5 Unconventional Ways To Make Money In 2018

Some people simply don’t thrive in a 9 to 5 office environment.  Working a conventional job is simply unacceptable for some personalities.  Luckily, we live in a very diverse and flexible world, where the individual has the ability to make his/her own way in the world.  

If you’re one of those people who lives to work on your own terms, it’s good to know some of your options.  Take a moment to read through a brief overview of a few unconventional ways to make money in this modern day.  

Start a marijuana grow operation

There are more and more places in the world where marijuana is legal for recreational and medicinal use.  In the U.S., at least five states have completely legalized marijuana, and Canada has legalized its use throughout the country.  

The potential to make money in the marijuana industry is explicit, but it’s important that you first make yourself familiar with the extensive legal and licensing requirements necessary to operate.  Too many excited growers jump into the industry without fully understanding the lengths of running a legal grow operation.  

Stand in line for concert tickets

Working for a ticket broker can bring in good money for very little effort.  Ticket brokers often employ people to stand in line for several hours before on sales to up their chances of getting the best seats.  

Most don’t understand the specifics of a licensed ticket broker, but this is not “scalping.”  Ticket brokers have boundaries and are licensed to sell various tickets to a wide array of events.  The practice is completely legal.

Become a professional gamer

Professional gaming isn’t the best route for everyone, but there are those who fit this career very well.  It’s not easy to break into the gaming realm.  Once you do make your way in the industry, you can make some very good money gaming.  

Parents, don’t crush your teenager’s dream to make money playing video games.  The career is very possible, and the best way to hone a gamer’s skills is to game.  

Write for a living online

If writing is your forte, there are plenty of opportunities to do what you love as a career in 2018.  The internet is always in need of content writers, and the pay is reasonable. You won’t make your first million as a content writer, but you’ll be able to pay a few bills.  

Sell your body for science

It sounds a bit scarier than it really is, but you can make some extra money allowing your body to be turned into a test subject.  Various clinical trials pay participants to test out new products and report effects.