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.”