What are some other sources of income for a person working on an H-1B visa in the US? What are some other ways of making money? Any answers, including shares, lottery, etc. are welcome.

As an H1-B holder, it’s important that you don’t work for another employer. Doing so would infringe on the restrictions set forth in the application process. 

One of the most popular forms of passive income is to invest in a startup business. Make sure that you aren’t earning money directly from your labor or any other form of involvement that could constitute as work. That means you can’t really have anything to do with the business (even behind the scenes).

If you’d like to explore the potential of being more hands on in a business then you may want to consider looking for a different visa option.

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