Body Bucks: 11 Unconventional (and Legal) Ways to Turn Your Body into Cash

11 Unconventional (and Legal) Ways to Turn Your Body into Cash

by Chris Durst       Jan. 16, 2024

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In the ever-evolving landscape of the gig economy, individuals are exploring unconventional ways to turn their bodies into a source of income.

From selling unique pictures to participating in medical studies, there are numerous ways to earn money with your body. (Just for the record, we’re not talking about OnlyFans or similar sites.) Let’s dive into some intriguing ventures that allow you to monetize your physical assets.

  1. Foot Photography:

    • Pay Rate: Varies, can range from $5 to $100 per picture.
    • Platforms: FeetFinder, Feetify.
  2. Stool for Sale (Fecal Microbiota Donation):

  3. Strands for Sale (Hair Selling):

    • Pay Rate: Varies based on length and quality, ranging from $50 to $500 or more.
    • Platform: HairSellon, World of Wigs

  1. Liquid Gold – Plasma Donation:

    • Pay Rate: Typically $20 to $50 per donation but it can be higher in some locations.
    • Platform: Biolife Plasma, Local plasma donation centers.
  2. Eggcellent Opportunity (Egg Donation):

  3. Carry a Bundle – Surrogacy:

  4. Clinical Trials:

  5. Breast Milk Bank:

  1. Seed Money – Sperm Donation:

    • Pay Rate: $35 to $125 per donation.
    • Platform: Sperm banks, fertility clinics.
  2. Participate in Psychological Studies:

    • Pay Rate: Varies, can range from $10 to $100 per hour.
    • Platform: Local universities, research institutions, online platforms like Prolific.
  3. HealthyWage – Get Paid to Lose Weight:

    • Pay Rate: Earn up to $10,000 or more by achieving your weight loss goals.
    • Platform: HealthyWage, an online platform that allows you to place bets on your weight loss journey.

These unconventional methods of making money with your body offer a unique blend of financial opportunities and the chance to contribute to various fields. Whether you’re capturing artistic foot photos or participating in groundbreaking medical research, each venture comes with its own set of considerations and responsibilities. Always prioritize your well-being and values, and ensure that you’re well-informed about the ethical and legal aspects of each opportunity. If you’re intrigued by any of these ventures, explore reputable platforms and consult professionals in the respective fields to make informed decisions.


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