79 Alternative Investment Platforms to Earn Stronger Returns, Build Cash Flow, and Diversify Your Portfolio

I’ve been excited about alternative investments since my early days as an aspiring real estate investor and peer-to-peer loan shark.

If you’re bored/scared/disillusioned with the “traditional” stock market and mutual fund asset classes, or if you just are curious what else is out there, this post is for you.

The cool thing is we’re living in a golden age of alternative investment opportunities, and it was quite an undertaking to compile these options.

Mobile Home Investing: $10k a Month in Positive Cash Flow

rachel hernandez

Cash-flowing $10k a month from a portfolio of mobile homes.

Sounds like a great side hustle, doesn’t it?

It is.

When most people think of real estate investing, mobile homes probably don’t come to mind. In fact, technically speaking, mobile homes are personal property – not real estate.

Domain Flipping: $70k+/yr Investing in Domain Names Part-Time

mark levine

Can you still make money in domain flipping?

Last year, Mark Levine flipped 70 domain names, for around $160k in gross profit.

Of that, he spent a little over half on renewal fees for his domain name portfolio and acquiring new domains to add to it, netting $70-80k for the year.

Not bad for a part-time hobby!

10 Unconventional Money Rules to Live a Richer Life

Rich Jones

A little bit of a different format this week.

We’re looking at 10 unconventional money rules – at least, in my mind they’re unconventional – to help you save more, earn more, and improve your financial situation.

To help me go back and forth on these points I’m joined by Rich Jones. He’s the host of the award-winning PaychecksandBalances podcast – helping you navigate your finances and career.

Rental Arbitrage: $200k in Profit Without Owning Any Property

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Rental arbitrage gives you a way to make money with Airbnb — without owning any property.

Traditionally, building a real estate side hustle takes big bucks for down payments, closing costs, and renovation projects.

But enterprising short-term rental “moguls” are questioning if owning the property is even necessary. These rental arbitrage entrepreneurs sign long-term leases, and then turn around and sub-let the property on a short-term basis — profiting on the spread.

My Alternative Investing Performance Update

Here’s my annual review of my “non-traditional” investments, including peer-to-peer lending, real estate crowdfunding, business lending, and even cryptocurrency.

And of course this is just a snapshot into my experience, not investing advice or a solicitation to invest.

Let’s dive in and see what happened.

Passive Real Estate Investing: Build Cash Flow and Equity – without the Sweat!

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Real estate investing is perhaps one of the oldest side hustles in existence.

Buy a house, rent it out, and build wealth. It’s a tried and true formula, and certainly a way to stop trading time for money.

This idea was popularized by books like Rich Dad Poor Dad, explaining (often with real estate as an example) how you can “escape the rat race” when income from assets you control exceeds your monthly expenses.

But real estate investing comes in many different “flavors” — and some take more time and money than others to get started with.

Usually Hustling, Occasionally Social

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