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10 Ways To Get Money Fast

Whether you’re homemaker, a student, or already working a full time job, our days filled to the brim responsibilities. So what do you do if you look at your finances and realize that you’re not moving the dial on retirement or savings fast enough? It’s not like you have time for another job, right?

While it’s true you may not have the time for a full time or part time job, there are still ways you can bring in a little extra in your spare time. Here are our 9 favorites. And if you’re in urgent need of money right now, you owe it to yourself to consider taking out title loans to get through your situation whatever it may be.

Become a Mystery Shopper

A mystery shopper is someone a store or company hires to verify the quality of their product. If you’re the person in your family in charge of shopping, or if shopping is just a pastime you enjoy, then becoming a mystery shopper can be a good way of learning a little extra.

Sell Your Pictures

In today’s smartphone age everyone and their mother takes pictures, but not everyone is good at it. If you have an even halfway decent camera and a knowledge of how to frame a scene, then it’s worth uploading your photos to a photo agency and seeing if you get any money from people using them.

Start an Etsy Store

For this one you’ll have to get crafty (see what we did there?). If you have a skill you enjoy doing in your spare time like knitting or painting or sculpting, then you’ll find out pretty quick that you’ll clutter up your house keeping everything you make. Why not earn a little off of them? An Etsy store is a perfect way of getting it done and has a low barrier to entry.

Work Like A Mechanical Turk

Mechanical Turk is a freelancing platform Amazon has set up to match freelancers and normal people with quick tasks. These can range from data entry to translation, and most can be done a few minutes at a time at your computer.

Change Your Habits

While not strictly speaking a way of earning new money, simply changing your mindset (something that doesn’t cost anything) can save the money you already have.


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Rent A Room

Thanks to Airbnb you don’t have to get a permanent tenant anymore to earn money from the extra room in your house. The great thing about renting out a room on Airbnb is that it’s a passive income that you don’t have to sink much time into once it’s set up.

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One of the strengths of freelancing is that you can modulate how much you take on and when you work on it. The most popular types of freelancing are things like blog writing or graphic generation, but if you have expertise in almost any field on a platform like Upwork or Fiverr you’ll be able to find someone ready to pay you for it.

Throw Garage Sales

Not only do you probably not need everything hanging around in your basement or attic, your neighbors probably don’t either. Get together with a few of them and throw a communal garage or yard sale. Having multiple people participating means you’ll draw a much larger crowd then you would if you threw one alone.

Cashback Credit Cards

We all have to spend money. So why not earn some of it back? Cashback deals on credit cards are often set up to take advantage of the spender, but if used strategically and the balance paid off every month, then they can be a good way of getting a few bucks back every time you spend.

House Sitting

House sitting is a great low effort money maker if you have a little extra time. Bring a book or your laptop with you when you house sit, and relax like you normally would. Even house sitting just a day or two each week can begin to build your savings.

Note: The content provided in this article is only for informational purposes, and you should contact your financial advisor about your specific financial situation.

Daniel Dewitt

Daniel Dewitt is a lifetime blogger with a finely-honed ability to break down, analyze, and interpret economic trends for the layman. He's fiercely invested in spreading financial literacy and helping everyday people gain the tools they need for their own economic success.