Everyone could use some more money. Be honest. Couldn’t you use some extra cash once in a while? Making extra money isn’t difficult. In fact there are tons of ways to make some quick cash. We’ve got a whole post of need money ideas. We’ve also got another post with 66 ways to make money online. But in this post we’ll share three surprisingly easy ways to make quick cash.
Number 1: Have a garage sale
This is super easy to do and you’ll be surprised how much your old junk is worth! Having a garage sale used to mean taking out a classified ad and putting up posters around the neighborhood. Now all you have to do is post an ad on Craigslist and Kijiji and you’ll get tons of people at your door.
In your ad make sure to list a bunch of stuff people can expect to find at your garage sale. This will entice even more buyers.
Do some research on prices for big ticket items. The last thing you want to do is sell something for less than its worth.
Number 2: Sell your stuff on Craigslist
Garage sales aren’t for everyone. Personally I hate the idea of random strangers picking through my stuff (and probably judging me too). Instead I like to use Craigslist to get rid of my unwanted stuff and make some quick cash. I’m always surprised how quickly stuff will go. Someone even bought my old touch tone phone for $10. Weird!
Selling your stuff on Craigslist is super simple to do. Before my first daughter arrived my wife and I cleared out the babies room in under a week and raised over $1,000. Over half that, +$500, came within the first couple of days. You’d be surprised at how much your stuff is worth to other people.
Check out these tips to sell stuff quickly on Craigslist.
Number 3: Craigslist Job
This is a surprisingly easy way to make some quick cash. Most jobs are cash and most jobs take only a few hours. Some people may find this one a bit risky. Don’t get me wrong, I would never recommend going to a random house at 1am for a “job” you found on Craigslist.
What I would recommend is that you look for people who need help. There are tons of people who are looking for handymen, movers, temps etc. The jobs are usually short, like 1-3 hours, and they pay cash. Check out the “gigs” section on Craigslist.
This is a surprisingly simple way to make some quick cash. Spend 2-3 hours helping a guy move and make and easy $30-$45 in cash!
Three (Surprisingly) Simple Ways To Make Quick Cash
Thats it! Three surprisingly simple ways to make some quick cash, have a garage sale, sell your stuff on Craigslist and take a Craigslist job. If you’re looking for more ways to make some quick cash check out the quick cash ideas page.
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