You Can Make Money Quick! Here Are Some Ways

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make money quickWho doesn’t want to make money quick?  Honestly, who?  I have never met anyone that told me they would rather take eight hours to make the same amount that could be made in one.  I just haven’t met that person yet, and I doubt that I ever will.  Everyone is always looking to make money fast with minimal effort.  That is the dream, isn’t it?  If you jump online and put in “make money quick” or “how to make money fast,” you are going to find a lot of interesting gimmicks.  The key phrase in that sentence is “gimmick!”  The truth is that there are a very few ways to legitimately make money quick.  There are a myriad of illegal ways to do it, but I am not going to share those.  How would I be able to make millions fast if I told you? 😉  Here are some legitimate ways to make money quickly.  I am even going to share what the number one way to make money quickly really is.  No gimmicks here my friends.

The #1 Way to Make Money Quick

I am going to start this off with the number one way.  Why?  I am just cool like that. I don’t want you to think that I have some secret way to make that money.  If I did, then I would probably have a website detailing all the great ways you can earn money, but only if you send me two easy payments of $19.99.  You should also include shipping and handling.  I can’t give away the farm here people!  OK, sorry for the tangent, back onto the number one way.

Sell Something!

Well, isn’t that a concept!  The easiest and quickest way to make money is to sell something.  Most people will sell unwanted items from their home, like video games, movies, outdoor equipment, and the like.  Anything that you no longer use can be sold for quick cash.  I am sure that I didn’t blow your socks off with this “sell something” bit, but it is true.  If you really want to earn money fast, then the best way is to sell whatever you have that you no longer need.  I have sold a few cars on Craigslist before.  I even sold one in less than 24 hours.  For a big purchase like a car, I consider 24 hours making quick cash.

People tend to always have something laying around that they no longer need or want. Why not just try to sell that bad boy to someone else and pocket the money?  If you have a lot to sell, then think about a yard/garage sale.  My wife and I are going to be having one in the next few weeks, so we don’t have to move out of our home with a bunch of junk. If all goes well, then we can come out with some cold, hard cash!  Booyah!

Other Ways to Make Money Fast

So, there are more than one way to make money quickly.  Though, I will always say that selling something is going to be the best and easiest way to earn extra money.  You don’t have to do much and typically get paid right on the spot.  Nice!  Here are a few more ways to earn money fast.  There are other ways not on this list.

Babysitting – The classic job of babysitting.  This one is classic because it is extremely easy.  If you live in a neighborhood with a bunch of kids, then you already have clients around you.  You can earn around $10 – $15 per  hour of babysitting.  That is the going rate in my area, but I am sure it is higher in other places.  Hell, I even used to babysit when I was in high school. I am not ashamed of it.  It taught me to work for my money.  If you don’t like kids, then think of pet or house sitting.

Donating Bodily “Fluids” – I was just going to share that you can donate plasma and get paid for it, but then I remembered sperm.  See how I said donate and get paid?  Plasma donation centers pay you for your time, not your plasma.  The pay ranges differ depending on what center you go to, but it will take about an hour.  You just get to sit back and collect some money.  You can also get paid for your sperm. The pay is higher and it takes a little more of a hands-on approach for this money making method. Don’t be shy though, it can be a nice way to earn money quick.  You can also sell your breast milk if you so desire.

Get Tested – There are many ways to earn money by joining medical studies and medical tests. I have never done this, but I do know a few people that have been a part of drug trials and other medical tests.  I would call this one a last resort, but you can get paid well.

Join a Focus Group – I have been a part of focus groups for years.  They tend to pay really well and all you need is some time and your opinion.  Many of the focus groups I have been a part of are for only an hour.  I would be paid $100 and go on my merry way.  That is how you really can make money quick.  Get paid to speak your mind!

Shop Online – You won’t get rich quick, but making some extra spending money isn’t a bad thing at all. You can use a site like Swagbucks and get cash back for a variety of things – from shopping online to taking surveys plus a variety of other things. Sign up for Swagbucks today and get a $5 sign-up bonus for your new account.

Making Money Quick – The Reality

One of the purposes behind this post is to tell you that if you are hoping to strike it rich overnight, then please think again.  This really only happens in the lottery and your chances to win are very, very small.  In order to make money quick, you have to be willing to put in some time and effort.  If you are going online to try and find the next big thing, then stop doing what you are doing and reevaluate.  I talk to people day in and day out that wan to make money fast.  When I tell them that the dream is not much of a reality, except for the few I listed above, they tend to get irritated.  Sorry people, I like to spit out the truth!


What are some more ways you can make money quick?  What have you done before?

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  1. I haven’t had much luck selling my stuff. It seems people are mostly interested in baby stuff these days and I don’t have any of those. I also can’t donate my plasma because I don’t weigh enough, but if I did, I would! I try signing up for medical research/testing and focus groups but I never seem to qualify. So far, pet sitting is the only thing that has worked for me.
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  2. Hey Grayson and thanks for an enjoyable post!

    The “sell something” concept is pretty simple and relatively easy to do and is something I plan on doing during my soon to be Spring Cleanup 🙂

    Baby sitting is also another way I have made money in the not so distant past and that includes pet sitting as well!

    In fact, I wrote a post on a similar topic and if you feel like checking it out, it’s over here at

    Thanks again Grayson and take care. All the best.

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  3. Donating plasma pretty much got me through college – Gave me all the extra spending money I needed, plus a quick college emergency fund for whenever my car broke down next!

  4. I haven’t sold anything on craigslist…just something about having to deal with meeting people…some shady people out there. But I have sold a bunch of books on Amazon, actually I made over $200 recently selling test prep books that a neighbor threw out in the trash…they were brand new. And I did some tests back in my college days…pretty easy money and can be fun depending on the study.
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  5. It depends on the condition or the type of job. Like for example if your paid to stay on a favorite beach for eight hours to review/rate it with a fixed pay. Or stay there for an hour only with the same fixed pay. However earning a million dollars IPO from your business after you made it from the ground up in 4 years maybe somewhat “quick” rather than being and employee all your life and never taste being a millionaire. Retirement plans for dummies, understand that there there is no get rich quick scheme. Only hard work / work smart and perseverance to success.
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