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The fastest way to make money

Updated on February 8, 2015

Need money now?

If you're like most people, sometimes you find yourself in a situation where your income suddenly changes for various reasons and you need to make money quickly to keep up with the bills.

This hub will show you lots of ways to make quick money, and also show you ways to supplement your income without having to give up your regular job.

First, some of the easiest jobs to get are at fast food restaurants like McDonalds, Friendlys, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, etc. They don't usually pay more than minimum but they are usually hiring for different shifts. If you only need to supplement your income, they can be useful because you can work just the shifts you are available for and still keep your other job at the same time. If you need cash quickly, that's a good way to get money quickly.

Second, if time can allow you to choose a better position, try the more upscale restaurants in your area as either a waiter, server, greeter or assistant cook if qualified. Family owned restaurants that have good reputations are a good choice but so are franchises like the Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, 99, The Cheesecake Factory, Bennigans, etc.The pay rate should be much better and could also produce some long term employment, as well as having the potential to being fairly lucrative.

3rd, an easy & quick paying job is still the old standard of delivering newspapers. Before you dismiss this idea out of hand, I know people that make a fairly good income from doing this. Granted, they deliver over a thousand papers a day, using several different paper routes. It takes them around 4-6 hours. And it's early morning, usually 7 days a week. But they can pull down up to $2600 a month.
Not bad for just putting a newspaper on someones doorstep every day.
They also get paid so much extra per mile for gas compensation.

One other thing you can do to make money is to sell items or services on Craigslist or Ebay.
Price it right and your item will sell quickly, people are always looking for bargains on those sites.
Always price similar items being offered and then advertise your item at a better price to get a quick sale.

If you are able to produce something of value- Art, jewelry, specialty items, food, ornaments, etc. try to sell them by putting a sign in front of your house stating what you sell. If possible, state "custom made" or "made to order" to make it more appealing and unique.
Also advertise it in the newspaper, local Pennysaver, Want Ad Digest and on Craigslist to get customers.

Pet and/or house sitting can pay well, you will need to advertise that service in the local newspapers and if possible on your local internet job pages and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc. to get the business.

Last, a cashier job at a convenience store, supermarket, gas station, pharmacy , mom & pop gift store or any business like a mall clothing or retail store, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Sears or Target is usually available and is also easy to get into quickly.

Always check the help wanted pages for openings even after you get hired. There's no law preventing you from moving to a better paying job remember!

Also, selling to a Pawn Shop in your area will get you fast money, but they usually only pay a small fraction of the items actual worth...I would do this as a last resort.

Good Luck!

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    • jjcane profile image

      jjcane 5 years ago from Mass

      You are very welcome and good luck to you all.

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      Deborah 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks for sharing some good ways of making money.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Some Great advise here. Thanks for sharing.

    • jjcane profile image

      jjcane 5 years ago from Mass

      The key is too balance your work load so that you maximize income without giving up too much of your life. If you are supplementingyour regular income, start with fewer hours to see if you handle the extra workload.

      If it's easy to handle see if you can add more hours and still feel you can handle it.

      Always leave some time for family & friends if possible. Life isn't all about money-sometimes it's worth having a little bit less money while enjoying most of the things in life money can't buy.

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      sethpowers 5 years ago from Virginia

      When are you supposed to sleep?