9 Odd Ways to Make some Extra Money – Even Sleeping or Selling Poop


9 Odd Ways to Make some Extra Money – Even Sleeping or Selling Poop

There are many ways that you can work a little extra on the side to make some extra money.   You can kick up a part time job, sell something online or offline, or many other ways to earn extra income.   Whether you want to build up that rainy day fund or go out a spurge on that new TV for the family room.  Having a few extra dollars on hand is not such a bad thing.

I think everyone should strive to find a few ways to make a little bit extra on the side.  It can help you pay off debt, stop living paycheck to paycheck, invest more and just have a little extra money sitting around.

However, there are some lines that I draw that may be pushing it a little too far for my comfort.   Like, for example selling poop which I will get to in a minute (No I’m not kidding around).

Below you will find 10 ways that, all be it a little odd, you can make some extra income on the side.

Join the NASA sleep study making $18,000

No joke, NASA is seeking individuals to stay in bed for 3 months and they will pay up to $18,000 to do so. These studies are conducted periodically to help see what the effects of living in space has on the human body.

It might sound like a perfect gig at first, but once you pass your first few weeks in bed you may find that boredom to starts to set in.    If you don’t believe me, feel free to check out the NASA web site what talks about the program.

Donate your eggs or sperm

Depending on a few factors, this could be a lucrative source of income if you are willing to part with something that may cross the line for some people.    Fertility is an issue for many people today. Unfortunately, it’s a bigger problem than most people think and couples struggle deeply with the fact that they can’t naturally get pregnant for one reason or another.

According to the National Infertility Association, 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant.   This could be due to something that medically can be solved or other times, it’s just impossible to solve without intervention with eggs or sperm from other healthy people.

So in steps the donation process and how ever you may look at it, you can get paid to donate.

For women, you could get paid anywhere from a few thousand dollars to upwards of $10,000.   Now, this is not exactly a walk in the park.   You may be required to go through numerous doctor’s visits and when the extraction process takes place it is indeed a medical procedure.

For men, the average donation may range from $50 to $100 per donation and some men even donate 2 – 3 times a week.   This could add up to over $1000 a month.

Rent Yourself as a Friend

So this is a little weird in some sense, but there are sites online that you can literally rent yourself out to others.    It’s not quite what you think, but the sky is kinda the limit here.   For example, RentaFriend is a site where you can post yourself for hire and people can rent you to essentially be friends with them.

If you need someone to go the movies with or attend a social event, they can hire you to be their companion for the day at an hourly rate.   The site contends it’s strictly a friendship based site, nothing more.    They mention that most people charge $10 a hour, but you can set whatever price you feel is necessary.

Cuddling with a stranger

How about this option?   You can get paid for cuddling with people.   Along the same lines as renting yourself out as a friend, there are people out there that rent themselves out there to hug and cuddle on.   Purely a friendship thing again.

Read about Jackie Samuel, where according to Huffington Post, she makes it her job to cuddle people.     She makes $60 an hour to cuddle people.   Check out her Snuggery web site.   I am not joking, she does this for her profession and makes a living at it.

Sell your Breast Milk

There are many people who are looking to buy breast milk for its inherent natural healthy benefits.    Not only is it good for babies, but people looking to boost their immune system and build busle mass and stamina have turned to breast milk as an alternative.   This is often sold on online sites around the internet, but as stated in an article by CNN, the prospect of buying milk online is dangerous and not recommended.

In come milk banks who are typically non profit companies looking to provide a way for those that most need the milk access.    They typically sell the breast milk at around $4 per ounce.

If you are interested in this option, you will likely want to start with a local milk bank and go from there.

Join a Focus Group

I just received a check for $500 for participating in a focus group online.   It probably took 5 hours of my time over a period of 2 weeks to complete.   I did a lot of writing about my viewpoints and taking pictures of various things in my life and that was about it.

Another option similar to focus groups is the idea of taking surveys, giving your opinion and getting paid for it.   There are plenty of these companies out there where you can make money for taking surveys.    I have spoke about Swagbucks before, but this among many others will pay you to give your opinion on topics.

Mystery Shopping

I used to do this quite a bit when we were getting out of debt and I would receive anything from cash to free oil changes to free food at nice restaurants.

Retailers are looking for your perspective on their associates performance on the job and they look to you to visit their establishments unexpectedly and give real feedback on their experience.

You give you feedback on your experience at the retail location and you get a check for your help.  Pretty simple and fun if you enjoy that kind of thing.    Take a look at Bestmark as an option to mystery shop.

Participate in Medical Research

Medical companies are looking for willing people to help them take their study to the next level.   They can’t do this at times without people willing to help them with this important work, so in comes an opportunity for you.

The pay for something like this can vary greatly, but on average you can earn as much as $1000 a week for giving your time to participate in one of these studies.

If your interested, I would take a look at Craigslist, local colleges and/or local medical testing companies.  With being from Ohio and located near the Cleveland Clinic and other very well know medical companies there are a lot of options here, but most major communities have options as well.

Sell your Poop

Poop is such a weird word isn’t it?   Ha!   Anyways, yes for a matter of fact you can actually sell your poop.

Openbiome is one of the companies that is buying it.  They are a non profit that is trying to fight the C. difficile infection that 30,000 people die from each year.

The antibodies that doctors have developed to date have only been fully effective in 1 in 5 patients, so in comes your poop.

A new treatment called fecal microbiota transplantation made from the donor’s stool has shown to cure patients 80 – 90% of the time with the first use.

You will receive $40 for each donation of your poop.  If you don’t believe me go to the OpenBiome Health Research Institute web site and see for yourself!




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