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By Gemma JoyceMar 22
We live in a world where anything can be turned into a money making opportunity.
Giving people a lift to work, helping someone out with their shopping, potato salad … the list goes on.
Many people are turning to freelancing as a way of life, and there are plenty of opportunities out there. We decided to go looking for them.
Analyzing thousands of posts between April and May, we took a look at what tweeters claim they’d be happy to pay money for.
From assassinations to massages, here is what we found.
Tweeters are a demanding bunch, and while lots of “I’d pay for” tweets are about very specific needs we were sure we’d find some predictable ones too.
Here are some of the most popular things that people are talking about paying for (whether that’s for extras, add-ons or the thing itself).
Among those were some sensible suggestions for big brands, tips for customer service and a whole lot of silly ideas.
I’d pay extra for Game of Thrones episodes with the Bram scenes edited out.
— DMG (@daveg924) May 23, 2016
I’d pay double for a massage if they let me fall asleep on the table for as long as I wanted.
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) May 23, 2016
The only reason I’d pay for cable is to watch the Bachelorette
— katelyn neibauer (@kateneibauer) May 19, 2016
Looking at geo-tagged mentions from the US and the UK we found some fairly niche desires.
Fast paced lifestyles and shorter attention spans make impatient tweeters.
We found over a hundred instances of people offering to pay for something “right now” and the nature of the requests were many and varying.
Right now I’d pay serious money for a peppermint lotion foot rub. There’s a train based business opportunity perfect for some brave soul
— Daryl King (@darylking) May 21, 2016
I’d pay lots of $$ for someone to come organize my new closet right now?
— tanya beauvais (@tanya_beauvais) May 19, 2016
I’d pay big bucks for a burrito bowl right this second…. #Chipotle
— Missy Hand (@Missy_Hand) May 23, 2016
Paying extra for convenience is not a problem in some people’s eyes.
If only Whataburger delivered. I’d pay extra for a honey butter chicken biscuit right now.
— Plush Pal (@ShandaTV) April 18, 2016
There are some seriously demanding people on Twitter. Here are a few crackers for you:
I’d pay good money for a *baby experience* vacation where someone carries me around, rocks me to sleep, and feeds me whenever I want! lol
— Haroon Gul (@haroon_gul) April 18, 2016
I’d pay so much money for a subway scented candle
— Sunny w/out a Chance (@johnaaaayyyy) April 2, 2016
I’d pay a premium for a dry cleaner who could say “wine stain” without judgement
— Terri White (@Terri_White) April 1, 2016
I’d pay so much money for someone else to sit this exam for me tomorrow?
— Olivia (@livmard) May 18, 2016
We hope you spotted your next business opportunity among these.
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