20 Ways Make Money Really, Really Super Fast


Maybe you have some unexpected bills to pay. Maybe you want to move out of your parent’s home into a place of your own. Maybe you need to make a down payment on a new car. Whatever it is, you need to make some money fast.

Fortunately, there are a lot of good ways to do that!

Fast Food

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There’s always a high demand for fast-food workers, and it’s only gotten bigger since the end of the pandemic. To entice workers, many restaurants now offer competitive wages, health care, and even tuition assistance.


Dog Walking

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Many dog owners want to avoid the costs and stresses of kennels when they’re out of town or working extra-long days. They’ll eagerly pay trustworthy people to walk their dogs, feed them, etc. It’s also a job suitable for most ages.



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If you’re safe and patient and like being around kids, babysitting is a great way to earn money. Word gets around about reliable babysitters, and they’re in high demand. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not just for teens; many adults operate babysitting and day-care services from their homes.



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Tutors are also in high demand for students needing extra help, catching up, or even getting ahead. The higher your expertise in a given area, the higher you can charge for your time.


Mowing Lawns

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Mowing the lawn is among people’s least favorite things to do, and some have health reasons that make it risky for them. Hiring a full-service landscaping service is expensive, and many people will happily just pay a neighbor to cut the grass.


Drive for Amazon

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Driving and delivering for Amazon pays well. It has a high burnout rate, though, so make sure you’re up for long days with a lot of lifting and carrying.


Stocking Items in a Grocery Store

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Working as a cashier can be tough due to unpleasant interactions with customers and standing in one place for a long time. If you stock the aisles and cases, you can just focus on your tasks and not be in the spotlight.



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Over time, we accumulate items that we no longer want or need. Garage and yard sales are classic ways to get rid of them, but eBay connects you with a larger audience, improving your chances of selling.


Unique Skills

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If you have a unique skill or learn one, you can earn money by providing services related to it. The more specialized, the better, because you’ll have less competition and have more say over what you charge.


Cutting Wasteful Spending and Subscriptions

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Okay, you’re not actually earning money here, but by reducing unnecessary spending, you’ll be freeing up money for other purposes. Start by making a list separating wants and needs.


Waiting Tables

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It’s not for everyone, but if you’re attentive and hard-working and have good people skills, working as a server is still a great way to get some money quickly. Cash tips or nightly payouts mean that money goes straight to your pocket.


Monetize Internet Activity

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Social media has created a way to make money off internet activities that you share with the world or paying subscribers. Just be aware that you’ll probably sacrifice a lot of privacy and maybe some dignity as well.



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With a reliable car and safe driving habits, you can work for a service like Uber or Lyft. If you prefer to be more independent, you can drive disabled neighbors around, make airport trips, etc.


Plasma and Hair

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Donating blood and hair is a good way to make some extra money. There’s also the satisfaction of knowing that it will go toward improving or even saving somebody else’s life.


Online Surveys

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Companies and marketing agencies are always doing research on products, services, and trends, and they’ll pay you to take online surveys. Most of them only take 5-15 minutes to complete.



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Driving jobs for UPS pay well and have good benefits, but they aren’t easy to get. If you can’t land one, you might still be able to work as a delivery assistant, especially in high-volume areas and during busy times like the holidays.


Freelance Work

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If you’re skilled in writing, editing, graphic design, or other fields, you can freelance on platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.com. You’ll get to set your own fees and choose what you do and don’t want to work on.


Test Apps and Websites

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On sites like UserTesting.com, you can try out websites and apps. You can earn money by sharing your feedback, and you can do this anywhere you have a computer and an internet connection.



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Etsy is a site where artisans and craftspeople can sell their wares. Some people do so well that they can leave their regular jobs and do this full-time.


Unused Gift Cards

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Gift cards are popular, but a lot of them sit around unused. If you have gift cards you don’t want, you can sell them at under the face value. For example, if you don’t drink coffee, you could sell that $25 gift card for $20, and both parties will be happy.

18 Jobs You Can Do Without Ever Leaving Your Home (Or Your Pajamas)

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When you can’t leave home for work or simply don’t want to, there is a wealth of jobs you can do from home.

Some of them require specific types of experience, while others you can learn as you do them. Here are 18 jobs you can do without leaving home.

18 Jobs You Can Do Without Ever Leaving Your Home (Or Your Pajamas)

19 of the Best Stay-At-Home Job Ideas

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Earning money does not have to involve a commute or going to a place of work anymore. Thanks to modern technology, anyone can now work from anywhere as long as they have a strong internet connection. Because of this, there are now alternative ways of having full-time employment without leaving the comforts of your own home.

19 of the Best Stay-At-Home Job Ideas

19 Ways Lazy People Make Money Without a Job

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Technically, almost any endeavor that earns you money and involves activity on your part is a job. However, in a practical sense, most of us think of a job as something regular, i.e. what you do for a living. There are other ways to earn money without a traditional job that follows a set schedule and pays a set wage.

Many of them are things you can do just a single time or on the side according to your schedule. Some have the potential to turn into full-time jobs on their own.

19 Ways Lazy People Make Money Without a Job 

6 Great Ways To Make Money Fast

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Nearly half of Americans are living with no savings at all. This becomes a serious problem when they are faced with unexpected expenses or a decline in income. If you need ways to make money fast, there are plenty of ways to do it if you are willing to exert some effort. Here are some of the best ways to make money fast.

6 Great Ways To Make Money Fast 


Author: Robert Sihler


Robert Sihler is an educator, freelance writer, and rock climbing guide and instructor living with his family in Driftwood, Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys reading fiction, streaming films, completing crossword puzzles, and rock climbing. When he goes on vacation, he likes to visit the mountains of the West and climb remote, obscure peaks that have seen few or no prior ascents.