Alternate income streams

Ok, so beginning of 2019, my New Years resolution is to make back the money I lost last year. Which is around $150k give or take. I know, that’s ALOT of money to make back, and I’m still trying to figure how to make that much money back *while* giving me a path to go back to Korea (cause I dont want to stay forever alone).

So the obvious choices for a job is to either be a freelancer or find remote work like I did last time I lived in Korea. Problem is freelancer work isnt really stable, and finding a full time remote job like before isn’t that simple either, not many companies are willing to do it, and even less if I want to work from Korea (thus necessitating my own hours pretty much).

Or I can live in Korea and be an English tutor or teacher, that always works but its not the job I like to do. And if I do that I need some additional income streams. So what are some options for side jobs?

1) Earn money from Youtube. Hey, I already do that. I make around $75-$100 a month from Youtube revenues now. It’s not that much, but it will pay for the cellphone bill each month.

2) Earn money from Quora. Already doing this too, but Quora pays very little, only abut $10 a month on average for me. Again, a free meal every month but thats about it.

3) Write an e-book and sell it on the Kindle store. Need to figure out what to write about. My expertise is either JavaScript libraries, Blues/Rock guitar playing, Magic the Gathering strategies, Korean lessons, or Basketball trivia. Not sure if I’m a good enough expert in any of those fields to really write a book about it.

4) Start a Udemy course and sell the course to students. Again, similar to the Kindle thing, I need to be a good enough expert in a field to really make my own course teaching it, but maybe sometime in the future.

5) Rent out my house/apartment or AirBnb it. I need to get a place first, but I will most likely do this once I buy an apartment/condo in Vancouver in a few months.

6) Drive for Uber or Lyft. I need a car to do this, but definitely a nice weekend side job if I have nothing else to do and have a car.

7) Make advertising / affiliate revenue blogging. I am not a well known enough blogger to make any money from it.

8) Stream video games on Twitch and earn advertiser revenue. Not a good enough or entertaining enough gamer to do this either.

9) Sell my own merchandise on my own store using Shopify and Droplift. I don’t have my own brand that I’m selling right now, I would probably need around 200k ish subscribers before I have a market of people to sell my brand to.

10) Start a Patreon and get folks to support you. Again, if my Youtube channel surpasses 200k ish subscribers then I can see myself doing this but I’m not popular enough now.

11) Invest money in dividend stocks. This is recurring revenue, and something I would like to look at more once I have more money saved up.

12) Invest money in Masternode coins. This is also recurring revenue but you have to be careful to avoid the ponzi ones (I fell victim to several last year and lost around $15k to them), and definitely more riskier than dividend stocks (crypto in general is riskier than stocks) but could definitely have potential for higher return if invested in the right ones.

13) Mining coins. Bitcoin is no longer profitable to mine, and so is most other coins out there. You need dedicated machines and/or equipment to mine, and given the bear market right now, its probably better to go for the PoS coins rather than PoW.


March 2016 updates… wow year is 1/4 gone already…

Some minor updates to give out these days:

-Currently dating a wonderful Korean girl 🙂 the only regret I have is that I’m not sure how much time I have with her before I leave Korea…
-The Golden State Warriors are hot hot hot! on pace for a record season that will probably surpass the 1996 Chicago Bulls (72-10). Steph Curry is the best player on the planet, and because of my basketball reviews on Amazon I was asked to review a Steph Curry biography by the Author, Clayton Geoffreys who gave me a free copy. I gladly did and the review is live now 🙂
-starting up a new language exchange site with a few friends, Ping2Pong which I believe is a great language exchange, better than the rest out there, because it encourages people to teach their language first before learning a language. Give and receive.
-Lots of Lets Play videos have been uploaded on youtube, I’ll have a few at the end of this post for u guys to show. In addition, I’m now part of a MCN called Pave Network which means I should be increasing my views soon 🙂
-Last 3 months have been pretty brutal in terms of workload, balancing work at Walmart, with starting up a new language exchange site, and doing youtube videos all at once. So I haven’t been outside that much these days 🙁 coming back to San Francisco next month will be a well needed rest for me 🙂
-In addition going back to SF means I will have some new gadget review videos and stuff soon 🙂 upcming games/gadgets include Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 (imported from Japan), the Oculus Rift of course, Lenovo X1 Yoga (first laptop with OLED screen), and iPhone 6se (finally a small smartphone again!)

Most of my Lets Play videos are focused on my favorite gaming genres: Open world third person, First person shooters, Sci-fi RPG, and real time strategy. So here’s my favorite games for each:

Open World third person:
1. Sleeping Dogs
2. Saints Row 4
3. Just Cause 2

First person shooter:
1. Duke Nukem 3D
2. Unreal Tournament 3
3. Bioshock Infinite

Real time strategy:
1. Starcraft II
2. Rise of Legends
3. Age of Mythology

Sci-fi RPG:
1. Deus Ex Human Revolution
2. Anachronox
3. Freelancer


Youtube finally unbanned me from posting longer videos after 6 months

back in July 2015 I posted a copyrighted audio track and after that strike, YouTube has banned me from posting videos longer than 15min for 6 months. Since I didn’t want to break up my videos into chunks, I waited the 6 months, and now 100 more videos have been uploaded to my channel that I couldn’t post before. Here are some highlights: