Need Money Now? Here are 17 Ways to Make Cash Right Now
Manage a Facebook/IG/Linkedin Social Media Page
Do you need cash now? If so, go through this list and find the easiest ways to put money in your pocket in a few hours. Some of these will give you better cash flow than others and some even enough to cover your monthly obligations or a debt you may owe. If you are in ‘hot water’ and need to get that annoying creditor of your line then really look into the list I put together. They will 100% get you through challenging times.
Conducting Online Surveys
If you are in need of some cash, exchanging your time to conduct online surveys can be a great way to earn some cash. Companies will pay you for your opinions. There are numerous companies out there who offer cash for surveys, but my favourite survey site with a good track record is Swagbucks. You can get paid up to $20 per survey and they even have a mobile app. Earning money from taking surveys is super easy and enjoyable if you dedicate the time for it.
Tutor Online or In Person
One of my favourite ways to make money is tuition. I tutored for two years consistently on weekends as a side hustle and made around $300 every weekend, which is an additional $1,200 per month all from teaching English language to students from ages 5-16 years old. The greatest thing about teaching is you can teach whatever subject you have skillset in, you can also teach online provided the parents or adult you are teaching doesn’t have a issue with online learning.
If you are interested in teaching online I would recommend you check out Tutorfair, Tutorful and Udemy.
Day Trade Cryptocurrencies or Forex
If you register on an investment app and online brokerage you could day trade. Day trading is a great strategy to buy and sell financial instruments like stocks, currencies, futures and cryptocurrency. Essentially, within a single trading day, you trade with the aim of making profit from short-term price fluctuations. Day traders typically use technical analysis and char tools to identify patterns and trends in the market to form an opinion on a trade to determine potential gain.
Work on Upwork/Fiver
Both Upwork and Fiver work quite similarly. They are both the homes for freelancers and are the go-to platforms in the lifestyle entrepreneur space. Small business owners and influencers regularly visit these websites to outsource graphic design, writers, social media management, seo experts, video editing and other skillsets necessary to dominate in the online marketing space. I personally do not believe you need to be an expert to set up an account and start selling. I recently met a Fiver seller on Clubhouse and they made over £500 in their first month by simply selling custom clubhouse profile picture avatars (you could download Canva and start making these, build a small portfolio, join clubhouse and start contacting people asking if they would be interested in your services.
If you register on an investment app and online brokerage like etoro, you could start copytrading. Copytrading is a form of online trading where individuals can automatically copy the trades of more experienced traders, with the goal of replicating their success in the financial markets. The concept is based on the idea that not everyone has the time, expertise, or resources to conduct their own trading research and analysis, and that it can be beneficial to follow the trades of other successful traders.
Rent Your Car on Turo or Getaround
Instead of going to a car rental company like Hertz, people are turning to car sharing platforms like Turo and Getaround. This means that if you have a car just sitting on your drive, you could easily allow it to start paying for itself and even leave you with some profit once you have deducted your running costs. Turo allows car renters to look at all cars advertised by hosts once they enter their post code or zip code. They can select an available car, book a time slot for collection and drive away in a few hours.
Sell Old Books and Games on Amazon
We all have items we no longer use or want anymore. Why not sell it? By posting some of your old books and xbox 360 games you can make some money by simply offloading things that are dated. You can sell items on Amazon or Facebook Marketplace to quickly make some money.
Ride for Deliveroo or Uber Eats
Online food delivery has gained popularity and I do not see this trend dying. People want things fast, we all like a little bit of fast food every now and then so why not make money by delivering food with Deliveroo or Uber Eats? Deliveroo and Uber eats drivers and riders earn up to £8.91 per hour for Assistant to £14.34 per hour for Delivery Person. The average Deliveroo salary ranges from approximately £11,436 per year for Courier to £25,000 per year for Delivery Person.
Post a Bedroom on SpareRoom
Similar to the above, you could also get a long term lodger and rent a spare bedroom. Rooms can be rented from £300-800 with bills included in most places in London and neighbouring communities outside the M25.
Sell on Etsy
If you are a creative, selling custom items on Etsy can earn you a full-time income. Join The Etsy Creative Marketplace where there are Millions of Shoppers looking for items from custom balloons, maternity clothing to customised tea cups.
Answer Questions on JustAnswer
People looking for expertise online. JustAnswer (and several sites like it) allow doctors, lawyers, engineers and others with enhanced knowledge to earn a small income merely answering questions from people who would otherwise have to pay a hefty sum for those answers.
This platform is a great resource for people. It's also lucrative (for the time spent) if you're looking to earn a bit of cash in a hurry. Don't expect to get rich answering questions, but you can generate a few bucks here or there if you're in a bind.
Have an eye for photography? Of course, you need to be good at this to earn any money but it you are, you can sell photos on Shutterstock or iStockPhoto (along with many others) to generate a passive income from something you might be very passionate about. For a quicker way to earn by taking photos, solicit people looking for photographers to cover their wedding, engagement, child's birthday or any other life event. You'll need a good camera and some experience, but you can definitely earn some must-needed income this way no matter where you live.
Got content? Sell stock videos, loops and motion graphics on Adobe and Shutterstock…
Buy & Sell Stocks
Register on an investment app and online brokerage and buy and sell stocks once you have made profit. Or alternatively, buy dividend stocks and pay yourself from the dividend income made.
Become a Personal Trainer
If you understand fitness, you could be a personal trainer. People pay good money for personal trainers, if only to have someone keep them on track towards their goals. You can add value while also helping yourself financially.
This could also break off into nutrition and assisting people with meal plans, and so on. You could solicit clients in your local gym, but depending on where you live, you might need some certification to do this (not to mention the gym's approval). You could also use a site like Fitness Trainer to advertise your services.
If you are a subject matter expert in a particular field, why not provide online coaching. If you already have a following across social media, simply set up a calendly.com or an acuity scheduling page and set up 1-2-1 sessions with people interested to learn from you. Coaching can be provided one to one or in group sessions. Earnings can range from £50-1000+ and later can be monetised via an online course.