Broke Until Payday? Here Are 5 Ways to Make Money Fast

We’ve all been there — it’s two weeks until payday and there’s nothing in your bank account. After bills, rent, groceries, insurance payments, etc, it’s easy to see almost all of your paycheck disappear within just a few days.

If you are panicking about how you are going to pay for the essentials until your next payday, there are, thankfully, plenty of ways that you can make some quick money to tide you over! Read on for five of the best ways that you can do this.

1. Sell items on online marketplaces

Online marketplaces such as eBay, Craigslist, or Facebook’s marketplace allow you to sell old and unwanted items very quickly — sometimes within just a day or two! Have a look around your house to unearth things you had forgot you have, some of them could be worth a decent amount to someone else.

Whether it’s old clothes, electronics, or furniture, plenty of items that may be gathering dust on a shelf or in a closet could make you some quick cash.

2. Take online surveys

There are plenty of websites and apps where you can sign up to take market research surveys for payment. While some pay more than others, it is a quick way to make some extra money. To earn a significant amount you will have to take quite a lot of surveys, but once you get into the swing of things you can actually get through a lot of them in not much time at all.

3. Apply for a loan

There are many different types of loans available, depending on where you live. If you are broke between paydays then you are probably looking for loans that are relatively quick to process. Cash loans are a popular option for people in this situation and have the advantage of being accessible regardless of your credit rating. An increasingly popular option is car title loans, where you use your own vehicle as collateral in order to receive a loan. If you are interested in learning more about car title loans, here are a couple of suggestions to get you started.

4. Donate blood or plasma

Blood and plasma donations are almost always needed, regardless of where you live. A quick Internet search can show you various different donation centers near you. A typical donation can get you between $20 and $50, and what’s more, you’ll be helping people in need!

5. Dog walking

Many dog owners are unable to walk their dogs as often as they feel their dog needs to be walked. Many people who work long hours or go on vacations often are on the lookout for people to walk their dogs while they are away from home. If you are interested in becoming a dog walker, there are plenty of apps that you can use to find local dog owners looking for your services!

There are many ways that you can make money fast to keep you going until your next paycheck. As well as these tips, why not consider starting a side hustle so that you don’t run into this problem again?

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