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Last updated: April 14, 2015
Published: April 14, 2015
When you need money immediately and your regular sources of income are either unavailable or you have to wait, then there is no other option than to make money fast. Below are some ideas how to make quick money.
Before you start anything you should try the essentials (if you have not tried already) here are some elemental ideas:
Check your pockets, your closet, kitchen, sofa, bedroom, car... Forgotten cash is the sweetest cash when is rediscovered.
Someone said “A Dollar Saved Is a Dollar Earned” which is true unless it’s investing dollar. Re-examine your spending habits, see what and where you can cut. For example if you are overweight, try going on a diet, you will save some money on the groceries and loose some weight; Canceling cable subscription never hurt anyone; If you drink or smoke take a detox month off, and save on cigarettes and booze; Your phone doesn't have to be the latest model...
If you bought something that you really don’t need and you still keep the receipt and package or received a gift you don’t like and it’s still unpacked. Try to return them, there is a good chance you will get the money at retail worth.
Probably one of the easiest and quickest ways to get fast cash is to sell stuff that you rarely use or it’s just sitting around biting dust, why not turning it into money. Here are some methods:
Depending on your area there is a good chance to receive tons of calls for your item which you can sell immediately for cash.
This really varies on your neighborhood, weather and period the garage sale is taking place. Nevertheless it’s an excellent way to make quick cash without leaving your home.
In essence it’s the same like garage sales with potentially much more customers. The downside of this is that you will need to transport your stuff there and you need to rent or barter space to exhibit.
Gold is gold and it will always be valuable, and you can exchange your gold for cash without any problems. The only tip we have about selling gold, is not to go immediately into pawn shop or stores with the big ”WE BUY GOLD” signs. Instead go into any decent looking jewelry store, as there is a good chance you will get the most bucks for your goldsworth.
If you look around you probably have tons of these in your home, you can sell them immediately (not for full value) on places like cardCash.com
Definitely the last place to resort, because you will not get the retail price, but cash is guaranteed.
You can sell your stuff on tons of other places, but you may need to wait few days (weeks) for the cash. If this is not an issue and can wait that much we strongly recommend trying out eBay, Consignment stores (large items and furniture), etc...
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You can make really good deed and make fast money in the process, here are some ideas.
Save someone's life by donating blood, plus you will get free meal and drinks along with some fast cash.
This is one of the most popular ways to make quick cash among male college students. These days sperm banks are everywhere.
Had a baby recently and your body produces more milk than your newborn needs, you can always exchange it for quick money, and help another baby whose mother do not have enough breast milk
Yes we wrote it right. There is a chance your stool can change someone's life (in a good way). Check out the OpenBiome page to see the requirements.
Long (more than 10”) and healthy hair (preferably not dyed) is and always will be on demand, you can get hundreds of dollars for it, even thousands (if it’s superb)
This can be also categorized also as sell your body, but we placed it here as it’s body related. Check your local hospitals or institutes (especially if you have some condition), there might be some new trials for a new drug or treatment.
Sitting is sensitive thing, as no one responsible wants to hire strangers for this job. The best way to land sitting job is through your circle of friends. The other way is to qualify and go through some of the specialized companies for care giving or online platforms like care.com or sittercity.com, once accepted jobs will come by easily. Of course you can always try local classifieds but gotta have some good references in place.
This is still one of the easiest way to make quick cash and works, even if you have past your teenage years.
Nice way to make money while spending some time outdoors, but not all the time you may also need to feed it as necessary. Another good thing about this is that you can sit as many pets as you can simultaneously. You can do it through your circle of friends or through platforms like FetchPetCare
If you know someone who is leaving the town offer to watch the home, collect the mail and water the plants. Or you can try to land house sitting job through Mindahome.com
Although this is and can be part of house sitting, if you have extra space with lots of light you can start plant sitting business. Plants need light, water and nutrition, if you are up to it it’s a nice way to make easy money.
The recycling industry is growing each year and practically everyone can make quick money recycling stuff and saving the environment in the process.
Scrap steel is valuable and can be easily converted into quick cash. Other metals such as copper or aluminum are worth even more. If you have or know about accessible pile of scrap or noticed illegal dump site in your area, you can sort it and sell it.
Another way to get valuable metals is to scrap old computers, as these usually have valuable metals, for example chassis is made of steel or aluminum, the CPU, RAM and Motherboard all contain precious metals such as gold and copper.
If there is bottle or can deposit recycling system in your area you can make money collecting bottles and cans.
Depending on where you live you can land all sorts of part time jobs. But this article is about making quick money, so we will not mention jobs where you have to wait a week or month to get paid. Instead we will concentrate more on jobs that you will get paid quickly. Here are some ideas:
Check the local (busy) bars and restaurants if they need extra hand. It’s not an easy job but it usually pays at the end of the shift.
Check your area if there are any big events or exhibitions, go there and land a quick good paying job. As in normal circumstances there are a lot of temporary jobs available.
Yes you can collect money for charities and earn good commission out of it. Check your local charities for associate programs.
This method requires a lot of leg work, but it can pay off if you find the right associate program. You can sell practically everything, from subscriptions to insurance policies to MLM products...
If you can offer some gig to Fiver community, give it a try especially if you can automate the execution.
Depending on your education you can make money tutoring students via services like tutor.com, tutorvista, instaedu or skillshare. You can also offer tutoring service for all other kinds of stuff, like giving musical instrument lessons or whatever other expertise you have. All you need to do is to place a classified on craigslist or local newspaper.
If you have some particular skill or expertise, you can offer it online at some of the online freelancing platforms.
If you have car, drivers’ licence and a clean record, you can make quick money by driving others around. Beside earning quick cash, you can set your own hours which is very convenient for those with full time day jobs. Just make sure you check your insurance policy first, as some policies prohibit this activity and might not cover you in case of accident.
Working overtime especially during holidays pays really good. Just inform your boss, that your budget is tight and you are at his disposal to work overtime.
Getting paid for allowing other parties to temporary use your goods or property is one of the oldest ways of making money.
If you have equipment or items that are in demand, you can try platforms like zilok.com where you can make quick cash for letting others use your stuff. Just for illustration you can rent your lawn mower, sewing machine, xbox or playstation, leaf blower, wedding gown etc…
If you have any kind of property or extra space that you don’t use, you can rent it for whatever is suitable, you can rent office space, storage space, etc...
If you have property near busy intersections, you can make excellent cash by placing advertisements from interested parties. Even more you can become moving advertisement, but that is another long story...
As we don’t want to make this article boring and endless, below are some additional quick money ideas that you might be willing to try:
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