Don't get me wrong I love writing on Hubpages. But I need a little more than a few cents a month. I have patience and expect my earning to go up in time, but I'm needing a little extra cash now. Unfortunately I'm having some writer's block.
I have ideas that can and have worked, but they all involve heaps of learning time and some money to get started. I can't think of anything that is fast and cheap online that brings quick returns.
I wish you well with your search. A female friend of mine does have a great online job for a big international, but it is technical and I do not know how much you would know about her job. She "cleans" databases of trick words, porn, funny names, spam etc using queries in a spreadsheet to filter them out. She works wherever she likes, in bars, down the beach and is very well paid only working 6 months in any year, She does overload work for them as well at a higher pay rate.
There must be jobs like hers out there at least. I would look towards things you love to do as a means of maintaining long term motivation. Good luck!
fluffymetal (I love the name.) the problem is finding the job. Something I know little about, but others here will have ideas. I agree with what relache said. For NOW income local temp work sounds a lot quicker.
Just do some research online. You will find a lot of offers. You just need Skype and PayPal account. I personally know a lot of Russians who would love to improve their spoken English with a native English speaker.
I just came across a link about this some months ago, but never tried to use this opportunity because in my country is not on paypal list so, I am not very intrested. They say: "If you can speak a foreign language or if you already work as a foreign language teacher or language tutor, Verbalplanet.com can open up a world of opportunities for you teaching foreign languages online. With Verbalplanet you can maximize your potential and sell your your skills & time online to language learners across the globe".
Don't know if you saw my post at the bottom, but I just remembered another company my wife tutored for. TalkBean. It is a Korean based English tutoring company you may get hired or you can do it independently I believe.