See how you can make money online, plus more details on how to get paid fast.
Some days you won’t have to worry about rent and credit card debt.
But in the meantime you have to control your finances.
In a bind? Want to make money fast? We’re not talking millions of dollars, but enough capital to meet your monthly obligations or to stop that pesky lender from calling you.
Below are 32 different ways you can earn some extra money online, through apps, and even offline.
And luckily for you, almost all require little or no capital. Keep scrolling to learn more.
Drive for Uber or Lyft
Companies like Uber and Lyft offer great opportunities to earn some extra cash.
You will need a clean driving record, a new car and authorization to work where you live.
If you have all of these things, you can work whenever it’s possible for you, whether it’s during rush hour in the middle of the day or early on a weekend night. The choice is yours.
Participate in market research
One way you can earn real money without any difficulty is by participating in market research.
It is very easy to earn money without much work like completing online surveys with your thoughts about the company’s products.
Or companies may ask you to join a focus group to share your opinion and compensate you with cash or a gift card.
This often involves writing or expressing your opinion in polls or paid surveys.
Since participating in research is not time-consuming, it is a good way to earn extra income.
Focusgroup.com is just one company looking for participants and survey junkies too.
Sell used books and games on Amazon
Amazon makes it very easy to list and sell used books, games and gadgets on its marketplace.
You can make more than a few bucks if you have college-priced textbooks.
Make sure the books are in good condition. Trying to sell broken books or scratched up games will get you negative reviews.
Remember, be proactive about any flaws, no matter how small and how few people notice them.
It’s also important to note that in addition to selling on Amazon, you can earn passive income through Amazon’s affiliate marketing network as an Amazon affiliate.
For those who are unfamiliar, affiliate marketing is an advertising model that allows a company to sell their products through third parties or affiliates, who sell the product for a commission.
For example, if you have an online business blog, you can earn a commission for including an Amazon affiliate link in one of your posts.
Other companies that offer affiliate programs include eBay Partner Network and CJ Affiliate.
Sell or resell used technology on Craigslist
The market for used electronics is huge. You can use Craigslist to part with your old iPhone or your MacBook.
You can charge a premium for these types of electronics. Some people also flip by buying and reselling items.
You can also use a website like Gazelle to sell your used phones, no matter what model you have.
Such companies have created an entire business model by buying used phones and refurbishing them.
Either way, if you have these items lying around the house, you can expect to make some money relatively quickly.
Do tasks with TaskRabbit
TaskRabbit lets you tap into an existing market of people looking for help with work locally. Tasks are not always small. The platform also offers (among others) major tasks like home renovations.
Amazon is getting into the task business with Amazon Home Services. The services listed range from very small repairs to larger and more involved tasks that require a lot of effort.
Deliver to Postmates
Using Postmates you can earn some money in a pinch and you don’t need a car, just a bike, to deliver in busy cities and downtown centers.
I’ve often used it to get food from certain places that don’t deliver themselves, but it can be used for many things.
Postmates states on their website that you can earn up to $25/hour delivering.
You can even earn a few tips in the process so it’s a great option for people looking to do something in their spare time, like the big ride-sharing ops that are hogging up stores everywhere.
Flip a real estate deal
If you’re thinking this is cost-prohibitive, it’s not. You can flip a real estate deal without ever taking possession of the property. This is not a fixer-upper effort, just securing a contract and selling it to any interested party. That’s all.
You can do this for just a few hundred dollars to open escrow. There are companies dedicated to teaching how to do this, like REWW. This is good for making a little money but also potentially more long-term.
Sell on CafePress or Etsy
If you can design digital items, you can sell them on sites like CafePress for a profit share.
You can’t do this without some design software.
They can include custom logos, inspirational sayings, and other local or trending designs that appeal to the masses.
You can hire a designer to help you with this, but you still need to come up with ideas.
This works best if you understand the design yourself but don’t need the overhead.
Items are printed and delivered on demand. You will only receive a portion of the amount you receive.
Similarly, if you are a business owner, you can sell items on Etsy and use the platform as an online store.
Answer questions on JustAnswer
Be a resource for people looking for online skills.
JustAnswer (and many sites like it) allow doctors, lawyers, engineers and others with advanced knowledge to earn a small income just by answering questions from people who would otherwise pay large sums of money for those answers.
Although all you need to get started is an internet connection and expertise in a particular field, it’s worth it if you’re looking to make some quick cash (to pass the time).
Don’t expect rich answers, but if you oblige, you might make a few bucks here or there.
Money Making Strategy: Get a gig on Fiverr
It doesn’t matter what type of service you offer, you can give it a fiver. Fivever connects freelancers in the digital space with people looking for their services for a price.
Whether you need help with your graphic design, are looking for a freelance writer, or are in the market for a virtual assistant, Fivver can connect you with the right people.
You can find talent starting at $5 to help you with specific projects like setting up Google Analytics or helping with Google Play.
There are networks dedicated to connecting dog owners with dog walkers. Rover is one of the largest networks of dog walkers.
Of course, you can also use social media or knock on neighbors’ doors to advertise your services, but you can easily use one of these services.
Great job if you’re serious about building a track record of solid reviews. It will help you earn money in the future when you need it most.
Sell your photos
Have an eye for photography? Of course, you need to be good at it to make any money.
But if you are, you can sell photos on Shutterstock or iStockPhoto (among many others) to earn passive income from something you’re passionate about.
For a fast way to earn money taking photos, request people looking for a photographer for their wedding, engagement, child’s birthday or any other event in life.
You’ll need a good camera and some experience, but you can earn some much-needed income this way wherever you live.
Become a personal trainer
If you understand fitness, you can become a personal trainer.
People pay good money for personal trainers if they want someone to keep them on track with their goals. You can add value while helping yourself financially.
It can also be broken down to help people with nutrition and meal plans.
You can solicit clients at your local gym, but depending on where you live, you may need some certification (not to mention gym approval) to do this.
You can also use sites like FitnessTrainer to advertise your services.
Parents are always willing to invest in their children’s future.
If you have a lot of knowledge in subjects like math, science or computers, you can teach for cash or offer online courses.
Both Inde.com and Care.com offer tutoring opportunities for local students.
You can choose any of these platforms or find your clients through your network or social media.
Advertise for car wrap companies
Platforms like Carvertise connect brands and companies with drivers. The process is simple — agree to turn your car into a roaming billboard for a price.
If you qualify, you can get a set monthly fee for advertising your car.
You don’t have to pay anything to do this, but you will need a clean driving record and a fairly new car.
Become a home organizer
You can easily do home organizing for people, an industry that has grown in popularity since the debut of Netflix’s hit series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.
If you yourself are a neat and organized person and you are good at tidying up the space, why not offer your services to the people around you?
You’d be surprised how many people, even on your social media feed, will get you to do something like this.
Again, a site like Care.com helps connect home organizers with people looking for these types of services.
It all depends on whether you want to go through a professional company or pitch it yourself to people already in your personal or business network.
You can advertise your availability for work at home jobs through Facebook groups specific to your area.