Smelly Used Socks
Making Money Online
I have been looking for ways to make some extra income online. In looking for that ground breaking idea or that inspirational "I can do that" moment I have become fascinated with the ways in which other people make money. They often say it is the simplest idea that works but even then, if you have a great idea how do you market it and how do you take those first steps in turning that idea into a life changing event. I am not interested in taxing my brain for a new invention that does not yet exist, for me making more money in the easiest possible manner is far more appealing.
I might think that I have a great idea and it turns out that everybody else disagrees or I get pointed to the fact that it has already been done. I don’t really want to spend any kind of money first, I am looking for that no lose gamble I guess. No, the thought of bringing a new invention to the table isn’t really an option and it would cost me money upfront. The thought of hiring a solicitor, taking out a patent, hiring a designer to make a prototype and any other hidden costs is far too much to think about and worry myself over.
A friend of mine does quite well hiring himself out as a man with a van service. That all came about when people kept asking him if he would mind transporting items around from location to location for them. It gave him the idea to advertise himself as a local service and through word of mouth, the Internet and social media he finds that it brings in just enough to pay the bills. I did wonder if there would be a call for a lady with a van but I fear I wouldn't be strong enough.
Easier Ways To Make Money
I am more fascinated with easier ways in which to make money, maybe not life changing amounts but a few extra dollars (or pounds or even euro’s) depending on where you are resident. I recently had a look through eBay after hearing a story of a lady who scoured jumble sales and car boot sales for second hand handbags. This lady brought the handbags for between £1 and £2 each and she found that she could double her money on eBay selling them for between £4-6 she even reported that a couple of them sold for upwards of £20.00. This lady turned it into a full time hobby turning over upwards of £100 per week.
Is that easy money? You still have to go out and about every weekend snapping up bags, you still need a small investment and then when it comes to posting them they can be quite bulky, would I fancy standing in a post office queue with a dozen large parcels? If I bought 12 at just £1 each and sold them all at £2 each I would have made just £12 profit and it would have taken me more than just a few hours in sourcing, photographing, listing and posting and remember, there are still paypal and eBay fee’s to consider, no buying and selling handbags was not an option but looking at second hand items did lead me to an idea which quite simply amazed me.
Selling Smelly Used Socks
I found some guy selling his smelly used socks, yes I did say smelly and used as in unwashed and dirty. The advert said that the socks were trashed, that they were full of holes sweaty and smelly from being worn with his trainers and the pictures of them looked quite gross. The bidding had reached £8.00 and it had just a few hours to run. I watched this auction close at £15.00 and when I checked the guys feedback he had sold quite a few pairs, each at a price you could purchase 15 new pairs for not alone 1 smelly old pair.
I searched eBay some more and found 100’s of adverts for used and worn dirty socks, some worn by guys others worn by women, the guys did seem to attract more interest and a lot were aimed at a gay target audience. It wasn’t just socks that I found for sale, stockings and tights too, old trainers and even more intimate under garments that stated they had been washed but reading the advert it was clear that the seller had no intention of sending them out clean. I have since heard that eBay clamp down on some worn items but it looks like socks, bras and stockings are all okay, if they are worn and used but do not touch the intimate regions it seems like you are good to go.
Weird Or Normal?
Now this isn’t something for me, I don’t wear trainers that often and I am not a lover of socks, my bra’s are far too expensive and I love them too much to part with them but how easy is that, selling used socks for 15 times what you can buy them for, you don’t even need to do much apart from package and post them and then we are not talking of a large package, a simple way to make money without doing anything. Selling used smelly socks does sound gross and although it is not for me to judge those that are buying them I do wonder what the attraction is? Maybe I should re-word that, I understand the attraction is the smell but I fail to understand who could find the smell of worn socks a turn on? With this in mind I know that there are easy ways to make money, lots of it in fact and my search looks like it is going to have to continue into the world of the fetish desire.