How To Make Money When You Really Need It

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There could be any number of reasons why you want to make money and fast, but not all of them are safe or legal. There are some ways though that might be able to help you get yourself out of a fix or give you a steady little top up each month for whatever it is you need. 

Walk Dogs

Do you like dogs? This is a big business now with big money in it, join a network of dog owners and walkers such as Rover and see who’s looking for help in your area. You could also use social media or knock on neighbors doors to advertise your services. If you want to make it a more permanent thing, then make sure you do an excellent job, so you build a track record of positive reviews which will help you to make extra money in the future when you need it most.

Open a Cash-bonus Checking Account

Check with your bank to see if they’re giving away cash bonuses for opening up accounts. Banks often run promotions and can mean you get a quick $50 or $100 when you need it. 

Sell Sell Sell

Amazon is a great place to list and sell old books, games, and devices on its marketplace. You can make more than just a few pennies If you have pricey textbooks from university. Just make sure that the books are in good condition as you’ll get negative reviews if you attempt to sell books that are falling apart or games that don’t work. Remember, be upfront about any defects, no matter how small they might be and no matter how few people might readily notice it. 


Like with most things today, you can find work on an app, and this includes babysitting. Parents are always in need of babysitting and nanny services, and it’s a great way to make money quickly. Websites such as connects parents with babysitters, and the company does all the background checking and other due diligence to put parents’ minds at ease too. 

Borrow From Yourself

Can you remortgage? Release cash equity or sell structured settlements? This way you’re only taking money that is your anyway but just releasing cash so you can use it. 

Get a Small Microloan

You can get a small business loan on Fundera, or Prosper if you’re looking for a very small personal loan. While it will depend on your credit, financial and employment situations, but it is possible to secure up to a few thousand dollars from loans like this. Several platforms offer these small microloans, and of course, you have to pay them back, but it can help you out if you need cash quick.

Sell Photos

You do need the talent to do this and earn any money, but if you are a good photographer then, you can sell photos on Shutterstock or iStockPhoto to generate a bit of extra income from something you might be very passionate about and very good at.

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