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Like Being Big Spoon? This Woman Earns $60 an Hour Cuddling With Strangers

This post is part of our series on Weird Jobs. Check out the other articles to learn about more weird jobs you could try! A normal workday for Samantha Hess includes spooning, holding hands and snuggling [...]

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How to Get On a Gameshow (18 Shows Looking for Contestants)

Participating in a game show is an easy and fun way to make extra money. Some game shows are tougher to get on than others, but by registering for all of them, you can significantly increase your chances [...]

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Get Paid to Ski and Snowboard: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Ski Bum

For many years, I dreamed of living in a mountain town, skiing whenever I wanted and enjoying après-ski drinks with a gaggle of new friends. I dreamed of being a ski bum. So the summer after college graduation, [...]

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Earn Money Gambling on the 2014 Midterm Elections — Legally

When you cast your vote each election, you never know for sure if your candidate will win or what she’ll do once in office. Voting is a gamble, right? But why wager just your hopes and time? Why [...]

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Make Money Writing Online: 13 Sites That Pay for Articles

If you’ve got writing skills, put them to work helping you make money online. But with so many sites to choose from, where should a wannabe freelance writer start? Sites that pay for articles usually [...]

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7 Strategies for Earning an Impressive Income Without a College Degree

Okay, so you didn’t finish college — or maybe you discovered that your degree in Mongolian literature just isn’t that marketable. What can you do? It is possible to make a decent living [...]

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Money Does Grow on Trees: How to Start a Leaf-Raking Business

Who says money doesn’t grow on trees? If your parents ever paid you to rake the leaves, you know that there’s green in those red and orange beauties. When the fall colors start to turn, it’s time [...]

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What’s Your Million-Dollar Idea? How to Invent Products Without Risking Your Savings

Patenting, producing and marketing a product can eat your life savings, and most patents never make money, so it’s understandable that many ideas never make it beyond a notebook. But guess what? [...]

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A Side Hustle for Amateur Chefs: Get Paid to Cook in Your Own Kitchen

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to moonlight as a chef? Maybe you’re an amateur foodie always bringing creative dishes to potlucks and dinner parties. Or maybe you have some tried-and-true [...]

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Soccer Players: Make $25 an Hour as a Part-Time Referee

Many of us played on sports teams when we were growing up, and for many soccer was the sport of choice. As adults, it’s more difficult to find teams to play with, team and travel fees start to add up, [...]

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Teach What You Know: Earn Money Online on Udemy and Google Helpouts

When you think about getting paid to teach what you know, what comes to mind? Putting up a poster in a local coffee shop and hoping for the best? Posting an ad on Craigslist? Lucky for us, we’re no longer [...]

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Another Way to Earn Money as a Writer: Enter Writing Contests to Win Cash Prizes

Creating a great story, poem or essay is often its own reward for a writer. But wouldn’t it be even more satisfying if you made some money from your efforts? Maybe it’s time to enter your best [...]