Unless your last name is Trump or Gates, coming up with fast cash is never easy, especially when you need it the most. But if you're stuck in a jam and need some cash fast, here are a few sure fire ways to beef up your wallet without leaving your house, which means you can work on them late at night while every body else is asleep and fit them in to your regular schedule farily easily.
1. Sell Your Stuff On Ebay Or Amazon.
Most of us have thing floating around our houses/appartments that we can live without. Instead of throwing it away, see if someone wants to buy it. Remeber the old saying "One man's junk is another man's treasure?" Why not see if some treasure hunter will pay you cold hard cash for the things you don't need.
If you're really pressed for cash, you might consider parting with things you wouldn't normally get rid of. Perhaps some of your favorite DVDs, CDs, musical instruments or home furnishings. These typically sell well on both Amazon and Ebay, and could give you the monetary boost you need to make ends meet.
2. Check Out Fiverr.com.
I recently came across this website, and it's amazing what some people will do for five bucks - and more importantly, what people will pay people to do. (Note: I have no affiliation with this site, and get nothing if you sign up and/or use this service). Basically, this site is effectively a giant brokerage service for odd jobs, all costing $5. Browse around, see what other people are offering and set up your own ad. I hear all money goes through an on-site escrow service, and that payment is quick and painless. But do your homework, like I said, I only recently leanred about this site and haven't researched it with reckless abandon just yet.
3. Write Freelance Internet Articles.
You'd be surprised how many webmasters and marketers don't write their own content. Instead, they rely on freelaners - and that's where you come in. As a freelancer article writer, you'd typically provide between 300 and 600 words of original content about the topic chosen by the person paying you. In many instances, they'll even give you the title and the keywords. Typically your pay will vary based on skill level, ranging from $1 per 100 words up to $20 or more for a 500-word article.
4. Cyber Begging.
In need of some quick cash and can't get it any other way? Why not do the equivolent of standing on the street corner with a sign... but in cyber space? Many people have done this already, and while it's very annoying to the average web surfer, it can get good results. You can do this several different ways: Create a website with a Paypal donation button or just send an email to your friends and family asking for a couple of bucks. I think there are even specific web-based services that can help broker your cyber begging needs.
5. Start A Blog And Build An Email List.
This won't get you immediate cash, but if you're not in an emergency, this can turn into a gold mine in very short order. I won't go into the technical details, but in a nutshell if you build a blog (at the most it'll cost $10 for a domain and $10/month for hosting - or you could do it free with a Blogger blog), dedicate it to something you're interested in, write something on it every day (doesn't have to be long, just a couple paragraphs will suffice), add an opt-in box for people to leave their email address in exchange for updates, then send those folks emails with new information and the ocassional sales pitch to an affiliate product or two. Like I said, this won't put money in your pocket overnight, but it might turn into a decent chunk of recurring income within a few months.