The question often comes up, how can a person earn bitcoin? Is the only way to get it by trading fiat currency for it? I understand that not everyone has access to a bank account and not everyone has money to spend on bitcoin. One of the major things we talk about in the Bitcoin ecosystem is the fact that so many people in the world are unbanked. To that end I wanted to give people as many options as possible to obtain bitcoin. The next several reviews are going to be based on ways to earn bitcoin. But here is a glimpse into different ways you can earn bitcoin without paying for it.
Obviously, the best way to earn bitcoin is to do work and get paid in bitcoin. I have already written a review on Bitwage and I find it the best option, currently. I plan on getting part, if not all, of my paycheck in bitcoin through Bitwage until the company I work for gives me the option of getting paid in bitcoin directly. If you currently have a job and use Direct Deposit to get paid, consider diverting some of that through Bitwage to get paid in bitcoin. The Australian version of this is Get Paid In Bitcoin, by the way.
Other options for getting paid in bitcoin are to look for jobs that pay in bitcoin. Reddit has a specific subreddit for getting paid in bitcoin called /r/Jobs4Bitcoins. There are also job boards that focus on jobs that pay in bitcoin or other cryptocurrency, like Coinality, BitGigs, and XBT Freelancer.
If you’re a content creator you could post your videos on WatchMyBit. You could also blog and charge for your content with SatoshiPay. If you do anything interesting, or you teach, or some other skill you can offer live on video, you could stream it on Streamium and charge for it. There are also adult forms of this, if that’s your thing.
Or, if you don’t want to take on that type of work, you could always answer surveys, do micro-tasks, or perform repetitive tasks for bitcoin. There are sites like BitVisitor that pay you to visit websites. There are sites like BitcoinGet, Coin Bucks, Bitcoin Reward, and PrizeRebel that pay you to take surveys and such. On VidyBit you can get paid to watch videos.
If you have extra things or things you want to get rid of you could sell them for bitcoin. Bitify is like Bitcoin classified ads. Of course, you could do this on Craigslist as well, but you may have a hard time finding people to buy with bitcoin in your area. If you’re a major seller and want to open a store, though, you should take a look at Shopify. You can create a store there and they’ll let you accept bitcoin. Or if you already have your own website for selling things, consider Stripe, Coinbase, or Bitpay as a payment processor. You could also sell things from your website using Mycelium Gear, if you’re a bit more tech savvy. But the ultimate here would be OpenBazaar, which is nearing release. It’s a totally peer-to-peer storefront system for Bitcoin. Look for it soon.
You can get paid in bitcoin to play games on sites like Cash Clamber and Satoshi Quiz. If you’re good at market trading you could try your hand at Spark Profit. If you’re a fan of 2048 there’s Bitcoin2048. There are also apps that give you small amounts of bitcoin as well, like Coin Flapper, Coin Hopper, and Coin Crusher. You can get all of those at Bitplay.Today.
And there’s always faucets. There are probably a bajillion of these out there now. There are so many that there are professional faucet rotators to guide you through them as fast as possible. Some are better than others. I have a list of them I’m going to eventually post reviews about. Maybe It’ll just be one big review. I’m not sure. Anyway, just know that these are always an option.
As you can see, there are lots of ways of getting paid with bitcoin. After all, bitcoin is money. Just do what you do for money but ask to be paid in bitcoin!