There are a lot of ways you can make money fast. The problem is a lot of them take years of experience and the others are illegal.

If you want to make some extra cash, but you don’t know how – this article is for you.

Who knows, you could only be a couple hours from making the extra cash you need, and you don’t need to be a financial expert.


Uber and other driving services are popping up everywhere. You can’t go into a city without seeing a car displaying their shiny official Uber sticker.

Becoming an Uber driver is as easy as creating an account, verifying your license, auto insurance, and then taking your car to get a free check-up.

After you’ve been approved for their driving program, you decide when you want to drive and how long you want to drive. If you only feel like doing one or two trips, that’s all you have to do.

You’ll get a standard amount per mile, plus any tips the riders give.

Surveys, surveys, and more surveys

Did you know people will pay to hear your thoughts? Yes, tell some companies what you think and you can make some money.

Companies are always outsourcing surveys to websites like Survey Junkie. Become a member at one of those websites and then you can share your opinions on videos, new products, and companies themselves.

You can have your account up and running in less than 10 minutes. Within an hour, you could be taking surveys.

Most surveys on these sites will take around 5 minutes and you will get paid anywhere from $0.50 to $1 or slightly more. Sure, you won’t be rolling in the dough, but it’s an easy way to make some spending money.

Because there are so many survey sites, the best technique is to sign up for A LOT of these programs and take as many as you can.

When you’re taking surveys, you aren’t going to be eligible for a lot of them. Each one will have some “qualifying” questions.

Sell Your Stuff

You probably already have the money you want, but it’s in the stuff you already own.

If you’re like most Americans, you have a bunch of stuff in your closet and attic that you’ll never use.

If it’s going to sit there and collect dust, why not make some cold hard cash off your stuff? You can go through the tried and true method of having a yard sale or you can take advantage of technology.

There are HUNDREDS of apps and websites where you can sell your old “treasures” (what your spouse calls junk). eBay has become the premier place for selling every crowding your garage.  

Go Freelance

You probably know how to do something very well.

Whatever your “thing” is – you can probably get paid to do it. If you’re great at a task or job, why not rack in extra dough doing the things you already know.

Freelancing is becoming one of the most popular ways to make money on the side. Companies are always looking for people with skills, but they don’t have the need or money for a full-time employee. You would be surprised by the amount you can make by taking up extra jobs.

Do Odds and Ends

On a similar note, people will pay to get just about anything done. Sites like TaskRabbit are bringing together people who need things done and people who are willing to do them.

You can do anything from picking up groceries to walking someone’s dog. If you have the free time and you don’t mind doing other people’s personal jobs – it’s a simple way to make some money.

Deliver Food

When they began, Uber was nothing more than a rideshare service designed to get people from place to place. Now they are branching into delivery service as well.

Sure, getting a job as a pizza delivery guy probably isn’t ideal for you. Instead of working for a company and being restricted to their hours and demands, you can be an UberEats delivery person.

UberEats is identical to the traditional idea of Uber, except you don’t transport people, you transport food. Customers place an order, you confirm the delivery, go to the restaurant, pick it up and then drop it off. Boom – then you get paid.

Rent out a Room

If you have an extra room in your home, and you’re only using it as an extra closet or to store exercise equipment you don’t use, why not rent out the room?

If you live in an area where people like to vacation (maybe you live near a big city, lake, or the mountains), then a lot of people will pay to stay with you.

If you’re unfamiliar with Airbnb (have you been living under a rock for the past 5 years), the idea is simple. You put a room, your house, or even your backyard on Airbnb and then when someone wants to rent it out, they pay you. You basically manage your own bed and breakfast.

If you’re worried about the gusts breaking something, Airbnb has insurance provided. They will cover repairs or replacements (depending on the circumstances).

After the guest leaves, they can leave you a rating and you can review them as well.

Making Money Fast

If you’re looking for a side hustle, the only thing stopping you is YOU! There are so many options out there, you can find something for you.

Unless you can waltz into your boss’ office and demand a raise, these are some of the best ways to make some extra cash (which aren’t illegal).

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