Occasionally in life, you may come cross instances where you need money as soon as possible. This is why I think having an emergency fund is so extremely important, but I understand that sometimes a person does not have one or it is not fully funded at the time when you need it.
You may need money fast because you had an unexpected medical bill, if you lost your job, if you want to go on a last second vacation, if you forgot about a bill that you needed to pay (perhaps something that is paid annually that you forgot about) and more. Things come up and making money ASAP is not impossible.
In fact, it is very possible to make money fast so that you do not need to go into debt to pay your bill.
In the future though, I always recommend having an emergency fund to help you out when you have a true emergency.
Below are three ways to make money ASAP when you need it bad:
1. Sell items around your home.
There are always things you can sell around your home to make money. You can sell clothing, sell electronics, sell furniture, and more.
If you decide to sell items around your home, there are many ways you can sell them as well. You can sell them through a garage sale, through a consignment shop, through eBay, on Craigslist, to a friend or family member, and so on.
2. Take part in a research study.
Depending on how quickly you need the cash, you may have enough time to take part in a research study. These can pay quite well, and you may be able to join one and get paid by one within a month or so.
You do need to be careful though, as you aren’t just getting paid for nothing. You are basically selling your body for research, and sometimes there can be significant side effects. However, I know a few people who have done a few research studies and nothing bad has ever happened to them.
3. Provide quick services to those in your town.
Another way to make money ASAP is to provide services where you get paid after you complete each service. This can include babysitting, dog walking, mowing lawns, raking leaves, plowing snow, cleaning a home, and so on. If you can find enough people interested in your services, then you may be able to make a good amount of extra cash.
If you are interested in other ways, check out 12 Best Ways To Make Extra Money
What do you do when you need money ASAP?