Messaging for Money

Today is #FreelanceIsntFree day. I’m lucky. I usually get paid for my freelancing work. I do get most of the work through freelancing sites which generally assure you get paid. I also find jobs outside of those sites and once I spent over a year chasing down $30 from a client. I managed to collect in about 15 months, which totally surprised me. My first foray into collecting payment for my voice over work paid off.

Voice over is a different way to get paid. There are many weirder ways. I searched on “funny ways to make money” and “funny ways to get paid” on Google. Selling your bits, like your hair or plasma, will net you baubles at Wal-Mart. Unless you have extremely soft, luxurious, virgin locks and those will net you an entire designer outfit.

There are smart phone apps which pay you for shopping. I fail to see the advantages of this, unless you’re being rewarded for buying cheap stuff. You can tell I’m not a shopping addict, can’t you? Other apps pay you for gathering marketing or inventory information. Still seems like spending money to make money to me.

You can Rent-A-Friend. I’m not kidding; there is a site where you sell your companionship. Its legit, platonic purposes only and there are pictures of your possible friends. If your renter has some bucks, and lots of time, those designer shoes are looking possible.

The winner, in my book, of the most unusual way to make money is sending text messages. Yes, as a ChaCha guide with a hankering for knowing how to remove cats from dryer hoses and fast fingers, you can cover your grocery bill for a week.

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