There’s a lot of ways to make money. You could be a doctor, an engineer, or even a businessman.
But what if I told you that you could make money without spending a penny on a degree, and without working a boring job for years but by simply doing things you do anyway.
Things like waiting, growing a moustache, being a dad and even smiling.
Here are 5 people who have found a way to make money by doing the simplest things.
1. The Professional Line Sitter
Robert Samuel from New York is a guy who has a lot of time and a lot of patience.
One day he saw a long line of people, waiting to buy the latest iPhone. And he saw an opportunity.
He had just been laid off from his job as a phone salesman so he had nothing to do.
Robert offered to stand in line for one of them. And somehow that someone gave him $350.
So the next day instead of going out to look for a job, he went out to look for a line. He found hundreds of them all around New York, with hundreds of frustrated people in them.
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Soon his service became so popular, that he had to find more line-sitters to share the load.
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What you can learn from Robert: Every problem is a business opportunity
You don’t need to invent new technology to make money; you simply need to find a problem, no matter how small and offer a solution!
2. The Professional Dad
What you can learn from Jordan’s story: You can be great at 2 things at a time
There are many comedians and there are many dads. But there aren’t many comedian dads.
Jordan combined both his skills – being a dad and being funny. That’s what made him the internet sensation that he is.
What are the 2 things you’re great? How can you blend them together?
3. World’s Best Beard
What you can learn from MJ’s story: Your weirdest hobby can make you rich
If you wanna be rich, you have to be extremely good at something. What nobody tells you is that this something can be growing a beard.
4. Real-life Tarzan
That – and the fact that he didn’t cut his hair for 24 years – makes him “The Real-Life Tarzan.”
Over the years, the rumor about this Tarzan from Hong Kong got around. Eventually, it even reached the ears of The Walt Disney Company. They were so impressed with Jason’s uniqueness that they decided to offer him a part in the live Tarzan show.
Now, Jason isn’t just dancing and making music in his remote kingdom; he also makes a living doing it. This time, on the biggest theater stages in the world.
You can read more about why he left his old life for the jungle right here.
What you can learn from Jason’s story: Being extremely unique can land you a job
When you have a skill that nobody else in the world has – you’re going to stand out. So don’t shy away from being weird, because who knows it could actually get you hired at Disney!
5. His Job is to Smile
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What you can learn from Allen’s story: You don’t need a
business plan to start.
A selfie with a Quokka isn’t something you’d expect to make money from. But like Allen, if you love what you do and keep going at it, you will eventually find a way to make millions out of it!