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Strange and Unusual Ways to Make Extra Money

By Edited Jun 3, 2015 0 1

There are plenty of ways to make extra money, most of which, you could come up with on your own, without looking at any online articles. Rather than hashing out the typical and standard ways to make extra money, I thought it would be fun to explore some of the more things you can do to make your wallet fatter. Some of the ways to make extra money listed are fun, some are really hard work, and some are just plain ridiculous. Let's take a look a few less common and weird things you can do to earn cash now.

Be a lab rat:

One of the more unusual ways to make extra money involves testing medicines and treatments for cash. You could volunteer to take experimental drugs, testing the side effects and effectiveness in the process. While not one of the more glamorous ways to make extra money, it can be effective. Consider the long term impact of taking untested drugs before you proceed.

Selling stuff in or on your body:

You have some things inside of you right now that you can sell, making your own body one of the ways to make extra money. Sell your plasma. You'll be surprised at how much you can get. Bone marrow is also a possibility. I suppose you could also sell a kidney or lung, but I'm not sure if it's would be one the simplest ways to make extra money. If it's in you, chances are someone needs it. You may want to look into the long term impact when you consider using these ways to make extra money. There's no sense in putting your long term health in jeopardy.

You could try selling your hair. If you have long, flowing hair, it may be one the easiest ways to make extra money. Someone challenged in the hair follicle department may be willing to pay. It may be one of the ways to make extra money worth considering, for those that have the long locks to sell.

Finding valuables:

I suppose you could call this treasure hunting. Whatever you decide to call it, there are ways to make extra money doing it. You could use a metal detector to comb the beaches, looking for jewelry or other items in the process.

How about gold planning? It may be one of the legitimate ways to make extra money, and you will get plenty of fresh air as well. All you really need is a pan and some exposed bedrock to get started. Gold prices are really high, so it may actually be one of the better ways to make extra money out there.

Searching for artifacts may also be one of the fun ways to make extra money. If you can find what where the old logging camps were, you may be able to use it to earn cash. This could very well be one of the most fun ways to make extra money, so give it a shot.

Your stuff:

You may be able to use the stuff you already have as one of the ways to make extra money. There are plenty of options available to you. Try selling your junk at a flea market, you may wind up starting a new, lucrative business on the side with your efforts. Those not interested in selling their junk at a flea market or yard sale should consider online auctions. Online auctions are one of the better ways to make extra money because you often get a good price.

If you're looking for unusual ways to make extra money, you could even rent out some of your stuff. If you have tools, chances are someone is interested in renting them, making this one the more legitimate ways to make extra money. Just about anything you have, that someone else cannot afford, is a rental opportunity. That makes it one of the more feasible ways to make extra money.

Using your land:

There are plenty of out of the ordinary ways to make extra money on land you already own. You could start up your own petting zoo. It wouldn't take that many animals really, just the standard farm animals would likely do. Coupled with a few small buildings, you have a recipe for cash.

Those not interested in having the smell that comes with animals could consider growing and selling vegetables or fruits at the local farmers market. It would be one of the more earth friendly ways to make extra money.

When it rains, the night crawlers come out. This is another out of the ordinary ways to make extra money. A fisherman will pay a good price for quality bait.

Low cost businesses:

There are plenty of other unusual ways to make extra money to explore. Some of them may even end up turning into a legitimate, cash producing income stream. If you are into some hard labor, you could remove trees, and then sell the trees as firewood. Those looking for a little easier route may want to use their vehicle as a taxi service for the too drunk to drive home crowd.

If making things is more your style, there are plenty more unusual ways to make money. You could try making buttons and selling them online. You could easily change them up with current trends or world events, making it one the more evolving ways to make extra money.

Parenthood:

You could sell your eggs, sell your sperm, or be a surrogate mother. You'll find that these are not your typical ways to make money, but they really can pay off. Surrogates make big bucks, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars. If you don't mind doing this, it is one of the least considered ways to make extra money. Best of all, the payout is generally quite large with these methods.

As you can see, there are plenty of unusual ways to make extra money. Like anything else, there are varying degrees of work involved. If you think one of these odd ways to make extra money sound interesting, give them a shot. Most of the methods listed are very low cost things you can try. You never know, one of these ways to make money just may make you rich beyond your wildest dreams.

Cash in your life insurance to make some cash on the side.

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Jul 10, 2010 6:55pm
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Great article, Jason!
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