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Feb 12

Bizarre Ways to Rake in Cash

Posted by: Jim Lillie

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Jim Lillie

Bizarre Ways to Rake in Cash

With no end in sight to the growing Gig Economy, people are increasingly turning to more and more inventive ways of making money.

One way: Put in some time as a living statue. Performance artists all over the globe have gotten into it -- including some in Rhode Island who are hired to work as living status for civic events.

Where it is legal to do so, some folks have chosen to grow marijuana. One such cultivator in Colorado tells MSN Money that it helps to find savvy partners, adding, "Investors are not easy to come by, but I have had a few different parties who were interested in working with me.”

Those with longer tresses might consider selling some of their hair -- one site recently posted a listing offering $400 for 12 inches of blonde hair that had never been dyed. 

Only the Breast is a site dedicated to selling breast milk for anywhere from $1 to $12 per ounce. It's important to keep in mind that this practice is considered controversial because breast milk has the capacity to spread disease.

Four interns for World of Beer were reportedly paid $12,000 plus travel expenses to write about their experiences for the company's site during summer 2017.

While jumping ahead in line for an event is frowned on just about everywhere, it's possible to be paid to stand in line for someone who's willing to shell out upwards of $30 in order to avoid the drudgery of loitering in place for hours on end.

Mystery shoppers help companies evaluate service at store outlets; in addition to hourly pay, shoppers can receive snack budgets as well as mileage reimbursement payments.


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