyone recycling old tires receives a subsidy.
Bet you didn’t realize that you can make money off of the dinner party you hosted on Saturday night.
At most houses, wine bottles pile up rather quickly. Here is how you could turn these items into cash.
Forget collecting and washing dirty wine bottles, the one thing most people don’t know is that products made from wine corks can be sold for big money.
If you’re creative, you can make a variety of items out of used wind corks. Think bottle stoppers, pot stands, bulletin boards. In fact, the sky is the limit.
Here are some great uses for corks.
If you’re thinking cork collecting sounds time-consuming think again. Simply ask friends and family to keep their old wine corks aside and approach bottle shops and restaurants to see if they will do the same for you.
You can even incentivize them to take part by offering to pay between 0,5 and 2 per cork.
Once you’ve made some items, set up a stall at your nearest flea market to start generating sales.
You could easily make R250 a weekend if you sell ten of each of your items like pot stands, bulletin boards, or even bottle stoppers.
If you go every weekend you will easily pay the stall cost off and make a decent profit too. This will suit a crafty person.
Turn Your Paper Backlog Into A Side Business
If you’re anything like me, you probably have newspapers and magazines piled up somewhere out of the way in your home. Here is how to turn the piles into cash.
Start collecting and recycling paper from everyone in your area.
Most companies go through boxes and boxes of paper each month and will be only too grateful to get rid of the waste.
So contact shop owners, businesses, and complexes in your area and ask them if you can collect old newspapers, cardboard boxes, and waste paper from them at no cost.
You can also place an advert in your local newspaper advertising the fact that you’re offering a service to collect and take away any old cardboard boxes, newspapers, and paper.
Then once a week get up early and do the rounds.
If you want to look even move professional, provide your clients with a special environmentally conscious bin they can use to place their waste paper products in.
Just remember to inform them not to include the following in their collection bins. Polystyrene or paper cups and plates, sweet/chip wrappers, tissues and paper towel, carbon paper, post-it notes and envelopes with plastic windows.
At the moment the going rate for waste paper is close to 0,06 per pound. If you collect used flattened cardboard boxes as well you can get even more and since you’re targetting businesses and homeowners it should be too hard to collect a few tons each month.
Become A Mystery Shopper
Imagine running into your local grocery store and trying to buy beer without identification or stumbling onto a car lot and pretending to want to test drive a sweet car.
If going from place to place around town sounds fun to you, then being a mystery shopper might be just the thing for you. As a mystery shopper, you can pretend to shop and make money in the process!
Here are some companies you can try:
Try Power Washing
After you get your power washer, most power-washing gigs are straight profit aside from buying soaps and chemicals. If you have neighbors with old fences and decks, your power washing services could become very handy.
Chances are, anyone who has ever tried to powerwash on their own has quickly found out that after about 5 minutes of getting soaking wet – it isn’t that fun.
Just be sure to watch a few YouTube videos on power washing ahead of time, but you can easily charge $30 an hour, by the foot or flat rates.
If you have any other great ideas on how to make money without a computer, please feel free to comment below.
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