Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed to come up with money fast, but didn’t know how to do it? You might start searching for money-making ideas on the internet, or ask around for quick jobs that could get you what you need. You might even look around your house for things you could sell. While all of these ideas might get you a little money, wouldn’t it be even better if you had a way to make it, and maybe even save it, before you actually needed it?
I’ve been researching for years on ways I could make money from home, and most of what I’ve found is, there are many, many “get rich quick” schemes out there, that will not only cost you your time, but will also put a dent in your pocket book that you will never get a return on. These schemes are designed to make the creator money, not you. There really is no easy way to make thousands of dollars a week just by setting up an online program from one of these sites and letting it do its thing. It just isn’t going to happen.
Before I tell you what I found that does work, I’m going to tell you the red flags to stay away from. First, if you see something that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If a website wants money to gain access to their “sure-thing” jobs, such as stuffing envelopes, mystery shopping, sewing from home, etc., don’t do it! This is a scam. The jobs they offer are also scams. You will never see the money. If a website claims they have discovered how to make money online, quickly and with minimal effort, and they offer to teach you their methods for only (insert $ here), close the window to that website and never look back. I have countless books and articles from websites like that, and I can guarantee you, it’s not worth it. So, how do you make money? Here’s what I found.
Do you have a special talent? It could even be something as silly as burping a song, or impersonating voices. It doesn’t matter what it is, you can make it work for you at Fiverr. This website was an incredible find for me, and I was able to give my kids a fantastic Christmas because of it. Money has always been a little tight for me, as I’m a single mother of three. But last year was extra tight, and I honestly had no idea how I was going to be able to get my kids anything for Christmas. I came across a magazine article one day talking about ways to make money, which of course caught my eye. That is what brought me to Fiverr. This website offers some very useful and creative gigs.
Want to prank someone? Youtubefun can be someone’s secret admirer that they would never want, or be a nightclub hookup they don’t remember. Need someone to look over a document for school or work? Nickih can proofread or edit any document for you, and she will even send you a sample of her writing so you know she can do it right. You can get commercials made, birthday cards or videos done, jingles created, and even a guy in a monkey suit dancing and singing your message! So, what can you do?
Can you dance? Can you sing? Maybe you can be funny or silly. Are you good at photography or videography? Can you find some unique way to give a message? Go try it out! I live by a black sand beach in Hawaii, so I posted that I could do take pictures or do videos of messages in the sand. Between October and December of last year I made almost 400 dollars. I know it’s not a lot, but it gave my kids a Christmas, and it can make money for you too. There are actually people on Fiverr that have worked hard perfecting their gigs, and made it into a full time business. The other benefit is, payments are done through paypal, so it’s an easy way to save money. If you don’t take it out, it will just accumulate until you need it.
Do you like to shop, eat, or go to the movies? Want to get paid for it? I said before not to pay for access to these kinds of jobs. However, there are some legitimate ones out there that won’t cost you a cent, but will make you quite a few (and some free merchandise as well!). Sign up at MarketForce to be a mystery shopper, and here to be a Certified Field Associate and get paid to do theater checks. I do both. Are you good at keeping things neat and tidy? Do empty and unkempt shelves at the store drive you crazy? How about signing up as an independent contractor at Castforce? It’s an easy way to put your everyday skills to work, and make some extra money.
If you want to find more of these types of jobs, you can also register at Narms to become a Field Associate. This website posts merchandising type jobs, for all over the country, when they become available. It doesn’t matter where you live in the US, this website can help. One word of advice though, They do offer different certification classes. You really don’t need to do this. It will only cost you money, and it won’t really help you land more jobs.
Once you know where to go online, it really isn’t difficult to find ways to make a little money. But you have to be creative, and you have to have persistence. It’s not going to come all at once. Spend some time finding and honing skills you can offer, check your accounts often, and always follow through. Deliver your best work, and always deliver on time. You can succeed!