There are a million and one ways to make money in this world. Who knew that selling farts in jars would not only be one of them but actually be incredibly profitable? A former reality TV star and TikTok influencer was making a fortune selling her farts in jars to people on the internet – until it landed her in the hospital.
The Influencer Who Made A Fortune Selling Her Farts In Jars
Have you ever heard of a fart fetish? Neither had I – until I heard of 90 Day Fiance star Stephanie Matto making some serious cash selling hers to strangers on the internet. After appearing on the show, Stephanie gained a massive following on social media. Along with that came some pretty, well, strange requests. Among the weirdest of those was people asking her to mail them her flatulence in a jar. (1)
“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,” she said. “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!”
While this may sound completely ridiculous, Stephanie was laughing, too – all the way to the bank! Off of each jar she was making $1000. Completely overwhelmed with requests, she made $70,000 in one week and was on track to becoming a billionaire. As to why people want to spend such large amounts of money on jars filled with stinky air? Well, she says the answers are as interesting as the request itself.
“People really like the idea of spending an exorbitant amount of money and kind of being — I don’t want to say ‘swindled,’ but it’s like a financial domination thing for a lot of men,” she explained. (2)
The Health Scare
Of course, the average person only farts maybe a handful of times per day, tops. The flatulence aren’t always very stinky either. Sometimes it barely has an odor at all. To keep up with demand, Stephanie had to lean into some pretty serious diet modifications. (3)
“I began this venture by eating mostly protein muffins, shakes, and also hard-boiled eggs. Since then I’ve decided to branch out a little bit and try some new recipes to keep it exciting,” she explained. “I have been loving black bean salad, onion, ham and pepper omelettes, and I have been making a really great protein smoothie with lots of banana. I think that certain foods produce better smelling farts, so I usually tend to go with the smoothies as opposed to things such as cabbage and eggs.”
The protein, she says, gives the farts a stronger stench. Her special diet, however, did take its toll on her health. One day, she ate a big bowl of black bean soup and also downed about three of her special banana protein smoothies. Later on that evening while lying in bed, she felt like something wasn’t quite right. Stephanie explained it as a pressure in her stomach that was moving upwards. (4)