When you are small, you put a tooth under your pillow and wait for it to be exchanged for money by the tooth fairy. At your age, the tooth fairy is unlikely to come back to help your financial situation. Let's look at ways to use your body that might just improve your income.
Using your Beauty
Are you really, really ridiculously good looking? If so, you do not have to wait for some dodgy dude to approach you in the mall and offer you a modeling job. You can promote yourself online. There are platforms that connect models (and future models) with photographers, stylists and designers. One such platform in the US is Swipecast. With Swipecast, you can connect with professionals who have reviewed your portfolio. Using their app you will be able to receive invites to castings and accept secure payments for jobs.
If modeling is not your thing or you are not ridiculously good looking, there are other ways to make money. All you need is a beautiful heart and the will to help others. These options each come with a certain level of self-sacrifice. You can make money through:
- Participating in clinical trials – The money that can be earned varies and depends on the type of trial on offer. You can search databases of clinical studies conducted around the world on this Clinical Trials website. To be eligible to partake in certain trials, you will need to have an existing medical condition. Before signing up, you need to understand potential risks and consult your doctor. You also need to know how much time and effort you need to devote to the trial. The compensation can be pretty significant.
- Donating Plasma - Patients all over the world rely on plasma protein therapies to treat rare, chronic diseases. These individuals rely on the generosity of plasma donors. Each plasma collection facility sets its own compensation rates. Just in the U.S. and Europe alone, there are 450 licensed and certified plasma collection centres. You can find information at DonatingPlasma.
- Selling your Hair – Hairsellon allows you to sell your hair. The amount you will be paid for your hair will depend on the length, thickness and color of your hair. You will be paid more if you have never had your hair chemically treated, straightened, curled, blow dried or ironed. They have a Hair Price calculator on their website that will give a good indication as to what your hair could be worth. Long, good quality hair can be sold for hundreds of dollars. Before you get any ideas, you won't get any money for shaving off your back hairs.
- Breast Milk - Only the Breast and other such platforms can help you find people in need of extra breast milk. If you have recently had a baby and are able to produce extra breast milk, help out another mother and earn.
You can make money with your body. And if you don’t particularly like helping others, there is one body part you can still give them. Give them the finger.