When it comes to making some extra cash there’s no limit to what some people will do to earn a living, For those who hate working a typical 9-5 job, they found some pretty strange ways to make a buck. we’re sharing 10 weirdest things people actually do for money
1. Sell their virginity
While some people want their first time to be special. OTher’s are looking to cash in on their first sexual experience by auctioning off their virginity. Since the late 90s, numerous virgins have used the internet to sell their virginity for a large sum of cash. One of the most expensive virginity auctions happened in march 2014 when 27 year old american medical student, Elizabeth Raine received a final bid of $801,000 for her virginity.
In the end, she decided to back out of the deal but there’s always a chance her virginity will be up for grabs in the near future
2. Subway Crammer
In major cities, finding an empty seat in a packed subway is almost impossible. In Tokyo, Japan, congested subways is a major problem during rush hour, so cities have been forced to hire Oshiyas. Their only job is to cram as many people as possible into a packed subway car before it rolls away. They push, shove and squish passengers behind the subway’s doors. If anyone hops on and is unable to get it, the Oshiya will forcefully pull them out and force them to wait on the next subway’s arrival.
3. Professional Sleeper
We all have to sleep, so why not get paid to do something that’s a natural part of life? There’s actually some pretty lucky people out there who are employed as professional sleepers. They get paid big bucks to test out mattresses before they’re sold to the general public.
While they sleep, their heart rate is monitored to determine how comfortable the mattress is. When they wake up, they give a quick review on the quality of their sleep before collecting their paycheck.
4. Selling hair
For those who live in poverty, they resort to selling thei hair to help pay the bills. In countries like India and Russia, people grow out their hair to long lengths and then sell the strands that are then used to make hair extensions. 18 inches of hair that has never been treated or dyed can be sold for up to $300.
If you’re single and really in need of affection, there are people out there who you can pay to cuddle with you. Cuddling services are huge in cities like Tokyo, Los Angeles, and London. Cuddlers charge per hour and the most in-demand professional cuddlers can make up to $300 a day or more.
6. Sell Their Entire life
In 2008, Mike Merril decided to sell himself on the open market. He devided himself into 100,000 shares and sold them for $1 each. Friends, colleagues and complete strangers decided to buy in, and over time, they began to rule his entire life. After Mike decided to move in with his then-girlfriend, a shareholder was upset and demanded all of mike’s future decisions be voted on and approved by all shareholders. Decision such as a vasectomy, changing his hair color, buying a new car and breaking up with his girlfriend we’re all decided by his shareholders.
7. Sell dirt
A man named Pat Burke from Tipperary, Ireland came up with the genius idea to sell dirt. The irish dirt is marketed to Irish immigrants who live stateside so they can carry a piece of home with them wherever they go. The soil is also used during funerals, and it’s sprinkled over a gravesite as a tribute to the country. You can buy a bag of soilfor about $11, and Pat is just one of many savvy businessmen how turned this strange business idea into a multi million dollar company.
8. Eat, eat, eat
Obesity is a major problem across the globe, but for some people, being overweight pays the bills. A woman named Donna Simpson had dreams of becoming the heaviest woman in the world. She created a a fantasy fetish community online and charged people $19 a month to watch her eat. All the money she earned from her website was used to help pay her $1400 per month grocery bill.
9. Professional Mourner
Planning a funeral is a stressful time in anyone’s life. But it’s even more stressful when you’re left to wonder how many people will actually show up to grieve. For some families, they don’t want to run the risk of being embarrased by a low funeral attendance so they hire professional mourners to attend the funeral and gravesite. Rent-a-mourner businesses are huge in the UK and Africa and these professional mourners do a pretty good job of giving people the impression. Who knew looking sad and crying on demand could be so profitable?
10. Sugar Daddy/Mommy
For some men and women, working and office job is boring and unsatisfying. So instead, they go on the hunt for a sugar daddy or mama to help pay their bills. A sugar baby named Jeane Marie Almulla enjoys an extravagant lifestyle from eating at expensive restaurants, traveling to exotic locations and having cold hard cash deposited into her bank account every single month. Finding someone who will fund your entire lifestyle is no easy task, but Jeane Marie says she has numerous sugar daddies who cater to her every whim.