lodonyo wrote: “Buddhas followers didnt earn money though…? Earning money in general seems to go against the very idea of ”giving without expecting anything in return”.
No. That is a misconception.
It is only bhikkhus who are not supposed to earn money (they are taken care of by the lay disciples.)
A layperson has to make money to buy food, clothes, medicine, etc. AND to sustain the family (if married.)