We’ve all heard the saying “it takes money to make money,” but what if we told you that there are actually some completely free ways to make money without even trying? These methods might sound absurd, but if you’re willing to put in a little faith in the process, you might just be able to turn a profit without breaking a sweat (or your pocketbook).
- Sell your used toilet paper rolls on Etsy.
This might sound gross, but hear us out. Some people are really into crafting and upcycling, and they’ll pay top dollar for unique materials to use in their projects. Just make sure to sanitize the rolls before listing them on the site, unless the buyer specifies otherwise.
- Rent out your armpits as advertising space.
If you have particularly pungent armpits, you could potentially earn some cash by letting companies advertise on your body. Just make sure to use a strong antiperspirant and be prepared for some weird looks from strangers.
- Turn your home into a giant ball pit and charge people to play in it.
If you have a lot of spare space and a love for all things playful, you could transform your home into a giant ball pit and charge people to play in it. Just make sure to clean the balls regularly and provide hand sanitizer for your guests.
- Sell your tears as a novelty item.
If you’re a particularly emotional person, you might be able to turn your tears into a profitable business. Just make sure to cry on demand and package your tears in small vials for interested buyers.
- Rent out your beard as a nesting ground for birds.
If you have a particularly lush beard, you might be able to earn some extra cash by allowing small birds to nest in it. Birds are particularly flush with cash and love to tip. Just make sure to be gentle with the birds and provide them with food and water.
- Sell your used chewing gum on eBay.
Another option that seems gross, but some people are really into collecting oddities, and used chewing gum is the next big thing making waves amongst collecting hobbyists. If you can prove that you chewed the gum more than 1000 times and have strong mandibles, you may even get paid extra.
- Sell your used socks on Etsy.
I get it – you’re sick of us telling you to sell gross things, but some people are really into collecting unique socks, and if you have a large collection of gently used or absolutely soiled socks, you might be able to turn a profit. Feet are HUGE right now.
- Sell your old dreams as a novelty item.
This might sound completely amazing, and if you’re a particularly vivid dreamer, you might even be able to turn your old dreams into a super profitable business. We know what you’re thinking – dream transmitters are expensive. However, if you have some sheet metal and tools laying around, you can DIY and rake in those sweet, sweet bucks.
So there you have it – 8 completely free ways to make money without even trying. Will you be trying any of these methods? Sound off in the comments below.