Looking to make some extra cash?
Companies are willing to pay thousands for something as natural to you as a little bit of your poop.
In this article, we’ll take a look at body parts that you can legally sell for cash.
1. Poop / Up to $54,000
Yes, you can sell Poop for cash!
I know it may be hard to believe, but you can make between $13,000 and $54,000 a year by selling the stuff you flush down the toilet every day to stool banks.
People with microbiome-related conditions like C. Difficille and Crohn’s Disease have an imbalance in their microflora.
If you want to help them and make money from it, there’s an innovative treatment called Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) that involves inserting stool from a healthy donor into the gut of a recipient.
If you’re interested, the first step is the screening process—which differs from company to company, but it’s still rigorous.
Assuming that you met the requirements, the next step is to establish how often you’ll donate and whether you’ll defecate at home or the stool bank. You can be paid anywhere from $50 to $150 per day.
2. Plasma / $85 to $135 per session
Back in the day, donating blood meant a couple of Benjamins a month for your wallet, but today there’s no business in donating blood. In case you’re wondering, that’s because the Red Cross, along with other blood banks, has ethical concerns about it.
The good news is that donating plasma, on the other hand, it’s an ethical and well-paid process.
Before COVID-19, you’d get paid between $30 and $50, but as the demand for plasma for COVID-19 patients increased, plasma companies are paying anywhere from $85 to $135 per session.
If you’ve ever donated blood, you’ll find that the process is quite similar—the only difference is the time spent at the center, which can take up to three hours, vs the 10 minutes spent donating blood. Depending on the company you donate to, the frequency can vary from weekly to every 28 days.
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3. Breast Milk / $3 per ounce
If you’ve been thinking about bringing in extra income to the household and you have a surplus of breast milk, there’re many mothers out there willing to pay you up to $3 per ounce of your breast milk.
The first step is to do a screening to assure prospective customers that you’re not passing on any infections. Then, since this is a relatively new process and it hasn’t been regulated by the FDA, you have to sell yourself, meaning you’ll be doing your own marketing.
Yes, some websites allow you to place ads so you can gain new customers, but if you really want this side-hustle to succeed, you’ll need a more aggressive strategy to market your product.
So start by letting your friends and colleagues know what you’re selling and then take it to social media.
Use hashtags, join groups, and post content relevant to your target audience (which, in this case, is women who’re feeding their babies solely on breast milk).
Something you should bear in mind, though, is that breast milk banks expect you to donate for free, so if you want to get paid, you should stay away from them.
In most births, the placenta and umbilical cord are disposed of as medical waste—that’s why it’s advisable to plan ahead what to do with it, by the way.
One of the options available is to sell the placenta to a company or private individual. Just keep in mind that this isn’t a common procedure, so negotiating the price is necessary.
When doing so, aim for a four-digit sum or more. Placentas, in case you didn’t know, have healing properties that can help fight over 70 diseases, including leukemia.
So bid higher because this tissue plus the umbilical cord blood have billions of stem cells rich in nutrients and life-giving properties.
After deciding to sell it, the next step is to find potential buyers, such as researchers, a clinic, or stem cell companies. The process can take anywhere from a couple of days to months, so it’s best to start months in advance.
If doubts about the procedure’s difficulty start to creep into your mind, rest assured that this is a harmless procedure, and neither the baby nor you will feel any pain from it.
5. Bone Marrow / $3,000 per donation
The soft, spongy tissue found inside most bones is called bone marrow, and you can get paid over $3,000 per donation. Now bear in mind that the higher the price, the more invasive or intense the process will be.
Donating bone marrow is described as a peculiar experience, and donors shouldn’t forget that the bank isn’t responsible for any secondary reactions. Another thing worth mentioning is that this process doesn’t require a long-term recovery, and you’ll be able to resume your life after one to three days.
The process is simple, doctors give you anesthesia and then withdraw liquid marrow from the sides of your pelvic bone. Afterward, your donation is ready to be transplanted to the recipient. You won’t feel any pain during the procedure, and the recovery time is short.
If you’re wondering whether selling your marrow liquid is a good idea, then the answer is yes. You’ll be helping someone in need, getting paid for it, and your body will replenish itself with more marrow liquid to make up for the loss.
6. Sell your Pee / $69
For some, being tested at work is a violation of privacy, and according to them, companies shouldn’t evaluate employees’ performance based on the substances they use outside of work.
This conflict raised the need for a company that helps people keep their private life to themselves by using someone else’s urine during a lab test. Companies and solopreneurs in this sector claim to sell an average of 500 kits per month at a minimum of $69 each.
Basically, you’ll be selling your drug-and-disease-free urine to people who need it. For example, it’s difficult for a pregnant woman to find a new job, so she may use your service to have the company evaluate her skills in a fair way rather than just her health status.
Keep in mind that in some countries and even states, selling urine is considered an illegal practice, so consulting with a lawyer before launching your business is a great idea.
7. Sell your Eggs / Up to $50,000
Women who’d like to help a couple make their dream of having a baby come true may want to consider becoming a paid egg donor. The process, although invasive and time-consuming, can be both emotionally and financially rewarding.
Generally, an egg donor may get paid anywhere between $6,000 to $8,000 when the process is managed by a clinic, agencies can pay you up to $25,000, and couples looking for particular traits (such as high GPA, specific looks, or ethnicity) can pay up to $50,000.
By the way, you’ll need psychological assistance from start to finish. Now that we’ve clarified that, the process begins when the agency or clinic initiates an application for you in which you will be examined psychologically and physically.
The process takes 6 weeks, and only a very small number of applicants can be donors, so don’t feel discouraged if you don’t qualify.
If you do qualify, however, the actual donation process takes 2 weeks, and the egg retrieval procedure only takes about an hour.
8. Here is how to sell Sperm / $130 per donation
If you have a penis and the idea of earning some extra income to help others have babies sounds good to you, sperm banks need you right now.
For each donation, you’ll get paid between $100 and $130, and they even allow you to come back three times per week, should you decide to become a regular donor.
The difficult part of this process is meeting the requirements to become a donor. There will be questionnaires, blood tests, and several visits to the bank. If, after all that, you pass, the bank will ask for your first sperm sample for clinical evaluation.
Next, you’ll be required to donate at the bank, in other words, they’ll give you a private room where you’ll be able to deposit the sperm in a sterile container. Please note that your first donation will be frozen for 6 months; if the sperm survive, you’re officially eligible to become a regular donor.