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How To Make Money Fast - Like By Next Week

Updated on June 2, 2012
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We have all had times in which we needed to make money fast. It might be for a birthday present, an unanticipated emergency, or maybe we just need a little something to tide us over until the following week. But, in many cases, making money is not something you can snap your fingers and get it done. It usually takes one month of hard labor before you can make some money but if you need the money by next week, and payday is not until three weeks later, then you have a little bit of a problem.

You can ask the resident slave driver...errr...boss for an advance but that usually doesn’t go down very well, especially if it isn’t the first time. Raiding your piggy bank doesn’t work either as that probably isn’t your first time, and I’d bet that you no longer have a piggy bank to raid.

So, assuming that you need money fast, say by next week, how would you go about making it? Let’s say you need anywhere from fifty dollars to five hundred dollars. Well, there are a few ways that you can make that kind of money fast.


Hold A Garage Sale
You always have stuff that you do not need lying around. Why would you have them gathering dust when you can sell them and make some much needed cash? Look through your wardrobe for clothes you would probably never wear, or wear again, or your closet for things you don’t need. And hubby is always good for power tools and gadgets that he has gotten sick of. Arrange them all nicely, put on the price tags, put up notices in your neighbourhood and don’t forget to tell your friends, and have a garage sale.


Be A Busker
I have heard a story of a group of friends who were stranded in a foreign country with no money. They were musicians, so they stood on the sidewalk, put a hat in front of them and started playing music. And they earned enough for a trip back home and more. So, if you have some kind of talent and can entertain people, being a busker could be a good way to earn some extra money.


Borrow From A Friend
Not exactly a very good idea but if you have a good friend, and you always return any money borrowed promptly, then this is an option that you can consider. Do take note that you might be asked to return the favor, so consider carefully.


Consider Daily Rated Jobs
You might be able to find odd jobs that pay by the day. Generally the skill level required is low and the pay is probably nothing to boast about, but you just want a little extra money and not make a career out of it. The best way to get these types of jobs is probably your daily newspaper or you can register with an agency.


Payday Loan
Payday loans are exactly what the name implies - very short term loans meant to tide you through to payday or for when you need some money fast. You must only use this if you have a guaranteed way to repay such as your salary at the end of the month. Do check the interest that you pay for the loans as it tends to be extremely high.


Pawn Your Valuable Items
If you have any valuable items like jewelry or expensive watches, pawning them would be another option to get you money fast.


Conclusion
Remember to use your common sense in your search for quick cash as some of the things mentioned might get you in trouble with the law in your part of the world. For example, where I come from, busking is not allowed without a license. And in many cases, you actually don’t need to make money fast, but you probably need to examine your finances as to why you are in the situation in the first place.


Other Hubs Of Interest
1. Passive Income - http://hubpages.com/hub/3-Ways-To-Generate-Passive-Income

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      David Lim 6 years ago from Singapore

      olga88 - Thanks! :)

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      olga88 6 years ago from TX

      Good info and practical...thanks!

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      David Lim 6 years ago from Singapore

      Piper Day - Huh? I think you are commenting on the wrong article. I do have two articles on predestination and free will and while the "conclusions" were similar, my approach and focus were different for the two articles.

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      Piper Day 6 years ago

      I couldn't help thinking that you are fleshing out your article on predestination and freewill with this one. Enjoy your hubs btw. Keep it up!

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      multimastery - Hmmm, I heard of that one. I'd look into it and if I put it in, I'd give you credit. :)

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      multimastery 7 years ago

      Any option is to donate plasma. I think most clinics pay about $50 or more for this. I've heard that some people make several hundred bucks per month doing this!

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      Anthonymeeks20 - Caught yourself in the same position many times? You must be living life on the edge - my kind of guy. :)

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      Anthonymeeks20 7 years ago

      i just enjoyed all the comments. but hub was great also. caught myself in the same postion numerous times. i am not afraid to admit that.lol. :)

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      prasetio30 - Thanks! Dropped to 99 now though. But that's incentive to work even harder. :)

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good information from you. Very informative. Congratulations for your 100 hub score. Keep on hubbing. ~prasetio

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      quicksand - You got out of that one very nicely. :)

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      quicksand 7 years ago

      If I could, why should I think of organizing a garage sale? :LOL: :)

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      quicksand - Wow, you are such a good friend and I'm so proud to have a great friend such as you. BTW, it's been a little tight for me lately, you think you can spare $100 till payday? :D

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      quicksand 7 years ago

      Sure, but I can take money only from strangers but not from friends and neighbours! :)

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      quicksand - That's easy. Charge them a fee for including their stuff and a sales commission if their item is sold. More money for you! :)

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      quicksand 7 years ago

      A garage sale is a great idea ... but it is very likely that when I announce a sale at my garage, my friends and neighbours would bring along all their rubbish and dump them in my premises expecting me to sell their stuff for them!

      Have you got the solution for this? !!!

      Ha! Ha! Ha!

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Hello, hello,. :)

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for a brilliant hub with good suggestions.

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      chinemeremz - Not exactly my intention but satire's good. People should realize that if they need money fast, especially if it happens to them on a regular basis, something is wrong with their finances or their life.

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      chinemeremz 7 years ago

      Your hub was rather satirical and nice, it shows one thing "there's nothing like fast cash" but hardwork, consistency and resourcefulness is the key to making any significant progress in life, making money too. Thanks cos I really enjoyed reading.

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      timonweller - You are exactly right. If you have a sudden need for money, and you need it pretty fast, and your bank account doesn't even have enough to cover the $50-$500, I think "last resort" measures are called for. :)

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      timonweller 7 years ago

      A lot of these ways are the last resort though hey..