Many of us look forward to a tax refund each year, using our tax payments as a small savings plan. If you’re waiting on that refund but need to raise a bit of cash more quickly, today’s article is for you.
Situations often arise, and rather than taking a loan, you can make money legitimately in a few hours to a few days. If the idea of selling plasma strikes a nerve you can’t handle, here are five ways to get money in a hurry.
- Offer to be a Sitter
Sitting is an excellent way to get fast cash. It’s a quick job to do, and you are paid immediately. If you need money in an account, this is another great option as many people are signed up for PayPal of which friends and family can transfer money to your account. Sitting, however, is not just limited to watching someone’s kids. You can:
- House sit
- Pet sit
- Sit for an elderly parent
If you are in a jam and there are no family or friends who need your assistance, sign up for sites such as mindmyhouse.com, dogvacay.com, or sittercity.com.
- Recycle Your Old Phones
If you’re like many people, you change up your phone every year or two. You throw the old ones in the back of your desk or closet and forget all about them. Even though technology is always changing to make our lives better; there are still some people who prefer older phones for the convenience or the cheaper price tag. You can sell your old phone to a pawn shop or turn it in to some carriers for a small chunk of change. Ask your family and friends if they have one they no longer use and take them in for bulk pricing.
- Sell Your Old Stuff
This is possibly the easiest way to make quick money. Take a look around your home and sell hot ticket items. Start with the items you don’t want or haven’t used in a while. Items that sell best include:
- Old textbooks
- Gift cards
- Old coupons
Look outside of the normal sites such as eBay and Craigslist to sell these on also. Start, of course, with your peers and see if they’d be willing to take them off your hands. Other than that, you can sell items on Amazon, Facebook, Preloved, MusicMagpie, GiftCardGranny, and CoupRecoup.
- Get a Smaller Loan
Smaller loans are often considered quick loans and you can usually get the funds the next day. Granted you will pay slightly higher interests rates for these types of services but when you are in a money pinch and have limit option these will help. Just be sure to pay off the loan as soon as possible to avoid paying to much in interest fees.
- Negotiate Your Bill’s
If you have an enormous amount of bills to pay, try cutting back on paying a few this month. Start by paying only the minimal amount necessary on a bill rather than sending in extra. Next, call your creditors and explain the situation to them. They may be willing to move your payment date without your incurring a penalty, leaving you with enough time to get things situated.
The above five strategies should help you get money in a hurry, legitimately. You could also find yourself making a steady stream of income on the side.