Does your bank account need a little boost right now? Are you trying to come up with some last-minute funds to cover a bill, an unexpected expense, or a big deal that’s coming up soon? If so, the ideas below are for you! These are all options to make quick money in a day.
Some of these options require a little prep work up front. You may need to sign up for an account or wait for some background checks or driving records. But, once you get these things right, you’ll have everything you need to generate income whenever you need some jingle in your pocket.
1. Instant payment option with Uber
If you have a safe, reliable car with extra space that meets all of Uber’s requirements, you can earn extra money. But, getting approved as a driver will take some time though usually not a few days. So, if you are interested in making money driving, don’t forget to start the process now.
Then whenever you need cash, you’ll be ready to start driving clients. Indeed, Uber has become a go-to for those who need flexibility Side gig.
Although Uber has traditionally Pays weeklyThey have a new “instant pay“Option. It allows you to cash out any earnings up to five times per day. If you’re looking for really quick cash, this is a great way to earn.
PS Lyft also has a same day pay option!
2. Sell something of your own
What would you be willing to pay for people that have it lying around? Spend a few minutes looking at your assets and make a list of possibilities.
Take some time to research before pricing your item. What else is going for similar pieces? eBay Complete Listings are a great way to get an idea of going rates for all kinds of things.
Then, take the best quality photos you can and list them for sale on something like Facebook or an app let’s go. Depending on the item, you can bring it to a local store like Plato’s Closet and leave cash on hand. Although you can’t sell as much directly to a retailer, it’s a lot less hassle than selling online — and you can be sure of same-day payoff.
3. Check Craigslist Gigs
On Craigslist, you can find many traditional jobs. But, there is also a gig category. Here, people list all kinds of one-time jobs they need a little help with. You can find someone who needs help by:
- Fixing a fence
- Backfilling hands over a hole
- Completion of field inspection
- Creating a PowerPoint presentation
You never know what you’ll find! Navigate to your local Craigslist site and look for available gigs. There are eight different categories of gigs available:
- the labor
Feel free to check them out, as people don’t always categorize opportunities correctly. Regardless of the type of gig you find, always be aware of potential spam or spam.
Always tell someone where you’re going, make payment details in advance, in writing (usually email), and request cash. Otherwise, you may receive a bad check without realizing it. And Always, always, always Listen to your gut. If something seems off, or too good to be true, it probably is.
4. Do some landscaping
If you are physically capable of mowing, weeding, and pruning, you can start your own landscaping business. Ask neighbors and friends if they need their lawn mowed. Make sure you look at the lawn in person before giving a quote. You want to see how big it is, what kind of obstacles you’ll have to cut around it, and if there are any anticipated problems before agreeing on a price.
Your landscaping services are not limited to mowing the grass or weeding along the edges. Think of the different seasonal jobs you can provide. Many people will happily pay someone to:
- Leaves collected with a ladder
- Shovel snow from their driveway, deck or sidewalk
- Weed a flower bed or a garden
- Pick up dog poop from the yard
- Trim the hedges
Remember your reputation is your biggest referrer. Do quality work for a decent price and always provide excellent customer service. If you do these things, you are more likely to get repetitive work.
5. Sell a local service
Landscaping is just the beginning of the services you can sell door-to-door. Use your imagination and your talent, and find a need in your neighborhood. If soliciting is not prohibited in the area, you can ask people if they need what you have to offer.
Think through your pricing a little earlier. Make sure you account for any materials you purchase. Enter any fees for your service (for example settlement fees), and include them in your quote. This way you don’t do a ton of work until you even break even.
You can provide:
- Curb marking, where you paint house numbers on the curb to make them easily identifiable
- Drain cleaning
- Debris removal (you’ll need a truck and straps to keep the debris behind)
- cleaning windows
- Mobile car wash
- Spyhole (also called peephole) installation
Can you play a musical instrument? If you have some performing talent, you can find a location where people can walk and try busking. Outdoor shopping malls can be a great place to try, and there are always good street corners too.
Before you start, make sure to research the laws in your area. Bus driving is legal in many places, but the practice of performing on the streets is banned in some areas.
If you are legally able to perform at your chosen location, it only takes a few minutes to get ready. Get a good idea of what you are going to play or perform. Make sure you have your music and everything you need. Then, set out a hat or your musical instrument case, so that people can listen to you and drop money.
7. Offer delivery service
If you like talking to people and traveling around, consider offering delivery services. Think about what your location needs. For example, where I live, there are no flower shops that offer delivery. But, many people want to send a bouquet to their loved ones on Valentine’s Day.
By creating a simple Craigslist ad or simply posting on Facebook, you can often get orders for delivery. Be sure to factor your gas money and time into the fees you charge and collect upfront payments. This way you will be able to purchase the item you will be delivering.
Take advantage of the sale. Does the local sandwich shop offer to buy one? Call some office buildings and see if they are willing to place an order for your delivery.
For more money making ideas via Distribution, see this post.
Do you think you would use any of these ideas to make some quick cash? You never know, they just might turn into your full-time gig!