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Are you looking for some easy and fun ways to make money? Do you want to boost your income without working too hard? If you answered yes, then you’re in luck! In this blog post, I’m going to share with you 5 unbelievable ways to make money that you probably never thought of before. Here they are:

1. Sell your hair. Yes, you read that right. You can actually make money by selling your hair online. There are companies that buy human hair to sell. You can find online marketplaces selling natural hair and try to sell them yours. If you’re grey like me then move on to the next way of making money as they usually don’t buy grey hair even though it’s trendy. Depending on the length, color, and quality of your hair, you can earn anywhere from RM400-12,000.

2. Rent out your friendship. If you’re a friendly and outgoing person, you can make money by renting out your friendship to people who need some company. You can sign up on apps like Ribbon and set your own rates and availability. Described as an app that promotes social and cultural experiences, it was somewhat marketed as an app where you can pay locals of an area to meet up and befriend them.

Hosts can up their pricing, but it depends on how high their levels are. To level up, they essentially need to collect positive reviews and ratings.

According to the Sabahan founder Mumu Ngui, Ribbon takes a percentage of the revenue, much like how Airbnb would take a cut from its hosts. In the pipeline, VIP monthly subscriptions are also something the company plans to roll out.

RELATED: “DO NOTHING RENT-A-MAN” AND OTHER WEIRD BUSINESS IDEAS THAT WORKED

Test websites and apps. If you’re tech-savvy and have a good eye for detail, you can make money by testing websites and apps for usability and functionality. You can sign up on platforms like UserTesting and Userlytics and get paid to give feedback on various websites and apps. You can earn up to $10 or more per test.

4. Sell your photos. If you have a knack for photography and a decent camera, you can make money by selling your photos online. You can upload your photos to  websites like Canva, iStock and Pexels and get paid every time someone downloads your image. You can also sell your photos directly to clients or magazines.

5. Participate in online surveys. If you have some spare time and an internet connection, you can make money by participating in online surveys. You can sign up on websites like MOBROG and Valued Opinions get paid to share your opinions on various topics and products. You can earn cash or gift cards for completing surveys. 

Do your homework before signing up for surveys though some online survey scams are simply designed to steal someone’s money outright. Here’s an article by Kaspersky about how to gauge if a survey is for real or not. 

Since we’re talking about scams, there’s also an ongoing scam on WhatsApp offering jobs from all kinds of companies. Cilisos wrote about it HERE.

So which unbelievable way of making money will you try?

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