The way we share and communicate value as humans is through an invention called money. Because everyone has needs and wants, money becomes front and center to those needs. We might need a car, a house, food, clothing, entertainment, medical care or education. Like it or not, our global economy uses money as the medium to acquire or participate in all of those things. We need money. It’s that simple. 

Most people believe the best way to get money is through work. And, although that is a noble method and provides value to society, it is not the only way. When we are passionate about a cause or our careers, working is the perfect way to fulfill ourselves and earn money for all of our desires, but how else can we accumulate currency? Here are some ways that include potential vocations as well as overlooked side-hustles.