Normally, people imagine applying at a local business to earn an income. But finding a job can be difficult for some people if they don’t have the right education or experience on their resume.
Sometimes, if you want to make money, you have to think outside of the box. So we broke are 30 strange things people have done to make money. Some of them are brutal and some are just strange. Enjoy the list below.
30. Selling Their Virginity
Years ago, women were only seen as valuable if they were virgins when they got married. In some countries, it’s common to find young women auctioning off their virginity to the highest bidder. This is usually a result of living in an incredibly poor family. But even in the United States, some people have decided to give it a go. Nevada is the only state in the US where something like this would actually be legal. Not all of these women have decided to pursue a career in sex work and most are just looking to make money in the short-term.
In 2014, a 27-year old medical school student going by the name Elizabeth Raine tried to auction off her virginity online as a way to pay for expensive school debt. At first, she was trying to get $400,000 to pay for her education, but the auction actually went all the way up to $801,000 from someone who was eager to take her up. In the end, she backed out of the auction. The Daily Mail did a follow-up article about it. It turned out the winning bidder had cold feet and didn’t pay. This also ruined her reputation at the medical school and damaged her future career.