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thelegendarybirdmonster wrote (edited )

If you become a foster parent, you may get some govt help.

maybe ad revenue on a website, if you find an interesting niche.

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Ennui wrote

Vegetables mostly grow themselves, if that helps.

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sadie_killer wrote

most of the time, putting ads on a website is just enabling other people to exploit visitor's data, which can also tie in to more direct exploitation and discrimination.
i get the impression that nowadays you're not gonna get more than pocket change anyway without being really active in chasing down google's wild geese.

there is the option of direct relationships with people to put static ads on a site, but i'm not sure if that's a thing outside of sex blogs and related things.

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NoPotatoes wrote

They do not, however, harvest themselves.

So you would have to sell the harvest rights on a per season basis.

Not sure how that is much different from renting real estate to someone.

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Ganggang wrote (edited )

I might be wrong but I don’t think there’s truly such thing. The only passive income I know of is because capital self generates, and if you have capital you probably know about that. It’s not very difficult to sell capital, it basically sells itself. Also it’s inherently exploitative.

“Passive” income as sold to people without capital usually requires a lot of labor and annoyance for a small paycheck. Basically just a job, setting up a million phones to watch ads on or whatever.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

cryptocurrency investments. they will destroy the environment, but not much faster than it would be otherwise imo.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Although, you have to wonder, if you are getting income from doing nothing, and income is only useful to purchase the labor of those who have no income but from their labor, isn't money itself exploitative at that point? There isn't a "non exploitative" capitalism, even in micro scale.

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Ennui wrote

One might say, comrade, the most passive (least effortful) non-exploitative income is good hard labor towards one's immediate needs, comrade, since it bypasses the exploitation wrought by employer-employee relations, comrade.

Comrade.

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jaidedctrl wrote

The best (but difficult) IMO would be a grifty, computer-generated YouTube channel, reap ad revenue.

Make one animated video with certain models, then automatically swap out models to pop out 30 videos of the same thing for kids. Toddlers love these channels, give them hundreds of thousands of views.

Or maybe take some dataset to autocreate videos— I saw this one channel that used a database of names and just made a video on "how to pronounce" every name. Used a speech synth for every name lol, still got a huge amount of views.

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NoPotatoes wrote

One way to create an effective monetization strategy is to build specialized search/shopping experiences for a class of products. Then use affiliate links to monetize the search service.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

and yet, not taking them in is also exploitative, for you are exploiting your legal (and perhaps within one's own ethical framework too) ability to simply do nothing without consequence while children suffer and are denied parental relationships-- except with those who are more likely to be abusive, like the religious fundamentalists who adopt children to advance their thanatic worldview.

And furthermore, to take them in while refusing the money, is also exploitative, for you are refusing them the money you could otherwise use to take care of them, condemning them to a lower standard of living.

It seems that exploitation is not a piece of dirt which can be washed away from hands that only need know the clean shining path. Instead, like microplastics, exploitation is everywhere in this moment of catastrophe: in the air, in friendships, even in our own bodies.

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existential1 wrote

Many types of art can become passive income...just not that much. Most types of "work" do not create passive income opportunities. I'd say build a life that needs less income at all...preferably outside of large cities. Much easier that way.

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onymous wrote

Not sure if phone farming is still a thing? I've also heard of people really taking advantage of checking account and credit card sign-up bonuses, which come from banks, yay! (And contributes to horrid things the more money you have the account/the more you spend I suppose, which I guess would be something to balance)

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