If running your business has been particularly challenging, it might help you to know that there are a ton of exceptionally unique businesses (read: strange or weird) that people actually make money at.
So to prove to you that there is a business out there for everyone, here are seven extremely strange businesses that appear to genuinely make people money. Who knows they might even help you spark your own unique business idea.
Sarah the “Cheese Lady” makes money creating artful sculptures from blocks of cheese. She has been freelance cheese sculpting since 1996 and carves mostly in big blocks of cheddar.
Sara holds the world’s record for the World’s Largest Cheese Carving.” The 925-pound block of cheese was carved at the 2011 Wisconson in 39 hours!
You can check out her gallery to feast your eyes on some of her cheesy masterpieces.
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Er, unless it comes with a legally-binding marriage certificate. Las Vegas is full of unique opportunities from weddings by Elvis to tying the knot in a helicopter or on a pirate ship. But the Wedding Wagon will bring the wedding to you.
How it works: You book (and pay for) your wedding online, you show up to meet the Wedding Wagon on your special day and five days after you get hitched they send you your wedding photos. Talk about a no hassle deal…
You can see some of their previous weddings in their gallery.
Message in a Potato
Yes, there is a business in which you can send a message for a special someone written on a potato. It’s called Potato Parcel.
Not only will they write a message on the potato for you, but they will also add logos, photos, and faces on your potato messages to really confuse your audience… And Potato Parcel got an investment from Shark Tank (I kid you not).
Virtual Dating Assistant
If you are itching to find yourself a special someone in a modern way (online) but you have no idea what to say, how to build a winning profile or seal the deal (and by “deal” I mean getting a dinner date) then perhaps a virtual dating assistant might be the solution for you.
VIDA Select is a service geared towards men who are interested in getting “high-quality dates” with the women they want. They assist clients set up their profiles, send messages and essentially help you get the girl. Apparently even Tim Ferris has used the service… or generally outsourced his dating experience, they’re advertising is a little confusing.
Here’s a little something for you Grinch’s in the crowd, get your special someone Dirty Rotten Flowers. Yes, you read that correctly. For roughly $30 you can get your special someone (or not so special someone) a bouquet of genuinely rotten flowers. It even looks like some of them even come pre-broken!
Technically it doesn’t look like the website is fully-functioning right now so it might be the case that it was a rotten business plan (get it).
Rent Yourself a Chicken
No seriously, you can rent a chicken. If you find yourself interested in urban farming but don’t necessarily want to go purchase yourself a chicken (or a couple of chickens) you can simply rent one!
Chickens are a pretty big commitment so The Urban Chicks will give you the supplies to raise a gaggle of chickens for the summer so you can get yourself fresh eggs, then take them away in the winter. While The Urban Chicks is Canadian, similar businesses to this are popping up everywhere!
Reserve Yourself a Spot in Heaven
Worried that the time you get to heaven all of the good spots will be taken? Well, worry no more because you can now Reserve a Spot in Heaven.
Their packages come with a reservation certificate, identification card and “a navigational guide to help you navigate your way.” The even have a money-back guarantee if your reservation isn’t accepted. Not 100% sure who exactly you check this with but at least you’re not throwing your money away.
Do you know of a unique business that I didn’t find? Share it with me in the comments below!
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