Practicing Minimalism and conscious consumerism in Japan

How I Earned Cash Blogging About Japan

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Hello folks!  I’ve been blogging about Japan for a long time, over two years to be exact and although I’ve discussed my fears about my content not reaching enough people, I’ve finally found a fun and easy way to get content out in to the world while also making some cash on the side.  Sounds too good to be true right?  It’s not, trust me.

Us millennials are all about that side hustle.  If I were to be perfectly honest with you, I actually have two side hustles already not including what I’m about to talk about.  I’ve been struggling to find a way for my articles and content about Japan to reach a a wider audience and then I found Odigo.

Odigo’s website aims to share, connect, and promote your interests about Japan through articles, spot tips, and check-ins.  Through their point based reward system it’s easy to accumulate points through writing articles, commenting, adding friends, and content views.  Then, once you’ve earned over 5,000 points or more you can redeem those points for gift cards on amazon.com or amazon.jp (don’t worry expats I got you).  There are even chances to earn even more cash depending on how popular you become!

(100 points = 100 yen)

Why Odigo?

Why not Odigo, that’s the question!  If you have any sort of interest in Japan, been to Japan, or have travelled in Japan you can easily earn money on Odigo.  By simply completing your profile you can earn easy cash.  I only started Odigo mid March and I’ve already made over 100 dollars in gift cards (I’m already working a full time job fyi). Not convinced yet?  Here’s a basic breakdown of how you can get points:

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Perks of Signing Up Here

By using my invite link you’ll automatically get bonus points which is nice when you’re just starting out. Not only that, but once you’ve created your account I’ll automatically be added to your friends list and from there we can promote each other’s work with comments and likes thus earning each other even more income.  Odigo is a fun community and because we are all getting perks everyone is supportive and engaging.


As an ALT, Odigo is probably one of the best things to do in your spare time (as I mentioned in my Desk Warming article), but anyone can join and if you have an inkling to get to know Japan by writing an article this is a fun and lucrative way to get your side hustle on!

Thanks for reading!