Post updated on 21 March 2022.
It has been quiet a while since I published this post. It has been updated and new weird ways to make money online and from home have been added to the list.
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Are you looking for weird ways to make extra money? I have listed 9 weird and creative ways for you to earn money for yourself.
Weird ways to make money include ones that you may not have heard of before, or ways you might think are strange.
Some of the ways to make money are dependent on demographics.
I live in South Africa, and always try to find ways for people all over the world to make money online or at home.
The one interesting way to make money I came across was to be a living statue: a company in America in Rhode Island, called Ten 31 Productions, has people who work as living statues across America, and also has other forms of entertainment around the world.
I have listed weird ways for you to earn money; money you may need to help pay your bills, treat yourself, or just to give yourself a cash boost.
Here are some weird ways for you to make money.
1. SELL YOUR HAIR.
Are you lucky enough to have lovely hair? Are you looking for ways to make some extra money?
As weird as this may sound, you can sell your hair and get paid for it. Your hair could be worth worth a lot of money to the right buyer. Buyers are looking to buy healthy hair.
Buyers do not want hair that has been dyed, bleached, or straightened, (by hot irons, curling irons, and hair dryers).
If you smoke or drink, and have dull-looking hair with split ends, then buyers will not be so keen to buy your hair.
If you’re interested in selling, have a look at these two well-known websites:
1. HAIRSELLON: they have been operating since 2012
2. BUY AND SELL HAIR.
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2. SELL YOUR USED UNDERWEAR.
Sofia Gray is an online marketplace where people can buy and sell used underwear and other personal items online. The platform is open to men and women and is open to people anywhere in the world.
3. SELL YOUR USED SOCKS ONLINE.
Thousand of buyers are searching online to find their perfect pair of used smelly socks to buy. Sign up and join Sofia Gray to sell your used socks online.3.
4. GET PAID TO POSE AS A LIFE MODEL.
The good news is that you do not have to be a model type to work as a life model.
Life models come in all shapes, sizes, races, and ages.
If you have ever thought of being or becoming a life model – Google is a good place to research places to start.
Find out all you can, and make sure you will be comfortable with posing nude if it’s required of you. You also need to pose with another person.
Sites of interest:
2. LINE OF ACTION
3. MEETUP.COM lists all figure drawing meetups throughout the world
4. ART MODEL TIPS has advice for people from all over the world
5.SUPER PROF has tips on how to become a life model.
If being a life model is not for you, have a look at Derek’s Hands, which specializes in hand modelling.
5. GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT.
Dream of begin paid to lose weight? Well, dream no more: Yes, can get paid to lose weight.
Healthy Wage has been featured in:
Good Morning America, and many more places.
Healthy Wage has cash pries on offer of up to $10 000.
Follow the following steps on Healthy Wage:
1. Calculate your prize
2. Place / make your bet
3. Lose the weight ( this is easier said than done)
4. Win the money (if you lose the weight)
You only win the prize money if you meet the goal you set.
Healthy Wage also offers programs for companies and organisations.
” Success rates vary. Between 25 percent and 40 percent of the people who participate actually win their bets.” This is according to co-founder David Roddenberry.
If you think you have what it takes to place your bet, lose weight, and make money, then investigate further at Healthy Wage.
6. GET PAID TO BE A PSYCHIC ONLINE.
Whether or not you accept psychics’ abilities to talk and communicate with spirits on the other side, some people believe that they are born with the ability to talk to those who have left us, or sense other things.
If you think you have such a supernatural ability, or whatever is needed to become a psychic online, here are some websites where you can apply for work:
2. Kasamba – psychic jobs online
3. Soul Path
4. Circle of Stars.
Fields of interest as a psychic include:
Tarot or clairvoyant readings
Angel readings and more.
For most of the websites, you will be working as an independent contractor.
The company handles advertising and attracting new clients.
Psychic providers give reading via phone, webcam, or online chat.
You must be 18 and over to work as a psychic4.
7. GET PAID TO RENT OUT YOUR PARKING SPACE / SPOT / BAY.
Have you got a driveway, parking bay, or parking spot you do not use much, or maybe you could do with the money from renting it out?
Do you live in a big city, near popular attractions, where people are always struggling to find parking?
Before you rent out your parking space, find out if you can do so. And make sure that you will not be breaking any laws in the process.
Websites of interest:
1. Just-Park 2. Parklet 3. Your Parking Space – all in the UK.
4. Rent My Bay (South Africa)
5. Parking Panda (USA)
6. Rover Parking (Canada)
Earnings will depend on demographics.
8. GET PAID TO BE A HUMAN TEST SUBJECT.
This one sounds weird, a weird way to make money is by being a human guinea pig.
Medical researchers are always on the lookout for people to test their latest medical research on.
Before you think about becoming a human test subject, find out as much as you can about the test or trails you will be participating in.
Know what you getting yourself into!
Sites of interest:
1.The UNC School of Medicine
4. Parexel (worldwide)
Other places of interest to find out about clinical trials are:
1. Educational Institutes, 2. Covance 3. Hospitals.
Remember, most trials will have requirements that you will need to meet in order to take part in them.
Always tell the truth when filling in the forms and answering any questions when applying to take part in clinical trials.
9. GET PAID TO LISTEN TO MUSIC.
Do you enjoy listening to music? This this is for you. Getting paid to listen to music will earn you some extra money.
Here are 2 websites for you to review music for:
1. HIT PREDICTOR
2. SLICE OF THE PIE.
10. GET PAID TO QUEUE / STAND IN LINE FOR PEOPLE.
Standing in line is another weird way to make money.
I do not not like standing i a long queue waiting for my turn. During the time that I am standing in the line, I could be doing other things.
Standing in lines for people can be done in many countries and cities across the world, although I think it may be more popular in certain countries.
Payment for standing in line is either per hour or per task. If you decide to stand in line and get paid for doing so, you can catch up on your reading or listen to music, or maybe you can even review music while you standing there.
What are you going to be queuing for, you ask?
You can queue for the latest iPhone, concert tickets, big sales, bargain hunters, or meeting famous people or celebrities.
Sites of interest:
You can also make it known to people that you are offering your services to stand in line for them.
You can also place ads advertising your services on Gumtree, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
11. GET PAID TO WRITE ROMANCE NOVELS.
Many people around the world like to read romance novels.
Romance novels are an extremely popular genre of writing.
Think about how popular 50 Shades of Grey became. Romance novels generate billions of dollars in revenue yearly.
According to RWA ( the Romance Writers of America), in 2016 romance novels make up 23% of the overall US fiction market, second only to general fiction.
Publishing sites that accept submissions for romance novels include:
2. Totally Entwined
4. Mills and Boon (I am sure you have heard of them or seen a Mills and Boon novel)
If you do not want to submit your romance novel to a publishing house, you can also independently publish your novel.
12. GET PAID TO BE A FIELD AGENT.
Field Agent has over 1 million active agents across the US.
Field Agent operates in the following countries:
5. South Africa
6. The UK.
As a Field Agent, you use your smartphone to collect photos, videos, and information about retail operations, products, and shops.
Field Agent focuses on local tasks for people to do.
Sites like Field Agent:
I hope that you find this information informative or helpful.
Always do your own research on any of the above-listed websites to find out more.
For reviews on payment, and how it is to work for a company, look on Indeed and Glassdoor.
If you interested in more weird ways to make money did you know that you can make money online or from home by doing the following:
13. SELL YOUR USED PANTIES ONLINE.
The online business of selling used panties online has become a popular way for women to make money online and you could make a few hundred dollars extra a month.
Sofia Gray is an established and well-known website that you can join to sell your used panties, bras, socks, bras and even you used smelly shoes.
Sofia Gray is open to women from anywhere in the world.
To read more on how to make money selling your used underwear online read the following blog posts.
14. GET PAID TO TEXT, CHAT AND FLIRT WITH MEN ONLINE.
Another popular way to make money online is by flirting with men online. If you enjoy spending time texting and chatting away on your smartphone then this may be a way for you to make money online.
Getting paid to flirt with men online can be talking about everyday topics or talking about adult content that is explicit.
If you want to find out more on how to make money online by flirting with men please read the following posts.