BillieJean Irizarry, a single mother of three, needs money fast ... so she decided to sell ad space on her body on eBay!
momlogic: How did you come up with the idea to sell ad space on your body on eBay?
BillieJean: My sister and I were talking about ways to come up with money that didn't require a vehicle or daycare, because I don't have access to either. She listed a few odd jobs like babysitting, but I have 3 kids and don't need to watch anymore. She mentioned she saw a girl who did this a few years ago on eBay. I figured I would try it. It sounded fun and interesting.
momlogic: So once you came up with the idea, what did you advertise that you'd do?
BillieJean: I was going to allow the winning bidder to advertise their website, business logo, product, or anything they would like (within reason) on a reasonable spot on my body. I would do it on my stomach, back, neck, calf, and possibly forehead. I would not allow anything nude, no profanity, and nothing racist.
momlogic: What drove you to sell ad space on your body?
BillieJean: I am a single mother with 3 children. I am currently living with my parents, who are on disability. My parents are unable to watch my children because of their health issues, so I cannot work right now -- the money I would make wouldn't be enough to afford daycare for 3 children. I figured this would be a non-traditional way to make money to help raise my kids.
momlogic: The auction ended this afternoon.... Did anyone win?
BillieJean: I set the reserve for $2,000 but the bidding only went up to about $250.00. This was my third attempt to sell the ad space on my body. I am not sure if I am going to do it again. This idea isn't selling, so I am thinking of doing something else to make money. I am not sure what it is at this moment, but stay tuned to my eBay page.
Would you sell ad space on your body on eBay?