For the past couple of years, my sister (a professional model -- a few of you may be familiar with her work from various Chatters sessions) has been telling me I should try getting into the whole model business, but it's never really jumped out at me.
Out of sheer boredom (and curiousity), I created a profile on a model website which my sister frequents, with just a single picture which her husband (professional photographer) took of me. A couple of days later, I'm being contacted by a photographer based out of Austin, saying he's interested. He has a solid portfolio and pays $75 to $150 an hour, plus provides pictures to use in my portfolio. Who knew it'd be so easy to literally pay the bills with your good looks!