All you need is a body and the Internet. Obviously, if you don’t have access to the Internet, you can probably find someone who does. Here are a few ways to use your body to make money:
Use You Hair to Make Money
The most precious hair attached to our body are the strands that sit on the top of our head and there is good reason for this. Without the luscious locks perched on top of our skull a lot of us would look very odd, some even alien-like. That being said, there are many that rock the bald look and do so in style, just look at Hollywood tough guy Vin Diesel. If you’re one of the chosen few who can go hairless with no issue then selling your hair might be a profitable decision. There are several sites where you can sell your mane: Buyandsellhair, Hairsellon and Craigslist are a few you can check out if you are interested. The buyers of these follicles will usually make wigs or extensions with the hair.
Sell Your Eggs
No, we’re not talking about the type that came before or after the chicken, we’re discussing the eggs that are responsible for creating our very own human children. Many women unfortunately are not able to conceive due to fertility issues caused perimenopause or various other medical reasons. Sometimes, these women look into receiving a donated egg. Of course, only a select few are chosen as “good matches” to donate eggs. Candidates go through a screening process to ensure that there are no complications and just between 1 and 3 percent are successful. You’ll be able to find programs in your local area with a quick search.
Become a Surrogate Mother
Staying on the topic of fertility and pregnancy, this scheme is a full time, nine month gig, with a conclusion that will probably hurt a little. As mentioned in egg donors, there are other avenues that infertile women can take to have their child. Another of these methods is finding a surrogate mother. This would consist of another woman growing the foetus in her body, with the egg and sperm of the intended parents. As you can imagine there aren’t many women that are prepared to go through pregnancy for someone else’s child, however for those that are, normal compensation is the average salary and upwards.
Sell Your Used Underwear
The used underwear business is booming. Though it may still be foreign to most of the public, the buying and selling of used undergarments has been ongoing for years. Now, thousands of purchases are made everyday with an exponential rise in sellers. Platforms like SofiaGray and and the Reddit panty selling community have created opportunities for sellers to advertise their used underwear to potential buyers. A case was reported of a Reddit seller who paid her way through college just by selling her underwear!
Market Your Sperm
If you’re valiant enough to be locked in a small room with nothing but a cup and the ability to produce the goods, sperm donation may be for you! Infertility among men is just as common as it is among women. About 90 percent of male infertility cases are due to a low sperm count. Donating sperm helps these men and can also help your pocket. Created as an option to help those men who cannot reproduce, sperm donors offer their sperm for fertilisation of the recipient partner’s egg.
Breast Milk Market
Sorry fellas, I don’t think you’re going to make the cut on this one. After childbirth, some women are not able to produce any or enough breast milk to sustain their newborns healthy development. As in most cases, one person’s loss is another person’s gain. Aside from the intrinsic value of helping a fellow mother, there is also quite a lot of monetary value. New mothers are able to sell their breast milk on marketplaces like Onlythebreast for a hefty sum.
Blood Donations For Money
This method of money making is not for the squeamish. If you’re the person fainting at the sight of blood then it’s probably not good idea for a pint of the stuff to be drained from your body. This is one of the more common ways to make money with your body. With blood banks and drives popping up all over the place, there are always opportunities to have the blood sucked from your body.
Drug Testing & Clinical Trials
Clinical trials have long been considered inhumane by some medical officials, but the argument always stood that an adult can choose to do with their body as they please. Regardless, most trials are nowhere near as bad the taboo suggests and are, for the most part, completely safe. Medical organisations across the world are always looking for new candidates, an online search would be the best place to start. Some clinical trials pay anywhere from a $1,000 to thousands of dollars.
Infection with C. difficile results in thousands of people each year being hospitalised with severe diarrhoea and has been reported to have caused 14,000 deaths in the US so far. One of the only treatments for this bacteria is a fecal transplant; yes, a fecal transplant. While everyone is invited to donate, not everyone is a suitable donor. A blood and stool test is taken to see if you’re an applicable candidate. Once you pass the initial stage, you’ll be paid for each stool sample you submit, which is expected around four times a week on a two month basis.
This way of making money has been made rather famous through a viral story of a man who was paid $18,000 to lay in bed for three months. As much of a dream as this may seem, it was very strenuous. The participant was not able to move from a single position for hours, not allowed to get up and not allowed to see friends or family. While NASA are not currently running any testing projects, they have indicated that this was just the first test of many.