How To Make Money With Your Jokes and Sense of Humor

Posted by Fitz Villafuerte under Income Opps on October 28, 2008

Do you have a good sense of humor? Can you make people laugh with your funny jokes? Are you a natural comedian?

If so, then why not use your talent to earn money. Yes, there are lots of ways you can make extra income from your jokes, funny videos and other humorous ideas.

I believe that laughter is a universal language. Everyone enjoys smiling and laughing (well, except maybe those emo kids).

But anyway, if you’ve got the skill or the talent, then I suggest you consider these profitable ventures which could turn those funnies into monies.

Be A Comedian
This is probably the most obvious way to make money from being funny. If you’re good with an audience, then perhaps you can establish a career in the entertainment business as:

  • A stand-up comedian in night clubs, restaurants and of course, comedy bars.
  • A host or emcee for events like weddings, birthday parties, charity functions and many others.
  • An actor in sitcoms and movies. Break into the industry by joining talent searches or going to auditions.

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Be A Writer
If facing a crowd is not your cup of tea, then consider becoming a writer. Your original materials can still go a long way. All you need to do is:

  • Become a newspaper or magazine columnist (can you spell Jessica Zafra?)
  • Write your funny stories and publish them as a book (and be the next Bob Ong)
  • Become a scriptwriter for sitcoms or even write materials for comedians (they do run out jokes sometimes)
  • Or just start your own comic strip (just like what college buddy, LeRoy aka Lyndon Gregorio did with Beerkada)

Merchandise
Furthermore, there’s also a good market for witty and funny shirts, stickers, mugs and other imprintable items. Write your ideas down and sell them.

  • Start your own business, specially in apparel. Don’t be afraid of competition, there’s always room for unique and fresh ideas.
  • If you’re not feeling entrepreneurial, then perhaps just become a product developer for companies who market these kinds of items.
  • Or if you’re really feeling lazy and doesn’t want to go out, then check out Cafe Press and submit your funny thoughts and designs. When your idea sells, you’ll receive commission. Simple as that.

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Start A Funny Blog
Make money online by starting a funny blog. The best thing about this is that you don’t have to constantly come up with original and funny content. Sometimes, your readers are more than willing to contribute funny stuff. Here are a couple of successful humor blogs for your inspiration:

Submit Your Jokes
Lastly, if you only have a handful of funny jokes, then try giving them to magazines that offer payment for contributions. One of the best places to submit your funny stuff is on Reader’s Digest. They’ll pay you $100 if your contribution gets chosen for publication (it used to be $150 though). I still remember back in March 2002, one of my jokes got chosen for their humor section, Life’s Like That. I got my check in the mail after a couple of weeks. Cool, huh? icon biggrin How To Make Money With Your Jokes and Sense of Humor

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How about you? Do you have any more ideas on how you can make money from jokes or being funny? Kindly share them below as a comment. Lastly, if you want to seriously learn more income opportunities in the future, then please subscribe to Ready To Be Rich.

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19 Responses to “How To Make Money With Your Jokes and Sense of Humor”


  1. reyna elena says:

    leche! hahaha! then there’s gotta be sum’tin wrong with my wicked sense of humor dahil yong kontera ko 2 years na $16 pa lang?! grrr! hahaha!

  2. bloggista says:

    Hehe, I think one makes a good blogger if you have a good sense of humor. For sure dudumugin ng visitors at lagyan ng adsense sa tabi, hehe. Plus sponsored posts, and blog marketing and sponsorships… Nice tips pare… Isa nalang kulang ko – magkakaron ng sense of humor. Hehe. Si Kamahalang Reyna, meron nyan, tsaka sense of Rumors. Hehe, peace…

  3. ezekiel says:

    hi fitz,

    very informative site.. i’ll get some sponsors here.. btw. i got your site from dneero, i’m having a hard time completing the song of cory chisel.. i repeatedly listen to the song but still didn’t know the missing word.. could you help me with this? please. thanks..

  4. Angel Cuala says:

    This is a very timely post for me, Fitz. I am now looking for a business venture that would fit my character.

    Yes, I am a funny man deep inside and I wish I can show it on my blog. I am not sure if I showed it on the event…lol! But since, I think I am too old to make funny faces, I will be checking out Cafe Press. I remember I mentioned Bloggista I want to venture in Tshirt and mug printing.

    I just don’t know if Bloggista still remembers that, as I noticed he was already drunk then….Peace, man!

  5. don_ser says:

    great post fitz!

  6. snow says:

    nice post fitz. hmmm, i know i have a sense of humor pero hindi ko lang alam kung maa-appreciate ng iba kung isusulat ko sa blog ang clumsiness ko. :)

  7. Allan Duncan says:

    this one is nice…i will send this link to my brother and encourage him to start blogging. I know he’ll make good money as he was blessed with good sense of humor. thanks for sharing dude and nice blog you have.

  8. Fitz says:

    Thanks everyone for the comments. :D

  9. Micamyx says:

    Just wondering : Do funny blogs make good money through adsense? hehe just asking lang kooya :D

  10. Fitz says:

    Hi Micamyx, itanong mo yan kay jemme. :D Seriously, I think so. People love visiting humor blogs. Best example is ICanHasCheezburger.

  11. ronald says:

    Thanks for the article. I also started an online business selling humor t-shirts. This is the Teekals Shirts: Funny, Hilarious and Offensive Pinoy T-Shirts.

    I started it in Multiply (http://teekals.multiply.com/) and it’s doing good.

  12. Fitz says:

    Congrats ronald! I wish you more success on your t-shirt business. :D

  13. This is a very good idea on creating blogs for jokes.

  14. Ava says:

    Very useful info as I have a funny blog already , but don’t know how to get people there to read it.Since I just found your blog I will be up late reading. I have 6 boys and it seems the people that do visit my blog love reading about me being tortured by those boys and all their animals. Thanks for your blog , very excited to have found it.

  15. Philip Tan says:

    Its really very hard to make somebuck online. But with patience and more efforts i can start a blog earn my 1st dollar

  16. Fakhir - SEO Dubai says:

    I have done this before, a great T-shirt merchandiser Chase was taking funny URDU slang phrases from local comedians and selling like hell.

  17. Mike says:

    I started a humor blog.

  18. Jilill Simmons says:

    Why did Santa Clause get slapped by three women? He said, Ho! Ho! Ho!

  19. Jilill Simmons says:

    A good sense of humor always deserve a reward. Our talents should make us successful, in stead of us struggling in this world. This site is helping everybody achieve their dream.

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