for Fast Money
When you need money urgently, most people usually solve this problem by selling something they don't need much, refinancing the house, or borrowing money. However, there is another simple way to get cash really fast: get a side job. It doesn't always mean a second job, as it involves more flexibility and you can decided how many hours you want to work and the degree of commitment. Still a side job can offer an excellent opportunity to earn some extra money. If you are looking for one below are some of the best side jobs that will yield you with cash really fast.
1. Drive for Uber or Lyft
If you own a car, consider driving some extra miles for Uber, Lyft or both. This way you can earn as money as you need for a short period of time. The advantage of this job is that you can set your own schedule and work when it is convenient to you. If you sign up for Uber you can earn from $13 to $30 an hour, and Lyft drivers get paid $8 to $25 an hour.
2. Rent Out a Room
If you have a spare room or guest room that is often out of use you can earn quite a lot by renting it on Airbnb. You can do it seasonally or all year round. If you live in the city which is popular among tourists you can get as much as $60,000 a year from Airbnb.
3. Become a Mystery Shopper
Many businesses are hiring mystery shoppers to get genuine feedback about the service they are providing. The payment is not high, about $5–$20 per store, but if you are doing it often you can earn more.
4. Become a "Tasker"
You can earn some money if you do some small tasks like cleaning, fixing something, working in the yard, etc. Just sign up at TaskRabbit that provides such services. You may choose when and how many hours you are willing to work. Be ready to pay 15- 30 percent of the advertised rate to the site. The rate depends upon the type of service provided.
5. Sell Stuff on eBay
Look around your house for thing you are not using any more. By selling them at eBay you can get good money. If you don't know how much to charge for a particular item check eBay's "sold listings" to see at what price other people sold similar stuff and then figure out your own price.
6. Take Online/Retail Surveys
You can get about $250 a month by taking online/retail surveys in your free time. But before you contract with a survey site make sure they pay the reasonable wages as some companies may offer too little for a lot of work.
7. Dog Walking or Pet Sitting
Dog walking and pet sitting are also great ways to get cash quick. Many dog owners just have no time to walk their dogs, and are ready to pay $1 per minute. If you walk several dogs at once, your earnings may constitute $40–$60 a day for just a half-hour walk. Similarly, you can make around $50 per day pet sitting.
8. Cook Meals with Feastly and EatWith
If you love cooking, you may subscribe to Feastly or EatWith. You will have to prepare a meal for a group of people and host the dinner. People will share a delicious meal with a group of strangers and you will get a good profit of up to $700 per event.
9. Participate in Clinical Trials
Although this method involves some slight risk for your health people resort to it to get some money right away. A number of companies test the safety of their products on humans. By the time the trials come to humans, the products have been successfully tested on animals, so the risk is minimal. Some clinical trials pay several thousand dollars to those who agree to test their products.
10. Rent out your friendship
Are you an outgoing person who is the life and soul of the party? Then you can make money by renting out your friendship. Register at RentAFriend.com and start earning about $10 an hour or less for doing fun things like going to the movies, amusement parks or nightclubs.
11. Become a Background Artist
Every TV show or movie needs background actors to fill out the scenes so they look true to life. Sometimes the work is far from glamorous and the payment varies depending on the sort of performance required. If you need to speak your payment will be higher.
12. Officiate Weddings
If you are an eloquent speaker and love weddings you can become ordained to officiate weddings. Getting the credentials you need is free and after you receive the legal authority to perform weddings, you can preside over the ceremony. You will earn from $300 to $500 per wedding and if you work every weekend you can easily make an extra $2,000 for your services.
13. Tutor Students
If you are good at math, science, foreign languages, music, etc. you can become a tutor for kids. Typically tutors earn $15–$30 per hour. You can teach your students at home or tutor online.
14. Model for Art Students
Art models make from $20 per hour. You are not required to be well built or extremely beautiful. In fact, art students should develop skills that will allow them to paint people with different body types. But be prepared to stand motionless for up to an hour, with short breaks, of course. Also this job requires stripping off in front of strangers, but if it is not a problem for you then consider applying as an art model at a local art college or night class.