You have 48 hours to raise $2,000. How will you do it?

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    Lizam1posted 11 years ago

    You have 48 hours to raise $2,000.  How will you do it?

    There are stories all over the web about products and services that take off.  Others have a garage sale and  turn a good profit.  How will you make $2000 in 48 hours (lottery is not an option)

    1. Kyler J Falk profile image90
      Kyler J Falkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Psshhh, give me twenty-four hours and I'll produce enough mescaline to send all of Hollywood into outer space for a whole day. With forty-eight, I could take the world by storm. Alas, I don't partake in illegal doings but drugs are always a quick and risky investment for those with the knowledge to pull it off.

  2. Amanda Severn profile image95
    Amanda Severnposted 11 years ago

    I'd go to my local Credit Union. They make small loans with minimal interest re-payments. Alternatively, I'd use my credit card, and then immediately take out a second credit card with a 0% balance transfer deal with a view to clearing the debt ASAP. If I wanted to actually make the cash rather than borrow it, then 48 hours would be very short notice. I guess I'd have to sell, or pawn something, though I'm not sure I have any possessions with that kind of value!

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      Lizam1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Creative suggestions

  3. Michael Tully profile image60
    Michael Tullyposted 11 years ago

    Sell my surplus "stuff." Most of us accumulate so much stuff that we don't really need, without even realizing it. In my own case, I've lived in the same place for 31 years, and if I really knew how much money I had tied up in stuff I don't need and rarely use, I'd probably have a stroke.

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      Lizam1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Too true for many and from the way I see people shop its a national past time.

    2. Maggie Bennett profile image60
      Maggie Bennettposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Same here.  I'm waiting for the good weather to have a yard sale.

  4. Troyangeluk profile image41
    Troyangelukposted 11 years ago

    get in your car and hit youre local casino.

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      Lizam1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That would probably lead to a loss unless you really know what you're doing lol.

  5. connorj profile image69
    connorjposted 11 years ago

    Assuming I cannot take it from our savings, I would simply ask my four close-friends (by phone or in person) for an investment of $500 each and guarantee I would pay them back within one or two months. Within this month, I would complete an additional 5 or 6 psychological evaluations to re-pay them or budget it out of our regular incoming to complete the task in 2 months.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    Get a loan on my car I guess if I couldn't use money I had in savings.  48 hours doesn't seem long enough to get a garage or yard sale going.  I don't have $2000 worth of stuff for a yard sale anyway.

  7. Martin-ddp profile image82
    Martin-ddpposted 11 years ago

    If I could make 2000 in 48hours I wouldnt be on here trying to make money.

  8. Lee Tea profile image82
    Lee Teaposted 11 years ago

    I'd sell a custom wall mural to a business in need at a good of the services I have at my disposal to offer. Just find someone who can provide that price of an item or service, sell it for them, and take your cut. Get ready to visit and call business after business until you find a lead, then close that deal!

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      Lizam1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like you have a good attitude towards being able to sell your products and don't get discouraged.  Good for you!

    2. Lee Tea profile image82
      Lee Teaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I guess 16 years of sales and promotions may have helped develop some thick skin. Gotta go with what you know!

  9. Nemetos profile image62
    Nemetosposted 11 years ago

    Come up with a "how to earn $2,000 in 48 hours" scam and sell it to people to make the $2,000 wink

  10. liesl5858 profile image82
    liesl5858posted 11 years ago

    If you need the money urgently, try looking at payday loans but the only snag is, their interest rates are very high. And you have to pay it as soon as you get paid so that you won't get trapped in a debt that you might not be able to get out of. This payday loan is only good for short term loans. Some lenders can let you roll it over the next month so you only pay the interest for the first month but be very careful because the interest is very high.

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      Lizam1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, they pay day trap is not a good one.  The idea here is to raise money rather than incur debt!

  11. wqaindia profile image37
    wqaindiaposted 11 years ago

    I am still reading the article "How to make $2000 in 24 hours" as I think I will need to understand the trick in first 24 hours but I am sure I will do it rather surpass the target.

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      Lizam1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Really there is an article?  Can you send me the link?  Thanks.

  12. NitNurses profile image59
    NitNursesposted 11 years ago

    Fun question, I was actually in this situation, I had been accepted into a nursing program and the director called me 3 days before summer classes were starting to tell me that I had to enroll to complete some prereqs that she had forgotten to tell me about or I wouldn't be able to start that fall. My husband and I put price tags on everything in the house and posted yard sale signs. The living room furniture was the first to go and my house was bare when it was all said and done, but it was worth it. Yard sale for sure.

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      Lizam1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      yay good for you!  A practical solution that got you what you needed and wanted.

  13. Cook n Save Money profile image71
    Cook n Save Moneyposted 11 years ago

    I had to come up with $5,000 in just a few hours when my daughter's college financial aid verification hit a snag, through no fault of her own.  The school was going to dis-enroll her due to this, and she was basically left homeless in a city 1200 miles from home as they wouldn't even allow her in her dorm until her bill was at least 70% paid.

    I utilized the bank of Mommy and Daddy for a portion of it.  I keep an emergency fund, but this emergency exceeded it.  The issue was eventually fixed and we were able to repay my parents within a few weeks.

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      Lizam1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That was fortunate you had resources. Too bad of the college to behave like that though.

  14. Theblogchick profile image67
    Theblogchickposted 3 years ago

    I would go to my local natural body oils store and purchase perfume body oils/ bottles and sell them at 10 dollars per bottle for a few hours on the street. People actually do this for a living. You can make 2000 in no time selling oils however you must invest about sixty to hundred dollars to get started. A hundred bulk bottles run about 40 to 60 dollars. Plus two to four different huge containers of perfume oils will run about 20 to 40 dollars as well.


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