This story was on the 11:00 news tonight.
In these tough economic times, people are turning to alternative ways to make money. The number of women selling their eggs has increased by 30% this year. Some qualified donors are paid as much as $7,000. A more drastic measure is to become a surrogate, which can pay up to $25,000. However, the most common way to use your body to make a quick $20 to $50 (legally) is to sell your blood. One session will fill up your gas tank. Being a test subject for medical research is another way to pay some bills.
Selling a vital organ like a kidney will get you $50,000 but that's not legal.