Unusual Ways to Make Extra Money

We all need to make a little extra money from time to time whether it’s to pay for a family vacation, a new car, or some extra treats for the kids. If that’s the position you find yourself in right now, here are some of the more unusual ways you could possibly earn some more cash that you may not have thought about before…

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Sell your empty ink cartridges

Most people throw their empty ink cartridges from their home printers away when they are done with them, but they are foolish to do so because you can actually sell those use ink cartridges for as much as 10 dollars to a company who will use them, so if you have a few ready to be sold, or you can collect them from friends and family, you could make a decent amount of pocket money, and you’ll be doing something good for the environment too.

Sell medical equipment

Did you know that you can get cash for diabetic test strips and other unneeded medical equipment? With the cost of healthcare being so high in the USA, many people are looking to save money in any way they can, and for a lot of people, this means that they are wiping to buy unneeded medical supplies from another individual if you have leftover medical supplies that you will no longer need, this is a good way to make a little money while also helping someone out.

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Sell your vacation photos

Stock sites are always looking for great images that they can sell, so if you’re great with a camera, you could make a little extra money by selling your images of the beach at Bora Bora or the Eiffel Tower or whatever to one or more stock image sites. Every time someone uses your photos, you will receive a small royalty and it’ll be lots of fun coming across your photos in various magazines, websites, and publications too.

Sell your hair

If you have plenty of hair, and you fancy a change, when you get it cut, instead of leaving your hair begins on the salon floor, keep it and sell it to a wigmaker. Wigmakers are always on the lookout for human hair, and if your locks are in great condition, you could fetch a pretty price for them.

Become a life model

If you’re the confident type, why not approach a local college or art school and see if they need any life models. You could make some extra money by simply posing for an hour or two so that art students can capture your image. It’s actually a pretty relaxing way to spend some time and get paid, and you don’t always have to pose completely nude, so you can probably find a job that you will be comfortable with.

As you can see, there are more ways to make extra money than you might have imagined, and you’d be a fool not to explore some of the more unusual ways to do so because often they are the simplest. 

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