Guest Post By: Miranda Grimm from WahAdventures.com
As a blogger who talks about working from home, I have seen it all! There are countless ways to make money online. From a full time job with benefits and a retirement plan to chump change on the hour. But some online money making methods are a little…shall we say- odd!
The following are some of the weirdest ways I have seen others making money online, as well as a few that happen to be pretty cool.
1. Rent Your Dog
There are online platforms available to make renting out your property, including your pets, pretty simple! As ABC NEWS reported, at least one family has made extra cash by renting out their family dog. Apparently it is a win – win situation. They pocket some money, the dog gets some extra play time and well – I am not so sure what is in it for the renter but maybe a few ooh and ahhs from women at the dog park?
It’s not just renting your dog that makes extra cash online. Rent out whatever you have using sites like SnapGoods or Loanables. The options of what you could rent out are endless; from power tools, your car, your driveway and even yourself!
Which brings us to our next weird way to make money online.
2. Sell Your Friendship
Yeah I hear you on this – it’s creepy. Right? Well, hear me out. RentaFriend.com is an online marketplace where you can rent out your friendship. While it could be for a night out at the movies, some people are renting themselves out to be friends with senior citizens or to be brought as a date to a special event like a wedding. RentaFriend may sound awfully similar to an escort service but they make it very clear that the site is not a dating site or an escort service.
Apparently most people charge $10 an hour for their friendship.
3. Eat Paper
Never heard of eating paper to make some extra cash online? Yeah this is a bit bizarre. But apparently at least one guy is making big bucks at it! A man going by the alias, ShoeNice has listed his paper eating services at Fiverr. Fiverr is an online marketplace where you sell whatever you want for five bucks. ShoeNice has made at least $595 through the site by literally eating a piece of paper for each order!
There are many other odd and bizarre ways to make money online through Fiverr. In fact, whatever your wild imagination can think of- if you can do it for five bucks then you can list it on fiverr!
4. Get Paid to Exercise
Believe it or not there are actually apps for smartphones that will reward you for working out! Sounds a bit too god to be true. Not only would that be awesome motivation to get moving but how nice it would be to actually be rewarded for making healthy choices.
5. Make Fun of Movies
Oh how awesome this online gig sounds! Get paid to actually make fun of movies. I’m sure you’ve seen those videos where people do things like put voice overs and edit parts of movies to mock or make fun of them. If you can create MP3 files of yourself making fun movies then you can post it on a site called RiffTrax to make money. You set your own rate and get paid if anyone chooses to buy it!
6. Be a Virtual Juror
There are websites such as eJury and OnlineVerdict that hire people to act as jurors for mock jury duty. Sounds a bit ridiculous at first, but the concept is actually pretty cool. Prior to an actual case – many lawyers will present their case to a mock jury. This way they can get an idea of how their case may be seen by the public eye.
This gig usually only pays around $30 for a small amount of your time – those who have been chosen to eJury Duty have expressed that they rather enjoyed it.
7. Sell your Unmentionables
Let’s all just say it together. Ready? 1…2….3….EEEWWW.
Yes, there is a market for your dirty underwear! I don’t understand it but people buy them. In fact, there is such a market that there are actual vending machines in Japan that sell used panties for anywhere from $50 to $100!! Others have reported that sites like Craigslist and of course, SellPantiesForMoney.com are flooded with
Obviously I am not saying we should all go dig out our dirty underwear from the hampers and post them online, but it is one pretty odd ball way to make money!
8. Listen to Music
This is one of many ways to grab a few pennies here and there. SliceThePie pays users to listen to music. After listening to a song you rate it and write a review. While it doesn’t pay enough to be considered a main source of income, it is certainly an out-of-the-box way to make extra money.
9. Get Paid to Socialize Online
Social Media is how businesses gain customers. Many companies are ready to pay people to talk about their products or services through social media. Companies such as MyLikes.com and PinBooster.com pay you to share on Facebook or pin to Pinterest.
10. Sell Your Hair
If you have at least 10 inches of healthy hair that has not been permed, bleached or dyed and you are not a smoker – you could make some money!
Your hair could actually be worth over a thousand dollars! There are sites online where you can list your hair for sale. Sites such as OnlineHairAffair.com and Hairwork.com have great platforms to find a buyer for your healthy mane.
11. Sell iPhone Images
If you have an iPhone then you could turn your photo album into cash! iPhone app, Foap, makes it easy to list images for sale and earn $5 each time someone chooses to download your image. Each image can be downloaded multiple times! If you enjoy using your iPhone to take images then be sure to download the foap app to earn extra cash.
Sexting is basically talking dirty to people through text messages. There are plenty of places online that pay you to provide sexting services. While the work seems like a cake job, it has been said sexting is a lot more complicated than you would initially think.
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Miranda Grimm- The creator of WAHadventures.com- has many passions in life. The Lord, her family, blogging and especially Web/Graphic Design. Miranda is living out her dream, working from home to be with her children while actually making money doing something she loves!