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12 Easy ways to make extra money right now

There isn’t a person out there who wouldn’t enjoy extra money. Extra cash means more money towards a credit card bill, a special evening out with a loved one or that birthday present your child has been begging for. There’s always something extra to buy, but getting that extra money might seem tricky.

If you need some help earning some extra dollars, then this is just for you. Here are twelve easy ways to make extra money right now.

  1. Find Unclaimed money in YOUR name!
    This might sound scammy, but it is not. Go right now to missingmoney.com to see if there is any unclaimed money in your name. You might not realize it, but more than $40 billion is just waiting to be claimed by citizens across the United States. Maybe you forgot to cash a check or you are owed a rebate check. Either way, it is fast and easy to check into.  
  2. Earn Cash Back While Shopping
    A very legitimate and easy way to earn a few extra bucks is through cash back apps. For certain items you buy, these apps will put cash back in your hands. Check out these apps for more on how to start earning today.


Even though you have to spend a little to earn, you are likely already buying many of the products that earn cash back.
Ibotta
Ebates

Checkout 51

TopCashBack

Receipt Hog

 

  1. Survey Taking
    Besides earning money for purchasing certain items, companies like Swagbucks also lets you earn by taking surveys and watching videos. Get points and then earn rewards like gift cards to top retailers and cash back from Paypal. You may even earn a welcome bonus just for signing up.

 

  1. Focus Group Participant
    Have an opinion? You might be able to put it to good use. Head over to focusgroup.com to see if you might make a good fit for a focus group. This company hosts focus groups online and in person at over 20 facilities nationwide. Your thoughts and opinions are valuable, so why not get paid to share them? 
  2. Credit Card Sign Up Bonus
    If you happen to have good credit, you can earn some quick cash by just signing up for a credit card. Many credit cards companies offer sign on bonuses when applying for a new card. In general, you must spend a certain amount of money on purchases in the first several months of applying.

    Keep an eye out for cards that waive their annual fee and offer zero percent interest. Also remember that these rewards cards are best for people who pay off their balances each month to avoid interest charges when they do occur.  
  3. Open a New Bank Account
    If a credit card sounds like too much of a commitment, perhaps a new bank account seems easier. Many banks offer between $150-$200 or more depending on how much money you are willing to transfer. Be sure to read all the fine print as some companies might have quite a few requirements before they release their sign on bonus.  
  4. Work From Home
    What once used to seem like a unicorn sighting, work from home opportunities are actually legitimate and sprawling. Depending on your skills and expertise, there could be a job waiting just for you. Check out sites like upwork.com (which is great for freelancers) and Amazon Mechanical Turk.  
  5. Sell Your Unwanted Stuff (aka junk)
    There’s a good chance there is junk in your house that you are not using. Back in the day you would just open up your garage and cross your fingers for good traffic. Today, you can list anything you have on the internet, which is especially great for big ticket items.

    And, it’s not just eBay or Craigslist to choose from anymore. Recently, apps like OfferUp, Poshmark and Facebook Marketplace have become popular places to get rid of your stuff. Other websites where you can sell your stuff include:

Specifically for electronics, try

Got old clothes? Try these:

 

  1. Donate Your Plasma
    Don’t have stuff to sell? Everyone has plasma that can be sold. If you qualify, some places can pay out $400 per month. Donating plasma means spending roughly 90 minutes for a visit where a trained phlebotomist places a needle into your arm vein to draw blood. The blood is separated through a machine that takes out the plasma and puts the remained back into your body. Plasma is used to create many life saving medicines.

    Find a plasma donation center near you to try it out.  
  2. Watch Pets
    Calling all animal lovers! Pet sitting is hot right now and can easily help you pull in a few extra bucks. You can try to find people on your own, or you can try out Rover.com. The site claims you can make as much as $1000 per month. This is a great opportunity to create your very own business quickly and easily.  
  3. Rideshare Driving
    We can’t leave out rideshare driving in an article about quick and easy money. Tons of people are driving for Uber and Lyft these days and it is easy to see why. You can create your own schedule, make as much or as little as you need. Of course, you will need a clean driving record and a decent car.  
  4. Rent Your Stuff
    If driving doesn’t sound fun, there are other ways you can rent out your property. If you have the space, you can rent out a room with AirBNB. You can also rent out your own car with Turo. This way of renting is becoming incredibly popular and many people are taking advantage quickly.

 

Final Thoughts

Earning that extra cash can be both daunting and exciting depending on the path you choose. You could end up finding a hobby that adds to your bank instead of breaking it for a perfect win-win situation. Whatever your financial picture is, you can always improve upon it and you can begin today.

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