People Confess the Dumbest Ways They've Made Money

Desperate times call for desperate measures and being broke can definitely make you feel desperate. A Reddit post asks, “What’s the dumbest way you’ve ever made money?” And it seems a lot of people have an experience they’re willing to share because the comments have come flooding in.

These are some of the top-voted responses.

  • "Answered an ad on Craigslist. A dude shaved my head and filmed it. Paid me $600."
  • "I sold my urine on job sites to guys who knew they were going to be tested."
  • "I got a job as a 'fantasy model with long flowing hair' where I modeled for random American fantasy novels. It paid OK-ish, not well. I also signed away my rights like an idiot, so occasionally, I'll see myself at a bookstore riding a horse or casting a spell. I tried to read one of the books, and it started, 'He was not traditionally handsome.' Ouch."
  • "I used to get paid to read palms at parties. I don't believe in it at all. Despite my 'entertainment purposes only' disclaimer, people always took it too seriously."
  • "Local wannabe mayor paid me to vote for him when I was, like, 18. 😂"
  • "Flipping fursuits. As in buying old beat-up ones for cheap, refurbishing them, and selling them at an upcharge once they’re clean and better looking. Takes much less time than actually building a fursuit from scratch (though I’ve done that a few times, too), and furries have a LOT of money."
  • "I played a free mobile app game for a year and then sold my account for $350. They wanted to buy it from me because I was at a really high level in the game."
  • "My dad had, like, 1,000 ‘Playboys,’ and I brought them to middle school and sold them for $10 a mag."
  • "Some dude hit my friend with his car while we were crossing the sidewalk in front of a 7-Eleven. We were around 12 at the time, and my friend wasn't hurt except for a bruise that came later. He gave us each $20 to not say anything about it. We bought SO much candy."
  • "Reading books to my neighbor's parrot. He was depressed and needed company, apparently. I was 10 years old, and I enjoyed that work very much."
  • "Buying Beanie Babies in Canada and selling them to collectors in America in the late '90s. ‘Maple the Bear,’ available only in Canada, would sell for hundreds of dollars across the border. My sister worked at a store that sold them, so we had a large supply at cost."
  • "I drove 15 miles with a live pig in the back of an old Volvo 940 Station Wagon to settle a bet between two farmers."
  • "A guy on the street asked to see my feet, LMAO."

Source: Reddit

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