Weird but Real Ways to Make Extra Cash

Short on cash and need a fast way to make some money? Here are a few ways to make an extra buck that are completely legal and a little bit different.

Use your Body

Legally use your body, that is. This can be in the form of selling your hair, or giving plasma.

If you have long luscious locks of hair, then you can get a nice pay check from selling it on On the site, sellers list their hair for hundreds to thousands based on the quality and length.

If you don’t have enough hair to sell, then you can sell your plasma. Plasma is the clear, liquid portion of blood that remains after red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and other cellular components are removed. You can make up to $400 a month when donating. To find out more and where to donate visit

Paid Clinical Trials

If you’re up for trying new things, and being a Guinee pig, then participating in paid clinical trials is a great way to make extra money. The types of products that you will be testing range anywhere from medical to cosmetic. Many trials are looking for people with specific medical conditions, but there are some that also need healthy adults as a control group.

To find paid clinical trials near you, visit

Scrap Metal

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Scrap metal pays! If you have a truck or trailer load it up with as much metal items as you can get in it and take it to your local scrap yard. Make sure and do your research to find out exactly what items are acceptable before taking your metal to the yard.

Walk Dogs

Got some free time and love dogs? Make some extra cash by walking them for friends and neighbors. If you are looking to expand your clientele, you can  also join websites like or, or event post an ad on Craigslist. It’s a good idea to also contact your local kennels and ask if you can place a flyer in their building.

Participate in a Paid Focus Group

Do you always have an opinion and like to share it? You are a perfect candidate for a focus groups. Companies will pay consumers to provide their feedback on products or ideas. Depending on the focus group, you can make up to $100 an hour just having a group discussion with a mediator.

To find paid focus groups visit or do a google search.

Temporarily Rent Your Place

If you don’t care to share, then you can actually rent out your room, entire apartment, or house just for the weekend or for an entire month! Sites like Airbnb and allow you to post your rental and name your price, along with the nights it’s available. It’s a great way to make some extra money while you are out of town for the weekend.