10 Fast Ways To Earn Money Right Now

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We all have those moments when we need to make fast cash. It might be a family emergency or an opportunity that has come up that you just don’t have the money for right now. No matter what the reason is though, you know you’ve got to come up with some funds quickly and you don’t have time to go out and find a second job. If you’re in that spot right now, you’re in luck. These 10 ways to make fast money could put cash in your pocket in a matter of days.

Have A Garage Sale

If you need to get some money in your pocket quickly, gather up everything you can bear to part with and get ready for a garage sale. All you need are some tables and signs.

The night before the sale, run around town and place signs up in high traffic areas with your address. Get on Facebook and post in the buy/sale groups that you’re having a yard sale. Post a couple pictures to get interest and list some of the items you have for sale.

Get up early the morning of the sale because garage sale-ers start at the crack of dawn!

Be A Busker

Can you play an instrument? Sing? Recite poetry? Cover yourself in white body paint and white clothes and stand really still (seriously! I’ve seen people doing the statue pose earn lots of money)? If you have a talent take it to the street.

You should check in on laws in your area that buskers need to follow though. Of course, if you’re really in a jam and can move fast, it might be worth the risk.

Do Odd Jobs

Find the person that has relatives coming over for the weekend and has no time to clean their house and you’ve found your customer. If you’re on social media tell everyone that you are temporarily (or maybe permanently?) available to clean houses, mow lawns, walk dogs, cook, or other random tasks. Facebook groups are great for this, too.

Cook Or Bake

Do you have a specialty meal that you make better than anyone else? Or maybe you make these killer muffins with a secret ingredient. If you do, put on your apron and get cooking. Multiply your recipe by 4 or 5 times and then advertise your wares for sale.

We know we’ve said this before, but your local buy/sell Facebook group will go crazy over your homemade food. Trust us on this.

It may not be a job but you can earn some quick bucks by donating plasma or blood. Do a quick search online for “blood donation” or “plasma donation” with your city name beside it and you’ll find out who to contact.


Whether you like kids or not, you can likely deal with it for a few hours. Phone up anyone you know with children and see if they are looking for a sitter in the next day or two. If they don’t need one, there is a good chance that they can refer you to someone. If you’re willing to go to their home and work late or overnight, you can earn a little bit extra, too.

Pawn Stuff

Computers, video game systems, jewelry – these items can fetch a nice price at pawn shops. The nice thing is that if you can earn the amount of money that you got from pawning things, you can go back to the pawn shop later and get your stuff back.

Write For Money

Most people think you need to be a professional writer with years of experience to get paid for writing but the truth is, if you’re willing to put in time, you can get paid for writing if you have decent grammar and spelling.

Set up an account at Upwork or Freelancer and make a few bids. Apply to some jobs on Craigslist. The pay might not be great but if you hustle, you can make some money quickly.

Sell Flowers

I’m not kidding – go to a flower shop and see if you can get a deal on bulk flowers (the cheaper the better). Then, at around 11 PM or even later, head to an area of town where there are a lot of bars. When you see couples, approach them and ask the guy if he’d like to buy a flower for the lady. If he’s serious about seeing her later, he’ll do it, no matter what it costs. You can usually sell the flowers at 200-300% mark up.

Go Door To Door At Businesses

Businesses often have little tasks that need to be done quickly when everyone in the office is busy. Go from store to store and offer your services. You could deliver things, wash windows, clean something, shovel snow and various other tasks. Small businesses are more likely to take you up on this offer than large businesses.