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9 Unconventional Ways To Earn $25K

How long will it take you to collect some serious cash? Here are a few ideas to get you started, as well as how long it will take to hit the 25K mark.

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4. Start a pyramid scheme

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If you start your own pyramid scheme, you are guaranteed to be at the top of the pyramid! Taking this approach will take at least a year to get off the ground, but once you hit your stride the cash will be flowing in.

5. Collect discarded coins and jewelry on the beach

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Assuming you work really-really hard, you can probably find $25 worth of metal per day. This means it would take you about three years if you don't take any days off.

7. Sell your hair

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Prices vary wildly based on the quality of hair, but the average person can generally expect to fetch a few hundred dollars for ten inches. Based on the rate that hair grows, it'll take at least a few decades to hit your goal.

8. Ask your strange but wealthy uncle


You don't know how he made his money, no one does, but he's family and it probably can't hurt to ask. He might say yes, but then again, he might also say no.

9. Win the MLB 2K13 Perfect Game Challenge

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How long will it take? I guess that's up to you. 30 winners can take home a piece of the $1 million prize pool. Find out more here.