your body for money, legally
I owe money to various companies such as the Gap, the
Limited, Old Navy and Capital One.
I have to admit, Im a sucker for 10 percent off.
And dont get me started on the value of clearance
merchandise. Who cares if it doesnt fit right
now? Next year when I lose weight it will.
Besides, if the shirt is only $5, how can you pass that
It is this mentality that has gotten me and many of
you in this situation.
At this point, with so many bills, I can barely afford
to pay the minimums. My parents arent too happy
about that so (and for those of you who are newly in
debt, take my advice) I dont tell them the extent
to which I owe. It just makes everybodys lives
The point is, my job doesnt pay enough, I spend
way above my means (and yes, I have cut back and Im
just not willing to give up things like food or gas),
and besides a tax refund coming soon I see no way out.
So I decided to research alternative ways to get paid.
Many of which involve your body.
And no, I am not talking about prostitution.
Although, one way to save money (not earn, but save)
is to use your body for things like free drinks and
food at bars. You can flirt with hosts to have them
sit you at a good table instead of tipping, or you can
use your power of persuasion to get discounts
If I dont get a Coke right now Ill
just die (lean over the counter) but I dont have
any money! (lean some more).
Ways to earn money with your body include things such
as donating plasma. IBR Plasma gives you $20 for your
first donation and $30 for your second the first week
you do it. (For those of you who are healthy, IBR is
at 2520 Jacksboro Highway, (817) 625-4500).
Another quick money scheme is to be a model, if youre
If that doesnt pan out you can always donate yourself
to science. Just the other day I found a flyer in the
Rec Center advertising a drug test study. Participants
received $100 upon completion.
Another way is to auction body parts on E-bay to be
tattooed with advertisements. James Nelson of Kansas
City, Mo., auctioned the back of his head for $7,000.
This might not be an option for those looking for something
not so permanent.
Other ways to earn or save money without using your
body include cheap or free haircuts at beauty school.
Although, I wouldnt recommend it if you value
A new way to make easy money is to sell your used ink
cartridges. Titan Recycling International buys used
and empty ink cartridges. Prices vary from $1 to $20
depending on the type of cartridge. (To see full list
The easiest way to earn money, though, is the old-fashion
way. Get a job and save. But with the availability of
great food, clothes, pedicures, etc., its harder
than it looks.
Hall is a junior advertising/public relations major