Need to make a quick $30? It is not that hard if you know what you are doing. Here are a few ways to make $30 in no time and the best part is, they are completely repeatable.
- Paid Survey Taking
This is the main purpose of our website so you knew we were going to go there. Making money with paid surveys is probably the easiest way to make a quick $30. You can also do it anywhere and you obviously possess the one thing you need to get hired, a computer or smartphone. The trick is choosing the right sites that will not mess with you. Here are a few that we like the best.
Our Top Picks [Updated January 2020]
- SwagBucks One of the originals in the paid survey market, they are always looking for survey takers. So much in fact that they offer a bonus just for signing up.
- Survey Junkie Survey Junkie is one of the most trusted names in the survey industry with a community of over 10 million strong. Get paid to make a real difference influencing the products of tomorrow.
- Sell Used Cell Phones
Got a few of your old cell phones lying around? Turn them into quick cash by visiting one of the many do it yourself terminals around from companies like ecoATM. They are located at many malls and shopping centers and they make it really easy to get cash.
- Sell Old Guitars, ETC
If you have old musical instruments sitting around, you are sitting on a gold mine. They are super easy to sell at places like Craigslist and at many music stores.
- Sell Some Plasma
You may not have ever done this before but it is super easy and you will be doing a good deed in the process. If you are nervous around blood, just look away. They will make it easy and you can just watch TV while earning some quick cash.
If you are a reputable person, put your name out there as a babysitter for friends and families. As a parent, I can tell you that we are always looking for ways to get away.
- Hold A Sign
Companies are always looking for sign holders to advertise sales, etc. Most cities wont let them just stick signs in the ground so they have to have someone hold it. That could be you. If you see a company doing a going out of business sale, this is a good place to start. Another good source is apartment complexes. Most of these places also pay cash daily.
- Pet Sit
People are always going on vacation and looking for someone to take care of their dog cat or even birds. Most would rather leave the animal in their home where they are comfortable rather than board them. Just be sure to do the job right so the animal doesn’t pee in the house.
- Cut Lawns
If you have a lawnmower and weed eater, go door to door and look for some clients. Target those who have overgrown lawns. They may not want a contract or regular service but they might be willing to pay for a quick cut to get their HOA off of their back.
- Beg For Change
Make up a witty sign and stand on a corner somewhere. You might be surprised at how much money you can make, especially if you make somebody laugh. Jut be wary of the real homeless folks, they might not like you taking their territory.
- Sell On Fiverr
You can sell just about anything on Fiverr. You pay a cut to the website but it could be easy money.
- ReSell On Craigslist
Buy low and sell high. You can easily flip products if you can see a bargain and are good at negotiating. Some stuff is even free and can be resold.
- Cut Your Grocery Budget
Do you normally spend $200 a week on groceries? Cut your budget and save money. Suck it up and eat boxed mac and cheese or ramen noodles for a week.
- Cut The Cord
Get rid of your cable or satellite television programming. Switch from one of those $100 a month plans to an a’la carte offering from some service like Sling TV.
- Sell Bottled Water
Grab a case or two of water and a cooler and sell water at intersections, fairs, etc. Anywhere that you can get away with selling without a license. Especially effective in the summer.
- Bring Your Lunch To Work
A dollar saved is a dollar earned. Cut out the fast food or sit down restaurants. You will put money in your pocket and might even lose a few pounds.