Reality TV star Stephanie Matto has the weirdest side hustle, and it has been cashing in thousands of dollars. She has made about $70,000 selling her fart in a jar for AUD 1,400 each.
After she appeared on the reality TV show
90 Day Fiancé, she built a massive following on social media and has utilized that platform to the fullest.
The show is similar to
Married At First Sight, where least-likely-to-get-together individuals are paired up to see if they could walk down the aisle after spending three months in each other's company.
Stephanie didn't walk down the aisle, but she is now so popular that she farts professionally.
She bottles up her fart in a glass mason jar, seals it shut, and mails the package to whoever makes an order for AUD 1,400. Now that is a real entrepreneur!
To produce enough farts for sale and at a whim, she has a unique recipe. Stephanie eats beans, hard-boiled eggs, protein muffins, yogurt, and a protein shake for breakfast.
That combination blends in her stomach to produce very pungent smells frequently and in large quantities. She even adds a little surprise element.
"I like to add a little flower petal. I feel like they attach the scent and make it last longer. And when I'm finally finished with my jar, I like to leave a personalized note."
Why She Started This Side Hustle
In an interview with
Buzzfeed, she revealed:
"Working on my own adult-friendly platform these past few months has made me very aware of the different types of niches and markets that are out there."
"Over the years, I've gotten a few messages from men and women wanting to buy my worn bras, panties, hair, bath water, etc. I thought farts were super niche, but also something fun, quirky, and different. It's almost like a novelty item!"
Well, no two farts are the same. So purchasing Stephanie's farts is like getting a limited edition.
"I would get messages on a frequent basis of men asking me for my farts, but also making videos of me making the jars and the farts."
"I know that everyone is into their own freaky stuff, whatever it may be. But at first, I was like, 'Okay, I don't know if I can do this because like, even for me, this is a little bit too weird,' but I started to be a little bit more open to it, and I saw the number of requests I was getting."
Stephanie says she gets a lot of orders and struggles to keep up with the demand for her "product."
Where many try to hide, some thrive. Most people do not want others smelling their fart. Yet, some get paid to fart while others pay to smell it. What a wonderful world!