Ways to Earn Bitcoins


#1 – Micro Earnings

This is probably the easiest niche to get into, but it’s also the most time consuming. Methods that belong to this niche usually take up a lot of time and pay a fairly small (almost irrelevant) amount of Bitcoins. Even if you have a lot of free time on your hands, this still won’t bring you too much income. Also, some of the websites that pay out micro earnings have built-in malware and viruses, so you need to stay safe and not click any links you don’t trust.

As the name suggests, these are websites that will give you small amounts of Bitcoin for viewing ads and visiting websites. The most popular PTC website today is ads4BTC. The site will give you a choice between 5-second ads, 10-second ads and 20-second ads, as shown here:

#2 – Writing about Bitcoin

Writing about Bitcoin requires time, knowledge and the ability to write in the required language (usually English). Through writing, you can start making a nice income depending on where you choose to write. Somewhere around mid-2014, BitcoinTalk started running signature campaigns. What this means is that you use your BitcoinTalk’s signature to advertise a Bitcoin product and get paid for every post you write. The complete list of campaigns can be seen here. Of course, this created a lot of “junk” posts on BitcoinTalk, like people saying just “thank you” or “awesome post” and not adding any actual content.

You get paid according to your membership level on BitcoinTalk. Usually, anyone under a full member won’t get paid that much or paid at all. To becoming a full member, you’ll need at least 120 posts under your belt, and then you can start earning 0.0005BTC on average per post. There are also limitations on posts you can write such as “original posts with 60 or more characters”, “You can’t have negative trust or other advertisements”, etc. Sometimes, there’s also a minimum post requirement per week.

#3 – Supply Bitcoin-related services

This category is a bit broad, as it includes every possible Bitcoin service that you can think of that someone would pay for. The best ways to get ideas for services you can provide is to visit either Coinality (which I’ve mentioned previously) or the services thread on BitcoinTalk. Some examples for services people are looking for:

One example of a service you can provide is becoming a Bitcoin escrow agent and getting paid for arbitration in Bitcoin transactions (more on that here). Of course, this will mean you will need to gain some sort of reputation for yourself as a trustworthy person in the community.


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