We came up with a list of different ways to find earn money quickly. All of us have been in a situation when we needed money fast. No matter how much you plan, you cannot anticipate an overseen disaster that requires emergency funding. Let this list serve as your ultimate money reference guide.
Take to these websites to sell anything – fast.
Ebay – the most popular online selling website. New accounts are welcome – you can sell anything just as fast. Ebay collects up to 10% of the final value of your item sold
Craigs List – the ultimate site to list anything locally (typically). Craig’s List is completely free.
Amazon – open an Amazon seller account and receive 1 month free of any fees. This is a popular site to list items if you have a lot. Think of it as a “store”.
Bonanza – an eBay alternative site to sell new and used items. The site also collects a final value fee.
User Testing – testing anything get paid $10
Task Rabbit – complete any tasks set forth by a user and get paid.
Agent Anything – post a job and essential recruit someone to complete it. Popular “agents” are university students.
SHOWCASE YOUR TALENT
Fiverr – as the name suggests, buy or sell any work related gig for $5. Gigs include music, audio advertising, design, business, gifts, marketing, and more. Most Fiverr gigs are five dollars and up.
Etsy – one of the biggest marketplaces for crafter artists. Buy and sell the alike here.
Now, here are some responses from business professionals who offer their recommendations to getting money quickly!
As a small business owner, I've had my share of tough financial situations. At one point, I was facing eviction and needed to get income to care for the outstanding balance or to relocate. Since I'm a marketing executive, I tended to tap my email list first because they have opted in to receiving how-to marketing information and for special offers.
What I have done to get money fast is offer a flash sale, something unplanned and otherwise not promoted long in advance. I offer a discount on website development or graphic design and in order to get the deal, a client has to pay in full that day. I keep all those flash sales under $500 so that it's an easy decision to make. I also give all of the terms and answer any anticipated questions in advance so that all they have to do is reply, review a contract and pay an invoice. The work is executed and I have what I need.
Other things I have done to get money quickly is sell old electronic devices on Craigslist. I've also searched the Gig section for short term projects that paid on the spot.
Calling temporary agencies has been a great help at times and I have landed a much needed gig on short notice by constantly staying in touch with the agency and checking on vacancies. Most agency's pay every week and may pay as early as the Monday after the last day of work the week before.
Searching Facebook groups for buying, selling and trading is good too because people will often say they are in search of a service. Depending on how skilled you are, offering to do small jobs is one way you can get quick money. I happen to sew very well and in a local group found a customer that I was able to do alterations for and it turned into repeat business.
I typically never say Oh no, I can't do that, when a person is offering to pay for a service. I don't do things that violate my conscious but if
someone needs someone to watch an elderly grandparent or someone to help them organize a closet, I always say yes if I'm in need of quick cash.
This goes for searching Twitter for I need someone to and seeing what people need. If they are paying and I have the capability to do it, why not?
In 2013 I quit my day job to pursue photography full time. I had no capital and a wedding coming later in the year. I also had ZERO clientele but I stuck to my passion and saw it through. One of the things I did to earn money when I wasn't getting customers was selling things on EBAY. I pretty much made a decent amount of dough to pay for rent, bills, and put money toward the wedding. Another thing I did was consolidate some debt onto one credit card, which freed up other cards to use for my business or personal goods.
Clearbanc is a new banking service that was created for freelance workers and pays Uber drivers immediately versus waiting the 10-12 days it takes for Uber to process a payment and deposit the funds. Clearbanc users across the country have been able to fix a bad financial situation fast thanks to Clearbanc's service.
For example, Reyes Sanchez in Chicago was a few weeks behind on a car payment. Instead of calling the bank and asking for an extension, which could impact his credit score, Reyes was able to earn the money by driving for just a few days with Uber. Thanks to Clearbanc, Reyes didn't have to wait 10-12 days for a payment and was able to make the payment in just a couple of days.
Most states sync their unclaimed property to a national database (http://www.missingmoney.com/) and if you do a quick search, you might be surprised to find that at one point you were owed a refund or have a failed transfer and all you need to do to reclaim it is file the reclamation request from your state's Treasury Department. If you do indeed have money that's being returned to you, it might take up to six weeks for the state to process your verification and get the check to you.
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