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  • There is no doubt that the internet has changed the world.

  • It destroyed many jobs but, at the same time, provided opportunities that no one ever thought

  • possible just a little over 20 years ago.

  • In fact, internet created world's richest people starting from Bezos to Zuckerberg.

  • And year after year, it starts to play an even more important role in our lives.

  • However, billionaires aren't the only one who took advantage out of this new technology,

  • it created possibilities that no one could imagine possible and some people made a fortune

  • in ways that might be shocking because they are simply too dumb to think about! in this

  • video will discover 5 dumbest way people are making a fortune on the internet.

  • Number 1 Get paid to walk

  • If this sounds confusing, then hear me out because there are literally ways to earn money

  • just by walking.

  • Yes, you heard it right, you get paid for getting out of bed and taking a walk.

  • Just pull out your phone and open the AppStore or Play Market.

  • You will find multiple apps that provide such a service such as Sweatcoin, Runtopia, Lifecoin,

  • and others.

  • You download the app.

  • With every mile you walk, you get awarded by a certain amount of coins, and once you

  • reach a certain threshold, you can convert these coins into real US dollars and cash

  • them out.

  • They will either send it to you via PayPal or wire transfer them to you.

  • The question that you are probably wondering about is, why would anyone pay you to walk.

  • That doesn't make sense in any universe, you are not doing anything that brings value to

  • anyone but yourself.

  • However, that's not the point.

  • The app is filled with multiple ads, so every time you pull out your phone to see how many

  • steps you have taken, you will come across an ad.

  • Whatever you want to check out in the app, you have to watch an add first.

  • That provides a steady income for the business.


  • The homepage of the app is usually filled with products or services that you can buy

  • using the coins that you earn by walking.

  • However, these products are more like ads such as free samples to attract customers.

  • So the app is earning money both ways, by showing you ads every step of the way, then

  • when you use your coins to buy these free samples

  • They also offer the latest iPhone or a smartwatch but to get enough coins to buy them.

  • You need to walk for a few years at least to collect that many coins.

  • No one, of course, would do that; that's what they are counting on.

  • While it might be an extremely inefficient way to earn money, it seems like its earning

  • the founders of the app a lot of money.

  • Getting paid to walk sounds like a brilliant marketing strategy to get people to download

  • the app and make a ton of money out of ads.

  • 2.

  • iFart 

  • It is as the name suggests.

  • It's about Farting.

  • The app allows you to hear different types of farts, I can't believe that I am saying

  • this, but that's what the app claims.

  • You can find out how Trump's fart sounds like.

  • Whenever you feel like you want to hear a fart, pull out your phone and click fart.

  • Whoever came up with this idea is both genius and dumb because I would never believe that

  • such an app exists.

  • It costs 2 dollars on the app store.

  • It has a rating of 4.3, that's not bad, that's higher than google.

  • It's not the only app that can fart.

  • While doing the research for this script, I came across an entire industry of weird

  • apps that made their creators a lot of money.

  • If you have an interesting idea, you can also turn it into an app and perhaps make millions

  • of dollar.

  • If you don't know how to build an app, you can start with this course ( https://skl.sh/2I8UUkS

  • ) on Skillshare that will teach you the basics of coding.

  • Even if you know nothing about coding, its a perfect course to start with.

  • Almost 6 thousand people have taken this course so should you and its taught by Applauseinteractive,

  • a digital studio based in UK.

  • Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives, where millions come together

  • to take the next step in their creative journey.

  • Skillshare offers thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people, on topics

  • including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more.

  • And all that is for less than dollars a month with an annual subscription.

  • But because I love you guys!

  • The first 1000 people who click the link in my description, will get a free trial of Skillshare

  • premium.

  • By the way, you will be supporting the channel by signing out to Skillshare.

  • And now lets get back to the video.

  • Number 3, a professional cuddlerWhen I heard about it for the first time,

  • I couldn't believe my ears that you can earn a living by just cuddling.

  • And I am not talking about the intimate type of cuddling.

  • Of course, earning 40K in that industry is peanuts.

  • But professional cuddling has turned today into a therapy.

  • Cuddlers earn about 80 dollars per hour, significantly higher than the minimum wage or around 40K

  • annually

  • In a world where every other person is depressed for one reason or another, all we need seems

  • like a genuine hug, to give us the feeling that we belong to someone.

  • I know that it sounds insane to some of you, but there is literally a website called cuddlist.com,

  • where you can find a certified cuddler, I don't really know what that means, but it

  • sounds unbelievable.


  • Number4, The Million dollar page

  • A wise man once said: if you want to make a million dollars, all you have to do is to

  • sell a one-dollar product to a million people or a 10 dollar product to a hundred thousand

  • people or 100 dollar product to a 10K people.

  • Alex Tew took this advice and earned a million dollars.

  • Back in 2005, Alex was a student, but he couldn't pay for his tuition, so he tried different

  • ways to make some money on the side to be able to afford his tuition fees

  • Tew decided to sell a million pixels on a website for $1 each; purchasers would add

  • their own image, logo or advertisement, and have the option of including a link to their

  • website.


  • Because individual pixels are too small to be seen easily, pixels were sold in 100-pixel

  • "blocks" measuring ten × 10 pixels; the minimum price was thus $100.

  • Three days after the site began operating, the first sale was to an online music website

  • operated by a friend of Tew's.

  • He bought 400 pixels in a 20 × 20 block.

  • After two weeks, Tew's friends and family members had purchased a total of 4,700 pixels.

  • The site was initially marketed only through word of mouth; however, after the site had

  • made $1,000, a press release was sent out that was picked up by the BBC.


  • The website became an Internet phenomenon.

  • The web traffic peaked at 40,044.

  • On 1 January 2006, the final 1,000 pixels were put up for auction on eBay.

  • The auction closed on 11 January with a winning bid of $38,100 that brought the final tally

  • to 1,037,100 dollars.

  • That's probably one of the most creative ways to make a million dollars.

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  • Auctioning domain names.

  • Back in the early days of the internet, people made fortunes in outages ways.

  • At some point, a pet's website had a valuation of 300 million dollars.

  • Elon Musk, back in the days when he was developing on an online payment platform, paid million

  • dollars to buy the domain x.com.

  • Domains were real businesses.

  • It might be difficult to find a proper domain today, but back in those days, people just

  • bought the domains just to resell them later for a fortune.

  • One of the people who took advantage out of it is Chris Clark

  •  Pizza was popular way before the internet was developed, so Clark, back in 1994, purchased

  • the domain for 20 dollars since he thought that at some point in the future one of the

  • largest pizza companies might be interested in purchasing the domain.

  • After almost two decades of maintaining the domain, in 2008, he put the domain on an auction.

  • Things turned pretty good for him.

  • The bit kept rising and rising.

  • First, it crossed a million than 2 million dollars and finally was sold for 2.6 million

  • dollars.

  • How the domain is doing today, well, the website is dead, much like vodka.com that Was sold

  • for over 3 million dollars.

  • And now, it's your turn to tell me what your favorite one is out of this list?

  • The fact that you can get paid for walking or you can enjoy listening to different kinds

  • of farts?

  • Let me know in the comments below.

  • And most importantly, don't forget to give this video a thumbs up if you have enjoyed

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  • Thanks for watching and until next time.

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