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How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:48 pm
by Botspot
I have two 3Bs that are not being used, and I would like to use them to make money.

Looking for a way to 'sell' their processing power over the internet, such as bitcoin, though I would prefer an alternative to bitcoin.
Does anyone have experience doing this? Please share.

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:29 pm
by SkywalkerSW5
I know you said an alternative to Bitcoin, but you can mine bitcoin on a Raspberry Pi.
https://www.instructables.com/id/Bitcoi ... pberry-Pi/

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:31 pm
by Heater
Given that I can buy reliable, easy to use, scaleable processing power in the cloud from Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Digital Ocean and a bunch of others, why would I want to buy it from you?

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:37 pm
by SkywalkerSW5
Someone else wrote that, I just google searched it.

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:48 pm
by lpsw
What Heater said.
Just sell them.
Better yet, donate them to a school.

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:33 pm
by gkaiseril
Tutor others in how to use RPi.

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:37 pm
by W. H. Heydt
Botspot wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:48 pm
I have two 3Bs that are not being used, and I would like to use them to make money.

Looking for a way to 'sell' their processing power over the internet, such as bitcoin, though I would prefer an alternative to bitcoin.
Does anyone have experience doing this? Please share.
A big part of the problem with what you propose is that the retail price of a Pi is reasonably well known. So if you price the service to make a profit, any reasonably intelligent potential customer will just buy his own Pi(s) and bypass you altogether.

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:43 pm
by rin67630
Botspot wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:48 pm
I have two 3Bs that are not being used, and I would like to use them to make money.
Paint a bitten apple on them and sell them as the leaked new Mac 2020...

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:40 pm
by Botspot
Allow me to clarify:
  • Selling them/giving them is not an option!!
  • I don't want to do bitcoin, mainly because everybody says it's unprofitable.
  • But that leaves all other forms of cryptocurrency available as valid options.
Has anyone had good success mining cryptocurrency with a Raspberry Pi?

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:02 pm
by hippy
One way to make money from a Pi, given anyone can buy their own for $55 or less, is to gold plate one and charge people to see it.

There are ways to make good money from a Pi but as they are immoral and illegal I am not going to suggest them here.

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:07 pm
by Heater
We make money from the Pi by using them in remote locations to monitor things. Or at least it saves us having to buy more expensive solutions for many little jobs.

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:44 pm
by pi-tastic
you could get the zero for $5 ea, get some 128G sd cards load up coinjunkie on it, and resell it with a powersupply and a USB game pad for $99ea

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:24 pm
by Douglas6
1. Learn how to program on the Pi.
2. Get a job.

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:35 pm
by echmain
1. Get a printing press
2. Control it with a Raspberry Pi
3. Go to jail

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:37 pm
by davidcoton
echmain wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:35 pm
1. Get a printing press
2. Control it with a Raspberry Pi
3. Go to jail
How does part 3 make money?

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:39 pm
by W. H. Heydt
davidcoton wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:37 pm
echmain wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:35 pm
1. Get a printing press
2. Control it with a Raspberry Pi
3. Go to jail
How does part 3 make money?
Use the time in jail to write books on how to make money using a Pi.

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:56 pm
by Botspot
You guys haven't been very helpful... Though somewhat funny.

Is mining DigiHash profitable, assuming electricity is free?

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:08 pm
by ShiftPlusOne
You're not going to make money mining anything using the pi.

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:13 pm
by Andyroo
ShiftPlusOne wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:08 pm
You're not going to make money mining anything using the pi.
Unless you can monetise Youtube videos of Minecraft :roll:

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:57 pm
by cruster
Botspot wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:48 pm
I have two 3Bs that are not being used, and I would like to use them to make money.

Looking for a way to 'sell' their processing power over the internet, such as bitcoin, though I would prefer an alternative to bitcoin.
Does anyone have experience doing this? Please share.
"Sell" their processing power? Over the internet? Two raspberry pi 3Bs? :roll:

As someone else pointed out, if you want to "make" money from them, just sell them. Put them on eBay or facebook marketplace. Or if you want to feel good, give them away to a school or your favourite local charity store.

I do like the fun replies. Actually some good advice there. :)

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:00 pm
by W. H. Heydt
Botspot wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:56 pm
You guys haven't been very helpful... Though somewhat funny.

Is mining DigiHash profitable, assuming electricity is free?
If you have a source of truly free electrical power, you can make more money selling that than you can with the Pi.

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:10 pm
by cruster
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:00 pm
Botspot wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:56 pm
You guys haven't been very helpful... Though somewhat funny.

Is mining DigiHash profitable, assuming electricity is free?
If you have a source of truly free electrical power, you can make more money selling that than you can with the Pi.
Free Electricity. Now that definitely IS something. In which case... just give the 3Bs to a charity store and be happy :)

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:18 pm
by Andyroo
cruster wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:10 pm
...
Free Electricity. Now that definitely IS something. In which case... just give the 3Bs to a charity store and be happy :)
Well it’s not solar going by this news article

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:24 pm
by bomblord
You could run a pi 3B the rest of your natural life and not make $10 in bitcoin at today's rates and I would argue that would extend to any crypto-currency with enough market penetration to be able to make usable money off of. Mainly because you're going to have a net loss on electricity but even without that as a factor it takes months to make cents using rigs that have literally thousands of times the processing power.

The only ways to make money off of those pi's would be indirectly. For example, making some monetized youtube videos showing off projects you could do with them or throwing together a project (ex a security camera) and selling it at a markup.

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:36 pm
by cruster
Botspot wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:56 pm
You guys haven't been very helpful... Though somewhat funny.

Is mining DigiHash profitable, assuming electricity is free?
I'm curious to know more about how this electricity is "Free" ?