If you are feeling a bit strapped for cash, you will definitely be thinking about ways you can raise a few extra pennies. If you have already tried to sell your old belongings and clothes, you are probably scratching your head trying to think of some alternative ways. Well, I have one great idea for you – have you ever thought about making some money from your body? Well, there are lots of ways you can use your own body to make some quick cash. Don’t worry; they are all totally legal! Here are just a few ideas for you.
Sell Your Hair
There is a huge demand for wigs right now. People wear them if they have lost their hair through medical treatments, and they are also worn for vanity reasons. The most sought after wigs are those that are made from real hair. Do you see where I’m going with this? That’s right, you can actually sell your hair for $. The price you get for it will depend on its length and quality. So make sure you keep it in tip top condition and use plenty of conditioner so that it is nice and healthy!
Donate Your Eggs
Women can now donate their eggs so that they can be used by couples going through IVF. Even though you don’t get paid for the eggs, you will still get some money to compensate for the time and energy that goes into the egg donation process. This amount can be quite considerable and usually ranges between $5,500 to $8000. In order to be a donor, you need to be aged between 21 and 39 and be in good health. You will then have to pass a few screenings and tests and undergo some fertility treatment.
Sell Your Milk
If you have just had a baby, your breasts will be lactating and producing milk. Some women find that they produce far too much milk that their baby can consume. If this is your situation, you should look into selling your milk. There is a surprising demand for human milk as some women can’t produce enough for their children, and would prefer to feed them human milk rather than formula. The going rate for milk is anywhere between $1 to £3 per ounce.
Lots of drugs companies, hospitals, and health institutions perform clinical trials in which they test new drugs and treatments. And they need willing volunteers on which to carry out these tests and trials. If you are interested in taking part in a trial, you will be paid around $5,000. Before you sign up to one of these trials, you should be aware that there are some side effects that you could suffer from as a result of taking the drugs and treatments. You should take these risks very seriously before you commit to the trial as they can sometimes have a long lasting effect.
Who knew your body could be such a piggy bank?! It’s time to cash in on it!