Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:49:08 GMT | By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
Strange but effective money-making ideas

Some of the most unique ways people are making money.

Some of the most unique ways people are making money. (© iStock)
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This is 2012, and people no longer need to earn a living through traditional avenues. There are still carpenters, grocery clerks and bankers, yes, though today more than any other time there are other ways to earn a paycheque.

Of course, chances are you're not Mark Zuckerberg — which is to say, you're not a genius programmer armed with a transcendent idea and a unique moment in history to pull it off. Instead, you might have to get a little more creative. From spreading viruses to, ahem, hawking your used panties, here are a few of the most unique ways real people are making money today.

* All figures in USD.

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