Quick Ways Of Making Fast Money

Quick ways of making fast money

Quick ways of making fast money

We live in a fast paced world. Days can easily blur into one thanks to the sheer number of responsibilities we have, both at work and at home. Time and opportunity for extracurricular activities is pretty slim, so if you have a full plate but are still looking to make an extra few bucks, you’ll understandably not want the task to be the most time-consuming endeavour.

Whether or not you have a skill in mind or are simply looking to branch out and try new things that have the potential to bring in a little extra cash, follow our quick guide for making fast money. Happy you, happy wallet!

Sell homemade crafts Etsy

Many people look to arts and crafts as a therapeutic de-stresser in what little spare time they have. If you’re crafting wonderful phone covers / jewellery / hand-sewn clothing anyway, it makes sense to turn it in to a lucrative undertaking! Peer-to-peer e-commerce sit Etsy allows you to sell almost anything; if you’re an artist in any capacity, then there may be an audience already on Etsy who’ll pay for your work. Some users on Etsy even turn their profiles into a full-time business if it becomes popular enough!

Start a blog

Passionate about something and / or love to write? Starting a blog might not only be a great creative outlet, but one that can make you money relatively quickly too! Although it’s unreasonable to expect thousands of visitors in the first week, a blog that churns out quality content on a regular basis will eventually obtain enough visitors to turn a profit, either through ads or by allowing paid guest posts.

A web host like Dreamhost can provide hosting, a domain and a free one-click install of the easy-to-use blogging platform WordPress, which can get you started very quickly. Once the traffic starts coming in, consider using ad platforms like Adsense and Blogads to turn visitor impressions into revenue!

Play games online

If you’re interested in sports, or perhaps have a degree or interest in predictive analytics or any numerical field, it’s quite possible to turn a profit quickly on a daily fantasy sports website like Fanduel or Draftkings. The industry has many players who have won five, six and even seven figures by predicting the outcome of individual sports performances. (We like the sound of that!) It’s pretty straightforward, honest! Each player is assigned a salary and you have to construct the highest-scoring lineup with the salary cap provided to you.

If you love a good game but predicting sports isn’t your thing, consider playing casino games for quick cash on Casino.com. In some of their games, it’s possible to win up to $100,000 instantly. Keep in mind that all gambling carries risk and you should only bet what you can afford to lose, but these options are certainly viable when considering ways to make money fast – not to mention super fun!

In addition, if sports is your bread and butter, you may also consider selling or trading Limited Edition sports cards.

Sell your gift cards

We’ve all done the awkward fake smile when gifted a voucher for a store we just don’t visit that often. Rather than have the card sit in your wallet unused, consider selling it online instead. Websites like GiftCardRescue.com are able to give you around 90% value for most gift cards, making this an easy and very quick way to gather up some extra money!

Online surveys

Even though the pay rate is often relatively low, it’s hard to beat filling out online surveys for a source of quick and easy cash. Sites like SwagBucks and MySurvey are good places to start for this, as is a new service called Qmee that pays you for loyalty to a search engine. If you’re stuck in front of a computer anyway, this is a pretty sweet way to make quick cash, right?!

Happy fast money-making!

Sarah Landrum

Sarah Landrum recently graduated from Penn State with degrees in Marketing and PR. Now, she's a freelance writer and career blogger sharing advice on navigating the work world and achieving happiness and success in your career. You can find her tweeting on her coffee breaks @SarahLandrum