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This article is not a "get rich quick" article. This refers to sites and strategies which I personally use. It is entirely possible that my actions and subscriptions could lead to financial loss. As such, constructive criticism and suggestions are always welcome.
Earlier, I posted a budget for October. Long story short: it didn't take. Due to a combination of unexpected expenses and me just being stupid, I had to cut some corners. Yes, I have stable housing and enough food to last between pay periods, but one of the corners I had to cut was my monthly contribution to my crypto investments. Oops.
Next week, I'll try to whip up a November budget that will remedy that problem.
Regarding investing, both crypto and in general: one of the most frustrating things about me is that I can be glacially slow to see the obvious. Case in point: casinos. I've said point-blank several times that they stay open because of suckers like myself looking for a jackpot or a winning streak. So if I can't beat them, why not join them? This idea came to me when I encountered three crypto casinos that offer such functionality. I've listed one of them below. As for real-life casinos, I could probably find a discount broker and buy a handful of casino stocks every once in a while.
But I digress. Less casino, more crypto.
Log into Ronex: Keep it open
No changes here. $0.45/day, and I GUI-mine RX Coin in the background when my laptop is on. Christmas shopping should not be a problem once I sell my RX Coin and convert it to USD.
To date, I have earned $0.00 from 2 referrals.
Play Crytpo Mining Game at least three times a day
At 1,058 HPower, I am now a Premium user. This allows me to mine all six cryptocurrencies the game has to offer, as well as the game-specific CGT coin. Right now, I alternate between BTC (4.89 satoshis/hour) and ETH (151.04 satoshis/hour). I'm trying to grind my way to level 20 so I can complete any mission on the map.
To date, I have earned $0.00 from 3 referrals.
Check Publish0x at least three times a day
Between my hospitalization and my post-hospitalization illness, I haven't been active here. However, I'm going to force myself to become more active with writing, both for my sake and for the sake of my employers at Three Gen Media.
To date, I have no referrals. This tells me that my social media engagement is sorely lacking. I'll need to remedy that in 2021.
Log into BTCFox a few times a day
This site is currently paying me 3,550 satoshis/day, which I happily reinvest.
To date, I have 4 referrals, earning me 162 satoshis. I'm grateful, as every bit helps.
Log into (21+ only) TrustDice 2-3 times a day
Two features that set this crypto casino apart from others are its faucet and its staking token (TXT). New users can tap the faucet every six hours, with higher-ranking players having less cooldown time between taps. And all players generate TXT power by betting other cryptocurrency on qualified games such as Crash. Players can then lock their earned TXT to get daily dividends. Since this is a casino, I won't be doing much “investment” here, but I'd rather play Crash at TrustDice than deal with the screaming lunatics at the brick-and-mortar casinos.
My current locked TXT is earning me... $0.00016188 a day in cryptocurrency. It's not much, but not having to deal with screaming lunatics is priceless.
To date, I have 0 referrals. Considering that I just added this, that's to be expected.
Play Rollercoin during idle cycles
I'm still uncertain whether I want to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on virtual miners to get upwards of $0.37/day. Still, playing mini-games here is not the worst use of my time.
To date, I have 1 referral, earning me 457 satoshis.
Play Splinterlands daily
Here's the current state of my deck:
Number of cards: 103 - Common: 51, Rare: 39, Epic: 11, Legendary: 2
Alpha: 0 - Beta: 0 - Promo: 1 - Reward: 47 - Untamed: 55 - Dice: 0
## Gold cards: 6 ## BCX: 436 ## Value: $ 60.97 ##
I don't fully understand the Land update, but at $20 per plot, I should be able to buy a few plots of land if I pinch my pennies and do well with Three Gen Media.
To date, I have no referrals. Considering the game's popularity, that's not surprising.
Check ChickHen on Saturdays
Time to crunch some numbers.
My birds are laying 12,655 eggs per hour. 100 eggs = 1 coin = 1 satoshi. And 30% of the profit from selling eggs goes into the cashout pool. Therefore, 126.55*0.3*24 is approximately 911 satoshis/day.
To date, I have earned $0.00 from 4 referrals.
Check Coin Birds on Saturdays
Oh, goodie! More math!
In this game, my birds lay 27,686 eggs per hour. 100 eggs = 1 silver coin, and 30% of sales go into a cashout pool. The minimum BTC payout is 1,128,513 silver coins, which is worth 1,664,998 satoshis. So 1 silver coin is worth roughly 1.47 satoshis. In conclusion, my birds are generating 276.86*0.3*1.47*24=2,930 satoshis/day. The bird is the word, and the word is progress.
To date, I have earned 500 silver coins (equivalent to roughly $0.06) from 2 referral.
Check Excel Mining on Saturdays
This site reminds me of HashShiny with its mining/fee handling. The bad news is that it does not support auto-reinvest. The good news is that it clearly tells me how much I make per day, per week, per month, and per year (though it omits fees). After the fee, I'm making about 197 satoshis per day.
To date, I have no referrals. Considering that I just added this site to the roster, that's to be expected.
Let my hashrates at HashShiny build
If you can find a pattern here and calculate your daily profits, then you're a better mathematician than I. I just keep reinvesting and hoping for the best.
To date, I have no referrals. I'm not exactly singing this site's praises, so that's to be expected.
Use Lolli for online shopping
Granted that their poor response time should have them called "Lolligagging" instead of "Lolli," but they do eventually pay. I don't do much online shopping, but it's nice to know that I'll get BTC back when I buy razors from Harry's or travel arrangements from Priceline.
To date, I have no referrals, though it looks like I wouldn't know until one makes a purchase.
To calculate my daily total, I'm being purposely pessimistic. I'm only counting income that is reasonably guaranteed. I'm excluding all games until/unless I can demonstrate steady, provable, passive income. I'm excluding currency that cannot currently be spent, such as RX Coin.
Figures are based on values as of 3:55pm PST, when the price of 1 BTC was $11,356.60
I'm gathering 7,588 passive and stable satoshis per day. After adding the $0.45 from Ronex, that adds up to $1.30 in passive income each day.
Unless I add more coals to the fire, I'm not going to get anywhere. I'm going to have to make the most of all of my funds and budget the hell out of each dollar. I'll also need to clamp down hard on my manic phases where I spend like a freaking moron.
And I'm serious about sending some USD towards casino stocks. For those, I'd likely hold/HODL/WTF-EVER those for the dividends, as there will always be someone seeking to beat the odds.
What about you, my readers and followers? Where are you spreading your funds?