10 Bizarre Ways Small Countries Make Money

Phone Sex Lines

Niue, a small Pacific island, suffered from a declining population during the 1960s. In order to make up for the lost income, they decided to host premium-rate phone lines throughout the area that hosted sex lines for the country.

Online Sales

Tuvalu, a small string of coral atolls in the Pacific, was slowly being submerged by global warming. To make things worse, they had a small economy to rely on. To fix this, the country decided to big for rights of the .tv suffix online, which doubled their income from media websites.