Woman wakes up to find $15 million in her bank account

Imagine waking up one day to find that millions of dollars have been credited to your account. An Indian woman has been living that life for two days, and things continue to get stranger for her.

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Uttar Pradesh-based Sheetal Yadav says she was taken by surprise when she walked to an ATM two weeks ago and found that her account had Rs 1 billion ($14.7 million) in it.

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Dog-sitting, babysitting, or house-sitting

These jobs are always in high demand, and the best part: you can name your price and create your own schedule! Post an ad on craigslist, or use your friends' and family's connections to get your name out there. 

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Rent out your space 

List your apartment on Airbnb or another rental site, and make some easy cash by staying at a friends and renting out your place for the weekend.

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Share your space

Just as you can rent out your full apartment or house, you can also post a free room (or even just your couch!) on sites like Craigslist or Airbnb. This way you can split your living expenses -- and maybe even make a new friend!

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Sell your body parts

Now here's a weird one: Donate your hair, breast milk, or even plasma for a profit. According to Grifols, if you're healthy and weigh above 110 pounds, you can earn up to $200 a month donating your plasma to life-saving medicine. 

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Sign up to participate in medical tests and clinical trials. 

Universities constantly need volunteers to test new medicines and treatments -- and because the pool of willing participants is limited, there is typically a large compensation for being a guinea pig. 

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Participate in a focus group

Companies and organizations will pay you to join a focus group. These can be conducted in person, online, or via phone. You will most likely be reimbursed in cash or gift cards -- plus, you often get to test out fun new products! 

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Take online surveys

Similar to focus groups, you can get paid to give your time and insights on an online questionairre. Plus, you can do this from the comfort of your couch. 

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Bank on your sperm

Although we don't necessarily recommend this option, there is a very high demand for healthy sperm donors. Keep in mind some of the obvious drawbacks, but sperm donation is non-invasive and highly compensated. 

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Crowdfund your dreams

Crowdfunding allows you to raise monetary contributions from a large group of people who want to support your venture. Post your project or idea on a crowdfund site, like GoFundMe.com, and see the cash pile up.

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Become a tutor

If you're qualified, post an ad online or on a community board to tutor children on their school courses or for the upcoming SATs.

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Get a part-time job

Capitalize your free time (on the weekends or after work hours) by working a part-time job. A bartender, waiter, or Uber driver are all great options for an additional source of income -- and great tips! 

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Resell tickets

Take this suggestion at your own risk: If you're staying within legal limits, buy tickets low and sell high as an effective way to source additional money. (Just make sure to check your state and local laws first!)

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Rentafriend.com

You can sell anything on the internet these days... including your companionship! Get paid to go on a platonic outing for a few hours and enjoy your afternoon with a new friend. 

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Rent out your parking spot

Make sure to check with your landlord first, but if you have the option to park your own car further away, lend or share your parking space or driveway for the hour, day, or even month! 

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Keep a coin jar 

This one takes patience before a big pay out, but keep a spare jar or drawer for loose change that you usually toss anyway. It will keep it all in one place -- and those quarters do add up! 

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Make something to sell 

If you have a knack for arts & crafts, create jewelry or other handmade gifts to sell on sites filled with other thrifty vendors like Etsy

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Sell items online

This effective strategy requires low effort with a high return. Post photos of your used or non-used items on sites like eBay or Craigslist, and let the bidding begin! 

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Have a yard sale

Sell clutter you've been meaning to get rid of right in your front yard. This simple tactic is convenient, and guarantees a wad of cash right to your pocket.  

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Return past purchases

This tip may seem obvious, but is often overlooked: Take your recently-purchased items that are laying around back to the store for either store credit or a full refund. 

Recycle scrap metal and cans

Collect cans and scrap metal out your own garbage, basement, and street and bring to your local recycler to exchange your findings for money.  

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Her surprise quickly turned into terror as she asked the person next to her to check if she had read the amount on paper slip correctly. She had. Yadav visited several other ATMs in the neighbourhood hoping the bank to show her a different figure.

The good samaritan, who earns a monthly salary of just Rs 5,000 ($74), turned to her bank to bring the matter to their attention. At the bank, she says she was told to come back later as the manager wasn't around. Even after the manager arrived, he refused to do anything about it, she added.

Yadav, along with her husband Ziledar Singh, have now written about the matter to the Prime Minister's office, in hopes that at least this would get the mistake rectified. So far they haven't had any luck.

The couple insist that they couldn't have had this much amount in their bank as they make meagre living. To add, Yadav's account was created as part of government's Jan Dhan Yojana, an initiative that aims to, among other things, get people with low income to open a bank account and get government subsidies transferred directly to those accounts. This, the government hopes, would ensure subsidies are reaching the real people rather than getting lost in a chain of middlemen.

There have been multiple incidents of corrupt bank officials laundering money into such bank accounts in the wake of India's demonetization. Taking it into account, the government has capped the amount that can be withdrawn from Jan Dhan Yojana bank accounts.

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