I don’t care who you are or what your regular income is, now and then you need a little extra cash quick. Maybe you found out your kid needs braces. Perhaps your furnace took its last breath. Stuff happens! If your pocketbook could use a little boost now, here is how to make cash fast and from home.
Sell Domains – Many of us working online and as bloggers have a bad habit of hoarding domains. Those dollar domain sales are just too tempting, even if you have no time for another site now. Even the best of intentions can be expensive when you never get around to putting them to use. Unload those unused domain names for a few extra bucks. You can sell them to a (trustworthy) buyer directly or use a service like GoDaddy Auctions. I recently sold a domain through a 7-day auction on GoDaddy and it was only about two weeks from the time I listed the domain until I received the funds via PayPal.
Offer One-Off Services – You may not have the time to find, woo and contract a long-term client for your freelance services. However, there are likely several services in your arsenal that are perfect for short-term, one-time, quick turnaround offerings. Think along the lines of Fiverr listings. These things do not require a lot of back and forth or time to complete.
Run a Sale on Your Physical or Info Products – As a well-rounded business owner, you may have a training course, book, membership site or even a physical product for sale. Calculate your profit margin and cut those prices as low as possible for a limited time. Scarcity works in sales.
Pull Out Your Phone – There are so many apps that make money. And most have immediate cashout once you reach the payment threshold. A few of my favorites:
Sell Your Books – So if you are a bookworm like me, this is going to be hard. I hate parting with books, no matter how many times I’ve read them. But, they are worth month. Hit up BookScouter.com, enter the ISBN and see who wants your book and how much they are willing to pay.
Hit the Content Mills – If you are able to write, there are still websites like Textbroker that allow you to work as much or as little as you would like. These websites with no activity requirement are great to keep in your back pocket for when times are tight. Many pay weekly or every two weeks via PayPal. They may not pay the greatest, but when every penny counts…
Sell Direct Advertising – If you have a popular, established website or blog, selling advertising spots is a great way to get some quick cash in your pocket. Not only should you always have an Advertising Page available, you should continuously add potential leads to an “In Case of Emergency” list. These may be people who have expressed interest in an ad spot in the past or those you have seen advertising on similar websites. Reach out to them with a special, limited time offer.
Sell a Turnkey Website – If you are an experienced webmaster, you can probably put together a new site in no time flat. Do a little research to uncover niches on the rise and then create everything a new blogger would need to get going. Create an autoresponder series and graphics. Make a list of applicable affiliate programs. You can even provide a handful of articles to get the buyer started. What you can’t do yourself (ex. Graphics), you can outsource on Fiverr.
Sell Your Services Locally – Many online entrepreneurs overlook their local market, but this can be a great place to make some quick cash. You may already know these people on a personal level. You may also be able to secure payment at the time of completion if you have traveled to them. You can also go outside of your online niche and offer quick services like babysitting, yard work, running errands, etc.
Sell Unused Gift Cards – There are several sites like Gift Card Granny and Raise that will pay you cash for unused gift cards.
Feel Like Leaving the House?
There are so many great ways to make money fast if you are willing to head out into the community.
- Donate plasma
- Pick up gigs on Taskrabbit
- Pick up gigs on Zaarly
- Pick up work on Agent Anything
- Rent out a room on Airbnb
- Drive for Uber
- Mow a few lawns
- Participate in a clinical study
Once you start making extra money, make sure you aren’t squandering it somewhere else. Brightpeak Financial has a great challenge that will show you tips and tricks to saving $500 in 7 days.