I understand why you are trying to make money with bitcoin; you’re either tired of that job, that vocational skill that’s not giving you enough, you’re a student and you’re trying to start taking your own responsibilities or, you are just looking for a reliable side-hustle.
That’s quite good, I hate comfort zones too.
But you need to be very careful because you can easily be scammed due to your lack or inadequacy of knowledge about making money with cryptocurrencies.
Right in this blog post, I will highlight a few ways you can definitely make money with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. And I will also show you a few ways you can spot a scammer who’s trying to turn you into a prey.
Before we go into the pool, do you know what bitcoin or cryptocurrencies are?
Oh well, for the sake of those who need a brief introduction, let me say one or two things about cryptocurrency so that you’ll understand basically how it works.
What is Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency?
A cryptocurrency is simply a “digital money”.
Too quick right? Okay, let me explain further;
A cryptocurrency (“Crypto + Currency”) is a means of exchange or currency that makes use of digital files as “money”. These digital files are so secure because they’re created using a method known as “cryptography” and are decentralized.
Let’s me make it clearer;
Cryptography is the science of hiding information, meaning that you can visibly see the currency (just like the Paper notes or coins) but you can know how much of a cryptocurrency you have, you can send, receive and trade it.
“Decentralized” simply means it is under nobody’s control.
This is the most interesting part of cryptocurrencies. Unlike the US Dollar, Japanese Yen, Nigeria Naira and other currencies that are being controlled by the government, nobody is controlling bitcoin or cryptocurrency!
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency created in 2008 by someone or a group of people (anonymous) called Satoshi Nakamoto.
Bitcoin is one of the cryptocurrencies we have, just like the US Dollar is one of the note currencies we spend in the world. Other cryptocurrency we have included Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR) and so on.
Now that you know what bitcoin is, let’s talk about making money with it.
Kindly note that just like you can make money with bitcoin, you can also make money with Ethereum and other cryptos.
Make Money with Cryptos: How to Make Money with Bitcoin
This is the fastest way to make money with Bitcoin and any other cryptocurrencies.
Trading requires deep knowledge and insight about the crypto sphere. You need to learn how to do your Technical analysis, Fundamental analysis and sometimes, Sentimental analysis.
If Cryptocurrency trading is easy, everyone would have become a billionaire by now.
You need to invest in learning ‘how to trade crypto’ by paying a mentor who’s a lion in the space.
Note that Trading is risky, you can make a lot of money if your analysis is correct while reverse is the case if your analysis didn’t tally with the market.
So, you can learn how to trade, if you can afford the mentorship fee.
The mentorship fee varies from $200 (N100,000) upwards depending on the mentor’s package.
You are wondering, what is the meaning of “HODLing”, isn’t it?
Well, HODL simply means “Hold”.
HODL is a term used in cryptocurrency which means to hold a particular coin for a while, with the expectation that the coin will gain more value in the future.
A good example is when they told you to HODL Bitcoin.
One (1) Bitcoin was around $5,000 a year ago. Hadn’t you bought a fraction of Bitcoin that was worth $1,000 and HODL till now, you will be in massive profit.
Because bitcoin is now $60,000 (as at the time of writing this) – that’s 6 times increase… you will have more than $6,000 now.
HODLing is a safer way to make money with bitcoin and other cryptos. It’s just like saving money and you have nothing to lose.
HODLing is slow compared to Trading.
But I personally prefer to be on the safer side.
You can get crypto wallets to start your savings today. Below are the list of apps to help you get started;
Top Wallets to HODL (Save) Cryptocurrencies
- 1. Binance
- 2. OkeX
- 3. Luno
- 4. Buycoins (for Nigeria)
- 5. Trustwallet
HODLing to make money with bitcoin doesn’t require a special skill. All you need to learn is how to create your account and verify it and finally, how to buy the cryptocurrencies.
Staking is a way to make money with cryptos.
Generally, staking is like a “BONUS” but more massive than a mere bonus you may be thinking of.
If you’re holding a particular coin, let’s say Ethereum…
You will have to just keep the Ethereum there and wait till the price pump (increases). But as a sharp guy, you are supposed to make money with Ethereum instead of waiting for the pump season.
That’s where “staking” comes in.
You can stake Ethereum to earn another coin for FREE.
I sometimes staked ETH and earned COMP for free. Later, the price of ETH and COMP pumped at the same time, that’s profit for me.
For instance, let’s say I staked $50 Ethereum to earn COMP.
After a month, I have earned a free 0.004 COMP…
The COMP that I earned is FREE, and I will make money if I sell it. Note that my ETH is still there and its price is increasing as the market is pumping.
In essence, Staking is a 2-in-1 way to make money with cryptos.
You can check on the likes of Okex, Binance and the BSC platforms for coin staking.
4. Receive Payment with Cryptos
A good but not common way to make money with Bitcoin.
If you’re a freelancer, you can simply ask your client to pay you in Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrencies. I prefer this option as a method of receiving payments from abroad as it is faster and safer.
If you worked for someone and the agreed price is $100, if you receive the money in fiat (paper currency), you can never have the same $100 in your Bank account. Why?
If you receive the money through PayPal, you’ll be charged by PayPal if you are withdrawing directly. And if you are exchanging the funds, you will lose some money due to the exchange rate and the exchanger’s commission on the transaction.
Same thing applies to receiving the money through a freelancing website, most of them charge 20% fee. That’s $80 left and the payment processor will still take theirs.
But if you receive the $100 through Bitcoin, Ethereum, you will have more than that $100 in a few days, if you can HODL and even proceed to STAKE it.
5. Become an Exchanger
There’s money in this business, but you need to have money to make the money.
Some people want to SELL Bitcoin while some others want to BUY. What if you cover the distance between these BUYERS and SELLERS?
You buy from the SELLER at a particular price and SELL to the BUYER at a higher rate.
Let’s say you bought Bitcoin at the rate of P500 per USD, you can sell to the person that wants to buy Bitcoin from you at the rate of P540 per USD… Meaning, you will make P40 on every dollar transacted.
NOTE: P is your local currency such as Naira, Rupees, Cedis etc.
Let’s say you bought $100 worth of Bitcoin at P500, that’s P50,000 spent, right?
If another person comes to you to buy $100 worth of Bitcoin, and you sell at P540 per USD, that’s P54,000 – meaning you’ve just made P4,000 profits.
That’s just a peak of how a (local) exchanger like this TrueXgold.com makes money with Bitcoin and other cryptos.
Do you know that you can HODL and STAKE in the process (before someone shows interest in buying from you)…?
I once sold $60 worth of ETH because I needed money urgently.
Do you believe that ETH pumped massively the second day? Hadn’t been I haven’t sold the ETH, I would have made more than $100 (about $40 profit).
Well, the exchanger got the profit.
Another great way to make money with Bitcoin as an exchanger;
If you have some money to invest, you can hire developers to develop an exchange platform like Binance, Hotbit, Buycoins etc., for you.
But it requires a lot of processes and money to be spent on the development and marketing team.
You should have a minimum of $30,000 for this project.
You can try the local exchanging business and see how it works.
6. Crypto Faucets
Without much ado, Crypto faucets let you earn FREE coins or tokens by completing a given task.
Sometimes, it can be to play games online and earn very small tokens as reward.
A good example of websites that offer this type of rewards is Freebitco.in where you will be given free satoshis (small amount of bitcoin).’
You can also get Brave browsers and engage in some of the opportunities that pop to you.
Do more research on this, there are many apps and websites that reward free tokens by completing simple tasks.
7. Crypto Mining Pool
Just like hidden treasures like Gold and Silver are mined, cryptocurrencies can also be mined but not with the spade or digger. You need strong machines and hardware to mine cryptocurrencies
Another best way to make money with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is to mine them.
Setting up this machine is a bit technical and expensive.
But, you can also find some platforms (websites or platforms) where you can mine cryptos or tokens for free without setting up any machine.
An example is Stormgain, where you can start mining bitcoin with a small fee.
Do your research on this too.
8. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing needs no introduction, but if you don’t know anything about it, kindly read this post on what’s affiliate marketing and how to be successful at it.
The easiest way to make money with Bitcoin and other crypto is affiliate marketing.
You don’t need to spend anything than recommending a platform to someone through your unique affiliate link and you earn commission if the person takes action.
Almost all crypto exchange platforms have this feature.
For instance, Okex will give you $30 if you invite your friend to BUY cryptocurrency on the platform. Binance, Hotbit, Bundle Africa, Luno and others have theirs.
Imagine you referred 20 people to BUY their cryptos on OKEX with your affiliate link, and 5 people actually take action, that’s $30 x 5 = $150 for you.
Affiliate marketing in crypto is a side hustle though.
You can also try Airdrops.
I don’t really want to talk about this because most of them are FAKE and others are pure scam. But nevertheless, some people who’re lucky enough, still make money with Airdrops.
So, DYOR (Do Your Own Research) on Airdrops and how to make money with it.
CONCLUSION: What’s the best way to make money with bitcoin (cryptos) in 2021?
I have highlighted 8 ways you can make money with cryptocurrencies and this applies to anybody irrespective of your location, either Nigeria, USA, India or Italy.
But try as much as possible to avoid being scammed.
If you don’t know something, Google is your friend, read and consume a lot of information online and if you have the money, get a mentor.
Kindly note that FOREX including Cryptocurrency trading or engaging in it is risky, so don’t borrow money to invest and don’t invest more than you can afford to lose.
Those are the ways to make money with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
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