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11 scam free ways how to make money fast

Updated on August 23, 2015


How to make money fast? I suppose everybody would like to know how to do it. Do I believe it is possible to do it? Yes and no. If you want to make money fast, there is always a possibility of losing money fast. This topic of fast money can easily become a scam if we do not answer one more very important question: how much? I believe there are many ways to earn a quick buck, but that would never be something like millions or hundreds of thousands. If somebody claims you can make millions very fast I would treat it either as a scam or some illegal activity like selling drugs or something even more terrible. Big money comes with time or it is a pure luck in a lottery, or some inherited wealth, which you did not have to work for. Most other fast ways to make money could offer you opportunities to make extra cash on the top of your salary. I believe you can make one of those ways into a business or a full time job, but as I said, that would require more time. Some of the ways how to make money fast that I discuss in the hub I used myself, other ways were and are successfully used by my friends. So, I can assure you that this is not scam. I hope to update the hub from time to time to add more ways. I am also going to write a few hubs on making money online and making money from home. Now, let me begin with tried and tested ways to make money fast.

Check my post on how you can make money trading:

1. Teach the thing you know at your home (quick cash straight to your home)

You obviously are skilled at something. Maybe you have a university degree or you finished some vocational school, or you simply know some stuff very well and you could teach other people what you know. You could do it from the comfort of your home by receiving your students there. You simply have to put an ad in a local newspaper, or some online board, or a forum (the more places, the better) with the information what you teach and details how you can be contacted and then simply wait for your students to arrive. I used this method for teaching English. Very good way to earn extra cash! Money comes straight to your home. All you need to decide what you can offer and then place an ad in some media source. In many cases you can do it for free on internet. In this way you can actually make a second salary. So, if you have lost your job this could be a good way to make money fast.

2. Sell unnecessary stuff

I am sure that everybody of us has some stuff which we no longer need, (clothes, household equipment, spare parts of old computers, car, old cd’s and dvd’s) which you can sell and make fast money. There are many ways how to sell them: put an ad online, bring those things to a pawnshop, and organize a sale in front of your house. Of course, if you want to sell really fast you will need to sell the things really cheap. Clothes can be brought to special second hand clothes shop and sold there. When we collect enough no longer necessary clothes, my wife makes some cash bringing them to these shops.

3. Make money writing articles (sell your articles)

If you want to find out how to make money fast this is one more good way to do it. Some people not only make fast cash on it, but manage to make it their full time job. There are a few sites that would pay you for each article you write: editfast, demand studios, associated content, constant content, articlesale and etc. I recommend you to start writing bit by bit and only then join the sites. You need to improve your writing skills and language. A good way to start is to link your hubs from various free article directories, where you can write a short free article of 300 words and more with a backlink to your hub. Try to write your hubs on various topics and gradually you will become an expert in writing. Then you will be able to write quality articles very fast and people will readily buy them.

4. Sell scrap (gold, silver)

I hope most of you have some old golden, silver or other precious metals’ stuff that you no longer need, or it does not fit you, or you simply do not like it and you would rather have cash than keep the stuff in your drawers. You can sell it as scrap and get some nice cash for it (especially when prices of precious metals are rising). When we have a boom in commodities this activity can bring you some nice money. You can even invest in this way. It is very good to buy gold and silver stuff after a crash for very cheap prices and keep it till prices start rising. Some guys make a lot of money from this.

5. Make and sell handicraft

Maybe not everybody likes doing handicraft, but if you do, it is another easy way how to make money fast. You can sell things that you make by simply doing what you enjoy (your hobby). It could be knitting, painting, making sculptures, paper and wood toys, glass handicraft and etc. I know that not everybody who has a hobby in doing the above mentioned things might be interested in selling their work, but if you do, you can make some quick cash. In fact, you can learn doing these things on purpose and make some steady income from it. Especially if you are an artistic soul!

6. Help other people

Helping other people could cover a lot of things. Some rich and busy people might not be willing to clean their house, so you could do it for them and be paid for that. You can look after old people, babysit, walk dogs, clean cars, take care after gardens, mow a lawn, water plants, shovel snow and etc. It may not necessarily be big money, but it is fast cash, which you can get on a daily basis and do something with it without having to wait for a monthly salary.

7. Donate blood

Donating blood is one way of making some cash if you need it desperately. However, you cannot do it too often; usually not more than two times a week (statistics varies from country to country). You also have to be in good shape as the process weakens your body and can reduce your immunity system. For this reason I would not advise you to do it more than once in a week. You need some time for recovery. And as you can understand this one cannot be your full time job!

8. Sell your hair (leave some for yourself)

Sell your hair and make money fast! As everybody of us has a limited amount of hair and it does not grow too fast you cannot expect to make mountains of cash on this as well. However, you can try collecting hair from your relatives and friends and then selling it to those who are in this business. One acquaintance of mine has a business in the field and fully supports himself from the activity. He sells the hair that he collects to some businessman who specializes in making wigs from the collected hair. So, as you can see, any idea to make extra cash can turn into something greater – full time work, big business.

9. Sell things online (eBay, craiglist)

You can sell things online on eBay, craigslist and a few more websites and get fast money from this. Ebay is of course, the most popular one. The good thing about it is that you can sell almost anything on the sites, starting from old coins or your handicraft (it has already been mentioned) finishing with cars and bigger objects. You can specialize in some niche and after some time become a top rated seller. A good friend of mine sells used computer parts and makes a living from this. If you decide to have a full time job selling stuff on ebay, it will take some time to find your specific field and become a top rated seller. You can also sell unnecessary stuff on ebay as well.

10. Do data entry job at home

If you are a good typist you can do some data entry jobs from the comfort of your home. Even if you cannot type very fast you can learn it. There are a lot of programs that would help you to learn this. I learned the stuff in a matter of a few weeks and I became an expert in a ‘blind type’. If you are still looking at the keyboard trying to type each letter at a time I would encourage you to drop the practice and learn a ‘blind type’. You will not regret that and after that you will easily qualify as a good typist. Then find a company that will employ typists, do a short test and start making cash. (I will elaborate more on the subject in my hubs about making money online and working from home)

11. Flip Websites

Website Flipping is creating or buying a website in expectation to sell it later for a profit. It can be a much more cost effective way than buying a business. Of course, much depends on keyword price, traffic for that keyword and how much work and money you are going to spend for development of the site. Occasionally you can even sell the website immediately and at a much bigger price. However, on most occasions you will have to invest your time by perfecting the site that you had bought.

However, you will usually not risk much by buying a website, unless you buy one that costs one hundred thousand bucks or even more. Then your risk is pretty big. Fortunately, ninety nine percent of websites will not cost you so much and even if you fail to make a vibrant site from one or two of them you will not lose much. You might succeed with the third or the fourth one. Who knows, maybe you will see that the site is bringing you a lot of money and you will not be willing to sell it after the purchase.

I noticed that some guys are buying sites that have 3-5 page ranks but are not very often visited and those guys turn them into article directories. After some time they sell the sites at bigger prices. At the time when the sites are article directories they make some nice cash from Google Adsense, Kontera ads and other advertisers. So, they manage not only to profit from their purchase, but also manage to make decent amount of money before selling the sites at much bigger prices.


So, as you can see there are a lot of ways to make money fast. They will not bring you fortunes, unless you are able create and expand a business in one of the mentioned niches. If you sit down and start writing ideas (which I would recommend doing) you will find many more ways how to make money fast. There are many good hubs written on the topic, just browse a little bit and collect more ideas on the theme. I will be discussing similar topics in my next two hubs. Good luck in making fast money.

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    • kephrira profile image

      kephrira 6 years ago from Birmingham

      Good list. I thought about doing the data entry once because I can type pretty fast, but when I looked about all the companies seemed to want me to pay to sign up with them and I decided not to in case I just ended up getting scammed by paying them and never getting any work.

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Yes, I quite agree with you. Most of the things online you can get for free and I would not advise anyone to pay for these kind of services. It sounds like a scam for me as well. Thanks for your comment.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Another great hub from you. I believe there are many opportunities for us to get money online or even offline. You gave to us valuable information. Thanks for writing this. Vote up. Take care!


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      Ashantina 6 years ago

      I think this is the best list yet fibo777, that I've seen on effective ways to make cash!! Well done. Bookmarked :)

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      fibo777 6 years ago

      Great thanks Ashantina for your compliment on the hub. Really appreciate it.

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      anglowriter 5 years ago

      Good Hub I will definitely look into some of these ideas, many thanks.

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      fibo777 5 years ago

      Thanks for your comment anglowriter. I hope the article was really useful for you.

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      joseph merlin 5 years ago from Jupiter

      Great Hub I will also try data entry and article writing. Bookmarked it and will see after short time.

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      Fibo, I have heard about the website flipping, and this is a great way to make some good cash. I first heard about it on I believe it was a money segment on news. This was a year or two ago when I first heard about this. The show had a guest on speaking of how she went from barely making ends meet, to earning good cash by learning how to flip sites. Thanks for sharing yours ideas on earning money fast.

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      fibo777 5 years ago

      Thanks adrienne2 for your comment. I know that some people do website flipping full time. You need some capital to start it though. But it is a good way to make money fast.

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      Zinmas 5 years ago

      You can sell on hair on

      and your articles on

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      matt feinman 5 years ago

      great stuff, please keep me informed!

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      eldo89 4 years ago

      Zinmas selling hair is a good idea. Site that you showed is great and with that traffic it can be effective. Whoever is thinking about selling hair should also consider a site like that site is the thing, check it out and you will notice what I mean.

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