Summary The beginning of 2018 saw a lot of volatility in the financial markets. While the quarterly reporting investment accounts will not be shown in this report, Acorns (which reports monthly) will be – and is indicative of that volatility. Acorns fell sharply this month (though it is still in the black overall). Over-all, February was a slow month, though it did show a return of trading on /r/giftcardexchange – a Reddit community for trading unwanted gift cards. Passive Income This month the Acorns account lost a significant amount of money. While this is unfortunate, it is also expected and since Acorns is a long-term investment account, I’m confident that it will perform above inflation in the long run. AcornsRead More →

This month we have reported passive income from Acorns, loyalty program rebates, Perk, Prosper, Swagbucks and Ebates. Acorns returned $35.98, rebates $231.32, Perk $8.00, Prosper $35.78, Swagbucks $15.00, and Ebates $28.61. Total passive income came to $354.69, requiring seven minutes to earn for a comparative hourly earnings rate of $3040.20!Read More →

Announcements Firstly, welcome to the new reports format.  Now, instead of posting when earnings are made, we’re posting a monthly summary of earnings.  We hope this makes the reading experience more informative, convenient and most of all, enjoyable for our readers. Secondly, please welcome our new contributor, Steve the Driver.  Steve is a GPT driver in a medium US city.  In order to keep with the spirit of this project, we’re only counting earnings from up to two hours of his work per day – what we estimate would be the max free time a normal person would be able to regularly devote to a side-gig while not taking on a second job. At this point, money earned by SteveRead More →