The simplest way is to download the Bitcoin desktop/laptop client, install it and then leave it running on your computer. Make sure to go into the settings and turn on the mining mode. That's it. Now you're mining, and if/when you're lucky, you'll get bitcoin.
Bitcoin, probably not, Asics have made the mining game so hard to play.
Alts, yeah sure if you're down. I just got a rig running. Makes $12 a day. Which is like ehhh. But it's $2400. So that's really .5% daily roi. Or %182.5 annual roi. That is better than owning apple stock.
But if you just want to make money, you'd be better off just buying cryptos. It asks the least of you and has the best returns.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS