If you find yourself in need of some extra cash in Chicago, you have a lot of options. The great thing about being in a big city is that there are lots of ways to make money. Here are a few of the top ways to earn extra money.

  • Do online surveys.
    No kidding, you can make extra money by taking online surveys. It is easy to do, everyone qualifies for it and there is an almost unlimited supply of work. Click here to learn how to get started taking surveys in Chicago.
  • Sell some things on Craigslist.
    Things move very quickly on craigslist. A post in the morning can bring you cash in the afternoon if you price your items right and have something that is popular. Click here to go to Craigslist of Chicago. Just use common sense and always meet people in public places and never agree to ship items.
  • Sell some books or cd’s.
    If you have a Half Price Books near you, you ca sell some books, cd’d, dvd’s, etc. Box them up and go in for an offer. You might be surprised at what you can make.
  • Have a garage sale.
    Get rid of some junk and make some money in the process. The best time to do a garage sale is early on a Saturday or Sunday morning. No need to go all day, most sales will be done before noon. Be sure to check if your city requires a garage sale permit. In Chicago you do and can find out more information on Chicago garage sale permits here.
  • Cash in your spare change.
    You might have a lot of money in your couch cushions and in drawers.¬†Go through them and collect all of your loose change. Don’t forget to look in your cars ash tray or cup holder for more. Cash then in at a local Coinstar when you are done.
  • Sell Your Plasma
    Ask any college kid and they will tell you that this works. Selling your plasma can make you some money and help people all at the same time. Find a Chicago plasma donation location here.
  • Drive For Uber
    If you have a good car and like people, why not drive for Uber in your spare time. Turn this incomes source on or off as you have spare time.

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