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How To Make Money When You're Broke

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 4 8

When you're broke you need to make money fast. Being broke can raise your stress levels and just generally make you feel terrible. It's not easy to go day to day when you need to make extra money fast to pay off your bills or your rent. There are some fast ways to make money that most people don't realize. We often think that our "job" is the only way to make money but in reality there are other ways to make money that can really help when your getting desperate for money or completely broke. In this article you'll learn some of the best ways to make money when you need it the most. These quick money making ideas will make the world of difference in your financial situation.

Quick Money Making Ideas Sell Your Junk Online

One of ther easiest quick money making ideas is to go through your house and apartment and just pick out the junk you no longer want. You may think it's junk but other people may be thrilled to buy it off of you. This quick money making idea doesn't take much preparation and there are several ways you can go about it.  The first option is to out your items online through eBay, this can bring you money but you'll have to pay some small fees at the end of the auction. You'll need a PayPal account to accept payments from buyers. This will work great for smaller items like CDS, books, and video games, and you can get some good prices for your goods if people are interested in them. When I needed to get money fast I sold dozens of books, CDs, and old video games and by the time I was done, I had enough to make that credit card payment that was hanging over my head. Online selling can work when you need some quick cash. Try to have your auctions end on a Sunday or after the supper hour when people are online, you'll get a higher amount on your goods. You can use the buy it now feature if you want to make some quick sales.

Get Money Fast Through Garage Sales and Flea Markets

Another way to get money fast is to unload your good at a basic garage sale. This will bring you less money but you can get rid of a lot of stuff in a short period of time. People love garage sales and this  a super easy way to bring in those extra dollars. People will try and get your goods for nothing so be sure to have a basic price in mind so you can cover those expenses you need the cash for. Another place to check out is a flea market or swap meet. This is another one of the best ways to make extra money but you generally have to pay a small fee for a table. It will pay off if you check a few places and go with the less expensive table. Flea markets and swap meets are full of people looking for bargains so selling your goods shouldn't be a problem. I have had some good success at flea markets and they can help you pay those bills when you're broke.

You're Broke Because You Want to Be

Unique Ways To Make Money Online

Making money online is nothing new and you can make some quick money online by visiting a few sites where people pay you for quick jobs. Sites such as Fiverr pay you $5 for completing small jobs that people want done. Jobs can inlcude writing an article,  drawing a logo, creating a video for YouTube, making a song, and literally hundreds of other simple jobs. You advertise yourself and the jobs you are willing to do, and get paid once the job is completed.  You can easily make some quick money online if you have the skills that people are looking for. Some of the jobs can be really bizzare so if you're creative you can even get paid for doing really stupid things. There is a girl on the site getting paid $5.00 for writing words on her lips, and putting them up to the camera. This is one of the new and unique ways to make money online, so use it when you need money fast.

How to Get Fast Money The Odd Job

Most people have some skills that are very marketable above what they do for a living. Let's say you are very handy with tools and own a truck. You could do yard waste removal, or help someone with a building project. Say your a younger person with good computer experience. Many older people have never used a computer and might want to take lessons from you. Other jobs could include mowing grass and general gardening. In colder climates you could shovel snow during the winter months. If you like to dance and are good at it, have a dance class at your home. Just think of your skills and how you can market them to people. Place flyers on boards at shopping malls or take out small advertisments in newspapers. Go online and use Craigslist for some ads.

Borrow Money With Cheapest Loans When Broke

If all other options fail and you still can't make enough to pay those bills you can consider getting a loan if you own a home. This carries risk because you still have to pay back the loan. Look around for the cheapest loans possible when you need money fast. Your credit will need to be good before you can get a loan and they can be a real hassle, however they can get you out of a financial bind in a hurry but they can also put you back into one as you try and pay off the loan. You may need cash now but a loan should be at the bottom end of income options when you're broke. Sometimes you just have no other alternative so be sure to talk to a good financial advisor before you dig too deep into loans. I would look at all other options fully before considering a loan.

Making Money When Broke

You can make extra money when your broke and these options should get you on the right track. Selling your junk is always a good option and you can take small jobs online and even write articles if you like to make some extra cash. I know how it feels to be broke so keep plugging away at your situation and you'll break free from your problems, just never give up.



Mar 1, 2012 12:49pm
I've not had much luck selling books, such as chart paperbacks, on eBay in the UK, even new ones I've bought by mistake. Their thickness and weight means the cost to post them can be more than the book would cost elsewhere. Are they cheap to post in other countries.
Mar 1, 2012 1:54pm
It's hit and miss on eBay sometimes. With ebooks now many people just use those because they are so cheap.
Mar 1, 2012 2:22pm
Lack of money is the biggest life stress to most people, unless they are unfortunate to be touched by something out of the norm. Entrepreneurial people are the only ones that will ever dig themselves out of the rubbish.
Mar 1, 2012 4:49pm
If you have old gold jewelry to sell, you can make some very quick cash. Who needs a box of single earrings and broken bracelets? I sold mine and got a lot of money for all of my odds and ends.

While it is true that Ebay is hit and miss, you can also ask people who have stuff to sell to give it to you on consignment. I have done that and it worked out well.
Mar 1, 2012 7:11pm
All good ideas to make fast cash Brian. I should look into selling some stuff online myself. Cheers!
Mar 1, 2012 7:21pm
Every little bit helps.
Jan 23, 2013 6:18pm
I have found myself taking out small loans on several occasions to get by in times of need which seem to happen more these years.
Apr 28, 2013 7:06pm
Thanks for the great ideas!
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