- Write great content.
- Make awesome products.
- Or, sell your soul and work for a quant/investment firm/[insert other dodgy business here].
Seriously, there’s no easy money to be made, and if there is, it’s illegal already or super dodgy. If you want to be making good money, you need to do numbers 1 and 2, and above all, be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day, yeah? Neither will your fortune.
Start here. Start today. Start posting quality stuff on the forum, thoughtful, thought-provoking posts. Write on Hacker Noon, and in 2.0, you’ll be able to put a call-to-action button on your profile that drives traffic to your portfolio or whatever you want to drive traffic to. Build a following. Write about any and all of your experiences and put unobtrusive ads on the blog. Build stuff people want. Don’t spend more than you make. It takes hard work, perseverance, and a whole lot of falling down and picking yourself up again, but if you truly believe you can do it and put your mind to it, it can be yours. It also takes a bit of luck, hence the “falling and picking yourself up” part. Not everything will work out. But when it does…it’s stupendous. Ultimately:
There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch!
– Robert Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
I know that isn’t the answer you wanted, but it’s the answer you need. Trust me – I chased easy fortune in my younger days and it just doesn’t work out. Hard work is what works. If you take this path, and need any help, feel free to DM me and I can give you my email. Always happy to help!