The Top 49 Ways to Earn Money Fast

Money – as much as we love to hate it, it’s pretty much a necessity to live in the world today.

And sometimes, we could use an extra few bucks; nothing wrong with that. Maybe you’re in a situation where you don’t a lot of time, and are looking to earn that money rather quickly – that’s where we come in.

In this article, we’ll discuss the top 50 ways you can make a quick buck. Our list contains quite the range of tasks, so we have no doubt that there’s something for everyone.

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1. Affiliate Marketing

If you’re already on social media, and have a decent following, this one requires almost no work. You simply find a creative way to talk about or promote a product or service in one of your posts (or videos if you’re on YouTube), and leave a link in your description or caption with either your discount code or Amazon affiliate link.

If you’re working directly with a company, keep in mind that you will have to contact them first and get the a-ok from them to receive a discount code. With Amazon, all you have to do is sign up for their Amazon Affiliates program, and you’re all set!

2. Start a YouTube Channel

youtube10 years ago, who would’ve thought that YouTube would be as big of a deal as it is now! The social media platform has blown up, and is now the full-time job of a lot of people world-wide. Obviously getting money from it won’t happen overnight, but if you enjoy creating videos, it’s a fun hobby to potentially make money from.

3. Start a Blog

Similarly to YouTube, maybe you have a lot to say, but don’t want to say it to a camera. Understandable. In that case, starting a blog is another great option if you love to write. This also takes a little while to build up revenue, but there are so many people earning a very decent living from blogging full-time.

4. Online Surveys

Online Surveys have been around for a while, and are usually pretty easy to follow. You can make anywhere from $0.25 to $10 per survey, depending on the site.

Here are some online survey websites:

5. Pet Sit

pet sittingDo you love animals? Then why not make some cash off of it?! Most people would much rather have someone watch their pet while they’re gone versus having to take their pet to a boarding place. I don’t know about you, but knowing my pet is in the care of someone I know and trust is much more valuable to me than any boarding place could ever be.

6. Babysit

Similar to pet sitting, all you do is replace the pets with kids (sort of). If you love children and don’t mind giving up some of your weekend nights, babysitting is another great way to get some quick cash.

7. Dog Walking

If you love dogs and walking, then this is a perfect way to get some cash. You can either opt to walk on your own and advertise yourself, or join a company like Wag or Rover and get clients through them.

You may make a little more money if you choose to do it alone, but you have guaranteed clients through one of those dog walking companies – it’s ultimately up to you which route you want to go!

8. Fiverr Gigs

fiverrFiverr is an awesome way to earn money online. It is a global online marketplace that allows people to offer services and tasks at a minimal cost – typically $5 (hence the name).

That doesn’t mean that you are limited to earning $5 per job, but that’s usually the starting point for basic tasks. You can do anything from being a virtual assistant, to marketing, to writing. They have a category for almost everyone!

9. Tutoring

This is one of those jobs that will always be needed. If you’re particularly good in a subject and like to help others with it, tutoring could be a great fit for you. You can either advertise your services online on a website like Craigslist, join a tutoring service, or post flyers around schools and libraries. Even if you only charge $20 or $30 an hour, multiply that by a few students and you can easily make over $100 in a week.

10. Start a Side Business

Have a hobby that you love to do in your free time? It’s probably more profitable than you think. Start advertising your skills and knowledge either online or to your friends and family, and watch the cash roll in.

11. Sell Your Photos

You definitely have to have a good eye for photography. If you’re gifted with that, there are plenty of websites that will pay for your photos. Selling your photos on Shutterstock, iStockphoto, or Etsy is an easy way to earn quite a bit of money. Just make sure you aren’t selling photos of yourself or anyone who doesn’t want their image on the internet.

12. Freelance Work

Freelance work has definitely taken over in the past 10 years thanks to the advancements in technology. If you’re one of those people who hates working for others and wants to be self-employed, freelance is a great option.

As long as you have a skill that people want and will pay for (such as graphic designing), you won’t have spend your days in a cubicle, and will have the flexibility to work whenever you want!

13. Become a Professional Wedding Date

wedding dateYou mean it’s not just a movie scenario?

That’s right, you can be a professional wedding date! People will pay $200 or more to avoid getting pestered and interrogated by relatives about their love lives, so if you like playing pretend and weddings, this one is right up your alley.

14. Become a Professional Cuddler

Semi-related to the last option, you can also become a professional cuddler. Believe it or not, it is a real thing, and you can make some serious cash from it. Snuggle Buddies charges $80/hour, so imagine what you could make in a week!

So if people are always complimenting you on your good hugs, and you love to cuddle, consider this option.

15. Review Websites and Apps

Usertesting.com is a website that pays people to review all sorts of websites. Each review takes about 20 minutes to complete, and rewards you with $10 in return via Paypal.

If you’ve got 20 minutes to spare, this is a no-brainer!

16. Become a Delivery Driver/Rider

Food delivery services such as UberEats, Postmates, and Doordash have all become very popular within the last few years.

If you’re looking to make some money with a flexible schedule, this is perfect for that. You choose whenever you want to drive, and the pay averages around $15-$20 an hour. Not too shabby!

17. Write an eBook

Another way of making money online – writing an eBook. If you’re super knowledgeable about a certain topic, and have a way with words, writing an eBook could be a great source of passive income (income you make without actively trying)!

A great way to advertise your eBook is through social media, so if you have a decent following on there, you may make quite a bit of money through your writing. It’s worth a shot, right?

18. Sell Your Stuff

Do you really need that book you read 5 years ago and haven’t touched since? Probably not. Selling your stuff is a very easy and fast way to accumulate some cash. You can either sell it on Craigslist, a pawn shop, or use an app called OfferUp.

If you sell through Craigslist or OfferUp, just make sure you’re meeting in a safe location!

19. Sell Your Clothes

Piggybacking off of selling your stuff, selling your clothes is another great way to quickly earn money. The general rule is if you haven’t worn it in the last six months, get rid of it.

If you have clothes that you don’t wear but are still in good condition, you can make quite a bit of money depending on the article of clothing and brand. There are apps to sell clothes on like Poshmark and Mercari, or you can do it the old fashioned way and take it to any second hand clothing store.

20. Start an Ebay Store

ebayTying into the last point – maybe you don’t want to sell your clothes to a consignment shop. Instead, open an Ebay store! You’ll probably make more profit selling them on the website, and it’s really easy to set up.

Selling isn’t limited to clothes either, you can sell almost anything on Ebay. As long as it fits their rules and regulations, go for it!

21. Start an Etsy Store

etsyIf you’re a little more crafty but still like the idea of selling your stuff online, look into opening an Etsy shop. There are so many people out there who made Etsy their full time job; but even if that’s not your goal, you could still make quite a bit of money.

Etsy has everything from bracelets, to clothes, to wall decor, etc. The sky’s the limit!

22. Start Dropshipping with Amazon

Dropshipping on Amazon is another great way to easily make money. Basically, you’re selling stuff online, but you don’t have to have any of it physically with you. Instead, when your store sells a product, that buyer is purchasing it from a third party seller, who ships the product directly to them.

Essentially, you’re the middle man.

You won’t have to pay for the product until the buyer purchases it, and if you’re selling it for more than the product is actually work, you make a profit off of it. Plus, you can do this all in the comfort of your own home.

23. Become a Virtual Assistant

Another in-home job, virtual assistants are becoming much more popular in the age of the internet. There are many different sites you can apply on – such as Remote.co or Zirtual. You can earn anywhere between $15-$60 an hour, depending on the company and your background.

This is a great option for stay-at-home parents, or someone who likes to travel and wants a more flexible position.

24. Start Driving for Uber or Lyft

Are you one of those people who loves driving? You’re definitely not alone! With the rise of Uber and Lyft, as long as you and your car meet their requirements, driving for either of the companies is a fairly easy process to start.

You choose your schedule, and can drive as little or as much as you want. And you can meet some cool people in the process! If you’re committed, it’s definitely possible to make a couple of hundred dollars within a week.

25. Participate in Focus Groups

If you’re into the idea of getting paid for your opinions, check out what focus groups are in your area. They may ask for opinions on anything from products to tv series to a specific person. Not a bad way to make a buck.

26. Sell Unused Gift Cards

At some point, we’ve all gotten a gift card from someone to a place that isn’t necessarily our favorite. If you’re never going to use it, doesn’t it make much more sense to sell it for a little less than the original amount than to just let the money sit there? We think so.

27. Buy and Sell Domain Names

This is an easy one that doesn’t require a lot of effort. You’ll have to put money down before you can get any back, but if you buy domain names that are clever and you know someone will want to purchase later on, it’s smarter to buy them now and then resell them for a little more.

28. Edit Videos

Do you consider yourself to be good with iMovie or Final Cut Pro? There are a lot of people looking for your skills – and are willing to pay money for you to edit their videos. Advertising on Fiverr could be an awesome way to start.

29. Teach English

skypeFun fact – there are a ton of people teaching English to students in foreign countries via Skype. Why not be one of those teachers if you know the language?

You can do this completely online and from the comfort of your own home. The company SkypeLearn is one of the websites you can use to teach English online, and most teachers earn around $10-20/hour.

30. House Sit

Another task that doesn’t require a lot of effort, house sitting. If you know someone who is going out of town and wants their house to be monitored (aka taking in the mail, turning on and off the lights, etc.), that could be an easy way to make some money. Better yet, if they have a dog, you could make even more money to watch the pup along with their house.

31. Sell Your Art on Society6

Society6 is an awesome website that sells things like tapestries, comforters, stationery, even iPhone cases!

If you’re into drawing or making digital art, you should definitely check out the site. All you have to do is upload your artwork, and people can purchase your art in whatever type of merchandise they want. The merchandise is made by Society6, so you don’t have to worry about that part, and you earn a percentage of every sale they make.

32. Play Professional Dress Up

If you were one of those kids who loved to play dress up, and maybe still does, become a professional princess or movie character! These entertainers can make as much as $50 an hour, so it’s worth it to check out if you’re into that scene.

33. Sell Your Stories/Videos

If you’ve got a good story to tell, it may be worth more than you realize. If it’s interesting, selling your story to a newspaper or website could pay quite a bit of money – even better if you have a video to go along with it.

34. Rent Out Your Parking Space

Depending on where you live, this could be a big money maker. If you have a car parking space you never use in a busy location, you could most likely rent it out to students or professionals for quite a bit of money.

Advertise your parking space on sites like Justpark. Just double check that it’s legal where you live!

35. Sell Your Textbooks

This is an easy one if you’re a student. Textbooks are crazy expensive these days, and not every student can afford to purchase a new one. If you’re not going to need or use the textbook after finishing your class, you not only earn money by selling it, but help another student out in the process.

36. Get Cashback on Your Credit Card

credit card cashbackAs you enter adulthood, you learn that you need a credit card to build up your credit score. When choosing a credit card, there are ones that reward you points when you spend money with it. After earning a certain amount of points, there are some that offer either rewards or cash back.

Here are some of the best cash back credit cards of 2018.

37. Become a Social Media Manager

As of 2018, most of us have had some sort of social media at one point or another. If you enjoy social media and find yourself to be quite good at reaching a large audience, you could be a good fit for a social media manager position. It’s an up and coming job that many companies are offering, and the median salary a year is about $50k.

38. Become a Personal Trainer

This is another great one for flexibility. If you’re passionate about fitness and love helping others with their fitness journey, consider becoming a certified personal trainer.

The certification is a little costly, but if you work independently and know a few potential clients that would be interested, you could bring in some serious cash. You can either train clients in their homes, at a park, or rent out a gym space.

39. Review Music for Money

Another way to earn money for your opinion, Slicethepie is a website that offers money in return for your opinion on music.

It may take a little while before you build up your reputation, but once you do, you can totally earn some disposable cash for a night out on the town or some new clothes.

40. Recycle Your Old Cell Phones

Have a cell phone or tablet that you’re no longer using? Gazelle.com will gladly take your electronics and sell them for you (as long as they’re semi-recent and in good condition).

41. Volunteer for Overtime

If you already have a job, this one’s pretty self-explanatory. Ask your boss if you can work a few extra hours this week, and rack up some of that overtime pay. This won’t work in every case, but it’s worth a shot to try if you think your boss would agree.

42. Ask Your Boss for a Raise

ask for a raiseAnother self-explanatory option, if you believe that you’re doing a great job and have been at your job for a little while, it might be worth it to ask your boss for a raise. It can be scary, but you’ll never know if you don’t try!

43. Get a Temporary Part-Time Job

If you want to go the more traditional route, it might be smart to get a temporary part-time job. It’s a wiser option if you need a guaranteed set amount of money, and you won’t need it forever!

44. Become a Group Fitness Instructor

Another one related to fitness, why not become a certified group fitness instructor? You get to choose how many classes you teach a week, and literally get paid to workout. Many instructors earn around $20 an hour, so teaching a few classes a week will add up.

45. Bartend for an Event or Weekend

This is another way to earn a big amount of money in a little amount of time. If you’re somewhat of an alcohol connoisseur and can make a mean martini (and are over 21, obviously), you could easily make a few hundred bucks working at a wedding or a few parties on a weekend.

46. Help Move Furniture

Very few people like to move, or having to carry a new piece of furniture home. This one requires a bit of strength, but if you’ve got it – people could really use your services!

47. Mow Lawns

Ah, a classic. Most people know how to operate a lawn mower, and there are lots of individuals who either don’t have time, or maybe physically can’t mow their lawn. You choose your own rates, and if you don’t mind working up a bit of a sweat, could totally earn a lot of cash.

48. Clean Houses

Another thing a lot of people don’t have time for (or just hate doing), cleaning their house. This one definitely isn’t for the faint of heart, but if you enjoy or don’t mind cleaning, you can pop in some headphones and rack in the moo-lah.

49. Rent Out Your Room/House

airbnbEver heard of a little company called Airbnb?

It has grown immensely in the past few years, and as a much cheaper alternative to renting a hotel room, people are all over it! If you have a room or place that you never use, or even aren’t going to be using for a few months, renting it out is a great way to make some money. If you’re renting a property, just make sure that it’s okay with the landlord first!

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