For whatever reasons, sometimes we just need money quickly. If you're in a position where you may need a bit of extra cash in your pocket, but don't want to take out finance, then you've come to the right place!
Whether you need a surplus of funds to help you with your everyday expenses, such as commuting or your habitual morning coffee, we can help show you the quickest ways to get money. There's plenty of cash out there for those who are willing to go out there and make it; you just have to know how to!
So without further ado, here are a few money making ideas to help you make money fast.
Sell your unwanted items
We've all got them – those unwanted or obsolete objects that are laying around on shelves collecting dust and cluttering up our drawers. However, have you stopped to think that maybe you could make some money at of these items?
Here are a few common household items that could help you make some extra cash:
DVDs, CDs & Books
Now we're living in the digital age of iPhones, Kindles and Netflix; CDs, DVDs and books have become quite passé in recent years; meaning that we tend to opt for the digital versions which take up less space and make less clutter.
If you've got books, DVDs and CDs that you haven't played or read in a while, and you don't think you will anytime soon, then why not make some money out of them and free your home up of some space!
Websites such as MusicMagpie (@musicMagpie) make getting rid of your old books, CDs and DVDs effortless. Simply just go online and have the items you wish to get rid of to hand, input the barcodes of the books, CDs or DVDs that you want to to get rid of, and they'll give you a price they're willing to provide you with. If you're happy with the price they offer you, send your items to them via Freepost, and you'll receive the money when they get your items.
What could be more simple than that?
Old Mobile Phones
More often than not, when the latest version of a phone comes out, we're all dying to get our hands on it, regardless of the condition of our current phones. This means that there's a lot of perfectly good working phones out there that are just being discarded when the latest model comes out.
If you've got a phone that’s in perfect working order or even perhaps one that isn't, that is laying around in a drawer somewhere, then why not sell it for some extra money.
Mazuma mobile (@Mazuma) accept both working and damaged phones and will quote you a price for what your phone is worth, dependant on what condition your phone is in. Just visit their site online, put in the make and model of your phone, and they'll give you a quote instantly. If you're then happy to proceed, they'll give you a label to print out for Freepost delivery, and when they've received your phone, they'll pay your money the same day.
Fashions come in and out so quickly; sometimes it's so hard to keep up! If you've got clothes that you wouldn't be seen dead in, then maybe consider getting rid of them in order to earn some extra money.
If you've got quite a lot of clothes that are out of fashion or maybe some of yours or your children's clothes that don't fit anymore, then you could use a website such as Bob's Cash for Clothes (@Bobscash4clothe) that works as a clothes for cash company that will pay you by the kilogram for your clothes. Bob's Cash for Clothes helps source clothes for underprivileged families in Eastern Europe and Africa so that families can buy fashionable, good quality clothes at affordable prices.
Alternatively, if you have only a select few unique or expensive items you would like to get rid of, you can use online auctioning sites such as Ebay (@eBay) or websites and apps that specialise in selling clothing, such as Depop (@depop).
Use Your Free Time to do Online Surveys:
If you're looking to make money quickly, then it's crucial for you to utilise all your free time in order to make money as soon as possible.
One way you can do this is to sign up to some websites that pay willing participants for filling out online surveys. There are plenty of sites that are willing to pay anything from £5 - £20 per survey, such as Panel Opinion (@PanelOpinion) and Opinion Outpost (@OpinionOutpost).
All you have to do is sign up with some of your personal details, and they'll get in touch with you via email when there's an available survey for you to fill out, with most surveys will taking anything from just 10 to 30 minutes to complete.
Put Your Skills to Good Use
If you've got skills that you're not employing and putting into good practice, then you should consider putting them to use. There are many ways for modern professionals to use their skills online to make money, and here's just a select few you can try.
If you aren't already aware of Fiverr (@fiverr), then you should be! Fiverr is a site where freelancers advertise their services on an online marketplace. So, if you're proficient at using photoshop, a whiz with IT or enjoy writing as a hobby, then you might want to advertise your skills on Fiverr and see how much you could earn from your talents.
Do you love those little four-legged, fluffy friends? Then try your hand at dog walking and pet sitting to see how much you could earn for looking after man's best friend. Tailster (@Tailstercom) gives animal lovers the perfect opportunity to meet pet owners in your local area to offer your dog walking and pet sitting services (for a price of course!)
All you have to do is sign up for Tailster today and answer some questions about your experience and knowledge dealing with animals, and after they've reviewed your details, you'll be connected with pet owners looking and asking for quotes for your services, it's as simple as that.
Get Paid to Search the Web
If you spend a lot of your free time or you work on the internet, then you might want to look into getting paid for searching the web, and it's a lot easier to do than you'd think.
Companies such as Qmee (@qmee) and Swagbucks (@Swagbucks) have web browser extensions that you can add to your browser and get paid for searches. All you have to do is sign up to either one of the previous companies, download the extension, and you're all set to start earning cash straight away.
Rent Out Your Parking Space
If you own or rent your own home that has a parking space that you aren't putting to good use, then why not rent it out for some extra cash? Especially if you happen to live in a busy town or city centre, then you're all set to make a nice profit.
With JustPark (@JustPark) you can advertise your driveway and choose it's availability whether it's from 9 to 5, when you're at work or 24/7 around the clock, it's up to you! Sign up to advertise your parking space online to people who are looking to park in your area, get bookings through the app and have the money paid straight into your bank or Paypal account.
Put These Ideas into Practice
Now that you've got the ideas, the final thing you can do is to put them into practice as soon as possible! All these sites and apps are especially helpful for people who are looking for a swift and straightforward way to get extra cash, so sign up and get started today to start making money fast!