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The following is a post from Kyle at The Penny Hoarder. Thanks Kyle for your help while I’m out helping people take money back from the government!
Dave Ramsey advocates that people who are in debt sell everything around the house. Sell so much stuff, he says, that the kids and dogs are afraid they will be next. Take a no holds barred approach to making as much money as quickly as you can to pay off as much as you can.
However, if you have quite a bit of debt, you may ruthlessly sell stuff around the house and still find yourself barely making a dent in your debt. If so, there are still other things you can sell, including your body, so to speak.
Consider these ways to make money with your body:
1. Sell your hair. If you are a woman who eats healthy, has untreated hair and has more than 12 inches of hair length to cut off at one time, you may be the perfect candidate to sell your hair. There are several websites that help you sell your hair, or you could use eBay. How much you earn will depend on the condition of your hair as well as the color. Some people earn as little as $50 while others earn a few hundred. Some women specifically let their hair grow for a year or two just to sell it. Then, two years later they do it all over again. Many doll makers buy the hair for their dolls.
2. Sell your face. That’s right, sell your face. According to The Huffington Post, two students in the U.K. who owe tens of thousands of dollars in student loans have been selling advertisements on their faces. While they started out charging a small fee, they now earn quite a bit more. In fact, they have earned $50,000 in 180 days! Not too shabby, if you don’t mind having a commercial on your face.
3. Sell your plasma. For an hour or so of your time, you can earn $30 to $50 selling your plasma. You can do this twice a week, so it is possible to earn $200+ a month selling plasma. You sit and relax and watch television or read or do your work while a machine separates out the plasma from the rest of your blood. Then, your blood is put back in your body. You get money and you are doing a good deed by helping those who need life saving plasma.
4. Sell your body. You can earn big money by signing up to be a human guinea pig for experimental drugs, but if you would rather avoid taking that kind of risk, there are other ways you can earn money in scientific studies. For instance, you can volunteer for sleep studies. These non-invasive studies pay very well and usually require that you spend a few nights sleeping in the research lab and being monitored.
If you have cleared out all the clutter from your house and you still need to generate more money to pay down your debt, you can use one or several of these ways to generate some extra cash and get out of debt faster.
Kyle Taylor has been writing about his weird and wacky ways to make extra money for more than three years. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter. You can also read more of his ways to make extra money by checking out ThePennyHoarder.com.