Check out your window, is the free-money-man there? No..? Never mind, he never comes to my house either because there’s no free-money-man! You’ve got to do something if you want to make quick cash.
From time to time, we all go through periods when we’re in a bind. You may need to pay bills, perhaps unexpected medical bills or car loans with a significant repayment. If you’ve scoured the internet, read all the subreddits, and still have empty pockets, you’ve landed on the right article. Read on as I walk you through the ultimate list to making quick cash.
There are only four ways to make fast cash:
- Sell your Stuff
- Sell your Time
- Sell your Ideas
I get it – you need more than that to start making some money now. So I’ve compiled this list of the best ways to make same-day cash. Using the ideas, apps, and links on the list below, you can find a financial solution to make some money today. So let’s get into it!
Sell Your Stuff
I’m sure this had already occurred to you (when I was broke, it was the first thing I did), but there may be things you own that you could sell for cash now. While eBay is the obvious option, there are better and faster ways to sell your stuff.
Go through the attic for old furniture, baby clothes, and children’s toys that may be worth something now. Look in the garage and under all the beds! Books you’ve read, and old phones, iPads, and other devices you don’t need anymore are ripe for the picking.
Snap a couple of shots and upload them directly to Facebook, “Does anyone want these? $20” – you’ll be surprised how quickly you get responses. If you haven’t joined any local buy and sell groups, join and post the same thing there too.
Where to sell stuff:
Flip Thrift Store Items
If you’ve ever been down to your local thrift store at opening time on Monday morning, you’ll see a line of people waiting to get in. What are they doing? They want first pick on the cheap new items in store so they can resell them for a profit.
Flipping thrift store items is an easy way of making some quick money on the side. The investment is minimal because most things in thrift stores are only a few dollars. Buy some things, sell them off for a profit, and then go back for more. You need to wake up early for the good stuff, though!
Thrift stores to go to:
While you can’t get paid for donating blood in the U.S., you can get paid for donating plasma. The process is almost the same; a nurse will insert a needle into your arm and draw blood. The plasma will then be separated from the blood, some of which is given back to you. It’s a quick process, and you get paid immediately after donating.
Single donations usually pay $40-$70, depending on how much plasma they take. You can donate twice weekly.
CSL, one of the largest plasma donation companies in the U.S., offers up to $1000 for the first month for new donors.
Where to donate plasma:
Donating sperm can be a lucrative side gig, but if you’ve never done it before, you can’t just donate today and get paid. You have to go through some initial assessments. Even assuming your sperm passes testing, it could be weeks before you get accepted as a sperm donor.
By going through the application and assessments now, however, you will always have a quick cash solution in your back pocket the next time you need to make some fast money.
Where to donate sperm:
Sell Your Time
If you’ve nothing left to sell, you can still sell your time and effort.
It wasn’t long ago that finding jobs that pay quick cash like the ones below meant needing to know someone who knew someone but now there’s an app for every type of job imaginable.
Make sure you have the best time management tools if you are selling your time!
Where to go for odd jobs:
Drive People or Food Around
You can make fast money on lift-sharing apps if you have a car and don’t mind driving people around. Suppose you’re more of an introverted extrovert and prefer not to interact socially. In that case, you could deliver food or help someone buy their groceries for a delivery fee and (usually) a decent tip. Here are some great ways to turn your downtime into cold hard cash.
Where to get paid to drive:
Teaching English Online
Getting started teaching English online is easy. There are plenty of apps to set up accounts to start earning money from new students quickly. You will need to be a native speaker or at least highly proficient in the language you choose to teach. Assuming you are, you could be earning $10 an hour at first. Once you have experience, your hourly rate could increase to as much as $40/hr.
All it takes is to set up an account with one of the following platforms and show students why they should learn from you. Some Online language platforms will require you to have a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate to start teaching, but the ones below don’t need it.
Where to teach English online:
Are You an Animal Lover?
If you love playing with and looking after animals, a gig dog sitting or walking is a way to make money today while doing something you love. Getting paid to walk around the park and play fetch is a pretty good deal. Dog-sitting jobs usually involve just staying at someone’s house and ensuring the dog is well-fed and happy.
To find these jobs fast, ask on social media and tell your friends to share your post. You’ll be surprised how many people will take you up on it simply because they have a busy day. If you want to find more regular work with animals, try these:
Sell Your Ideas
If you’ve sold all your stuff and you don’t want to leave the house, there are still some ways you can make quick cash in the comfort of your own home.
Artistic types can make money in so many ways now. Many platforms exist to connect artists with potential clients. One of the lesser-known ways to make money creating digital art is the furries market. What on earth is a furry? They are people who dress up as big furry animals.
Within the furry community, there is much demand for sketches and art of their animal characters. Whatever your artistic talent, you can find gigs to make quick money today.
Where to go to sell digital art:
Writing Fan Fiction
If writing blog posts or self-publishing isn’t something you’re interested in, there is substantial demand for fan fiction, which is just expanding stories you love from movies, TV, or other novels. A great example is Anna Todd, who wrote fan fiction about One Direction on Wattpad, which led to publishing and film deals. She is now a New York Times best-selling author.
Where to write fan fiction:
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