When times get tough we could all do with some extra cash. If you’re running low on emergency savings, have a credit card or phone bill on its way and no money in the bank, you might be getting anxious. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to get cash quickly.
Below we will take a brief look over seven of the easier ways to get cash quickly to pay for those bills.
1. Get short term finance
Up first is the simplest way to get cash quickly – a short term loan. On services like CashnGo you can take out short term loans of up to $2,000 to pay bills, buy groceries or do anything you’d like. One part of the service is that you can choose to pay off the loan between one and three months.
If one to three months is not sufficient for you, consider comparing longer term personal loans.
2. Sell items on Gumtree
Another great way to get your hands on some extra cash is by selling items on Gumtree. Have a look around the house for items which might hold some value that you no longer use. These could be something as trivial as a premium phone case like a LifeProof, a TV or clothes. You’ll be able to sell these online in a few clicks to get some quick cash.
Our tip here is to take a quick look on Gumtree’s homepage for some inspiration. There could be things on sale for a few hundred dollars that you never realised you could sell.
3. Sell things on Facebook Marketplace
A more localised version of GumTree is Facebook Marketplace. You’ll find that there’s a huge market for knickknacks and used items on Marketplace which is great if you’re looking to make a little extra cash as fast as possible. Most of the items listed, including yours, are likely to be sold for pickup only, so make sure you have your location settings correct.
There are plenty of categories to choose from on Marketplace so you’ll be able to classify your items, making them easier for potential buyers to find.
4. Rent your garage or spare space
Did you know that empty spaces in your home can be rented out to the public for them to use as storage? On websites like Spacer, you’re able to list your garage or spare bedroom for anyone to use as a storage space for their items or even a car. You’ll be paid for this and it’s a fantastic way to make some extra money from a spare bedroom or garage that you don’t use very often.
5. Do some pet-sitting
If you’re a pet lover, then this one’s for you. You can sign up to walk or pet sit animals on Mad Paws and get paid to do so! You can choose your own hours as well as pick your own rates so that you’re making enough to cover those unexpected expenses without having to change your daily schedule too much.
All you need to do is head over to the Mad Paws website, fill out the Become a Sitter application and you’ll be on your way to getting paid for walking or pet sitting people’s adorable pets!
6. Be a market research participant
A fairly easy way to get some quick cash is by offering your opinion or providing research companies access to your smartphone habits. Depending on the study, you’ll either be asked to do a little writing, let companies know your opinion on their services and products or give them access to your phone or computer habits.
Organisations like Roy Morgan and Nielsen pay participants for their opinions and for a look into their TV and internet browsing habits for statistical reports. Something as simple as installing an app on your smartphone can earn you up to $150.
Take a look at the Focus People’s website to find market research opportunities in your area.
7. Sell old electronics to a recycler or refurbisher
If you don’t think your old electronics are in good enough condition to sell on Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree, then look to recyclers or a refurbisher. Scour through your house and there’s a good chance you’ll have an old iPhone, iPad or Galaxy device that you no longer use. Take these devices to a recycler and they’ll likely offer a fixed-price payment for your device. Online retailers also offer payments for the devices that you send in, check out refurbished electronics sellers like mresell.com.au.