How to generate a side income on H1B

Microsoft DCLn06
Apr 15 26 Comments

I have a lot of spare time and I want to know ways in which I can make small amounts of extra money (50$/day more to start with would also be fine)
Any thoughts?

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  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
    You don’t. Passive income only
    Apr 15 0
  • Glassdoor gdoor
    1. You can officially work on two H1Bs. Only one has to be 40hrs. Any other H1B has to be at least 20 hrs. So, you can officially work for a second company, but I don't remember (anymore) if the H1B they file would be under cap or not since you already have one. This is legal and I almost filed for the second 8 yrs ago.

    2. Buy sell tickets (US Open, big name stand-ups). One good sale a month can easily pocket you $200 profit.

    3. Scoop carpool is allowed on H1B, but not Waze. There's a big blog post from Scoop about it.

    $50/day seems like a big ask to start with for a side income that's not an investment.
    Apr 15 2
    • Microsoft DCLn06
      OP
      But the other company also has to sponsor H1-B, right?
      Apr 16
    • Glassdoor gdoor
      Yes
      Apr 16
  • Symantec GoRams!
    Uber
    Apr 15 2
    • Microsoft DCLn06
      OP
      That’s not allowed on H1B
      Apr 15
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      Uber is a job. So, no
      Apr 15
  • Toptal KnEh28
    Buy and sell stuff. You can buy liquidation bulk items and sell them. Depending on the purchase - one bulk could net you a couple grand
    Apr 15 2
    • Microsoft DCLn06
      OP
      Never considered this. What kind of items?
      Apr 15
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Buying and reselling stuff with the intent of profit sounds like a business. Check with your lawyer first.
      Apr 15
  • Amazon TRuc81
    Sell covered calls on stocks you wish to hold
    Apr 15 4
    • Workday ah6577v/
      This find a stock that doesn’t move much sell covered calls pocket the premium
      Apr 15
    • Apple uMJR33
      You don’t sell CC on the stocks you wish to hold, because they’re going to be called away.
      Apr 15
    • Workday ah6577v/
      If you want to collect premium on stocks that you wish to hold you can sell puts
      Apr 15
    • Amazon TRuc81
      @apple so taking a nice gain is bad? If it goes down you don’t mind holding and if it goes up you take your profit
      Apr 15
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Work under the table!
    Apr 15 3
    • Microsoft DCLn06
      OP
      Examples?
      Apr 15
    • Symantec GoRams!
      Koala is suggesting you work massage parlors
      Apr 15
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      Lol ^ anyway you can work part time under table but watch you can get caught and say bye bye to your sweet tc. Otherwise long term investment like putting money into stock/fund should be okay... as long as you are not day trading.
      Apr 15
  • Apple industry
    ;)
    Apr 15 1
  • Microsoft Sauron 👁
    1. Get a life, if you already have a decent income.
    2. Do some freelance projects for clients in your home country. Added benefit is you would be up to date with tech and ready for interviews anytime. Being a SWE is kinda fortunate and one of the most profitable investments one can ever make at these times. Why rather look for something else.
    Apr 15 0
  • Interactions jixk43
    Day trade, upwork.com
    Apr 15 0
  • IBM 838:&
    Farmers market
    Apr 15 0
  • GrubHub / Biz Dev hdydhfjufy
    Go to Canada
    Apr 15 0
  • Opus Consulting framework
    Crypto
    Apr 15 0