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Make money fast, top tips for earning cash.

Updated on May 31, 2013

Look after a pet for someone.

Cat sleeping in the afternoon sunshine.
Cat sleeping in the afternoon sunshine.

I need money and I need it now.

How do you make money fast when you don't have any? What can you do to get a little or a lot of extra cash in a hurry?

Sell something. Have a look through your home and I'll bet you can find at least six things that are worth a bit of money that you don't want or need anymore. You can list them on ebay for free quite often, put them up for no more than 24 hours if you want quick cash. Make a catchy listing page, make people want what you don't. You have to make whatever it is you are selling seem like the best thing since sliced bread.

Take at least two good quality pictures. Use words like - much sought after - sale - limited. Include free postage/shipping. It isn't really free you just add a little extra to the price. You can sell anything, I have even seen a bucket of Bristol water that sold on ebay. I live in Bristol and I can tell you there is nothing special about our water.


Get a job. Sounds simple but we all know that isn't true. But there are still jobs out there, you just have to be a lot more flexible these days. Be prepared to work odd hours, early morning or night shifts. If you can work behind a bar then you can more than likely pick up a few shifts in your local bar or pub.

Make up some cards with your name and contact number on and leave them in every local shop, cafe, bar etc. Put up an advertisemnt for yourself in shop windows and on notice boards. Why not try dog walking, car washing or lawn cutting? If you can why not offer to pet sit for people who go away on holiday, a lot of pet owners would rather leave a cat or dog with someone in a home than give their precious pets to a kennel.


Equity release. Is a great idea if you don't have any children to leave your home to. There are a lot of good firms that will buy part of your home from you and still let you live in it until you want to move or you pass on. Why sit in a house worth a small fortune and go without things because you are asset rich but cash poor.


Sell or pawn some old jewellery.


If you really need some cash in a hurry. Why not pawn a piece of jewellery or two?

It might sound a bit desperate but pawn shops are an easy and safe way to get some quick cash.

Their interest rates are nowhere near as high as some of the pay day loan companies that operate.

If you have some old bits of gold or silver that you never wear and really don't want anymore, then pawning them, with no intention of ever getting them back, is as good as selling them.

Remember that pawn shops will take most things - not just jewellery.


Never spend money on make money fast schemes. The internet is littered with get rich quick schemes, just send $20!!!! or £15!!!! or whatever, for the secret to living like a millionaire in just six weeks. Been there, read the testimonials, lost my money and didn't even get a t-shirt. They do not make you money - they make the people selling them money - YOUR MONEY! Avoid them like the plague.


How to hang on to the bit of money you have.

Why we all need purse dipping bells. Having made yourseIf a little quick cash how do you hang on to it? I lost my purse the other day, at least I hope I lost it. I hate to think that someone stole it from my bag but realistically I guess that is just what happened. It's a horrible feeling to think that someone has targeted you, rummaged around your things and taken your property. It’s a violation. It takes time cancelling your cards and ordering new ones, it costs money, it is a major inconvenience.

For me it was also pretty embarrassing too, as I only realised that my purse was missing at the supermarket checkout when I tried to pay for my weekly shop. I wouldn't wish the feeling of blind panic that came over me as I looked in vain for my money on anyone.

Purse dipping bells.

But there is a simple solution, these discrete, attractive gold coloured purse dipping bells are a great little invention. They easily attach to your purse or wallet and ring loudly when they are moved. They are clearly audible even in a crowd and yet make next to no sound when your purse is sitting safely in your bag.

Protect your purse and mobile phone.

When I found out about purse dipping bells I bought a dozen of them from ebay! I’ve used them to protect my own purse and I’ve even attached one to my mobile phone. The rest I gave out to family and friends. My husband was a little concerned at first that putting one on his wallet would make it hard for him to fit it in his pocket but these bells are small enough that it really wasn't a problem for him at all.

Sometimes it’s the simple things that work best and whoever the inventor of these little things is deserves a medal as far as I’m concerned.

Times are tough and money is scarce and I intended to hang on to mine and put a stop to anyone thinking about stealing my purse in the future. So look out pickpockets I'm out to thwart you - with bells on!

Protect your money in crowds.

Don't forget when out shopping in a crowd to always tuck your purse well down into your handbag. When you do come to pay for something at the till don't don't make it too obvious that you have much cash on you, keep smaller amounts of money in different compartments of your purse or wallet. Don't make things easy for thieves. Don't lose the money you have managed to make fast.

Have you ever had your purse or wallet stolen?

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    Harley 4 years ago

    World conditions aren’t gnttieg any better and from what I hear, they’re not going to get any better in the foreseeable future. Each of us has a choice to make: either we sit back and wait for “things to change” or we take a shot and DO something about it.

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    GALAXY 59 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Oh I am so sorry to hear that Rose. I know that it's too late now but next time put a bell or several bells on your purse, they really do work. You don't have to spend much, you can use the little bells that they put on cat collars or anything that makes a noise. Another good thing to do is to attach your small money purse to your handbag with some ribbon, use black and the thief won't be able to see it until it's too late and he/she gets caught. Once again I am so sorry that this happened to you it really does make you feel awful.

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    rose 6 years ago


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    GALAXY 59 7 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thanks R Talloni and yes they would make great, cheap little stocking fillers. Anything that helps to keep our hard earned cash safe is a fantastic invention as far as I'm concerned.

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    RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

    What a great idea and it sounds as if they are perfectly designed. Thanks much for tipping us off. This is something everyone needs--perfect idea for Christmas stockings!