5 Weird Ways to Make Money Online


by Chris Durst   04/22/2016

Just when you think you’ve considered all your options for earning money online, you discover something new and… UNIQUE!


Make your fortune $5 at a time – Fiverr.com

Fiverr’s been around for a while now, and we’re still amazed and amused at the variety of listings we see there. For example, today they include:

“I will read your script with a warm and smooth male voice.” – $5
“I will make a illustration from your photo” – $5
“I will create a silent movie of your message” – $5
“I will perform Morgan Freeman, Gandalf or other celebrity impression voiceovers” – $5
“I will eat a packet of dry soup right out of the bag” – $5

It runs the gamut from “Hey, I could use that!” to “What the…?”

If you have a special talent you could be earning your fortune – $5 at a time!


Rent yourself out as a friend – RentAFriend.com
Before you jump to any conclusions, RentAFriend.com is strictly a platonic friendship website. It’s not a dating or escort site, and many people are using the service when they are new to an area, bored with their current friends, or just tired of doing things alone.

As a “rentable friend” you set up a profile with your likes, dislikes, hobbies, hourly rate, etc.

You can pick and choose who you will meet up with, and you should, of course, be VERY picky. Only meeting in public would seem to be a good first rule.

See their testimonials to get an idea of what people are doing with their rentable friends.

Get paid to beta test video and computer games (and other products) – ErliBird
ErliBird provides remote global testing services for apps, websites, and products.

According to user reviews, most of the money is in the focus group participation, so look there first!


Get paid to meet your health goals – Pact
Started by two Harvard students, Pact is an app that makes you bet on yourself and, if you stick to your commitments, you can make money in the process.

Use this app to set personal exercise goals and, how much you’re willing to pay if you miss those goals. For example, your goal might be to go the the gym or work out at home four times this week. You post that goal and you agree to a “fine” for each visit you miss. The default fine is about $5.

Miss a workout and you pay in $5 – miss two you pay $10, etc.

HIT YOUR GOAL and you share in the fines paid by the users who didn’t meet their goals.

There are ways to verify the workouts, so it’s hard to “game the system.” Many users swear that this “behavioral economics” approach to keeping their health commitments benefits them physically and financially!


Beg for Money – CyberBeg.com
You read that right – there is a site set up to help you beg for money. If you’re in a bad way financially, CyberBeg could be the handout you’re looking for. With categories like health, credit card debt, disaster relief, and travel, people are looking for assistance with all manner of things.

There is a fee of $15 to set up your page, but people have already donated over $90,000 to members, so it may be worth a shot!

Payments are made directly to you via PayPal and the site does not take a percentage of donations.

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