5 Unconventional Ways to Smavke Money

Yea I just made that word up ๐Ÿ˜‰ it is properly pronounced smay-veka and means save and/or make…

1. Telephone Wire Shoe Wrangler


If you were born sometime between 1844 and 2009, you most likely have seen shoes draped over just about anything possible, be it telephone wires, clothes lines, high fences or even trees. I saw a pair today on one of my streets and wondered if anyone had ever tossed a really nice, expensive pair of shoes on a wire, or better yet retrieved a really nice pair ๐Ÿ˜‰ So to start us off, collecting shoes from telephone wires, keeping the ones you like and selling the rest on Craigslist. DONT TRY THIS!! This list is theoretical and most, if not all of them, are frowned upon by society and in this case are dangerous!

2. Fountain Diving

He knows what hes doing..

He knows how its done..

Another tradition of the modern world is tossing loose change into fountains. Just about any body of man made water where the bottom is clearly visible will have change in it! This is one of those that would be frowned upon but wait, heres the plan. Have your little children do the diving for you, and when they get caught, just teach them to shed a few tears and pout and all’s well. This only works if they are between the ages of 1 (equiped with some water wings ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and maybe 4 or 5 depending on how cute they still are. To test the cuteness, try them out on unsuspecting people at the mall. Just tell them the target and pretend you dont know em. If the victim gives them whatever they ask for, they are up to the task.

3. Vending Machine Scavenge

This one has been mentioned elsewhere and I think its a great idea. Most people are too lazy, or “have some mental hangup of lying face down in filth” (name that quote anyone?), so when they drop change and it rolls under the vending machine, washer/dryer or anywhere else people usually whip out change, they will usually just count it as a loss. I read about a man that uses a pole and visits all the local laundry mats around and collects about a thousand dollars a month (if I can find the link to the story, I will share!) And another plus, no one really cares about you rolling around on the floor, so feel free to do this just about anywhere without worrying about jail time or electrocution ๐Ÿ˜‰

4. Landfill Looting

The landfill can be a really fun place to go, at least as a young boy I loved the trips. We would get to walk on a huge pile of garbage and find all sorts of cool trash! It was awesome! Well, as an adult, one somewhat knows that this is all just discarded waste but hey, one mans trash is another mans treasure as the saying goes. There is plenty to be found at the local dump like porcelain toilets that can be made into flower pots, maybe some car parts or tires which could also be used as a makeshift flower pot. I have seen them from time to time and they dont look half bad. There are other things just waiting to be found but this one really is all about luck so.. good luck!

5. And last but not least..Write Reviews on Amazon?

Ok, this one is borderline unconventional because some people are paid to write stuff, but the reviews I am talking about are just by regular people that have a knack for creative writing. One such incident, a guy wrote a review for some product and practically based solely on that review, the product started selling like hotcakes! I’m talking 2000% increase in sales according to the company that made the rather lame product. Now to make the money, I would contact the company based on the one awesomely popular review and join their marketing department or something..

Ok so this last one really wasnt on my list initially but I thought of this while driving and completely forget my fifth unconventional method, but the review is really sweet, here take a peek at a portion of it..

This item has wolves on it which makes it intrinsically sweet and worth 5 stars by itself, but once I tried it on, that’s when the magic happened. After checking to ensure that the shirt would properly cover my girth, I walked from my trailer to Wal-mart with the shirt on and was immediately approached by women. The women knew from the wolves on my shirt that I, like a wolf, am a mysterious loner who knows how to รขโ‚ฌหœhowl at the moon’ from time to time (if you catch my drift!). The women that approached me wanted to know if I would be their boyfriend and/or give them money for something they called mehth. I told them no, because they didn’t have enough teeth, and frankly a man with a wolf-shirt shouldn’t settle for the first thing that comes to him…

That is some dang creative writing and that review has created quite a following for this T-Shirt. Someone even made a pretty awesome music video based on the review..

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» No Gravatar said: { Dec 31, 1969 - 05:12:00 }
» Amanda HorvathNo Gravatar said: { Aug 27, 2009 - 06:08:00 }

wow, i may just have to try some of these out… a thousand a month you say??

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» Jesse MichelsenNo Gravatar said: { Aug 27, 2009 - 07:08:00 }

Id do it if I was unemployed that's for sure! and you say some? I wouldnt recommend doing any but that one haha

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» Jesse MichelsenNo Gravatar said: { Aug 27, 2009 - 07:08:00 }

I guess you could try the fountain diving, your daughter likes shiny things right? Can she swim yet? haha

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» MoneyConeNo Gravatar said: { Jan 6, 2011 - 04:01:24 }

Hehe! I’m yet to come across a fountain that didn’t have pennies at the bottom! This actually might be quite lucrative (depending on the size of the fountain of course!)!

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Jesse MichelsenNo Gravatar Reply:

But you do have to think about who you’re robbing… ๐Ÿ˜‰ if it’s a fountain for charity, I may feel a tad bad about taking it. If it’s like a fountain to fund political contributions, by all means!

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