You’ve probably heard the news. Our Ringgit is at an all-time low, the 6% GST (Goods and Service Tax) hit us in April 2015, and the price of mostly everything has gone up.

It must be tiring listening to the repeated words of advice from your well meaning relatives telling you to save a few ringgit by cutting back on your mamak sessions or occasional cups of coffee.

Come on, is saving a few ringgit really going to change your life?

“There’s a limit to how much you can save, but there’s no limit to how much you can earn.”
- Ramit Sethi, New York Times Bestselling Author

What if we told you that you can earn good money without having an actual job?

YES! We are not joking!

You don’t need to cut down on your “yum cha” sessions or trips to Starbucks.

All you need to do is one of these awesome not-jobs! (These are also great as side-income gigs by the way).

(Disclaimer: Except for 8share.com, we make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the websites listed in this post. We have checked all websites out individually, and have included them in this post for their suitability.)

Check ‘em out:

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1. Social Media Champion

Love sharing cool stuff on your social networks? Why not get rewarded for doing so? 

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What you do:

Sign up to be a social media champion and share cool stuff via your social media networks.

You are rewarded when your friends view the awesome stuff you share!

What you can earn:

Cash

Prizes

Points to redeem cool stuff

Where you should go:

8Share - http://8share.com/my/

Why we love this:

What’s not to love? It’s about time social media users are rewarded for sharing cool stuff!

2. Online Seller

This side gig is perfect for you fashionistas, hoarders, and collectors!

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What you do:

Go online, set-up an account/e-shop/blog, and start selling your preloved stuff!

What you can earn:

Cash

Where you should go:

Carousel - https://carousell.com/

Duriana - http://www.duriana.com/

Forum Lowyat - https://forum.lowyat.net/

Mudah.my - http://www.mudah.my/

Lelong.my - http://www.lelong.com.my/

Why we love this:
One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. This is a great way to clear your wardrobe and earn money!

3. Survey Filler

Perfect for lazy people on-the-go. 

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What you do:

Answer surveys. It’s THAT EASY!

What you can earn:

Cash

Vouchers

Where you should go:

Panel Place – http://www.panelplace.com/

iPanelonline – http://my.ipanelonline.com/

Why we love this:

It’s super easy!

Best of all, if the service has a mobile app, you can answer the surveys wherever and whenever!

4. Mystery Shopper 

Best for detectives-in-training who love reviewing things.

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What you do:

As a mystery shopper, you are paid to pretend to be a customer and to secretly evaluate the quality of customer service/products or services of different industries.

What you can earn:

Cash

Vouchers

Where you should go:

ILoveMysteryShopping.com – http://www.ilovemysteryshopping.com/

Cardas Research & Consulting Sdn. Bhd. - http://www.crcg.com.my/

Neway Karaoke Box Malaysia – http://www.newaykb.com.my/

Popular Malaysia –  http://www.popular.com.my/mystery-shopper.php

Why we love this:

Because you get to go undercover, duh!

 

5. Marathon Runner

Best for people who don’t gasp for air and/or sweat buckets after running only 100 metres.

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What you do:

Sign-up for marathons that offer lucrative cash prizes.

What you can earn:

Cash

Trophies

Glory

Where you should go:

MYraceonline - http://www.myraceonline.com/

Why we love this:

This is one exercise that pays!

 

6. Freelancer

Jack-of-all trades, rejoice because there’s always something for you to do!

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What you do:

Whatever job you undertake – data entry, babysitting, transcribing documents, etc.

What you can earn:

Cash

Where you should go:

PartTimePost - http://parttimepost.com/

AsiaPartTime.com – http://asiaparttime.com/

Jobless – http://jobless.com.my/

You.my - http://www.you.my/

Why we love this:

Typing, data entry, giving out samples  - so easy lah!

 

7. MOBA or MMORPG Champion

If you reign supreme in MOBA (Multiplayer online battle arena) or MMORPG (Massive-multiplayer online role playing games) games, play and earn BIG BUCKS!

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What you do:

Sign-up for any gaming championships/tournaments/etc..

Show off your gaming skills and be the better player.

What you can earn:

Cash

Trophies

Bragging rights

Where you should go:

MOBA (Multiplayer online battle arena) gaming: falloutgaming.co -http://www.falloutgaming.co/

Why we love this:

It’s not often that you can turn passion into profit, right?

 

And there you have it, 7 awesome ways to earn money without actually having a job.

Start rollin’ in the deep dough, now.

Know of any other (legal) things one can do for money without having an actual job? Let me know at the comments section below!

 

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