Profit versus Effort: 3 investment strategies

Many people are quite hesitant or even annoyed when it comes to thinking about what to do with their savings. I get it: most of us already spend a lot of time in our respective jobs to earn money. As a consequence, we are not really willing to spend even more time to consider what to do with that money. Gathering information about investment opportunities takes a lot of time and numbers are boring anyway.

I suppose this is why blogs like this one exist. To provide condensed information, to show how the investments work and, most importantly, that they return a profit.

In the spirit of passive income the time spent for making investments should be minimized. The money that we spent so much time on earning is supposed to work for us with minimal effort from our side.

As with most things there is a certain relationship between the effort that we take and the profit that we make. Of course, this is also true for financial matters. So, here are my thoughts about 3 possible investment strategies that can give you a certain revenue based on the effort you’re willing to make.

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Mintos Financial Report 2018

Mintos published their numbers from 2018 which show strong growth in number of investors and invested volume. Such a quick expansion can be risky and takes a lot of capital but Mintos managed to stay profitable in 2018. Great news for us investors.

You can check out the full report here or keep reading to get the most important facts in the Mintos management report (source:

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Extra revenue boost: cashback campaigns on Mintos

From time to time, some loan originators on Mintos offer cashback campaigns which are also advertised in the Mintos newsletter. For the loan originators this is a way to attract more investors, often particularly for their long term loans which might otherwise not be the top choice for investors due to the long payback period. Namely Lendo and Mogo had a few cashback campaigns back in 2017 and 2018 and offered up to 5% cashback for their longest running loans.

While this “normal” cashback is already a nice way to increase your return on investment there is a simple way to take this one step further: Continue reading “Extra revenue boost: cashback campaigns on Mintos”