Four Unusual Ways to Make Money Online.
The Internet is a great place to launch entrepreneurial efforts. People have made moneyby creating useful products and functional websites,while others have found ways to make money in unique and strange ways. Here is a sampling of some unusual online commerce.
New South Korean Fad: Watch People Eat a Lot Online
Mukbang is a combination of Korean words that mean eating and broadcasting and is very popular in South Korea.
Viewers tune in to chat and watch people eat,and donate cash-redeemable coupons to the eaters.
According to a Business Insider video,the most viewed eater on the streaming service Afreeca TV earned a whopping $ 250,000 in 2013.
The eating voyeurs have around 3,500 online eaters to choose from,some of whom are sponsored by restaurants.
So instead of “What do you want to eat tonight?” the question is “Whom do you want to watch eat tonight?”
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Two guys from Great Britain came up with the idea of paying off their student debt in a creative way ___________selling space on their face. Using only a makeup pencil.Ross Harper and Ed Moses sold daily
advertising space on their face for a full year. After initial sales at only a few dollars,the site caught on and the two ended up selling space for $600
.The catch was that the duo would film themselves doing stunts or other attention-getting actions (some requested android for by the client) and post the results on their website,Buymyface.com which in turn directed traffic to the clients website.
They managed to retire nearly $ 60,000 of their $ 80,000 debt before shutting down the site.
SELLING SHARES IN YOURSELF
Mike Merril (aka KMikeyM) decided in 2008 to divide himself into 100,000 shares and offer himself as an IPO for $1 per share.
Shares can be purchased at his website that embraces “Community through Communism”.
Shareholders do not receive or dividends in return,but they can log in to cast votes on aspects of Mike Merrrils everyday life,such as whether or not he should invest in a Rwadan chicken farm (yes) or get a vasectomy (no).
As of this writing, the last vote, was to “produce a live theatre production exploring the issues of identity and celebrity ” with the title of “Understanding Jason Bateman” Bateman is allegedly set to star in a movie being made about Mike Merril’s life.
I wearyourshirt.com The site is no longer around but its owner Jason Sadler made serious money by wearing t-shirts with a different company logo each day.
In his first year Sadler made $70,000 and ended up making as much as $500,000 a year,according to some reports.
At one point, Sadler had a team of five t-shirt wearers,spread throughout the country and a client base that included Nissan and Starbucks.
To increase the advertising value,Sadler posted videos of himself on social media sites discussing his client of the day.
Sadler has moved on to other ventures but continues to dabble in the world of unusual methods of making money online.
He has legally changed his name twice for advertising money. Auctioning off his name in 2012 earned him $45,000 and the name JasonHeadSets.com. In 2013 he became Jason Surfrapp.com for $50,000.
He has most recently changed his last name to Zook,but that was for personal, not professional reasons.
While these are certainly 4 unusual new ways people are making money online rest assured that there is a much deeper level of money making strangeness out there on the internet.
Search for even more unusual ways at your own risk and if you have made money on the internet in a creative or unusual way please leave me a comment below or at firstname.lastname@example.org thanks guys.