123rf.com offers up to 60% commission to contributors who upload photos, videos, vectors and audio clips for sale on their site. They work on a credits system and the more credits you sell, the higher commission you earn.
PreciousPlastics.com gives you a brilliant way to reduce waste and make money at the same time. Dave Hakkens has created machines anyone can build and use at home to recycle the plastic waste they produce. The plastic can then be used to create different products including lampshades, plant pots, clipboards, and many more. Use your imagination and make a huge range or products you can sell online.
Dave Hakkens had a clear mission:
Create machines to recycle plastic.
Give everyone access to the machine blueprints for free.
Show people how to start.
Share it all over the world.
While it sounds like it would be expensive or complicated, the answer to both is that it is a lot less than you think. The website claims you can make the machines yourself, and the molds can be made with anyone from basic welding to advanced CNC milling.
The Shredder +/- 180€
As the name suggests, this machine shreds the plastics you put in to it, and the flakes are then used in different ways depending on what you want to make.
Injection +/- 130€
After heating the plastic you can create different small objects using molds.
Compression +/- 120€
The plastic is heated in an 'oven' and then moulded into larger shapes.
Extrusion +/- 192€
The plastic is turned into long lines of plastic which can have a variety uses.
Even though he started it as a project to try and reduce local waste, Dave Hakkens realised the true potential this could have worldwide and he has been promoting the idea ever since.
For artists and entrepreneurs this is a great way help reduce pollution and make money at the same time!
RusticShop.com focuses on a niche style of fashion and is looking for representatives to promote their products in return for up to 40% commission on sales. Based in Wisconsin, they promote "...a mix of country, vintage, cowgirl, chic, shabby, antiqued, western, and more."
They are looking for representatives to sell their locally sourced and manufactured products, so if you love rustic style clothing and accessories, this could be the opportunity for you.
As a representative you get:
A personalized URL
No inventory management as they do it all for you
Back office to follow all your sales and commission
New products to promote each week.
There is a low cost to entry with the Mini Kit starting at just $10 which includes business cards, 1 koozie and 2 bracelets. There are four kits available with the premium on at $70 and including more product.
Handmake.me only allows quality hand made products on their websites and help you optimise your listing to increase the chance of it selling.
There are no listing fees and nothing to pay upfront, they take a 20% commission only when you make a sale. This seems quite high, but they are trying to make a difference in the marketplace by offering quality products and helping sellers with their marketing.
The categories are:
Homes & Living
If you have the skills to create your own products, list them at Handmake.me and get help marketing your product. Instead of getting lost amongst the thousands of products for sale online, Handmake.me showcases your goods on a niche store. People who want a more personal and unique gift know exactly where to go to find it.
Sign up at Handmake.me and start selling your hand made items with no upfront fees!
Are you one of those people who never moves forward because you put obstacles in your way before you even start? All the problems you face, the lack of time, of ideas, of money? That may be true in that second, but that does not mean it will never change. For the situation to change you need to stop looking down and start paying attention to what is going on around you. I am amazed at just how many things are available as chances to make money. The more I look without limiting myself to what I know or what I can do, the more I find.
I will never do anything with over 95% of these opportunities of course, mainly because they don´t interest me. That or because the time it would take me to learn a new skill may not be a good use of my time right now. But it still excites me to know the options are there. The list of things I can choose from gets longer and longer every day - because I keep my head up and my eyes open.
You don´t have to spend hours searching every single day, but you should always be aware of your surrounding. When you visit a website, learn to scan it for any interesting adverts or references. Make a note of it for later or visit it right away and see if it is worth further investigation. Always be curious, always be learning, always be researching. One day you will find something you enjoy, that is profitable and that could change your life. But only if you don´t give up before you even begin.
Remember that you are not going to find your nugget of gold right away unless you are really lucky. The secret of lucky people is they take a lot more risks, try more often, and are less afraid to get things wrong. If you try enough things, you eventually find something will stick.
I´ll give you an example I am excited about right now. I was looking for some affiliate products that are relevant to Alternative Income so I can monetize the site. I want to place a different ad on each section, so it has to relate to that section. I found Tee Inspector, which is a program about making money from designing t-shirts.
Of course I like the claims you can make thousands of dollars with one simple design. However, what really attracted me is the fact that it gives me the chance to do something I have wanted to do for years. Doodle. I want to design motivational products using the cartoon format.
Motivational messages + t-shirts + making money = a winning combination for me! As an added bonus Tee Inspector is an easy way to get my kids interested in being entrepreneurs. My 12 years old daughter is already a talented artist, and my son has a business brain. Designing and selling t-shirts is a quick, cost-free way of getting them to use their skills and earn some money in a fun way!
I want them to hit the ground running when they leave school or university, instead of wasting years frustrated in a job they do not enjoy. This way they start thinking of new possibilities and know that if they want to, they are lots more ways to make money than a regular job. They have options.
I was just looking for some products to advertise on the site for monetization. Not only did I find that, I also found something I will enjoy doing myself and something my kids can do as well.
You never know what you might find, so never stop looking!
Audiosocket signs up artists who want to make money licensing their music. They offer Music as a Service and accept approximately 10% of the artists who apply. If you want to get your music in the audiosocket catalogue you just need to upload up to four of your songs - they must be original - so the staff can evaluate it. If they like your music you will be offered a non-exclusive licensing agreement.