There are some things in life that seem to hit us like an oncoming train. These are things like major car repairs, medical events, family emergencies, major home repairs and the like. For whatever the reason, you need some extra cash and you need it in a short period of time. Here are ten ways to generate some extra income when you’re in a crunch. LF logistics
Pizza Delivery – Most pizza places in town are always looking for drivers. You can start earning tips right away, get reimbursed extra for your mileage, and get paid for your time as well. You’ll start raking in money immediately, and you can do this job at night when it’s convenient for you to do so.
Your Hobby – Everyone has a hobby that has some value to it, whether it be woodworking, photography or crafts, chances are there’s a way to turn it into some extra income.
Lawn Mowing / Snow Shoveling – During the summer, everyone needs their lawn mowed. If you’ve got a mower and a truck, you’re golden. You just need to find clients who want to pay you money to do so. Putting up flyers around in all of your local grocery stores is a good start, and after that, read a book entitled “Guerilla Marketing.”
Hold a Garage Sale – We all have a bunch of extra stuff that we don’t need that’s just sitting around. Put some sweat equity in this week and line all of your stuff in your garage and put an ad in the local paper. Clean out your house and bring in some extra cash in the process
Donate Plasma – There’s a lot of quick money to be had in donating some of your plasma (or other bodily fluids) for those who need it. You’ll make about $25 a pop. It’s not a lot of money, but if you really need some quick cash, this might be an option.
Odd Jobs – Chances are your local college or university has a career services department which is frequently solicited to hire students to perform odd jobs around the house, such as helping someone move, or doing some landscaping. Most of the work’s physical, but it’s fairly easy to come by and can result in some easy money.
Teach – You probably know more about some topic than everyone else. Consider teaching a class at the community college in your chosen field of study.
The Part-Time Job – Remember all of t hose exciting service job you had in your youth? They’re still there. Get a part time job in retail sales, at a gas station, or maybe even waiting tables at a restaurant to bring in some extra money while you need it.
Go Freelance – Chances are there’s a demand for the type of work that you do outside of your job. If you’re a web designer, accountant, computer person, plumber, or just about anything, there’s work to be had if you go out and get it in addition to your normal 40 hours.
Become Your Own House Cleaning Service – You can easily make $20 an hour cleaning houses if you can manage the business end right. The key is finding clients (once again I suggest picking up a copy of “Guerilla Marketing”) and doing a great job in a short amount of time.
If you’re in a financial crunch, there’s money to be had if you’re willing to put in the work. You just have to go out and grab it!