• http://blog.famillymoneyvalues.com/ Marie at FamilyMoneyValues

    Wow, I would never have considered any of these methods to make money (when I was young enough to do most of them). But, desperate circumstances call for desperate measures. If I had starving children I would probably do almost anything to care for them.

    • http://www.lillepunkin.com/ Melissa

      Plasma donation was a good option for me in grad school; I helped people in need and was able to supplement my grad assistantship.

  • http://blog.famillymoneyvalues.com/ Marie at FamilyMoneyValues

    Wow, I would never have considered any of these methods to make money (when I was young enough to do most of them). But, desperate circumstances call for desperate measures. If I had starving children I would probably do almost anything to care for them.

  • http://www.bargainbabe.com/ Yazmin

    I’m still pretty young and broke, but I wouldn’t consider most of these options to make money. I’ve seen people donate plasma (OUCH!). I don’t like needles. If I had to choose, then I’d donate plasma. You have to be careful with these options as many carry consequences. You could end up sick after participating in a medical study – after all you’re the guinea pig – and there goes the money. To each their own, I guess.

    • http://www.lillepunkin.com/ Melissa

      Yes, Yazmin, it is best to know what you are comfortable with. Not everyone should choose the invasive route, though their are some medical studies such as the sleep study one mentioned in the post that won’t have the potential for long-term repercussions.

  • Desiree

    When I was younger, I did the plasma centers. It wasn’t a big deal, since I’m not afraid of needles. In a way, it actually turned out to be a good thing in the long run. I became very aware of how critical it is to be a donaor and have since donated pints and pints of blood for free. I did a quick search of plasma centers in my area (the Greater Sacramento Area) and couldn’t find any that are still doing it on a paid basis.

    • http://www.lillepunkin.com/ Melissa

      Strangely, it seems that in some larger cities, it is hard to find plasma centers. You could try looking on Yelp. That is how we found one in our area.

  • Dan

    Sadly, most of these methods may have lasting detrimental consequences. Better to participate in consumer opinion focus groups or sign up with promotional marketing companies for contract work. Also sell items on eBay or used clothing stores.

    • http://www.lillepunkin.com/ Melissa

      Consumer opinion focus groups or non-invasive medical studies are great ways to make extra money, sometimes a few hundred dollars at a time.

  • http://twitter.com/MariedOnABudget Diane’n’David

    I sold my plasma while in grad school and it was nice to get paid $40 every week to sit there and study! :) Just make sure that the place is in a nice location… I did NOT sell my plasma in undergrad because the location was a really sketchy place.

    • http://www.lillepunkin.com/ Melissa

      Excellent point. You want to make sure it is a clean, professional location. The one I went to was immaculate (as it should be) and well-kept up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kristen-Kuchar/100002941222787 Kristen Kuchar

    The plasma idea sounds really interesting. Thanks for the tips!

  • http://www.lillepunkin.com/ Melissa

    Thanks for the additional info, Kira!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pamela-Kennedy/100001233602883 Pamela Kennedy

    You forgot something. To donate eggs women must be Caucasian or Asian. For the most part no other races need apply.

    • jujub

      Are Caucasian and Asian. Not human. I thouht it was just one race…what alens are Caucasian. And asian…what planet ir realm are they from.

  • zesta

    I wish i were a few years younger, i’d be happy to donate an egg to help someone have a baby! I would’ve loved to have been a surrogate too, because I felt the best ever when i was pregnant. Now i’m a single mother of one and could use the money, but past the preferred age limit! Thanks for all the tips though!

  • lauren

    These are all great ideas and ive looked thoroughly for any paid plasma donation sites in massachusetts or NH area. can anyone help me out with any informationp

  • Paid Clinical Trials

    Not only you can make cash selling plasma, but you also make a difference in people’s lives.

  • Ray Ortiz

    We’re is the cheapest dentist in Kissimmee

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