How to Make Money Fast Today!
One of the most common questions I hear is, how to make money fast? Maybe you’re faced with an unexpected home repair, or your car decided to call it quits and now you’re in the need for some extra cash quick, fast and in hurry (like yesterday). Well, good news, I’ve got your back!
Today, I am going to share will you how to make money fast.
You may have seen the lists on online; 100 plus ways to make money quickly or how make money fast online. Most of these lists are merely affiliate link spam. I mean no disrespect to fellow bloggers, but I’m not going to add to the noise and suggest you waste your afternoon filling out surveys. To be included on this list, the option needs to be a real way to make money and have the potential to pay greater that living wage. Plus, it had to be quick because that’s why you’re here.
Saving Money is Making Money. You may have heard the saying “You can’t “outwork a bad diet”; finances are similar. Before launching your side hustle, it makes sense to sit down and look for opportunities to reduce unnecessary expenses. Now, I’m not suggesting you give up the items you and your family value and enjoy, rather lets just trim the fat a bit.
Let’s look at the low-hanging fruit:
- Comparison shop your Auto, Home Owners’, or Liability insurance.
- Did you quite smoking or lose weight? Ask your health and life insurance co.’s if they will reduce rates
- Challenge inaccuracies on your credit report. If you improve your score, ask lenders and insurance co.’s if they can reduce your rates.
- Check your deductibles, limits, and features on health and property casualty insurance. Many people are over paying for lower limits or features they may not really need.
Donate Blood Plasma. This hack come from fellow blogger Melissa Blevins, who has been making upwards of 400 dollars a month donating blood plasma. If making a few extra dollars wasn’t good enough, donating blood plasma can save lives. Need more reason to donate, donating blood plasmas can burn 650 calories, beats the exercise bike for an hour! (420 calories)
Sell your unwanted life insurance policies. Maybe you did a review of your life insurance policies and decided you have an older policy that you no longer need or want. Before you close it out for the policy for cash value consider if it can be sold for more money on the secondary market.
Generally, this option is reserved for people age 62 or older, however depending on the features of the policy this may be an option for younger individuals.
Tip: if you have a life insurance where the cost basis is significantly higher than the cash value, rather than surrender the policy, consider a 1035 exchange into an annuity where you can use the tax loss to offset gains in the annuity.
Become a flipper. If you have a keen eye and are willing to do some research, you can make decent money flipping items. Check out Craigslist and eBay and see what items are selling for. Start with small items until you have a sense of how to flip.
Example, Local farmers in my area love 275 Gallon Caged IBC Tote’s, used ones sell for 150 dollars in the area. I found a person on Craigslist who sells them for 75 dollars a piece about an hour drive from me. After, a little on the phone negotiating I was able to pick up 15 totes for 50 dollars apiece. It took the Mrs. and I less than three hours to pick up the totes and return. We kept a few totes for ourselves to harvest rain water and sold the rest off for a nice profit.
Looking for more information on how to flip? Check out my interview with Norm. The Art of Flipping.
Sell your photos online. Have you built up a massive collection of photos from your travels? If so turn your passion for photography into money in your pocket. Website developers and bloggers are constantly looking for photos to use on their sites. Consider selling your art on sites like twenty20, iStock, or SmugMug.
Prices can range from a few cents to twenty-plus dollars. Make sure you review all the fine print, some of the sites do not allow you to offer the same photos on several sites.
Become a social media virtual assistant. Do you love Pinterest or Instagram? Many brands and bloggers do not know how to correctly use these social media platforms. Offer your expertise to coach or act as a social media manager. It’s a win-win: the brand gets the right type of social media exposure and you can make money doing something you enjoy.
Tip: You may be tempted to offer your services on sites like Fiverr or Upwork, customers of the sites are looking for rock bottom prices. if you offer a quality premium service engage blogs and brands in the more popular networking groups or reach out to them on social media.
Become A Maker. Making and selling custom products and craft items is starting to become a lucrative side business. With the sites like Etsy, eBay and Amazon its easier than ever to sell online and you don’t need to web designer or SEO.
Online, your options are endless: you could 3D print custom game pieces, knit dice bags, or use a Cricket machine to make custom apparel. You can even make and sell non-geeky items like baby outfits, buttons or any craft imaginable; the options are limitless.
Teach a class on Symposium. Symposium is one of the fastest real ways to make money online. The app connects anyone with an expertise to a robust market place of users seeking experience. Experts sign up for a profile and can begin teaching classes or offering one-on-one consultations in a matter of minutes.
Once a session is completed money is immediately transferred to the seller’s debit card, doesn’t get much quicker than that.
Anyone can use the App to make money quickly;
- Fitness enthusiasts could launch workout coaching, nutritional coaching, or even virtually coach a spin class
- Wellness experts can launch motivational or inspirational classes
- Podcasters could offer special enhanced pay-per-view versions of their podcasts
- Crafters and makers could teach classes on how to 3D print, use a Cricket machine, or even how to knit or crochet.
- Cosplay fans could teach classes on how to make costumes or even give fans a behind the scenes peak at competitions.
- Gamers could broadcast playthroughs, review games, or even offer coaching for more difficult game elements.
- Tech’s and service pros could offer one-on-one trouble shooting
The best part is Symposium offers synergies with other side hustles. Makers can broadcast a how-to while making custom products for sale. Photographers can broadcast live from remote locations while prowling for photos, and flippers can broadcast auctions and markets, teaching others how to flip successfully.
Even a small audience can represent real profits. A live SymCast to 15 people for 20 dollars a piece is $300 dollars. Sure beats filling out surveys online.
How will you make money?
Noticeably absent from my list is “blogging”. I enjoy blogging and sharing with readers ways to save money, inspiring success stories and of course geek culture. However, blogging is not the path to quick money online. Despite what many bloggers and peddlers of courses may suggest, blogging is very hard work and it takes a sizable audience to make even a modest return.
Many of the blogs that claim otherwise have designed products or courses that they sell and launching a product online takes time and resources. While owning a successful blog is a wonderful goal to pursue, you may need quick ways to make money to maintain cash flow until your blog or websites takes off.
By following these 7 tips, you will be able to reach your financial goals in record time!
Do you have a unique or clever way to make money quickly, either online of offline? I would love to hear about how you have found success with your side hustle.
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