Most people try and save face when dealing with overwhelming debt. These two students are taking a different approach.
Two graduates from Oxford University are getting out of their student debt by selling their face for advertising space, according to This Is Money.
Ross Harper and Ed Moyse, both graduates of Oxford, are selling their faces for hundreds of pounds a day and have brought in more than £31,632 since October. That’s more than 50,000 dollars.
Their business, Buy My Face, charges prices ranging from $600 to $1,500 depending on how far in advance you book their mugs.
The face-painting duo has had variety of companies buy their faces, including Ernst & Young, which has become the site’s official sponsor, and the Salvation Army.
The two have had dozens of indebted students contact them to rent out their faces, with some calls coming from the U.S.
“It was kind of wacky with a lot of fun,” Harper told This Is Money. “When it started making money, just from a practical side of things, you have to talk to an accountant and things like that, stuff we hadn't expected. Then we were making enough for it to be more of a career.”
- BYU chemist makes breakthrough discovery on...
- The Weather Channel reimagines morning
- Obama says health care program is stable
- The Draw at Sugar House unveiled
- Utah lawmakers stand pat on liquor laws
- Senators strike bipartisan jobless benefits deal
- Democrats grapple with dilemma on Keystone XL...
- Houweling's Tomatoes to build Juab County...
- Obama shows his funny side while... 40
- BYU chemist makes breakthrough... 29
- Obama says health care program is stable 14
- Official: Obama to push for more... 7
- White House promotes economic issues... 5
- Europe: You can't use the name Parmesan... 4
- The Draw at Sugar House unveiled 4
- Senators strike bipartisan jobless... 2