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A Side Business for Halloween Lovers: Create and Sell Monster Masks

This post is part of our series on Weird Jobs. Check out the other articles to learn about more weird jobs you could try! Halloween may come once a year for most of us; however, for mask makers, Halloween [...]

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A Side Hustle for Creatives: Sell Handmade Halloween Costumes

Are you one of those people who loves Halloween costumes? Do you like going to the fabric and craft stores and putting together a perfect medieval doublet, wizard cape or flapper dress? Have you ever sewn [...]

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Fake Alibis and Mobile Weddings: 10 Bizarre Businesses That Actually Exist

For a price, you can take a wild taxi ride, order bacon-flavored truffles, hire a professional liar or buy a surprise. They’re unique experiences and products — some of the most bizarre businesses [...]

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A Fun Work-From-Home Job: Write Letters to Members of Congress

You know how etiquette books say to never discuss politics at the dinner table? Well, if you love a good political discussion and need an outlet — or if you just want a way to earn money working [...]

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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? [...]