So you'd like to make money fast, wouldn't you? You might have found yourself in a tight spot: perhaps you've had a gift all planned out for your significant other, only to have blown that money on some unexpected car repairs. However, you could be in a much more dire situation: you may need money in the first place for car repairs, to catch up on bills, or to pay your rent.
Fortunately, there are a few ways to make fast money, even from home, in case you find yourself in a bit of a jam.
There are quite a few ways to make money fast, whether you're at home with a temporary injury, a teenager, or a stay-at-home mother, but I'm only going to provide you with a small list of quick side jobs. First, I'm going to direct your attention to making money fast on the internet.
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How to Make Money Fast on the Internet
You can make money fast online by relying on several different sites. Here are just several ways for you make money online real fast:
1. Take Surveys
Research companies are constantly looking for people to participate in surveys. Surveys can earn you a little money quickly unless you want to earn extravagant amounts of money. Furthermore, several surveys offer sign-up bonuses, typically between $1 and $5.
2. Sell Your Old Electronics Online
This one is an easy and quick method for you to take advantage of. If you have any electronics that are barely used or are collecting dust, then perhaps it's time to sell them. For a quick buck, you can sell your old cell phones, consoles, video games, laptops, or other items. I would suggest Amazon, but once you sell and ship your item via the marketplace, (most of the time) you won't receive your cash for a couple of weeks. However, you can always trade in your item for Amazon credit, which is almost like cash.
3. Sell Your Unused Gift Cards
You can sell your unused gift cards for actual cash. This is a good idea, especially if you have gift cards to stores you'll never check out.
4. Sell Your Photos
Did you know that you can sell your photos online? Fortunately, you can, and there are plenty of sites that will let you do so, with restrictions of course.
5. Become a Referrer Online
Use the power of your social media contacts. There are always companies that are equipped with referral programs, so they hope you will bring a friend with you if you enjoy their services. You'll also earn plenty of rewards, ranging from products to hundreds of dollars in cash.
6. Write Product Review Articles
Some sites will pay you to write reviews on products that you purchase. In fact, you may receive items free of charge and be paid to write the review! Sounds nifty, doesn't it?
7. Take on Small Jobs from Gigwalk or Zaarly
This is a site that allows you to do random jobs for small sums of money. With Gigwalk, you perform menial tasks like taking photos. All you need to do is take the job, complete the job, and confirm the completion of the job. Furthermore, you can always rely on Gigwalk's app.
8. Become a Go-fer
You can run errands and perform simple tasks for others using sites like PostMates. For example, PostMates is a delivery service where you might go grocery shopping for food or drinks on behalf of your clients. Then there are sites like Fiverr, where clients will pay you $5 to do whatever, such as writing a novella (worth more than $5, in my opinion) or voice act a few lines.
9. Become a Ride-Sharing Driver
Fortunately, you can become a driver for others thanks to the advent of ride-sharing/"taxi" apps like Uber. You can make money every time you transport someone to their destination, but it will cost you a bit, as you will be putting your vehicle through more mechanical stress.
10. Become a Proofreader or Editor
You can become a proofreader for quick cash. If you have excellent command over the English language, then you may want to consider taking on small quick jobs as an editor or proofreader. There are plenty of sites - Upwork, ProofreadingServices.com, FlexJobs, Craigslist, and Scribendi - that you can utilize, but some sites feature incredibly competitive freelancers.
11. Sell Art
Thanks to the introduction of the Internet, you can sell your art - even copies of your art - with ease. This is a way to earn some money quickly, and you can do so by taking commissions on sites like Tumblr or DeviantArt. You can also build an engaging website that will entice art lovers.
12. Work for Amazon's Mechanical Turk
Working for Amazon Mechanical Turk is quick money, but it won't be a lot of money. This site offers many available tasks, presented to you by various types of employers. You may end up performing tasks like identifying photos, writing descriptions of products, and more.
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13. Design Simple Websites
Lots of people are searching for tech-savvy people to produce a simple website. Designing a simple website, which shouldn't take much a lot of time, can nab you a quick $100 or two. This isn't necessarily done online, as you can connect with local clients.
14. Provide Graphic Design Services
Again, there are lots of people looking for graphic designers to craft appealing items. Because of such high demand, you can make money relatively fast if you have skills in graphic design.
15. Rent Your Room (or House) Out for a Few Days
If you happen to own a home - or even rent an apartment - then you can make some quick cash by renting out your room or entire home to others. You can do so with sites like Airbnb, but please make sure that your state/area will permit you to rent your room or house out, as there may be restrictions that may prove to be problematic for you, legally speaking.
16. Provide Consultation on Whatever Topic You Have Mastery in
If you have a particular skill that you excel at, you may want to use your skills to your advantage and provide consultation and coaching sessions to clients. You can issue consultation either offline or online, and it's a quick and easy way to earn some cash too!
17. Perform Computer Repair
If you build your own computers and are able to diagnose them, then perhaps you should put those repair skills to good use. According to CNET's forums, people usually charge between $30 and $60 just for virus removal (which typically is not a difficult task).
18. Sell Your Blood Plasma
According to the Plasma Donating blog, the amount you earn from selling your plasma ranges between $20 and $50 per donation, and you're able to donate twice a week. So you'll be sure to rack up at least $100 in a short amount of time.
19. Open a New Checking Account That Features a Bonus
Some banks flash money in front of your eyes to entice you to open an account. Of course, these offers come with caveats; for instance, to receive $200 from Chase, you must open your banking account complete with direct deposit.
20. Offer Resume Services
There are plenty of people out there that need help with their resumes, as unfortunately, many resumes appear rather bland and serve no purpose other than being tossed into the trash. Well, if you know how to construct an elaborate and hard-hitting resume, you should help others push one step closer to their dream jobs.
How to Earn Money Fast as a Teen
Of course, you may be limited in what you can do when it comes to earning a quick buck. Here are just some ideas that teens can utilize in order to rake in some extra cash for gas, dates, or other fun times (or investment, if you're into that sort of thing at that age).
21. Offer Dog Walking Services
Plenty of people have dogs. Referring to the ASPCA site, it's estimated that between 70 and 80 million dogs are owned in the United States. In fact, roughly between 37 and 47 percent of all households in the United States own a dog.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the time to provide everything a dog needs, such as multiple daily walks. In that case, you would be perfect for the job. In fact, a dog walker in NYC can rake in an average salary of $45,000 - this is according to the CanineClub Academy. Of course, that's not a lot when you live in New York City, but it's not a terrible salary either.
22. Sell Your Notes
Did you know you could sell your notes online? I didn't know either. Apparently, some sites will outright buy your notes, which is certainly an incentive for you to study and actually take notes during your classes. Again, these sites don't want your assignments, just your notes. I mean, I suppose it is a way for some students to be lazy (or avoid borrowing notes from classmates when they're sick, one or the other).
23. Housesit, Petsit, and/or Babysit
Ah, the three "sits." Any of these serves as a rite of passage for several teenagers, complete with decent pay. If you housesit, you can typically lounge around as you ensure that the home is clean and protected from any burglars. It's the same with petsitting (unless a puppy is involved), as long as the pet is fed, played with, and taken care of to the satisfactions of the owner. Babysitting, however, requires a lot more work and careful attention to the children.
You can also become a tutor, either online or offline. Tutoring can give you a sense of satisfaction, all while you're being paid.
Apps That Can Make You Money Fast
Of course, there are some apps that will pay you rather quickly, as long as you put the work into them. Here are just a few apps:
With Pact, you can make a commitment to stay healthy while earning money. Unfortunately, you can also lose money if you don't commit. All you need to do is set your health and fitness goals, and if you don't stick with these goals, you'll lose money. However, you will also earn money (roughly $2 per goal) from others who have failed their goals.
26. Inbox Dollars
With Inbox Dollars, you can perform a variety of tasks, such as taking surveys, browse the net, and play games. Once you reach the $30 minimum amount, you can then cash out.
Swagbucks is similar to Inbox Dollars but much broader in scope. Swagbucks offers plenty of tasks for you to complete, like quizzes. In no time, you can earn enough to cash out.
38. App Trailers
For both the iOS and Android, you can watch advertisements (kind of like being paid to watch TV) while getting paid with App Trailers. You'll earn points for watching not only the latest app trailers but also the latest film and game trailers as well.
Making Money Fast Recap
Overall, there are plenty of ways - far more than what can be even discussed on this list - to earn money. All you need to do is look around you, as there are plenty of opportunities for you to take advantage of, both online and offline.
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